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Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

By Kate Gray | Sep 4, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Aug 20, 2021

LGBTQ+ representation in gaming has taken another step forward with the introduction of a transgender operator in Ubisoft's "Rainbow Siege Six" — the company's first trans character.

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 16, 2021

Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment.

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

By Colleen Barry | Jun 9, 2021

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.

Watch: Who Knew? TikTok Comic Identifies LGBTQ Pokémon Universe

May 16, 2021

Trying to figure out the sexuality of Pokémon may not be high on most people's agenda, but Boston-based comedian Connor Diddle is using his TikTok account to tell the world which characters of the popular Japanese game franchise are LGBTQ.

Nintendo Profits Boom as People Stuck at Home Play Games

By Yuri Kageyama | May 6, 2021

Nintendo Co.'s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment.

Wowser Bowser! Super Mario Villain's Massive Member Exposed, then Censored

Apr 14, 2021

When one of the characters from the "Super Mario" universe was given a randy rendering by a fan, Nintendo wasn't buying it.

Unopened Super Mario Bros. Game from 1986 Sells for $660,000

Apr 4, 2021

An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and then forgotten about in a desk drawer has sold at auction for $660,000.

Report: Upcoming 'Harry Potter' Game to be Trans-Inclusive

Mar 6, 2021

An upcoming video game based on the "Harry Potter" franchise will allow players to be transgender.

Watch: New Video Game 'Cyberpunk 2077' Allows Players to Control Peen Size, Have Gay Sex

Dec 11, 2020

The much-talked about new video game "Cyberpunk 2007" was released on Thursday and players were quick to use the game's genital modification feature...and have same-sex sex.

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

Oct 29, 2020

While nobody is suggesting you trade in your gym membership for a game subscription, it turns out there probably are worse things you could be doing with your leisure time, experts say.

Sony's New $500 PlayStation 5 Will Launch Nov. 12

By Mae Anderson | Sep 17, 2020

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more trees this year.

Apple, Google Drop Fortnite from App Stores Over Payments

By Mae Anderson | Aug 14, 2020

Apple and Google dropped the popular game Fortnite from their app stores after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses their platforms.

Watch: Henry Cavill Records Himself Building a Gaming Computer and Twitter is Thirsty

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jul 18, 2020

The handsome, muscular actor posts an Instagram video building his own computer.

Vintage Super Mario Bros. Video Game Sells for $114,000

Jul 12, 2020

An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago.

Bejeweled, Minecraft Among Games Inducted into Hall of Fame

Jun 19, 2020

The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Bejeweled, Centipede, King's Quest and Minecraft in a virtual ceremony Thursday that recognized their influence on the industry.

FDA Approves Video Game for Treating ADHD in Kids

Jun 16, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

Need Ideas Designing Your 'Animal Crossing' Home? 'Queer Eye' Star Bobby Berk is Here to Help

Apr 30, 2020

"Queer Eye" star Bobby Berk, who specializes in home decor, is giving advice to fans who need help designing their home in the popular Nintendo Switch game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."

Nintendo Profits Up on Healthy Switch Demand for Christmas

By Yuri Kageyama | Jan 31, 2020

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 29% rise in quarterly profit, as its earnings got a lift from solid demand for the Switch console during the year-end shopping season.

Passenger Takes over Airport Monitor for Video Game

Jan 18, 2020

A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4 into a computer screen that had been displaying a map of the airport.

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