Video Games

Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game

Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game

Published 19/08/2019

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s (NVDA.O) real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company’s Minecraft [more…]

Walmart tells staff to pull violent video game signage from stores

Walmart tells staff to pull violent video game signage from stores

Published 09/08/2019

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc said on Friday it has asked employees at its stores in the United States to take down signs and playable demos [more…]

Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite

Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite

Published 21/06/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features Harry Potter and other characters [more…]

Bah humbug! Trump’s plan for more China tariffs to hit festive…

Bah humbug! Trump’s plan for more China tariffs to hit festive…

Published 17/06/2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another $300 billion worth [more…]

Microsoft unveils next-gen ‘Project Scarlett’ Xbox console for…

Microsoft unveils next-gen ‘Project Scarlett’ Xbox console for…

Published 10/06/2019

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Sunday unveiled its next-generation Xbox console, known as “Project Scarlett,” which is set to hit store shelves during the 2020 [more…]

Chernobyl comes back to life in Ukrainian computer game

Chernobyl comes back to life in Ukrainian computer game

Published 04/05/2019

KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian computer game that brings to life a town abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster may not sound like everyone’s idea [more…]

China releases new rules on game approvals

China releases new rules on game approvals

Published 20/04/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s press and publication regulator has issued new rules on applications for publishing online games in China, signaling a possible acceleration in [more…]

China deletes ‘malicious’ mobile apps

China deletes ‘malicious’ mobile apps

Published 26/01/2019

(This January 24 story corrects throughout to say that the “Fruit Ninja” game deleted by the CAC was not developed by iDreamSky Technology Holdings Ltd, [more…]

Nexon founder to sell controlling stake in gaming company’s holding…

Nexon founder to sell controlling stake in gaming company’s holding…

Published 03/01/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - The founder of South Korean gaming company Nexon (3659.T) is set to sell a controlling stake worth around $9 billion in Nexon’s [more…]

Zynga buys Empires & Puzzles gamemaker in largest deal to date

Zynga buys Empires & Puzzles gamemaker in largest deal to date

Published 21/12/2018

(This corrects paragraph 7 of December 20 story to say Zynga acquired a unit of Peak Games, and not the entire company. The error also [more…]