ARTICLES RELATING TO GAMING

Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

2014-04-18 08:44

Microsoft says it it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November.

Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building

2014-04-06 21:12

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy, and then he played it on the side of a skyscraper.

Candy Crush maker's value plummets

2014-03-26 20:52

Candy Crush maker King Digital's stock has opened below the IPO price in its public début.

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in SA

2014-03-18 21:14

Microsoft will launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in SA and another 26 additional countries by September.

Microsoft looks to 'Titanfall' as Xbox saviour

2014-03-11 10:55

Titan Microsoft - which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 - is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named Titanfall.

Game play remains at heart of lifestyles

2014-03-05 16:04

For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been people intent in playing games with them.

Sony PS4 blasts through sales target

2014-02-19 07:27

Sony has sold more than 5.3 million Playstation 4 video game consoles since launching the device, surpassing its sales target for the year.

Clash of Clans creator to launch 3rd game

2014-02-12 20:32

The Clash of Clans creator is to launch a new game as sales have surged eightfold.

Game on in SA

2014-02-05 08:27

The game developer equivalent of rock stars is emerging, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Unpaid bill leads to game battle worth $200k

2014-01-29 05:30

An unpaid bill has lead to a space game battle worth more than $200,000 in EVE Online.

SimCity coming down from the cloud

2014-01-14 08:30

SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the internet.

Razer gamer concept revolutionises PC

2014-01-08 14:35

Despite the continued declining trend of computer sales, one company believes in a new take on a traditional format.

Gaming vs Reality: Shotgun driver

2013-12-31 12:36

One of the world's top video game drivers takes on a professional racer for a unique track challenge – Racing a virtual Renault Megane RS inside its real-world equivalent. Watch the awesome video!

Holidays key test for Nintendo as Wii U struggles

2013-12-19 10:12

This holiday season Nintendo faces a critical test with its Wii U video game console that is pitted against Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One as it seeks to revive flagging sales.

Over 2 million Xbox One units sold in 18 days

2013-12-11 21:30

Over 2 million Xbox One consoles have been sold around the world in first 18 days after launch.

Lindsay Lohan suing Grand Theft Auto V?

2013-12-02 22:30

Lindsay Lohan is allegedly planning to sue the makers of Grand Theft Auto V as she claims they created a character that looks like her without her permission.

Indie video games make their mark

2013-11-24 18:45

Indie video games made by tiny teams on even tinier budgets are increasingly competing with the big guys, making inroads on consoles after having cut their teeth on phones.

Skylanders: Swap Force interview

2013-11-21 16:38

Guha Bala, the President at Vicarious Visions, has told News24 about the new rendition of Skylanders.

Sony sells a million PS4 consoles on debut

2013-11-19 13:02

More than a million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold in the first 24 hours of its release in North America.

Gerard Butler and Vin Diesel wanted for video game movie

2013-11-06 20:00

Gerard Butler and Vin Diesel are being eyed to star in a video game adaptation of Kane & Lynch.

Where are the women?

2013-10-24 10:38

The backlash and mistreatment of women in male-dominated areas is not merely a concern of equality, but of creativity in general.

German court - ex-wife shares lotto win

2013-10-16 18:41

A German court has ruled a man must give his ex-wife half his lottery winnings.

Dudes dominating destroys diversity

2013-10-15 10:30

Superheroes are predominantly male. Tauriq Moosa argues that this discourages women from participating in the comic industry.

'Candy Crush' gets gameplayers to pay

2013-10-08 14:44

With 100 million people logging on every day for a fix of its games like Candy Crush Saga, global producer King is showing rivals not just how to hook players, but how to get them to pay.

 

Sony PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

2014-04-17 14:40

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch in 2013 and admitted it can't make them fast enough.

YouTube sees money in gaming-video eyeballs

2014-04-01 21:15

To imagine how YouTube might one day become a money-spinner for content producers, consider the power of the irreverent video gamer and online star PewDiePie over his young, free-spending audience.

Study links video games to aggressive behaviour

2014-03-25 08:32

Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study out of more than 3 000 schoolchildren in Singapore.

Wal-Mart to accept video game trade-ins

2014-03-18 17:23

Wal-Mart plans to expand its video game trade-in programme to its stores, offering store credit for thousands of video games.

Video games target Japan's silver generation

2014-03-06 14:13

A nursing home in Japan has begun to integrate video games into its physical therapy regime in order to treat patients but additionally video game companies have now tapped into a new market.

Twitch live streaming coming to Xbox One

2014-02-25 20:02

Xbox One will soon be Twitchier than the PlayStation 4, with Twitch bringing a slew of fresh features to Microsoft's newest console.

Hit videogame The Last of Us gets new chapter

2014-02-16 05:30

Sony Computer Entertainment America has added a new chapter to popular video game The Last of Us, filled with combat against zombie-like infected people and tailored for PlayStation 3 consoles.

Gambling industry fights self on internet gambling

2014-02-10 22:27

Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue.

Game on in SA

2014-02-05 07:17

The game developer equivalent of rock stars is emerging, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Google gets into internet age storytelling

2014-01-16 10:01

The Google lab behind augmented reality game Ingress is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an internet age adventure in storytelling.

Old meets new in 2014 video game lineup

2014-01-09 21:11

The usual suspects are back in new video game installments in 2014, but this year they'll also be joined be some shadowy newcomers.

China opens doors to console gaming

2014-01-07 16:21

China has temporarily lifted a ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to enter the world's third largest video game market.

Gaming vs Reality: Shotgun driver

2013-12-30 09:52

One of the world's top video game drivers takes on a professional racer for a unique track challenge – Racing a virtual Renault Megane RS inside its real-world equivalent. Watch the awesome video!

Feminism is all (about) the rage

2013-12-18 14:30

Gamer Pippa Tshabalala says she's not a feminist but hates it when women get undermined in the gaming arena.

NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games

2013-12-09 18:55

Reports say British and American intelligence officers have been spying on gamers across the world.

Xbox, PlayStation launch glitches tackled

2013-11-28 07:25

Microsoft and Sony have announced they are tackling Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch glitches for a minority of users.

Xbox One makes hot debut as console war revs up

2013-11-22 08:23

Gamers in more than a dozen countries started snapping up new-generation generation Xbox One consoles as Microsoft battled Sony to be at the heart of internet age home entertainment.

Game console war heats up with Xbox One launch

2013-11-21 07:46

Microsoft will release its Xbox One game console, taking on Sony's PlayStation 4 in a battle for the hearts and minds of internet-era home entertainment.

KZN bets on gambling sector for growth

2013-11-17 12:27

KwaZulu-Natal is betting on huge revenue generation from casino and horse racing taxes as a catalyst for socio-economic development.

Call of Duty: Ghosts top $1bn in 1st day

2013-11-06 22:08

Sales of the latest edition in the Call of Duty video game franchise has topped $1bn in the first day, the publisher says.

The risk of violent games

2013-11-03 13:00

Do you ignore age restrictions on games your kids play?

Gaming with your kids

2013-10-20 11:00

Playing video with your kids could help bring you closer together.

Dudes dominating destroys diversity

2013-10-16 10:37

The backlash and mistreatment of women in male-dominated areas is not merely a concern of equality, but of creativity in general.

Where are the women?

2013-10-14 00:00

The backlash and mistreatment of women in male-dominated areas is not merely a concern of equality, but of creativity in general.

'LoL' champs win in legendary venue

2013-10-05 22:10

The Staples Centre in LA hosted a very different kind of competition this weekend: the sold-out season three championships of League of Legends.

 
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