ARTICLES RELATING TO GAMING

Bringing games to call centres

2014-07-22 10:20

Call centres will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.

Skyscraper game of Tetris breaks world record

2014-06-26 14:22

Professor beats own world record for giant video game by creating skyscraper version of Tetris.

Sony grabs for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 09:21

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at the international E3 video game show.

Online gamers help cops thwart violent home invasion

2014-06-11 13:38

A woman in Arizona has thanked online gamers around the world who helped police thwart a home invasion after watching two armed men threaten her live via their webcams.

Biggest Brit bet on Scottish 'no' vote

2014-06-10 15:33

A punter has staked £400 000 on Scotland voting against independence in the forthcoming referendum.

Game Review: Watch Dogs

2014-06-09 16:17

Beautiful cars, intricate missions, a massive open world and a huge arsenal of weapons, what more could you want out of a game? Well, that’s what you’re getting out of Watch Dogs.

Microsoft, Sony battle for throne at E3

2014-06-08 21:16

Muscular new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are girding to battle for the throne of the video game industry at the E3 extravaganza set to kick off in Los Angeles.

'Skylanders' to revive gaming genre

2014-05-26 11:11

More than a game, Skylanders gives players a chance to not only have an experience that goes beyond the console, but to recapture the magic of collecting toys.

Video game giant sues virtual reality maker Oculus

2014-05-22 09:39

US video game giant ZeniMax Media has said it is suing virtual reality headgear star Oculus VR, recently bought by Facebook.

PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales

2014-05-16 09:01

Sony's PlayStation 4 has led a surge in console sales that has lifted the US video game market.

'Advergames' cues may be hard to resist

2014-05-06 20:09

Kids eat more calories when playing a computer game featuring advertisements for candy than when the game has ads for toys, according to a new study.

Virtual reality games may improve stroke recovery

2014-05-02 19:40

Virtual reality games that challenge balance may speed recovery after a stroke, a new study suggests.

Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China

2014-04-30 11:35

Microsoft will later start offering its Xbox One game console with a local partner in China, where such devices were banned for more than a decade.

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.

 

SABMiller sells $1bn stake in Tsogo Sun

2014-07-18 17:28

Global brewer SABMiller has sold its $1bn stake in gaming and hotel group Tsogo Sun, giving it some cash to beef up its beer business in fast-growing Africa.

Augmented reality puts players into video game action

2014-06-13 10:38

Putting players into game worlds using new technology such as Morpheus or Oculus headgear was a featured trend at the major E3 video game gathering

PlayStation makes a grab for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 13:55

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at international E3 video game show.

Nintendo reveals 'Skylanders'-like toy line at E3

2014-06-11 18:42

Nintendo has unveiled a toy figure line called "amiibo" that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard and Walt Disney.

Nintendo jumps on toy figure trend to boost Wii U

2014-06-11 12:23

Nintendo says it is adding real-world game figures to Wii U play to boost the popularity of its console, which has lagged rivals in the market.

Viewers of online game report break-in

2014-06-10 08:04

People watching a video feed of a woman playing an online game have called authorities to report seeing a home invasion taking place in the woman's apartment

5 video game trends expected at E3

2014-06-09 05:00

With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's E3 in LA is expected to shift back to games.

Sony to kill PlayStation Portable

2014-06-03 11:01

Sony is pulling the plug on its hand-held PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years.

Sony to start selling PlayStation in China

2014-05-26 07:29

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China through two joint ventures, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

New 'Far Cry' video game launch date set

2014-05-16 14:48

Ubisoft has announced that a new instalment in its blockbuster Far Cry franchise is set for release.

The athletes of online gaming

2014-05-11 20:25

They train hard, have their own fans, sponsors and managers, and transfer to rival teams: Online gaming pros are not dissimilar to athlete.

Game Review: Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls

2014-05-05 16:14

After the disappointing initial release of Diablo 3, Blizzard has released an expansion to win over the hearts of the people they disappointed the first time round.

PlayStation ramps play with 'sassy' games

2014-05-02 09:26

While major video game makers place sure bets on sequels to blockbuster titles, Sony is working with independent studios to bring sassy new titles to the PlayStation platform

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

2014-04-24 09:35

Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO.

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.

 
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