ARTICLES RELATING TO GAMING

Microsoft finally launches Xbox in China

2014-09-29 08:57

Microsoft has launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market.

Microsoft delays Xbox launch in China

2014-09-22 10:05

Microsoft, which was due to launch the Xbox One in China, has said it will put back the "historic" event.

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker for $2.5bn

2014-09-16 07:18

Despite the buy, Minecraft will continue to be available on all platforms including iOS, Android and PlayStation, as well as Xbox and PCs.

Amazon dropping $1bn for Twitch, says report

2014-08-26 07:25

Amazon is buying the videogame platform Twitch for $1bn, bringing it access to millions of people who watch games being played on the site, a report says.

Here's how to expand PS4, Xbox memory

2014-08-20 07:29

Memory of 500GB may not seem like a lot these days, but that's all you get in the hard drives built in to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Sun International may relocate gambling licence

2014-08-01 15:00

The Gauteng Gambling Board has granted the relocation of Sun International's Morula Casino and Hotel gambling licence to Menlyn Maine, near Pretoria.

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.

 

Xbox One launches in SA

2014-09-23 13:10

Microsoft has launched its latest gaming console in South Africa with a price to match competitors.

China must wait longer for Xbox One

2014-09-21 11:28

Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, the latest in a series of setbacks for the internet giant in China.

Skylanders Trap Team makes console-quality gaming mobile

2014-08-28 10:57

Latest addition to Skylanders is set to change the face of gaming for families.

Genius parent creates app for annoyed parents

2014-08-20 13:54

Parent creates app for annoyed parents of teenagers who often ignore their calls.

Violent videogames linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse

2014-08-04 14:59

Violent videogames glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers' risk of criminal and other risky behavior like smoking and alcohol use, a US study has said.

Sony looks to PlayStation Network to build future

2014-07-30 08:04

Sony is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10bn lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

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.

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