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GameStop, Insomniac Games Will Duet with 'Song of the Deep'

By Derrick J. Lang | Jan 29
GameStop is dipping a toe into the video game publishing business. The retailer is partnering with Insomniac Games to release and sell merchandise based on the studio's upcoming underwater-set adventure "Song of the Deep."

Nintendo Nixes Controversial 'Gay Conversion' From New Game

Jan 21
Officials from Nintendo confirmed Wednesday they removed a plot line from a new video game that includes a "gay conversion," which involves a male character drugging a lesbian's drink thinking it ostensibly changes her sexual orientation.

'Deus Ex,' Dishonored 2' Among Anticipated Games Due in 2016

By Derrik J. Lang | Jan 15
If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration.

Virtual Reality is Finally Here, Yet Still Has A Ways to Go

By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 26
With the launch of Samsung's Gear VR headset a few weeks ago, virtual reality for the masses is finally a thing. Now comes the next big challenge: Who, exactly, will care?

'Gayming' Confab Reaches Trans Players Too

By Blake Montgomery | Dec 19
Greta Gustava Martela knew her name 15 years before she transitioned. It was the namesake of one of her characters in Icewind Dale, a Dungeons and Dragons-based role-playing game.

North Korea's Newest Fad: "Boy General" Mobile Phone Game

By Eric Talmadge | Dec 13
The Associated Press recently got a sneak peek at "Boy General," the North's hottest new game release, a spinoff of a new TV animation series that is both beautifully produced and genuinely fun to watch.

Review: 'Far Cry Primal': 5 Ways the Stone Age-Set Game is Different

By Derrick J. Lang | Dec 7
What's a "Far Cry" game without machine guns and off-road vehicles? That would be "Far Cry Primal," a Stone Age-set edition of the action series that features wooden spears and wooly mammoths.

Worlds Collide for Creators of 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Game

By Derrik J. Lang | Nov 20
The developers of "Star Wars: Battlefront" got off to a rocky start when building a level based on the upcoming blockbuster "The Force Awakens."

Game Review: 'Call of Duty' Cyber War Still Gets Bloody

By Lou Kesten | Nov 15
It's 2065, and while most of the fighting is done by drones and robots, there's still a role for cybernetically modified humans on the battlefield.

'Call of Duty' Meet 'Candy Crush': A Look at Game Mergers

By Derrick J. Lang | Nov 8
Activision's deal unveiled Tuesday to acquire "Candy Crush" publisher King Entertainment for $5.9 billion eclipses several recent video game industry acquisitions.

Game Review: 'Tri Force Heroes' Doesn't Try Hard Enough

By Derrick J. Lang | Nov 1
While "Tri Force Heroes" looks like a "Zelda" game, it certainly doesn't have the spirit of one.

Review: Apple TV Brings iPhone-Like Apps to the Big Screen

Oct 29
It turns out that Apple's streaming-TV box - aptly named Apple TV - isn't just for streaming anymore. Its latest incarnation, which ships this week, offers on the big screen just about anything you could previously only do on an iPhone or iPad.

'Assassin's Creed' Calls on Historian for London Edition

By Derrik J. Lang | Oct 25
Judith Flanders has never played video games, so no one was more surprised than the historian herself when she was approached by the developers of the "Assassin's Creed" franchise.

Review: Activision's 'Guitar Hero' Reboot Kicks Out the Jams

By Lou Kesten | Oct 24
I've been to dozens of rock concerts, and there are a few things I've always wondered: What's it like to perform in front of a stadium full of adoring fans? "Guitar Hero Live" tries to answer those questions.

Forbes Lists Video Gamer 'PewDiePie' As Top YouTube Earner

Oct 17
YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.

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