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  • Sony's PlayStation network still out; Xbox back online

    December 26, 2014 4:27 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Sony's PlayStation network remains offline in an outage that began as video game players unwrapped new consoles on Christmas. Microsoft's Xbox Live service, which had also gone down, is back online but the company says some applications aren't fully functioning. A Twitter account that calls itself Lizard... more »
  • Tech Park gets $262K grant from Microsoft

    November 21, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Technology Park received a six-figure technology grant from Microsoft Friday, the largest software grant the incubator has received since it started operations in 2001. Spokesperson Jesse Hoggard said the $262,000 grant includes software and support for Tech Park programs, and will support video game... more »
  • BR video game developer seeks funding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An independent video game developer in Baton Rouge has a few days left to raise money for his game. In the game "Nefarious" you're not the hero. Instead, you play a villain dead set on kidnapping the princess and keeping her away from the hero. The... more »
  • Conferences end licensing deals with EA Sports

    August 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    UNDATED - The Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern are following the NCAA's lead and will no longer allow EA Sports to use league logos in its college football video games. The NCAA announced last month it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next... more »
  • Graveyard for bad video games

    June 4, 2013 7:47 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO- Rumors of buried treasure prompted a company to ask the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico for permission to dig in the local landfill. The booty is old, terrible Atari video games. The rumored Atari graveyard has long been the fascination of some video gamers who consider the... more »
  • Microsoft reveals Xbox One

    May 21, 2013 12:27 PM

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company revealed the Xbox One, its next-generation entertainment console, during a presentation Tuesday at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash. It's been eight years since the launch of the Xbox 360. The original Xbox debuted in 2001, and its high-definition successor... more »
  • Doctors use video games to fight childhood obesity check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 26, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU student Ashley Breaud is are learning first hand how interactive video games can help with weight loss. "We went from squats to running to squats to push up and we were up and down and had all different aspects," she says. Dr. Amanda Staiano... more »
  • Obama calls for research on media in gun violence

    January 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    NEW YORK - The sweeping proposals from President Barack Obama today for curbing gun violence put little of the focus on movies, TV and video games. The White House pressed most forcefully for Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons like the ones used in... more »
  • Wii U: New console launches in a sea of gadgets

    November 18, 2012 4:26 PM

    NEW YORK - In the six years since the last major video game system launched, Apple unveiled the iPhone and the iPad, "Angry Birds" invaded smartphones and Facebook reached a billion users. In the process, scores of video game consoles were left to languish in living rooms alongside dusty VCRs... more »
  • 'NintendoLand,' 'Mario Bros.' coming to Wii U

    June 5, 2012 12:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Nintendo is relying on Mario, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U. The Japanese gaming giant unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console that features a touchscreen controller. Among the titles announced Tuesday at Electronic Entertainment Expo were the cooperative platform... more »
  • Calif. law to ban violent video games struck down

    June 27, 2011 12:42 PM

    CALIFORNIA - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law Monday that would ban the sale of "violent" video games to children. The 7-to-2 vote made it a victory for video game makers and sellers, who said the ban would go too far. If the law had... more »
  • 911 calls over boy's video game habit

    December 21, 2009 8:19 PM

    A frustated mom in Boston called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep. Police say the woman called for help around 2:30 a.m. to say the boy also walked around the house turning on all the lights. Two officers... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Nov. 16

    November 16, 2009 5:42 PM

    New recommendations for mammograms, concerns about a popular cholesterol-lowering drug, the debate over serving choclate milk in schools, video games that claim to help you lose weight and text-messaging are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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