Software

Ms. Pac-Man clears path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ...

Internet

Through the metaverse, and what can be found there

The term "metaverse" has entered pop culture lexicon in recent years, largely due to Facebook, but the idea itself isn't new. Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, many of those in the technology community have imagined a ...

Consumer & Gadgets

How we made a video game based on medieval records

The year is 1498. The town of Aberdeen in north-east Scotland has fallen prey to a "strange sickness" that is the deadly plague. Disease is spreading in Europe, and people are afraid, but how can the sickness be stopped?

Business

Microsoft muscles in on first wave of the metaverse

US tech giant Microsoft's $69 billion purchase of Activision this week rocked the video game sector, but the deal may come to be remembered as the moment the metaverse went mainstream.

Business

EXPLAINER: Microsoft's Activision buy could shake up gaming

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo.

Business

Could video games bring NFTs to the masses?

A year ago, NFTs were obscure virtual assets known only to tech geeks—but as video game companies enter the growing market, industry players hope they're poised to go mainstream.

Consumer & Gadgets

New 'Halo' game debuts as Xbox turns 20

Fans will this week get their hands on the latest "Halo" video game, as Microsoft marks 20 years of the franchise that turned its Xbox console into a hit.

Business

Activision delays two games amid workplace turmoil

Video game giant Activision Blizzard on Tuesday said it is delaying eagerly-awaited sequels to its hit Diablo and Overwatch franchises as it deals with upheaval due to workplace conditions.

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