Video games

FILE - This May 23, 2017, file photo shows a view of Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., where the 19th century American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau spent two years in solitude and reflection. A new Playstation game devoted to the Thoreau classic debuts on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth — err, game. Henry David Thoreau wrote those words — most of them — in his seminal book, "Walden." They make up the objective of a video game that seeks to...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. Price has been sent back to Boston for medical tests after experiencing a tingling sensation in his pitching hand again. Price was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday, May 9, 2018 against the rival New York Yankees. Red Sox manager Alex Cora says Price felt tingling in his hand Sunday while throwing a bullpen that was cut short, the same symptoms that forced him out of an early-season game against the Yankees in Boston. (AP Photo/Richard Rodriguez)
May 10, 2018 - 8:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price considers himself a gamer — both on and off the field. Now he has to cut down on screen time. A longtime video game enthusiast, the Boston Red Sox ace was diagnosed this week with carpal tunnel syndrome. He has not pitched since May 3 but is scheduled to return Saturday...
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May 03, 2018 - 10:35 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted "John Madden Football," a giant of the multibillion-dollar industry the early video game helped launch, and "Spacewar!," a college student creation from 1962. "Tomb Raider" and "Final Fantasy VII" round out the class of 2018...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2014, file photo, shoppers walk under the logo of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. is reporting solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games reported Thursday, April 26, 2018, that its January-March profit totaled 4.4 billion yen ($40 million), reversing a 394 million yen loss it racked up the previous year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 26, 2018 - 6:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The company also announced Thursday that it will be getting a new president. Shuntaro Furukawa, director at The Pokemon Company, will replace Tatsumi Kimishima...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2014, file photo, shoppers walk under the logo of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. is reporting solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games reported Thursday, April 26, 2018, that its January-March profit totaled 4.4 billion yen ($40 million), reversing a 394 million yen loss it racked up the previous year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 26, 2018 - 5:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The company also announced Thursday that it will be getting a new president. Shuntaro Furukawa, director at The Pokemon Company, will replace Tatsumi Kimishima...
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March 29, 2018 - 11:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A touring exhibition that explores the evolution of video games and features more than 100 playable games has landed in Philadelphia. "Game Masters " opens Saturday at The Franklin Institute and runs through Sept. 3. The exhibition is divided into sections that explore legendary...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a convoy of buses carrying rebel fighters and their families leaving several towns and villages that are to be handed over to government control, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, March. 28, 2018. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za'atari says at least 80,000 people have fled the government's offensive in the eastern Ghouta suburbs, where shelling and airstrikes have killed hundreds of people in recent weeks. He says 50,000 are still living in shelters, with many requiring medical care. (SANA via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 11:09 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the north, a top U.N. Syria official said Wednesday. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za'...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:30 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Calling all gamers to help pick World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees. Twelve finalists were named Tuesday for the class of 2018, pitting "Ms. Pac-Man" against "John Madden Football." Also in the running are: "Asteroids," ''Call of Duty," ''Dance Dance Revolution," ''Final...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to meet with representatives from the video game industry on Thursday, March 8. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 07, 2018 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link. Trump plans to meet...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, photo, Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va. Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday, March 3, that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:05 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a strike by West Virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and video games — while trying to find enough activities to keep themselves busy. The statewide strike that began Feb. 22 enters a new week Monday with no resolution in sight. Teachers are...
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