Technology :: Video Games

"Final Fantasy: XIV" cover art

’Final Fantasy’ Video Game Update Allows Same-Sex Marriages

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 17
An upcoming update for the popular PlayStation and PC game, "Final Fantasy XIV," will allow players to enter into same-sex marriages after the game’s officials initially decided to exclude gay marriage.

Home Invasion Watched Through Online Game

Jun 11
A video feed of a woman playing an online game resulted in authorities learning of a home invasion taking place in the woman’s apartment, police said.

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Sony in China Joint Venture to Sell PlayStations

May 27
Sony is joining forces with a state-owned Chinese company to make and sell PlayStations and games in China after the country dropped a longstanding ban on video game consoles.

A scene in Tomodachi Life.

Nintendo Apologizes for Lack of Virtual Equality

By Derrik J. Lang | May 10
Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. But the publisher said it was too late to change the game.

"Tomodachi Life"

Nintendo Says No to Virtual Equality in Life Game

By Derrik J. Lang | May 7
Nintendo isn’t allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game.

Christian Video Game Makers Blame Satan for Game’s Demise

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 29
The officials behind a Christian video game are blaming the Kickstarter’s failure on Satan.

’Candy Crush’ Maker’s Stock Falls in Public Debut

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 27
Wall Street is giving King Digital, the company behind the popular mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," the cold shoulder in its public trading debut. King’s stock priced at $22.50. But it opeat $20.50, down almost 9 percent, and lost more ground by afternoon.

’Candy Crush’ Maker King to Go Public

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 25
King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

Walmart Gets Into the Used Video Game Business

Mar 19
You can soon start trading in your used video games at Walmart stores. But there’s one catch: You won’t get cash -- instead you’ll get credit to buy merchandise at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores or on the retailer’s website.

Attendees play the Nintendo game "Mario Tennis Open" on a Nintendo 3DS console before its May release at the Game Developers Conference.

Game Makers to Explore Social Issues at Conference

By Derrik J. Lang | Mar 17
The video game industry is taking itself more seriously.