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'Alien: Isolation' Game an Homage to Original Film

VIDEOGAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | Monday Oct 6, 2014
Interstellar mayhem that awaits Ellen Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

VIDEOGAMES | By Ron Harris | Sep 30
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

Gay Matchmaking Game 'Dandy' Comes to US Market

VIDEOGAMES | By EDGE | Sep 12
Online Buddies, parent company of the world's leading gay dating site, Manhunt.net, and Jack'd, the most popular social dating app among young gay men, today announced the acquisition of the gay mobile app Dandy.

Video Game Company to Fix Anti-Gay 'Glitch' in 'Sims 4'

VIDEOGAMES | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 9
Officials from video game company Electronic Arts announced this week that it would fix an anti-gay "glitch" in its newly released computer game "The Sims 4."

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

VIDEOGAMES | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

VIDEOGAMES | By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch

VIDEOGAMES | By Mae Anderson | Aug 27
Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming. As video gaming grows into an online spectator sport, gameplay video feeds are becoming increasingly lucrative.

The Top iPhone and iPad Apps on App Store

VIDEOGAMES | Aug 15
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 11, 2014 -- Top iPhone Apps and Top iPad Apps.

'Advanced Warfare' Jumps Past Predecessors

VIDEOGAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | Aug 12
As players snipe opponents and meet goals in multiplayer match-ups, they could end up with three different pieces of loot each round. While virtual booty is hardly an original idea in gaming, co-founders expect their new swag system to make a big impact.

'GayStation' Sells for More Than 10 Times PS4 Price

VIDEOGAMES | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 5
Attention gaymers: The "GayStation" was sold for more than $4,000.

Scrabblers Rejoice: 5,000 New Words are on the Way

VIDEOGAMES | By Leanne Italie | Aug 5
To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages. The word "te" as a variant of "ti," the seventh tone on the musical scale, is a hardworking little gem among 5,000 words added to "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary."