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Nintendo profits soar as people play games during pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported Monday that its profit for the first three fiscal quarters nearly doubled as people around the world stayed home for the pandemic and turned to playing games. ...

From Zoom to Quibi, the tech winners and losers of 2020

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. When it comes to technology, 2020 was a ...

Study suggests video games can help mental health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this y...

Nintendo's profit soars as pandemic has people playing games

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo, the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon video games, reported Thursday that its fiscal first half profit more than tripled as passed time while stuck at home during ...

Nintendo profit zooms as virus has homebodies playing games

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.'s profit multiplied more than sixfold in April-June as people stuck at home during the pandemic turned to playing video games. The Japanese manufacturer of...

Photo of the Day: Agong's house in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-Canadian animator posted this nostalgic mockup of the living room in the home of his Agong (阿公, Taiwanese Hokkien for grandfather) in southern Taiwan. The a...

PlayStation Network down in China after alleged backdoor reported to authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the heels of China's ban on the video game "Animal Crossing" in April, the country is now said to have suspended PlayStation Network after a Chinese gamer...

Nintendo marks profit jump as people stay home amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. scored a 33% jump in annual profit, as people stuck at home turn to playing games. Kyoto-based Nintendo, which did not break down...

China to ban online gaming, chatting with foreigners outside Great Firewall: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After blocking a popular Nintendo game "Animal Crossing," the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking its political censorship to the extreme by disconnecting Ch...

'Animal Crossing' suddenly banned in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China banned the popular social simulation video game "Animal Crossing" on Friday (April 10), as the game has become a platform for dissidents to openly vent the...

Pros, preps and weekend warriors go virtual amid pandemic

Trevor May has been preparing for this. Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an unprecedented standstill. Even hours and hours of dysto...

Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales

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 ...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 26, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang ...

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Dec. 8, 2016: Turn Over a New Leaf!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2016--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full releas...

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Dec. 8, 2016: Turn Over a New Leaf!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2016--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full releas...