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Gaming marketplace enables in-game item trading with Dogecoin crypto wallet

With the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and, most recently, Dogecoin, a web-based marketplace for in-game goods is also tapping the crypto boom. Eldorado.gg is a marketplace that g...

Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. Those video game songs that get stuck in your head. An orchestral...

Nantou-based comic artist wins Japanese manga award

Taiwanese comic book artist Yu Wei-te (余韋德) recently won a prestigious Japanese prize for a work based on his childhood in Nantou County. Yu was awarded the Prize for Excellence for a narrative com...

Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will t...

2020 Taipei Game Show to spotlight future of gaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Game Show (TGS) is returning to Taipei for its 18th year to give gamers and industry players alike a glimpse into what 2020 has in store for the world of intera...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 29 - April 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The warmer weather and recent sunny skies make for the perfect opportunity for outdoor adventures in and around Taipei, and as such, the Taipei City Government has listed ...

Apple's foray into video shows limits to tech growth

Apple's latest move into streaming video illustrates an escalating trend: Tech's biggest companies, faced with limits to their growth, are encroaching on each other's turf. Apple is ...

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded cr...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 22-31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heading into the final week of March, the weather is warming up, and there are plenty of activities happening around Taipei. Here are a few suggestions for people looking ...

Godzilla back as animation has human drama, fewer monsters

TOKYO (AP) — Godzilla is stomping back into theaters as a fire-breathing animated character, though the movie chosen to close this year's Tokyo International Film Festival is more focused on human dra...

Upcoming Events in Taipei July 21 - July 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There are plenty of interesting and unique events happening in Taipei at the end of July. Here are just a few suggestions for exciting events happening around the city. ...

Kristen Dumont Named Chief Executive Officer of Machine Zone

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 1, 2018--Machine Zone (MZ), a global leader in free-to-play mobile games, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Kristen Dumont as CEO, repla...

Video Game Hall of Fame to announce Class of 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Some popular video games are about to be recognized for their impact on the multibillion-dollar industry. The World Video Game Hall of Fame is scheduled to ind...

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show...

From bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' game music comes of age

PARIS (AP) — The electronic bleeps and squawks of "Tetris," ''Donkey Kong" and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a p...