Mid-American schools create separate conference for esports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in the Mid-American Conference are creating a standalone esports conference to offer structured compet...

PS4 EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's EasyCard Corporation began offering pre-orders for limited-edition miniature Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller-themed electronic stored-value cards on Tuesd...

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...

Checkered flag nears for pro drivers in virtual racing boom

DOVER, Del (AP) — The moment in the virtual sun has arrived for simulated racing and the thousands of gamers who always wanted to race like Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon at NASCAR tracks from Dove...

MLS to get its kicks with 5-week video game tournament

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Wan Kuzain is more than your average gamer. He's got street cred. That's because when he was 17, Kuzain accepted a challenge from noted video game en...

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...

Virtual racing puts NASCAR, IndyCar ahead in sports shutdown

Get this: Some 1 million people have tuned in to watch professional racers play a video game on national television. Seriously. The mind-boggling success of virtua...

Race drivers use games to stay sharp as virus shuts tracks

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Le Mans winner Neel Jani won't feel his tires grip the road in a competitive environment for quite some time with the Formula E season suspended due to the coronavirus pande...

Back in game: NFL announces partnership with 2K Sports

Gamers have long hoped that 2K Sports would return to producing NFL video games. Those wishes will come true next year. The NFL and 2K announced Tuesday a multiyear partnership for g...

Trade show blues: Exhibitions go virtual as virus spreads

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark...

Cristie Kerr brings her views to TV at Honda Classic

Cristie Kerr returns to action this week on the golf course without her clubs: Golf Channel is using the 20-time LPGA Tour winner for the Honda Classic. This is more dipping toes in ...

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...

Taiwan’s ASUS takes lead in France with ROG gaming computers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronics brand ASUS said Thursday (Dec. 26) it had taken the lead in France with a 38-percent market share for its ROG (Republic of Gamers) gaming computer pr...

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockad...