Aug 30, 2015

Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games, ...

Sony's April-June profits more than triple to ¥82.4 billion

Jul 30, 2015

Sony's April-June profits more than triple to ¥82.4 billion

Sony said Thursday its April-to-June net profit more than tripled as video games and smartphone component sales got a lift, with the company emerging from a painful corporate restructuring that included layoffs and asset sales. The Tokyo-based electronics giant logged a quarterly net profit ...

Nintendo talks transformation but won't forget 'Mario'

Jun 17, 2015

Nintendo talks transformation but won't forget 'Mario'

Nintendo played to “Super Mario” fans Tuesday while talking transformation as it strives to regain momentum in the video game market. “If there is a secret to the longevity of Nintendo franchises, it is transformation,” Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said during a ...

Nintendo's 'Splatoon' shooter rivals 'Call of Duty' in reviews

Jun 3, 2015

Nintendo's 'Splatoon' shooter rivals 'Call of Duty' in reviews

Game reviews ranked Nintendo Co.’s “Splatoon” almost on par with best-seller “Call of Duty,” giving an early indication of success for the company’s first-ever foray into the online shooter genre on its console. “Splatoon,” a family friendly action game where players spray ink instead ...

Pinball paradise lives on in Budapest basement

Mar 24, 2015

Pinball paradise lives on in Budapest basement

Glistening signs, flashing lights and nonstop tinkling lure scores of tourists in Budapest to Europe’s largest pinball museum, where a passionate collector is bent on reviving the once-popular pastime. In the basement of a nondescript apartment house, Balazs Palfi displays a unique collection of ...

HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

Feb 26, 2015

HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

Computers already have bested human champions in “Jeopardy!” and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone on to master an entirely new level: “Space Invaders.” Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans on dozens of Atari video games from ...