The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.
A ninth-century Viking adventure, a game about robots that literally feels good to play and an escape from hell: Here is what’s new across gaming systems to satisfy players of all stripes.
The video game industry has notched record spending and profit in 2020, but to sustain its growth, it must prepare to compete with the return of concerts, movie theaters and live sports.
The gaming console, coming out in its latest version on Thursday, has become the Japanese giant’s centerpiece product.
With a winning combination of solid hardware and software, Sony’s new console makes us excited about the next generation of gaming.
The immersive games are reinventing for online, at-home play — which is no surprise, an industry expert said: “These folks are deeply creative, and they’re scrappy.”
Nice hardware? Check. Fair price? Check. Cool, exclusive games? T.B.D.
The video game has become a music venue as the pandemic continues to keep live shows off the road. The Latin pop star put his own colorful spin on the experience.
What’s more fundamental to scary movies than the bone-chilling shriek? But delivering a terrifying wail isn’t easy. It’s an entire art with a history and a world of its own.
The deal would broaden A.M.D.’s business into chips for markets like 5G communications and automotive electronics.
Fortnite’s parent company, Epic Games, had broken its contract with Apple, a federal judge found. The case goes to trial next year.
Insights and observations about Super Mario, what he means to video game culture and why he remains popular today.
The two companies argued in federal court over Apple’s power over apps, as their fight heads to trial next year.
Spotify, Match Group, Epic Games and others have created a nonprofit alliance that they hope will amplify a protest against the power of the giants.
The company’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media puts it in a strong position against Sony just weeks before the release of their next generation of gaming consoles.
The new $300 virtual-reality headset works well and feels comfortable. But good luck finding games that will keep you entertained.
Gamers are awaiting Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, though supply might be limited because of the pandemic.
After months of speculation, one of the world’s most famous video gamers announced his next move.
Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play.
The Indian government is blocking Chinese apps from its huge domestic market to strike back against China amid a tense border standoff.
Past candidates have tried to capitalize on popular video games, with mixed results. Will it be different this time, in the island paradises of the Nintendo Switch?
Shirley Curry, 84, has cultivated a following on YouTube with her charming videos of journeys through The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, has railed against tech power. “The market is out of control,” he said.
Microsoft’s latest version of Flight Simulator is so realistic that it suggests a new way of understanding the digital world.
Millions of children have flocked to the online gaming site Roblox since March. That’s helping game developers, some as young as 16, make a lot of money.
During the pandemic, digital three-dimensional environments are where much of life is taking place.
The hugely popular gaming app was removed by Apple after it said Fortnite’s creator, Epic Games, violated its App Store guidelines.
Amazon said it was rebranding Twitch Prime, in another attempt to crack the video game market after a big-budget game effort failed.
The pandemic has put video game equipment in unusually high demand. The gaming chair is ascendant.
Saying Apple forced changes during months of rejection, the social network is releasing a version for iPhone and iPad users today.
Game publishers are digging through their vaults to remake or remaster popular titles in a bid to kindle players’ nostalgia.
The teenage “mastermind” of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency.
Eager for an alternative to Zoom, executives are getting together in video games, to bond, brainstorm or rampage.
An author reflects on her pre-pandemic pronouncements about children’s technology use and offers new advice, like focus on feelings, not screens.
Since dozens of women spoke up about harassment in gaming last month, prominent industry figures have resigned. But has anything really changed?
Greg Selkoe is leaving the successful esports conglomerate to start a new venture that’s less “frat house” and more diverse.
In a new reality show based on the computer games, players compete for prize money. But the narrative of “The Sims Spark’d” emerges from how the series allows them to convey their own experiences.
After more than 70 allegations surfaced on Twitter this weekend, gaming companies and streamers responded with action. Some say it’s the beginning of real change in the industry.
When the original video game was transcendental, can a sequel top it? Two Times reporters debate the answer.
Set in a violent, tribal, pandemic-ravaged world, the long-awaited Naughty Dog epic will leave you damaged — and awed.
The Amazon-owned site, known for showing video game play, has become a hub for airing the sit-ins and marches over racial inequality.
Apple has repeatedly denied Facebook’s new Gaming app from appearing in its App Store, citing its own rules.
There’s more to the console than Animal Crossing, Mario and Zelda. Here are some lesser known games to check out.
The high school student, saying families should decide for themselves how many hours to spend online, is hoping for a rare victory in a constitutional challenge to Japan’s laws.
Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch. Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups. In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.
A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by a parent and two advocacy groups says the company “attracts, encourages and facilitates mass shooters.”
Move over, Armani, Dior and Versace. Fashion under lockdown is all about the Able Sisters, three adorable hedgehogs from Animal Crossing.
It is just speeding up trends that were already underway.
Virtual escapism is perfect for a pandemic, but V.R. still seems far from a mainstream technology.
With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.