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Google’s challenge to game consoles to kick off in November

Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November – but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and …


Valve says it will allow all games in its Steam store, no matter how controversial

Valve will allow any video game onto its digital storefront, regardless of how controversial the content is, the Bellevue gaming company said Wednesday.


Alaska games mimic hunting tasks, like sneaking up on a seal

Near the Arctic Circle, a different type of Olympics for young people pays homage to the region’s subsistence hunters and the methods they’ve used for centuries to feed their families …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Facebook to stream 25 MLB games in exclusive deal

Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal.


Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on …


Elf on the Shelf: For lazy/busy/exhausted parents, precious memories are too darn costly

More than 11 million Elf on the Shelf kits have been sold around the world since the concept launched in 2005, inspiring great creativity in some parents and sheer exhaustion …


Parents Play: A little something for the holidays

Big things can, as the old saying goes, come in small packages. And with the holidays almost upon us, here are some new games that fit neatly into small boxes …


Paper airplane, sand among 12 finalists for Toy Hall of Fame

No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Nintendo will offer a $20 subscription to play old-school games on the Switch

Nintendo had some good news and some bad news to announce Thursday about its upcoming suite of online services for its Switch console, which will add some much-anticipated features such …


Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game

You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won’t be able to do it with the thimble game piece.


Spokane software engineer’s new board game like a battle version of ‘Yahtzee’

Software engineer Nate Chatellier and artist Manny Trembley are in San Antonio, Texas, this weekend at PAX South, a popular gaming convention, to unveil “Dice Throne” alongside six other new …


Facebook adds free games like ‘Pac-Man’ to Messenger app

Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on the messaging app beginning Tuesday. You can access the feature in the latest version of the app by …


Nintendo combines portable and home gaming with Switch

Nintendo has announced a new gaming system that combines a portable handheld device with a dock to use at home.


Getaway destination: ‘Escape Spokane’ offers prison break experience

Breaking out of prison can be a real bonding experience. Just ask the owners of Spokane’s new entertainment venue, Escape, where you can pay to be locked up, complete with …


Church of England appoints first female bishop

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. The announcement …


Summer Games gives adults a chance to play like children

Before explaining the rules of noodle tag last week on a grassy play field at upper Manito Park, fitness trainer Nicole Kuhn led a group of women through stretches and …


Inventor of iconic party game Twister dies

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota man whose Twister game launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties has died. He was 82.


Some Republicans say gun control should be debated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans now say they’re willing to discuss the politically treacherous issue of gun control along with mental health issues and violent video games, while formerly pro-gun …


Man accused in Ore. mall shooting wanted to travel

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland …


Man accused in Ore. mall shooting wanted to travel

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland …


AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


38 Studios items hitting the auction block

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The remnants of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s defunct video game company — from graphic animation equipment to model airplanes he is said to …


Viewing guide for Olympics coverage

NEW YORK – The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins today with qualifying rounds in …


New book can inspire ideas on how to entertain kids

Sometimes, the cure for the summertime blues is found in a tube sock. Or a pile of cardboard. Maybe even in the ubiquitous empty toilet-paper tube. Kids who spend hours …


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