The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond
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The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on fraud charges against sports radio personality Craig Carton, a host of WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been released on bond following his New York arrest on fraud charges alleging he and others used a Ponzi scheme and … Continue reading

Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game
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Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones. Given UConn’s glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma’s squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own … Continue reading

‘Overwatch’ game developers find creativity in diversity
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‘Overwatch’ game developers find creativity in diversity

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When the makers of the globe-hopping video game “Overwatch” were coming up with the backstory for a character with the ability to freeze enemies and erect ice walls, their initial inclination was to make her homeland a stereotypically chilly place, someplace like Iceland, Canada or Norway. “That’s what you would expect,” … Continue reading

A look at how Oculus compares to Vive and PlayStation VR
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A look at how Oculus compares to Vive and PlayStation VR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After four years of hype, high-end virtual reality is coming to consumers’ living rooms next week with the release of the consumer edition of the Oculus Rift. The debut will be followed by the introduction of similar high-fidelity head-mounted displays, the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Despite comparably offering immersive windows … Continue reading

Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction
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Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — “Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted May 5 at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall opened last year. The contenders also include: “Elite,” ”Final Fantasy,” … Continue reading

Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short
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Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short

What makes a game a game? That question has arisen around some of the most popular independent video games of the last few years — titles like “Gone Home,” ”Her Story” and “That Dragon, Cancer” that steer away from traditional video-game mechanics in favor of narrative and character development. “Firewatch” (Campo Santo, for PlayStation 4, … Continue reading

Activision expanding ‘Call of Duty’ e-sports competition
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Activision expanding ‘Call of Duty’ e-sports competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activision is widening the scope of e-sports competition for “Call of Duty” players. The publisher of the hugely popular military shooter franchise is expanding its e-sports program next year from an annual tournament to year-round international leagues, as well as increasing the prize pool from $1 million to $3 million. The … Continue reading

‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash
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‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. The creators of “Playing History: Slave Trade” removed a level Monday which featured black slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the video game “Tetris.” “Apologies to … Continue reading

All home football, volleyball games to be shown live on NSUSpartans.com
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All home football, volleyball games to be shown live on NSUSpartans.com

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State Athletics Department announced today that it will offer video streaming packages for football and volleyball for the 2015 season. All home games during the upcoming year will be streamed live on the department’s website through the http://www.nsuspartans.com/watch URL. Cost of the live video feed for football is $8 per … Continue reading

Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game
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Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of “Six,” the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.” Bassett was unveiled Monday during a Ubisoft news conference at E3 as the latest “Six” in the upcoming “Rainbow Six: Siege” installment … Continue reading

Ubisoft’s ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ unveiled at E3
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Ubisoft’s ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘For Honor’ unveiled at E3

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ubisoft debuted a trio of new games at E3. The video game publisher unveiled “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” ”For Honor” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands” on Monday during its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “The Fractured But Whole” is a superhero-themed follow-up to “South Park: The Stick … Continue reading

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’: 5 ways it’s different
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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’: 5 ways it’s different

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” is enlisting a few new recruits. The third installment in Treyarch’s popular military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching traditional avatar customization in its multiplayer mode, instead opting … Continue reading