The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players. Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi among them. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. But for many it’s the video game that is synonymous with FIFA. The Switzerland-based soccer body has enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with EA Sports for three decades with the annual edition of the video game raking in billions of dollars. But FIFA severed the licensing deal partnership with Electronic Arts Inc. on Tuesday. They are now becoming opponents.
Sony’s fiscal fourth quarter surged 67% to 111.1 billion yen, or about $850 million, compared to the previous year, as the Japanese entertainment and electronics company racked up profits in video game and movie divisions. Tokyo-based Sony’s January-March quarterly sales edged up 1%, as its music operations also did well, boosted by the popularity of streaming services. For the full fiscal year ended in March, Sony racked up a profit of 882 billion yen, or $6.8 billion, down 14% despite the success of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which contributed to revenue. Sales in its TV division also grew from licensing income.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted four more games for their popularity and influence on the industry over time. The class of 2022 was announced Thursday as Ms. Pac-Man, Dance Dance Revolution, Sid Meier’s Civilization and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The honorees are the eighth group to be inducted since the World Video Game Hall of Fame was established in 2015. This year's finalists also included Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, and Words with Friends. The hall is located at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.
Video game companies are halting their operations and sales in Russia amid outcry over the country's invasion of Ukraine.
Super Nintendo World, a Universal partnership with video game developer Nintendo announced in 2016, will include a ride, an interactive area that will probably resemble a scene from the Super Mario video games and themed shopping and dining area
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As a teen, the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” games almost got me into skateboarding. Almost. The problem, though (aside from my complete lack of balance and fear of injuring myself), is that unlike in a video game, I can’t grind my way through an abandoned mall or through a secret lab at Roswell.
If you’re an old-school gamer that misses the roleplaying games of the Super Nintendo era, “Bravely Default II” is likely up your alley. It’s as if the Final Fantasy series went back to its ’90s gameplay roots but with a storybook-esque graphical overhaul that takes advantage of the more modern Nintendo Switch hardware.
Whether you’re playing alone or with three friends, “Super Mario 3D World” is easily one of the better Mario games to be released in recent history. You’ll run and jump your way through dozens upon dozens of wonderful, colorful Super Mario stages, encountering new twists and surprises right up until the final level.
After making thousands off GameStop stock last week, a 20-year-old college student in Minnesota used his newfound riches to pay it forward.
Even though the original PlayStation console is only about 25 years old, this retro version is available, and at a reasonable price. It comes preloaded with 20 retro games that PlayStation fans will love seeing again. It includes two controllers, so you can play with a friend. There is no AC adapter included with this console, so you’ll have to supply your own.
The Game Awards take place December 10. What video games are nominated for Game of the Year and other categories? Find out.