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April 25,2018 11:00

Belt stays hot with 5th blast in last 6 games

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have homered in eight consecutive games. They've derived more than half of their runs -- 45 of 78, or 58 percent -- from the long ball. Much of this can be attributed to first baseman Brandon Belt, who hiked his team-leading home run total to six with a third-inning, two-run smash off Washington's Tanner Roark in the Giants' 4-3 triumph Tuesday night at A...
April 24,2018 12:20

Tencent's latest game merges CryptoKitties and Pokémon Go

For the first time, Pokémon fans and crypto enthusiasts will overlap—at least in China. Yesterday (April 23), Chinese gaming giant Tencent unveiled its first blockchain-based game (link in Chinese) titled 一起来捉妖, which translates as "Let’s Hunt Monsters.” In essence, the game is a combination of Pokémon Go and CryptoKitties: Users can cruise around urban streetscapes and...
April 23,2018 21:20

Nifty new site warns you which games have microtransactions

Microtransactions, paid DLC, free-to-play-but-pay-to-win: all thorny topics for gamers as they involve having to fork over hard-earned money for dubious gains. Now there’s a community-built site where you can check your games ahead of time to see if they have microtransactions, and if so, how they work. The site, Microtransaction.zone, launched a few days ago. […]
April 23,2018 13:40

7 Chromecast Apps and Games You Aren't Using But Should Be

The Chromecast—that’s a dongle for getting movies and shows and maybe a bit of music up on your big screen, right? Well, yes, but there’s much more you can do with your Chromecast. All kinds of apps and games can benefit from the extra screen space—not just Plex and Netflix.
April 19,2018 19:00

Dates of international games announced

Many of the 256 combinations of known-opponent/date which will be formally announced tonight at 8 p.m. will leak out ahead of time. The league went ahead and spilled the beans on four more this mor…
April 18,2018 02:40

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator's unpublished works to become video games

The family of Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons, today announced it’s partnering with crowdfunding platform Fig to bring his unpublished works to the world as videos games. Gary Gygax developed D&D in the 1970s with Dave Arneson, and Alex Gygax (Gary’s youngest son, who is taking the lead on the operation) […]
April 17,2018 18:20

Complete history of MLB games played abroad

Baseball is a global game -- the World Baseball Classic is a perfect example of how the sport has spread to countries all around the world -- and Major League Baseball has become increasingly international over the years as well. That's not just in terms of the ever-larger number of countries that Major League players hail from. Ever since 1996, when the Mets and Padres traveled to Mexico to...
April 16,2018 16:20

These are the best games each day this week

When the Mets and Nationals played each other eight days ago, it was the first indication that the National League East might end up being a far different race than it was projected to be. Is it time to recast the whole thing, given what we've seen of the Mets and Nationals as well as the Phillies and Braves? OK, let's not get too far out in front of ourselves. Instead, we'll just s...
April 16,2018 16:20

Weather postpones 6 Jackie Robinson Day games | MLB.com

Cold temperatures and inclement weather throughout the Midwest canceled a number of contests on Jackie Robinson Day. Six of the day's 16 matchups -- including a doubleheader in Detroit -- were postponed. Here's a look at where things stand as of Sunday afternoon: