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March 24,2017 11:40

With 10 games left, Heat look to finish playoff push

MIAMI (AP) They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA's longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history.
March 24,2017 04:20

Ristolainen suspended for three games

Rasmus Ristolainen was given a three-game suspension, announced by NHL Player Safety, for his hit on on Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel in Tuesday's game in KeyBank Center. NHL Player Safety released its video three hours later. "Guentzel never touches the puck and is not eligible to be checked in any manner," the video says. "And while Ristolainen reasonably assumes that Gu...
March 24,2017 01:20

Puck Lists: 9 games to watch down the stretch

Most teams only have between eight and 10 games left on the schedule, and playoff races are getting interesting. As mentioned the other day, it’s not necessarily that we need to be watching which team is or isn’t going to make the playoffs at this point. As Jarmo Kekalainen bemoaned the other day,
March 23,2017 21:00

Roger Goodell Writes Letter To Fans About Speeding Up Games

A couple months ago, Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti talked about reducing the frequency of TV commercials to improve the viewer experience (and perhaps ratings). Now NFL executives will discuss the changes at next week’s league meetings.
March 23,2017 20:00

NFL Looking To Speed Up Games

As NFL ratings declined last year and fans complained that the quality of the game had slipped, Thursday night games drew particular wrath. The league is hoping to fix that.
March 23,2017 01:00

Ranking The Sweet Sixteen Games

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March 20,2017 10:40

Old Games Catalogues Are Fun

Growing up in Australia in the 80s/90s, I have a very weird emotional attachment to these old retailer catalogues, because in the days before the internet—or even reliable games mags—they were the only real way to get info on what games were coming out and, more importantly, when.
March 19,2017 11:20

Gamers convention looks at the evolution of games

If you were alive in 1974 then you might remember PONG, before that, gamers jumped into different fantasy worlds with table-top games and pen and paper RPGs. They were all at the Gamers convention Saturday.
March 17,2017 19:20

Indie games get a permanent home on the App Store

Independent games have always been a crucial slice of the iOS app market. Now, Apple is adding a new section to the App Store to better highlight these games from smaller studios, which can...
March 15,2017 02:00

Seven Cool Games From PAX East To Watch Out For

At last weekend’s PAX East, Kotaku’s Patricia Hernandez and I had the chance to check out a ton of games in various stages of development. Several showed promise and we’re excited to follow them as they move closer to release.
March 14,2017 23:20

How to Play Virtual Reality Games Without Barfing

Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming, but wearing the headsets causes motion sickness for some. Even I’ve experienced a little motion sickness while playing despite the fact I never struggled with it in the past (no barfing yet). If you’re worried about hurling, there are a few things you can do to make the experience more pleasant.
March 13,2017 23:40

Horizon Zero Dawn Made Me Love Video Games Again

Historically, once I beat a video game, I rarely keep playing it. What’s the point? The story is done and I don’t get satisfaction from 100 percent completion. Well, with Horizon Zero Dawn, not only have I kept playing it, I don’t want it to end. Ever. Guerrilla Games has created a world and experience that has reinvigorated my love of video games.
March 12,2017 17:00

Five questions with the new head of Birmingham's World Games

DJ Mackovets has worked on large scale sporting events for more than four decades ranging from the Olympics to World Police and Fire Games, and soon he and his wife will move to Birmingham where he'll take the post of CEO of World Games 2021.
March 12,2017 02:01

Classic viewing: Five games to binge on today

The United States and Dominican Republic will clash in Miami on Saturday evening for a World Baseball Classic contest that more closely resembles an All-Star Game. There are 34 former Major League All-Stars between the two rosters -- 18 on the U.S., 16 for the Dominican -- and many will take the same field Saturday for their second Pool C contest at Marlins Park on MLB Network and MLB.TV.
March 11,2017 10:00

What open-world games on PC need to learn from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

At E3 last year, our own Wesley Fenlon waited in line for an hour at a Nintendo booth to confirm a suspicion he had that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was, in spirit, a PC game. What that demo couldn't have told him is that Nintendo, a company often lauded for being behind the times, was building more than a homage to the open-world genre. It was making a game that should set the st...
March 11,2017 01:00

Richard Dawkins On Video Games, Brexit, And Trump

Games with what you could call celebrity endorsements are not unknown. But Richard Dawkins: Evolution is something of a different breed. Professor Dawkins is one of the world’s foremost scientists as well as perhaps its greatest populariser of science - fitting into a noble tradition of thinkers who went the extra mile to explain their discoveries for the general public.
March 10,2017 16:40

Sean McDermott takes pool table, video games from locker room ...

Here's one that got lost in the shuffle of players shuffling from team to team: New Bills coach Sean McDermott has removed a pool table and video games from the teams locker room. "This is a business," McDermott told reporters when asked about the situation on Thursday.
March 10,2017 02:40

A real-life 'Hunger Games' is coming to Russia

May the odds be ever in their favor. A group of people from around the globe has agreed to take part in a real-life “Hunger Games” — competing on a controversial new game show in Russia
March 09,2017 11:20

10 of the best Swedish games everyone should try

Did you know that <a href=http://www.swedishgamesindustry.com/media/152276/gamedeveloperindex%202015.pdf target=_blank>one in every 10 people in the world</a> are estimated to have played a Swedish video game? The Nordic nation is one of the leading forces in the field, but what titles are the c