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"Coming Out Simulator 2014″ Smart, Heartfelt Game

VIDEO GAMES | By Rhuaridh Marr | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
Coming out is tough. Enter, then, "Coming Out Simulator 2014," which not only takes you back to that first time but hands you the keys to someone else's coming out tale.

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan Sues Over ’Grand Theft Auto V’ Game

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.

"Final Fantasy: XIV" cover art

’Final Fantasy’ Video Game Update Allows Same-Sex Marriages

VIDEO GAMES | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 17
An upcoming update for the popular PlayStation and PC game, "Final Fantasy XIV," will allow players to enter into same-sex marriages after the game’s officials initially decided to exclude gay marriage.

Home Invasion Watched Through Online Game

A video feed of a woman playing an online game resulted in authorities learning of a home invasion taking place in the woman’s apartment, police said.

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Sony in China Joint Venture to Sell PlayStations

Sony is joining forces with a state-owned Chinese company to make and sell PlayStations and games in China after the country dropped a longstanding ban on video game consoles.

A scene in Tomodachi Life.

Nintendo Apologizes for Lack of Virtual Equality

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | May 10
Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. But the publisher said it was too late to change the game.

"Tomodachi Life"

Nintendo Says No to Virtual Equality in Life Game

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | May 7
Nintendo isn’t allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game.

Christian Video Game Makers Blame Satan for Game’s Demise

VIDEO GAMES | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 29
The officials behind a Christian video game are blaming the Kickstarter’s failure on Satan.

’Candy Crush’ Maker’s Stock Falls in Public Debut

VIDEO GAMES | By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 27
Wall Street is giving King Digital, the company behind the popular mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," the cold shoulder in its public trading debut. King’s stock priced at $22.50. But it opeat $20.50, down almost 9 percent, and lost more ground by afternoon.

’Candy Crush’ Maker King to Go Public

VIDEO GAMES | By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 25
King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

Walmart Gets Into the Used Video Game Business

You can soon start trading in your used video games at Walmart stores. But there’s one catch: You won’t get cash -- instead you’ll get credit to buy merchandise at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores or on the retailer’s website.