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The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

In the heart of Mexico’s violence, disillusion grows

By ASTRID GALVAN | February 10, 2020

URUAPAN, MEXICO (AP) — Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed...

Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities

January 31, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and Phoenix.The company said this week it will break...

Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

By PENNY YI WANG | January 29, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a new, dangerous virus.A couple from Shantou, a coastal...

Diggs lifts Bowling Green over Ball St. 67-61

January 28, 2020

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Trey Diggs hit 5 of 8 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points and Bowling Green beat Ball State 67-61 on Tuesday night to win its seventh straight, it's longest Mid-American Conference win streak in 40 years.Justin Turner...

Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

January 25, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former "Bachelor” contestant the $1 million prize for winning an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating.Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The...

Star Worlds Arcade celebrates 35th anniversary

By Jamie O'Toole | January 23, 2020

DeKALB — Celebrating their 35th anniversary with a day of arcade games, food and tournaments for prizes, the Star Worlds Arcade, 1234 E. Lincoln Highway, will welcome friends and families to come hang out. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday. A...

Educational and fun games

By Josh Alfrey | May 1, 2013

Are you worried finals are here and you spent the whole semester playing video games? Luckily, I have some video games that could help you learn something before the big test. Gaming has many benefits beside being an excuse to ignore class. Despite what...

Junior Nicole Gremillion catches a ball during Saturdays game against University of Ohio.

Softball bests three of four MAC games

By Matt Hopkinson | April 28, 2013

Softball has rebounded from a 1-7 start in conference play to the tune of 9-1 in its last 10 conference games. The Huskies (19-28, 10-8 MAC) upped their conference victory total this weekend, taking three of their four games, including splitting a doubleheader...

‘Poker Night 2’ will delight card players

By David Stenger | April 28, 2013

A bodyguard, a man with a big chin and robotic arm, a dog detective and two robots walk into a bar and play cards. Actually, there’s no punchline--that is what Telltale Games’ “Poker Night 2” is all about. The game involves sitting down with characters...

‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ sets the tone for superhero games

By David Stenger | April 15, 2013

Superheroes and villains fighting nonstop: Sounds a lot like everyday life in the DC universe. “Injustice: Gods Among Us” was released Tuesday for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It’s a fighting game made by Ed Boon, creator of “Mortal Kombat.”...

Tabletop games are just a fun as virtual games

By Josh Alfrey | April 9, 2013

The world of gaming doesn’t only incorporate joysticks, controllers and things that go boom. All gamers should take a step back and appreciate the diversity of tabletop games, including board games, card games, dice games and roleplaying games. This...