Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship title for the third consecutive time. He defeated Sergey Karjakin in a series of tense tie-breaking games.
'Nerve' is a science fiction thriller directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis.
If you were born before 1984 you may have been slightly baffled by all the talk and media coverage of Pokemon Go.
Pokemon GO, an "augmented reality" game for smartphones has become a craze on the streets and given a massive boost to the share price of Japanese video-game giant Nintendo.
The main building of Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, has been transformed into giant screen for computer gaming.
Four German computer science students fulfilled every gamer’s dream this week by playing their favourite games on a large scale on the facade of
Google has marked a new milestone in the development of artificial intelligence. One of the world’s best players of the Chinese board game Go has
It’s the world’s largest potential jackpot – which has apparently attracted three winners, in the US states of Tennessee, California and Florida. At
Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy shop and a London tourist attraction in its own right, is said to be on the verge of being bought by a Chinese
The 11th All-Africa games have drawn to a close in Republic of Congo Brazzaville with around 8,000 athletes taking part in 22 sports. Egypt topped
The film may not be on our screens until Christmas but DIsney is making an early bid for our bucks by launching the Star Wars – The Force Awakens
There was laughter and foolishness at the Follies Olympics held in Harghita county, Romania, where snowdrifts reach one metre high in March. Around
Its boom time for toy sales across Europe’s five biggest markets. Research shows the industry has posted growth in Germany, France, Italy, Spain
Cricket supporter Andrew McCullouch won 5,000 NZD (more than 3,000 euros) for catching a ball during a match between the Otago Volts and the
UEFA looks sets to charge both the Serbian and Albanian football associations after the Euro qualifier between the two countries was abandoned when a
Even though the country has witnessed three decades of gun battles and conflict, many Afghans are flocking to paintball centres that have sprouted up
A covert philanthropist has set throngs of people in California searching for hidden envelopes stuffed with 20 and 100 dollar bills. The anonymous
German toymaker Playmobil is marking 40 years of producing little plastic people. It is a rarity in that it still manufactures in Europe rather
The smartphone gaming industry is anxiously awaiting this month’s initial public offering of shares by King Digital Entertainment, the maker of
The family of Irish teenager Jonny Byrne has blamed the online drinking game NekNomination for his death. Byrne, 19, died at the weekend after
Two towns hit hard by the Spanish economic crisis were the big winners in the €2.2-billion Christmas lottery draw held on Sunday in Madrid. The top
The last contender in the big console battle enters the fray at midnight in Europe as Microsoft launches its Xbox One. The next-generation console
Words like zyzzyva, euouae and uintaite aren’t in many people’s vocabulary, but 8-year-old Lewis Hawkins uses them regularly. Lewis took up
The highly anticipated third season of Game of Thrones starts on Sunday, March 31. As fans all around the world struggle to contain their
A fearsome looking gigantic robot that is a plaything. To enjoy you simply climb aboard as the torso doubles as a cockpit from where you can sit back
Tokyo’s annual Toy Show kicked off with 10,000 wooden ‘Stick bombs’ displaced like dominoes, surpassing the previous world record three times over.
The largest lottery jackpot in history will be split at least three ways say officials – but there is still no word on who the lucky winners
There was a flurry of ticket sales, as Americans hope they will be the lucky one to scoop the country’s largest ever lottery jackpot of 500 million
For toy makers it is never too early to think about Christmas and that is what they have been doing at New York’s International Toy Fair, which is