Las Vegas Sands launches multimillion-dollar ad campaign to push for casinos in Texas
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New Xbox consoles arriving just in time for the holidays
Good news for Xbox gamers, a new line of next-generation consoles will be available in stores just in time for the holiday shopping season. Microsoft introduced the new Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X after numerous rumors and teasers made by the company, according to CNN. Weighing at just 4.25 pounds, the Xbox Series S is an all-digital console with budget-friendly price of $299. The Xbox Series X is larger than the Series S in terms of picture and price. The new line of Xbox consoles will hit store shelves on Nov. 10.
Microsoft to launch new $500 Xbox console Nov. 10
The holiday video game console battle is heating up. Microsoft says its Xbox Series X will cost $500 and debut Nov. 10, just ahead of the holidays. There havent been new generations of video game consoles for several years. The most recent Xbox, Xbox One, was released in 2013, as was Sonys PlayStation 4. A stripped down version, Xbox Series S, will cost $300 and be available at the same time.
Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000
DALLAS (AP) An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. A bidder who wished to remain anonymous snapped up an early version of the pioneering Super Mario Bros. game released in 1985 for Nintendos NES console during an auction conducted Friday by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The $114,000 price eclipsed Heritage Auctions previous record amount for a video game, which was a $100,150 bid made early last year for an unopened copy of the same game. The Super Mario Bros. copy that sold for a new record was part of a collection of video games from the 1980s and 1990s that sold to various buyers for nearly $700,000, which was well above Heritage Auctions initial target of about $500,000. Other titles auctioned off included Mike Tysons Punch-Out! a 1987 video game based on the former former heavyweight boxing champion, that sold for $50,400.
Sony finally reveals the PlayStation 5s design and its exclusive games
(CNN) -- Sony teased Thursday which games will be available to play on its upcoming next-gen PlayStation 5 console and finally revealed the device's new design. Sony confirmed to CNN Business that "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" will be a PS5 exclusive. 'Gran Turismo 7'Popular racing game "Gran Turismo" is getting an installment on the PlayStation 5. The new title, "Gran Turismo 7," doesn't have a release date yet but already features a campaign mode that lets players earn and customize new cars by winning races. The Japanese franchise has been a loyal part of the Sony ecosystem: "Gran Turismo 6" came out back in 2013 for the PlayStation 3, while the PlayStation 4 saw "Gran Turismo Sport" in 2017.
Pac-Man at 40: The eating icon that changed gaming history
But the creator of "Pac-Man," a young game designer named Toru Iwatani, wanted to try something completely different. He was just 25, and preferred working on pinball machines, not video games. There was little indication that his next project would change video game history forever. "Here comes this game that's brightly colored and centered around a character that really doesn't have a gender," he said. "When 'Pac-Man' was first released, video games were still something new and unusual for everyone but game fanatics.