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A US senator is pushing a bill to stop ‘Fortnite’ and other games from selling ‘loot boxes’ to kids. Here’s why loot box...

A new bill would prevent video game companies from selling microtransactions to children — and disrupt a multibillion-dollar business model.
Blizzard President J Allen Brack.

Activision-Blizzard, the major video game company behind ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Overwatch,’ is laying off about 800 employees

In the wake of the loss of key executives and a tumbling share price, Activision Blizzard is undergoing layoffs.

A gamer tried to go pro by pretending to be a woman, and the scandal exposed an ugly truth about esports

An "Overwatch" player posed as a woman named Ellie to earn a spot on an esports team and sparked a toxic situation for the game's community.
Fans flooded New York Excelsior's weekend pop-up event to meet and play with professionals.

New York City’s first official esports team hosted a Brooklyn pop-up shop with celebrity appearances and tons of video games, and fans couldn...

The New York Excelsior, which competes in the Overwatch League, is NYC's first official esports franchise. We visited their pop-up shop in Brooklyn, where fans had their chance to meet the team.
London Spitfire overcame the Philadelphia Fusion to win the first Overwatch League championship.

Eight teams paid more than $30 million each to join the Overwatch League – here’s everything you need to know before the new season starts...

With 20 international teams and more than 170 players earning $50,000 or more, the Overwatch League has set a new bar for professionalism in esports.

The newest ‘Overwatch’ character is a deadly gunslinger with a grudge to bear

Ashe, the leader of the Deadlock Gang, was revealed during BlizzCon 2018 along with a new animated short.
Mike Morhaime and Allen Adham

The president of ‘World of Warcraft’ creator Blizzard just stepped down — and his replacement says Blizzard is working on ‘sev...

Blizzard co-founder and longtime president Mike Morhaime stepped down on Wednesday. His replacement, J. Allen Brack, says that the company is hard at work on "several new games."
Clash Royale's version of the loot box, allowing players to chose between lengthy playtime or immediate purchase.

Regulators from more than a dozen countries are looking to crack down on ‘loot boxes,’ a controversial video gaming practice that could be...

Regulators from more than a dozen countries say the line between video gaming and gambling has become blurred.

Elon Musk loves video games — here are his favorites

The 47-year-old billionaire runs Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity. When he's not busy planning the first human trip to Mars, he plays excellent video games.