Games http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23353/all/URL%20Required en UPDATE 3-Four dead in hostage-taking in Aurora, Colorado http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-3-four-dead-hostage-taking-aurora-colorado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Updates with police confirmation)</p> <p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>AURORA, Colo., Jan 5 (Reuters) - Four people, including the gunman, were dead following a hostage-taking incident on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado, the same town where a man shot dead 12 people and wounded 58 more in a movie theater last July, police told reporters on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-3-four-dead-hostage-taking-aurora-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armed Attack Aurora CDATA Digital media Games Gunman Chronicles Hostage taking Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Quotation Social Issues Software XML Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 20:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731244 at http://www.globalpost.com Welcome to Macca's as McDonald's goes Aussie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/welcome-maccas-mcdonalds-goes-aussie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Looking for a McDonald's in<br /> Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead.</p> <p>The international fast food giant will temporarily change<br /> signs at selected stores across the country to "Macca's," the<br /> affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration<br /> of Australia Day, which falls on Jan. 26 - a move that is its<br /> first such globally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/welcome-maccas-mcdonalds-goes-aussie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aussie Australian culture Australian English Australian rules football CDATA Company Location Food and drink Games McDonald's McDonald's Person Career Quotation Sports XML Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731324 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Congress postpones 'debt ceiling' deadline until May</p> <p>ico/dc/adm</p> Games AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742234 at http://www.globalpost.com London's "intergalactic" Shard opens to love, rain and Boris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/londons-intergalactic-shard-opens-love-rain-and-boris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephen Eisenhammer</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A marriage proposal, strange similes and a stunning panorama marked the public opening of the viewing deck for western Europe's tallest tower on a wet Friday in London.</p> <p>The Shard skyscraper was described as an "intergalactic spear" and a "cocktail stick" by charismatic Mayor Boris Johnson, who cut the ribbon for the first public visitors atop the 310-metre futuristic tower looming over London bridge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/londons-intergalactic-shard-opens-love-rain-and-boris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games Shard Shard London Bridge Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743275 at http://www.globalpost.com Duncan Jones to direct "Warcraft" game movie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/duncan-jones-direct-warcraft-game-movie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - British filmmaker Duncan Jones has signed up to direct a movie based on the popular videogame World of Warcraft, according to a statement posted on its Facebook page.</p> <p>The film, which industry estimates say will cost more than $100 million to make, would be a major step up for the director behind the acclaimed low-budget space drama "Moon" and sci-fi thriller "Source Code" starring Jake Gyllenhaal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/duncan-jones-direct-warcraft-game-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blizzard games British people Entertainment Games Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:46:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743347 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Two California students lose fingers in tug-of-war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-two-california-students-lose-fingers-tug-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Two Los Angeles-area high school students had fingers severed while taking part in a "spirit week" group tug-of-war contest, authorities said on Tuesday.</p> <p>A boy and a girl from South El Monte High School were rushed to a local trauma center on Monday afternoon after their fingers were cut off during the tug-of-war at lunchtime, fire and school district officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-two-california-students-lose-fingers-tug-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> El Monte Union High School District Games Salerno Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746909 at http://www.globalpost.com US teenagers lose fingers in school tug-of-war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-teenagers-lose-fingers-school-tug-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Californian teenagers had some of their fingers ripped off when a school tug-of-war contest went horribly wrong, officials said Tuesday. </p> <p>The pair of senior students, a girl and a boy, were said to be in stable condition in hospital after the lunchtime accident Monday, said an official from the El Monte Union High School.</p> <p>The incident happened when the rope snapped. Both teenagers underwent surgery to re-attach the fingers, but it was not immediately clear how successful they were, or how many fingers were lost. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-teenagers-lose-fingers-school-tug-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games Recreation Sports AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:45:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746979 at http://www.globalpost.com Right move: Chess gives Ugandan slum children hope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/right-move-chess-gives-ugandan-slum-children-hope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sitting in a dimly lit room in the run-down Kampala suburb of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi stares fixedly at the chessboard in front of her as she ponders the next move in her improbable journey.</p> <p>"Chess has changed my life," Mutesi says, shifting the thick-framed glasses perched on her nose.</p> <p>"Before I didn't have hope but now I have hope-- I can become a doctor and a grandmaster."</p> <p>Once forced to live rough after her father died when she was a toddler, Mutesi has risen from the streets to play in international tournaments from Sudan to Siberia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/right-move-chess-gives-ugandan-slum-children-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abstract strategy games Board games Games Human Interest Phiona Mutesi Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:16:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747135 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: New Zealand XI turn tables on England http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/cricket-new-zealand-xi-turn-tables-england <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England lost their second Twenty20 warm-up game in New Zealand when a New Zealand XI snatched a three-wicket victory off the last ball of the match here Wednesday.</p> <p>A defiant 64 off 38 deliveries by Tom Latham and a final swipe to the mid-off boundary by Matt Henry denied the tourists back-to-back wins after England won the opening game by 46 runs.</p> <p>Sent into bat first, England made 170 for five, largely through a batting master-class by Eoin Morgan (51) and Jos Buttler (51 not out) who put together a fifth-wicket partnership of 87 in 50 deliveries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/cricket-new-zealand-xi-turn-tables-england" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Games New Zealand Sports AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747199 at http://www.globalpost.com Cat token to replace iron after vote by Monopoly game fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/cat-token-replace-iron-after-vote-monopoly-game-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Monopoly fans have voted to make a cat the newest token in the popular board game, replacing the not-so-hot iron, toymaker Hasbro Inc said on Wednesday.</p> <p>After a month-long online vote in 185 countries, the iron was ousted by the cat, which will become the newest token in the classic game after winning 31 percent of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/cat-token-replace-iron-after-vote-monopoly-game-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic City, New Jersey Games Hasbro Inc Monopoly Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747952 at http://www.globalpost.com Cat in, Iron out as Monopoly changes game pieces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/cat-iron-out-monopoly-changes-game-pieces <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It is the world-famous game on which many a player shined as a property tycoon and where luckless strugglers went to jail, but after a public vote one of Monopoly's tokens will never again pass go.</p> <p>Of the handful of metal pieces whose journey around the board depended on a throw of a dice, a month-long ballot conducted on Facebook will result in the iron being consigned to history, the game's maker, Hasbro, said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/cat-iron-out-monopoly-changes-game-pieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic City, New Jersey Business Games Law Monopoly Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747997 at http://www.globalpost.com National Pinball Museum hits 'tilt' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/national-pinball-museum-hits-tilt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States' National Pinball Museum is closing its doors after failing to agree on a new lease with its landlord, but it's holding out hope for a replay.</p> <p>In a statement, the non-profit museum -- which relocated from Washington to Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 -- said it would shut down on March 3 and search for a new home for its exhibits.</p> <p>"Despite our best efforts, we were unable to negotiate favorable terms with our landlord to extend our rental agreement without creating an extreme financial strain on the museum's limited resources," director David Silverman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/national-pinball-museum-hits-tilt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games Pinball AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760580 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Take a walk! Koreans reject Cuban ball switch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/baseball-take-walk-koreans-reject-cuban-ball-switch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - A baseball game between Cuba's national team and a South Korean professional club had to be called off when they could not agree on which ball to use, leaving the two sets of players practising awkwardly next to each other in the stadium, an official from Korea's NC Dinos has told Reuters.</p> <p>Cuba were set to play NC Dinos at the Dou Liou Baseball Stadium in Taiwan on Thursday as part of their preparations for the World Baseball Classic, which takes place from March 2-19.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/baseball-take-walk-koreans-reject-cuban-ball-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games NC Dinos Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763004 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia gambles on move to tackle slot machine addicts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/australia-gambles-move-tackle-slot-machine-addicts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It's just after morning opening at Sydney's Randwick Labor Club and already a few regulars are at the slot machines, or "pokies" as they are better known, for a quiet flutter.</p> <p>Electronic poker machines are the most popular form of betting in Australia, but concerns about problem gamblers have prompted the government to introduce reforms to help keep their spending under control.</p> <p>"The big picture is we're becoming a nanny state," said Peter Bell, a retiree who likes playing the machines, just like he enjoys to bet on horse races. He insists he is not a problem gambler.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/australia-gambles-move-tackle-slot-machine-addicts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gambling Games Gaming Politics Technology AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 05:46:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764038 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226-27 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senate committee approves Jack Lew for US Treasury secretary</p> <p>ico-mlm/jm</p> Games AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:01:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767344 at http://www.globalpost.com