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Feel the Force at May the 4th Events This Star Wars Day

CORUSCANT — If you can’t wait until December 2019 for the ninth and final episode of Star Wars (or so they say), events this Star Wars Day on May the 4th might help time pass at lightspeed.
The controller for Google's new video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioned to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. Image: Google

Goodbye Console? Google Unveils Game-Streaming Platform

Google on Tuesday announced a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.

Sip Beer While Learning About Malaria at ‘Pint of Science’

BANGKOK — Learn about malaria, cattle and healthcare wealth disparity with a pint in hand when science geeks and beer lovers unite later this week in the capital.

Clash of the Bureaucrats: Gov’t House Turns Into ROV Battle Arena

BANGKOK  — Months after the junta chairman was spotted waving a glowstick to J-pop beats, the Government House sought to burnish its nerd credentials again today with bureaucrats clashing in a esports competition right in the regime’s halls of power.

Loki & Thor? Rey & Kylo? Thai Fangirls Are Shipping. Hard.

BANGKOK — Loki and Dr. Strange flirt as a jealous Thor tries to intervene in a scene set to banter from a recent Thai rom-com.

Storm of Nerds, Rain to Descend on Siam Saturday

BANGKOK — Downtown’s busy Siam Square area will be more crowded than usual Saturday with two major nerd events going down as the effects of a powerful typhoon bear down on Bangkok.
The China esports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition Sunday at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor in Jakarta. Photo: Dhemas Reviyanto / INASGOC via AP

Esports Enter Asian Games; Could Olympics be Next?

JAKARTA — Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport at Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games...
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Bangkok to Go Baroque for 17th Century Concerto

BANGKOK — Travel to 17th century Italy next week when a duo performs baroque music with original instruments at a downtown concert hall. Harpsichordist Alberto...
Cosplayer fans watch the competition between Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition on Saturday at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photo: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Fending Off Fortnite: Can Overwatch Stay Atop Esports?

NEW YORK — The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can't...
'I, Robot.' Original image: 20th Century Fox

Twitter Removes Some Suspicious Follower Accounts

Twitter said it has begun removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers.

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