Gaming

Meet the Jewish world champion of Magic: The Gathering

Going forward, Steuer said he will work to defend his world title at next year’s championship. He’s also interested in the behind-the-scenes aspects of the game he loves, such as designing cards.

By Jacob Gurvis/JTA
11/11/2022

Israeli player Neta Shapira's team wins Dota 2 biggest tournament

Neta Shapira's team won a cash prize of around $6 million each after they won the tournament 3-0.

Tzedakah in the virtual world: A new frontier for Jewish teen engagement

Lost Tribe is a groundbreaking initiative that recently held the 'TzedakaThon,” featuring a lineup of Jewish social media influencers popular with teens.

By JNF-USA
31/08/2022

How did ancient Greeks gamble with these rare bones found in Israel?

Records show that one of the games played with bone dice was "five stones" in which children threw five bones in the air and tried to catch them.

Game Hub’s first cycle ends with five promising indie game projects

The five projects from the accelerator's first program offer a look at the next wave of indie games from Israel’s growing game development industry.

Jerusalem's Blaze bar roars back to life

The first rock and gaming bar in Israel's capital is ablaze once more.

By TRACEY SHIPLEY
30/07/2022
Pokemon Go

Playtika gets new $8.7b. majority stakeholder

Playtika is a strong mobile gaming contender worldwide, and it’s one of the largest casual game developers in Israel, which is home to many companies putting out casual games.

PlayStation

Why are PS5s so expensive in Israel?

Covid, bureaucracy and high demand contribute to the scarcity of the elusive Sony console, which costs 55.2% more in Israel than the it does in the US.

Israel will become a video game powerhouse, with Game Hub’s help

The program will equip Israeli game devs with the tools they need to elevate Israel's reputation for creating great games, beyond the mobile genre.

A display for the gaming company Nintendo is shown during opening day of E3, the annual video games

Sony, Nintendo halts gaming shipments to Russia

Sony's game division suspends shipments of their software and hardware and Nintendo suspends shipping all products, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

By REUTERS
10/03/2022
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