The CIAA announced Tuesday that its annual basketball tournament will be held in Baltimore instead of Charlotte from 2021-2023, a major loss for Charlotte’s tourism industry. The week of games, conferences and festivities had an estimated economic impact of $50.5 million last year, making it Charlotte’s most lucrative annual event, according to the Charlotte Regional

  UPDATE 2: Fortnite developer Epic Games has revealed patch notes for the 5.0 content update. The latest Fortnite update adds a new submachine gun to Battle Royale. Check out the patch notes below… Submachine Gun (Battle Royale) • Make enemies think twice before they push you. Run and gun with the new Submachine Gun,

In order to lose yourself in a great story—whether it’s a gaming experience or the next blockbuster superhero movie—you must believe in the world you’re entering. Achieving the level of realism necessary to engage audiences often requires sophisticated visual effects and complex animation that involves a great deal of manual input. Deep learning is a

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Imagine an amusement park where all the “rides” are authentic outdoor adventures. The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte is such a place — where outdoor-loving visitors go to raft challenging rapids, climb vertical walls, bike or hike lovely wooded trails or zip-line through a verdant riparian canopy along the Catawba River.

Fortnite Friday is a weekly column covering everything happening around the popular 100-person multiplayer showdown game, Fortnite: Battle Royale. We’re down to the final week of battle pass season 4 and hopefully you have most of your challenges cleaned up. If not, you’ll be joining myself and probably a few others in a scramble to get everything tidied

The Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility is one of the largest and most expensive in the NBA—an $82 million, 125,000-square-foot behemoth that boasts a hydrotherapy room, a recording studio and a full-service restaurant. It’s the morning of a home game versus the Miami Heat, and the 76ers have just finished a light practice on one of

In the 1980s, arcade games chugged quarters as players tried to reach new levels. Today, many video games let players at home spend a dollar — or much more — to open digital “loot boxes” that offer features like new character outfits and powerful weapons. Finding the rarest items in these boxes can be expensive

Gallery: Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Great Adventure Six Flags Great Adventure will be open exclusively to kids with autism on May 3, when the Jackson theme park said its sights and sounds will be toned down enough to be fun, but not over-stimulating. “People with autism often struggle with sensory overload and

Your opportunity is fast approaching. It’s called Open Streets 704, and it has been celebrated in the spring and fall for the past two years. The car-free event temporarily closes a designated route to automobile traffic so that pedestrians and cyclists can take advantage of the streets. The most recent events have attracted as many