| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the latest video game sensation, the player encounters an attractive stranger at a bar and must make a difficult choice: flirt or network.
The goal: climb the Hollywood food chain and transform from a starving no-name to a rich-and-famous A-lister....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. for depicting him and using his name without his permission in one of the fastest-selling video games.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office space in Maitland.
Real estate development company Emerson International confirmed the lease for Zynga, of 5,203 square feet at 2600 Maitland...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Zynga, the maker of games like Words With Friends and Farmville, will develop a golf game at its new Orlando studio. The company has signed Tiger Woods as a partner to endorse the new mobile game.
Called Zynga Sports 365, the new arm of the company will...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Xbox Entertainment Studios, we hardly knew ya.
The decision by Microsoft to pull the plug on its in-house division to produce a slate of original shows for the Xbox platform on Thursday didn't come as much of a surprise as new CEO Satya Nadella wants the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
There seems to be a point in every video game documentary in which someone bellyaches about video games not being taken seriously, that they're seen as the sort of thing kids play in a basement.
We do need to get over that image. Video games are a $93-...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Xbox has provided the first look of Agent Locke, the lead character played Mike Colter in the upcoming digital series "Halo: Nightfall," who also will be prominently featured in next year's "Halo 5: Guardians" video game.
Colter (see above) may be best...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Pay for performance.
It's typically what companies say about how they decide to pay their top executives. It sounds simple in theory, but it gets hard to understand when you look at the numbers.
Take, for example, San Francisco game...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:35 PM
An entire Digital Savant column about one subject? There's too much going on for that! Instead, let's bounce around topics this week and see how much ground we can cover.
Hackathons. Just over a year ago, I wrote a piece about how hackathons gatherings...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Lat Ware pauses to straighten his jacket and organize his chaotic mind. For Ware, who has attention deficit disorder, standing in the halls of a gaming conference as people rush by can feel like being in a hurricane of humanity.
He takes a deep breath...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Electronic Arts Inc. announced a new subscription service Tuesday that would allow players to download some of its biggest titles for a $4.99-per-month membership.
The company said the service, dubbed, EA Access, is currently in beta testing with just a...