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  • Universal Pictures sets 2015 release date for Legendary's 'Warcraft'

    Universal Pictures sets 2015 release date for Legendary's 'Warcraft'
    Universal Pictures will release "Warcraft," a film from Legendary Pictures based on the best-selling video game franchise of the same name, on Dec. 18, 2015, the studio announced Tuesday afternoon. "Warcraft," to be directed by "Source Code's" Duncan...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Tom Clancy dies: Sales figures, by the numbers

    Tom Clancy dies: Sales figures, by the numbers
    Tom Clancy, the prolific thriller author who died Tuesday at age 66, leaves behind a wide-ranging legacy in entertainment. His wildly successful books -- many of which centered on Jack Ryan, Clancy's fictional CIA agent -- had several spheres of...
  • Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears

    Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears
    Tom Clancy didn't realize he was forever changing the spy novel back in 1982, while working in obscurity on his first book, a Cold War thriller centering on the defection of a Soviet naval captain and the technologically advanced submarine he includes...
  • Local Video Game Creator seeks to resurrect "Mutant Football League"

    Local Video Game Creator seeks to resurrect "Mutant Football League"
    When I last spoke with Michael Mendheim, he was promoting his newest graphic novel "The Four Horsemen", a story that he had adapted from a proposed video game and published under the Heavy Metal imprint. Since then, he's returned to producing video...
  • Court clears the way for $8.2-billion Activision-Vivendi deal

    Court clears the way for $8.2-billion Activision-Vivendi deal
    The Delaware Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that halted video game publisher Activision Blizzard and a group of investors from buying most of Vivendi's majority stake in the company. The unanimous Thursday decision clears the way for Santa...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' delivers shot in arm to game industry

    'Grand Theft Auto V' delivers shot in arm to game industry
    "Grand Theft Auto V" delivered an adrenaline shot to the heart of the video game industry. The hotly anticipated title fueled a 27% boost in overall industry sales in September, across hardware, software and accessories, as compared to the same time a...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' generates $800 million in first-day sales

    'Grand Theft Auto V' generates $800 million in first-day sales
    "Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in Rockstar Games' hit video game series, reaped an eye-popping $800 million in worldwide retail sales on its first day of release Tuesday. The hotly anticipated game appears to have blown past the one-day...
  • Activision's $8.2-billion deal with Vivendi delayed by court

    Activision's $8.2-billion deal with Vivendi delayed by court
    A U.S. court has handed down a preliminary decision to temporarily halt video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group of investors from buying back most of Vivendi SA's stake in the company. The video game firm behind the "Call of Duty"...
  • Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo into video-game giant, has died

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo into video-game giant, has died
    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85. Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
  • Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85; chief of Nintendo

    Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85; chief of Nintendo
    Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda: For Hiroshi Yamauchi, the hits kept coming — but he enjoyed none of them. "I have better things to do" than play video games, he told interviewers. Yamauchi, a gruff and uncompromising...