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  • 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...
  • Allen DeBevoise steps down as Machinima's chief executive

    Allen DeBevoise steps down as Machinima's chief executive
    In a move straight out of the tech start-up handbook, Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise has decided to step down as chief executive of the gamer-focused YouTube channel he helped launch. DeBevoise said he is looking for a professional manager who can...
  • Shop savvy: How to save money on the holidays in 2013

    Shop savvy: How to save money on the holidays in 2013
    While the state of the economy remains debatable, shoppers will continue to be conservative with their Christmas budgets, retail analysts say. And that means more bargain hunting. Here are some tips from deal-finding experts and local savvy shoppers...
  • Online game League of Legends star gets U.S. visa as pro athlete

    Online game League of Legends star gets U.S. visa as pro athlete
    International stars in sports such as baseball, hockey and basketball have long been afforded special immigration status to play on U.S. teams. Think David Beckham, the former Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player from Britain, or Dodgers rookie phenom Hyun-...
  • Visual-effects firms get a boost from video games

    Visual-effects firms get a boost from video games
    In a bombed-out section of a futuristic downtown Los Angeles, a man sits on a tire next to an overturned car, staring at a computer-controlled screen fastened to his wrist, oblivious to the machine gun fire and bomb blasts around him. The camera pans...
  • Zynga shares fall on outlook as Don Mattrick takes over as CEO

    Zynga shares fall on outlook as Don Mattrick takes over as CEO
    Shares of social video game company Zynga Inc. fell more than 14% in after-hours trading after the company on Thursday gave revenue and earnings guidance that fell short of analysts' expectations.  The San Francisco company said revenue for the third...
  • Activision Blizzard becomes independent in $5.8-billion transaction

    Activision Blizzard becomes independent in $5.8-billion transaction
    Activision Blizzard, the world's largest video game publisher, will separate from its French media parent to become an independent, publicly traded company.  The company's managers orchestrated a complex transaction to buy back shares from French parent...
  • Activision Blizzard shares rise in response to Vivendi buy-back news

    Activision Blizzard shares rise in response to Vivendi buy-back news
    Investors reacted positively Friday morning to news that Activision Blizzard Inc. would buy back $5.8 billion in shares from its French parent company Vivendi and become an independent video game publisher. Santa Monica-based Activision said it would...