| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:06 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
When the WWE returns to Chicago tonight for another broadcast of "RAW", superstar Dolph Ziggler will be in the house at the Allstate Arena. I spoke with the self-proclaimed "show-off" by phone prior to the show. We spoke about how social media has...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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-...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:25 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group of investors led by its top executives are buying most of Vivendi's stake in the world's largest video game publisher in an $8.2-billion transaction.
The deal would free the Santa Monica company from the financial...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:09 PM
In this legal battle, it's casual gaming vs. casual sex.
Zynga Inc., the social video games maker known for "Words With Friends" and "Scramble With Friends," has sued Bang With Friends Inc., a service that facilitates casual sex encounters, claiming...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
2013 Sales Tax Holiday: List of taxable and tax-exempt items
August 2 through August 4, 2013
The 2013 Florida Legislature passed and the Governor approved a tax-free period that states:
No sales tax shall be collected on the sale of clothing, wallets,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:12 PM
It's flesh-eating action in "GraveStompers: Zombie vs. Zombie," the first game released by the Huntington Beach-based independent video game developer Mad Menace Entertainment.
The game, which was originally available on smartphones and tablets only,...