| Oct 16, 2013
Welcome to the really, really green 'hood — 20 demonstration houses in Irvine's Great Park. Irvine is the cradle of the designed neighborhood, but not like this. These homes were designed and built to compete in the Department of Energy's Solar...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:02 PM
"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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Twenty-seven years ago, "The Legend of Zelda" franchise was created. Now, one of the top-selling Nintendo Entertainment System titles of all time with over 55 million copies sold, "Zelda" is being celebrated for the tunes that have enchanted gamers for...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Despite their hefty price tags, the PlayStation 4 and XBox One video game consoles just might be the most sought after gifts of the holiday season.
And last minute shoppers beware. The consoles are most likely sold out in the Baltimore area and even...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The stranger showed up Tuesday morning at the Jacob family home in Sykesville in a black car with six chickens and a bundle of apologies.
The mystery of the Sykesville chicken heist was solved.
"I swear to you, you couldn't make this up," said Karen...
| Jan 10, 2014
You will find only nerdy reverie, old-school video games and at least one ironic, unflattering portrait of Miley Cyrus at "Revenge of the Nerdcore: Episode II," an exhibit opening Saturday, Jan. 11, at Ink and Pistons Gallery.
The site of so many...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Josh Wittenkeller has put his passion for sci-fi, comic books and video games to good use.
Besides running a Pokemon and Nintendo-focused YouTube channel (TheJWittz, with more than 800,000 subscribers), the Grayslake native will compete for the $100,000...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The saying, 'it's what's on the inside that counts,' also applies in the world of gaming, apparently.
From the outside, a NES cartridge put up for auction by eBay seller muresan might look like trash -- with a ripped label where someone wrote "Mario"...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Thomas Mifflin plans to don a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt every time he plays Pokémon — at a tournament, at least.
The item, which he purchased in San Francisco, was part of his ensemble this year at the Autumn Regional Championships in Pleasanton,...