| 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,...
| Nov 8, 2013
Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.
The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
| Nov 8, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for the spectator as there is for the player.
Look right, and four people are walking around with robots on their heads, walk left and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:25 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012
At the time of his latest arrest, Jeremy Hammond was living on Chicago's South Side, about three dozen miles and an entire political spectrum away from the conservative DuPage County community...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:06 AM
The Xbox One is now in stores, the final entrant in the latest round of the battle of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo video game consoles.
Microsoft has endured a roller coaster of hype, hate and speculation -- its much-maligned E3 debut of the Xbox One...
| Nov 23, 2013
Conductor Arnie Roth has seen eyebrows raise when talk of his career — he is a member of the Grammy-winning music ensemble Mannheim Steamroller, and has performed with Diana Ross and Jewel — turns to the most-recent blip on his resume:...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Editor's note: This is a guest post from Mike Tietjens of crazytowndeals.com.
Most, if not all, Black Friday deals will be offered online -- and most will hit the web before the in-store sales begin.
These Best Buy deals have gone live today,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:29 PM
The Thanksgiving deals keep coming, with a big round of stores throwing open their doors at 8 p.m.
Hundreds of shoppers rushed into the Kohl's at Stonewood Center in Downey, quickly nabbing all of the available shopping carts as they took off in their...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...