| May 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group are collaborating on the third game in the bestselling LEGO Batman franchise. "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" will launch this fall for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4,...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Legend has it that during the first manned balloon flight in 1783, someone remarked, "What good is it?" Benjamin Franklin, standing nearby, offered the famous riposte: "What good is a newborn baby?"
Newborns are about unrealized potential; so are new...
| May 30, 2014
This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Spent: Looking for Change," a documentary sponsored by American Express about Americans struggling outside the traditional financial system, will debut next week on the YouTube and Hulu channels of online news network the Young Turks.
The film, narrated...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nintendo has a much-needed hit with "Mario Kart 8," the latest installment in its racing franchise that lets players compete on a variety of tracks with the company's iconic characters.
Released exclusively for the Wii U, the game sold more than 1.2...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:36 PM
The whistles of airport security directing traffic, the announcements over the intercom and the strict security procedures can make traveling a stressful experience for anyone.
But for individuals with autism, the sensory overload can be especially...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 11, 2014
My young-adult son, Jeff, and I don't always see eye to eye. I give him good advice; he says I am meddling. I plan; he wings it. Our mother-son dynamic can be rocky at times. Imagine that.
When my husband dropped out of a November trip to New York...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Todd Martens explores the world of video games in his series of stories, The Player, on Hero Complex.
Disneyland's Legends of Frontierland a fun dose of wacky live action (July 26)
Mobile games keep it simple and smart (July 19)
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Customers of Towson's artisan bakery La Cakerie could easily mistake their surroundings for an enlarged dollhouse kitchen; high-pitched strains of pop music bounce off pink walls and the aroma of baking cake batter wafts through the air.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition.