| 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,...
| 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 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:...