| 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...
| Apr 19, 2013
When Plains' frontman Michael McGinnis is working, he's holed up in the recording pit of Honor Roll Music, a studio-warehouse in Little Haiti. His 6-foot-3 frame is hunched over three side-by-side monitors, his eyes staring at the screen's mixing software...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Ed Boon was pulling punches.
I could tell immediately: Why else would Aquaman be wiping the floor with Batman? Not to mention, I was playing Ed Boon in a video game, a fighting game, that Ed Boon, the king of the fighting-game genre, created. The game...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:27 PM
It's called Xbox One? Really? Microsoft’s math is slightly off in naming its third console, but the use of the loneliest number highlights the computing giant’s clear intention to market the new Xbox as an all-in-one entertainment device....
| May 22, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The battle for control of the living room just became more fierce.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the Xbox One, a next-generation video game console that aspires to be more than just a plaything. Not only will the Xbox One deliver an amped-up...
| 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...