| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
For over two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world's most successful video game icons. The little blue guy has over 70 games, four animated series and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. In 2014, Sega will...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:02 AM
For the last three decades, one of the video game world’s greatest antiheroes has been a barrel-throwing ape. He’s arrogant, […]...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The day after our first date, I received a letter grade. "A+," she texted.
We had gone from the Internet to real life in two days, and one 10-hour first date had me hooked. I actually had been hooked hours before when nearing 2 a.m. she was in the midst...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Parents, get ready for more nautical nonsense. Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon has made a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc.'s publishing arm to develop and publish video games based on the network's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants."
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:47 AM
As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169.
His family "got a little mad" about him...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:02 AM
The new Nintendo handheld device the 2DS seeks to solve a puzzle that may not, to the casual games observer, […]...
| 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 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I sat with my 7-year-old granddaughter, Eva, the other day as she wrote her 2013 Christmas letter to Santa.
Eva was staying home from school after having had an early morning dental appointment. She was lisping more than usual with a mouth full of...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Straight from the '90s, Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with classic toys that never left: Barbie, Hot Wheels and Elmo, to name a few.
But more than ever, tech-related playthings are elbowing their way onto the traditional...