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  • ‘Destiny’ review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war

     
    THE PLAYER The opening moments of “Destiny” are mesmerizing. It’s a Mars landing, complete with sparkling views of our galaxy […]...
  • Nintendo keeps the video game industry weird

     
    In late May, Mario and Luigi were sitting on a couch on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Not the real Mario […]...
  • Microsoft Eliminates 2,100 Jobs in Latest Round of Layoffs

    Microsoft handed out pinkslips to 2,100 employees Thursday as part of the company's plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000 through the end of the year. Those impacted by the cutbacks this week involved staff across all of its divisions, including...
  • 'Destiny' review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war

    'Destiny' review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war
    The opening moments of “Destiny” are mesmerizing. It’s a Mars landing, complete with sparkling views of our galaxy and crystallized red space dust. It’s a vision that looks lifted straight from photographs sent in by NASA’s...
  • Microsoft agrees to $2.5-billion deal to purchase 'Minecraft'

    Microsoft Corp. plans to spend $2.5 billion to buy what it called the most popular online game on Xbox, the building adventure title "Minecraft." “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a...
  • Microsoft to Acquire 'Minecraft' Maker for $2.5 Billion

    Microsoft said it reached an agreement to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish game developer behind the blockbuster "Minecraft" franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Microsoft said its investments in cloud and mobile technologies will let "Minecraft"...
  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion
    What started as a one-man project and quickly grew into a computer game phenomenon played by tens of millions of children and adults worldwide will be absorbed by Microsoft Corp. for $2.5 billion. Microsoft announced Monday that it will buy the maker of...
  • LSSC Foundation annual campaign underway

    The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that administers private gifts, bequests and donations to LSSC students, has started its 2014 annual campaign: "Changing Lives and Building Futures," with a goal of raising $250,000....
  • Bungie's new video game 'Destiny' is pretty old hat

    Bungie's new video game 'Destiny' is pretty old hat
    “Destiny” PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One 3 stars out of 4 Bungie Studios has come a long, long way from its early days as a side project by former University of Chicago undergrad Alex Seropian. It made its first big splash with the...
  • Switch to New Consoles Hurts Game Sales in August

    The video game industry finds itself in an interesting holding pattern as consumers make the switch to new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The good new is that consoles continue to sell at a brisk pace, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One boosting...
  • Hallmark Cards' Family-Oriented SVOD Service SpiritClips Renamed 'Feeln'

    SpiritClips, an Internet subscription video-on-demand service owned by Hallmark Cards targeting the kids-and-family demo, has renamed itself "Feeln" as the company expands its content lineup and tries to carve out a niche against the likes of Netflix,...