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  • E3: Games Get More Cinematic as Movie Versions Head to Bigscreen

    In sequels to tentpole videogame franchises like "Assassin's Creed," "Uncharted," "Far Cry" and "Tomb Raider," publishers have taken a more movie-like approach in trying to make the titles appeal to gamers. As next-generation videogame consoles like...
  • Why the Future of E3 May Not Involve Los Angeles

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo, the videogame industry's largest convention, could leave Los Angeles. If it does, it would cost the city $40 million a year in revenue. The Entertainment Software Assn., which owns E3 -- this is the event's 20th...
  • E3 buzz: Sony's success, Pac-Man's return, Ubisoft's women problem

    Here's a look at the big topics buzzing across the vast exhibit space on Day 2 of the three-day E3 video game industry show, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. ------------ FOR THE RECORD June 12, 9:14 a.m.: In the June 12 Business...
  • World Cup 2014 to Break Social Media Record

    Viva futbol! The 2014 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off Thursday in Brazil, is expected to be the most-social sporting event ever globally -- although the U.S., where the game is less popular than in the rest of the world, represents just a small fraction...
  • Oak Park police blotter: iPhone taken from Blue Line rider, battery against jogger, and more

    Oak Park police blotter: iPhone taken from Blue Line rider, battery against jogger, and more
    The following items were taken from police reports: Five boys ages 16 to 20 stole a iPhone 5C with blue-and-gray cell phone case, valued at $425, from the hand of a Round Lake resident sitting on the CTA Blue Line train at 11:35 p.m. May 20. The five...
  • If Clippers lose under Ballmer, will there be a blue screen of death?

    It figures that the guy who reportedly won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers is the only Fortune 500 chief executive known for his vertical leap. Steve Ballmer was known for his, ahem, unbridled enthusiasm as chief executive of Microsoft. A...
  • Steve Ballmer 'personable,' 'intense,' but legacy at Microsoft mixed

    Steve Ballmer 'personable,' 'intense,' but legacy at Microsoft mixed
    That Steve Ballmer is buying a sports franchise is no surprise to anyone who worked with him over the many decades he was at Microsoft. As a boy, born and raised in Detroit, he badly wanted to play basketball, but ended up a manager for his high...
  • Nintendo Revs Up Much Needed Hit with 'Mario Kart 8′

    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...
  • Netflix Remains King of Bandwidth Usage, While YouTube Declines

    Netflix, already the biggest single driver of Internet bandwidth, boosted its share of peak broadband traffic on North American broadband networks in March 2014, according to a new report. The No. 1 subscription VOD service accounted for 34.2% of all...
  • Console Sales Hot in April for Videogame Biz

    Consumers snatched up videogame consoles and accessories in April, but bought fewer games than they did a year ago, according to a new report released by NPG Group. Hardware sales increased 76% to $192.8 million during the month, while accessories rose...
  • Xbox 'Halo 5' and Steven Spielberg's 'Halo' TV Series to Launch Fall 2015

    Microsoft will release "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and the "Halo" original series from Steven Spielberg in fall 2015, the company announced Friday. The "Halo" sci-fi shooter, Xbox's biggest videogame franchise that debuted in 2001, is produced...