| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Netflix has acquired streaming rights to a pair of Fox Digital Studio films, "How to Be a Man," a dark comedy starring Gavin McInnes, and "ETXR," a drama about an electronic-dance music DJ trying to communicate with aliens.
"How to Be a Man" will debut...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Strong demand for Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles thrust the video game industry into positive territory in March.
Overall sales for the games biz came in at $1 billion, up 3% over last year, according to NPD Group.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
AOL is now playing in the movie biz.
The Internet media company inked a deal with Miramax to deliver a selection of its full-length films to U.S. users, available to watch for free (with ads) across a range of devices. The pact will lead up to the launch...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:04 AM
The PlayStation 4 debuts today, sparking a new round in the battle over your attention span, thumb endurance and, ultimately, checkbook. But despite all the fanfare over Sony’s latest release, the PS4 will only enjoy a week alone in the spotlight,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Xbox One is here.
Just after midnight Friday, the latest video gaming console from Microsoft became available to gamers across the country, including the hundreds waiting in line at the Microsoft Store at the Florida Mall.
After waiting in line...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Xbox Music, Microsoft Corp.'s entry into the ever-expanding music-streaming industry, will introduce applications for Android and iOS devices and allow free streaming on the Web, the company said Sunday.
Microsoft launched Xbox Music about a year ago,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
U.S. consumer spending on video games fell in the second quarter as fewer titles were released and players anticipated the release of new consoles, said research firm NPD Group in a report Thursday.
In the three months that ended in June, Americans...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Microsoft Corp., looking to build anticipation for the new Xbox One video game console, emphasized the entertainment features of the device.
The struggling Seattle technology giant has been positioning the successor to its Xbox 360 as an all-in-one...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Just last week, the Conference Board, which tracks consumer confidence, offered a gloomy forecast for the coming year.
Apparently, gamers neglected to check out the key economic indicators before rushing stores to buy the $400 PlayStation 4.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As the holiday gift-buying clock winds down and all you cybershoppers sit smugly at your computers, bragging to anybody who will listen how easy it was to shop online, allow me to taint your eggnog.
You have no idea how much time you wasted -- time you...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Nancy Tellem | Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media
The veteran CBS...