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Video games

He puts 'em up

Jason Lundgren delves deep into 'Final Fight' video game

Date: 01/19/2016 | The Chat


Toys R Us holds its own against online holiday competition

NEW YORK — Toys R Us reported stronger holiday sales despite intense competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Business Wire


Game on for those who can’t get enough of Star Wars

As millions flood theaters to feast on the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hype machine, many may leave the theater craving more “Star Wars.”

Date: 01/03/2016 | Entertainment


‘Fallout 4’ is first masterpiece of latest console generation

It took two years, but the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 finally have their first generation-defining release in Bethesda Game Studios’ “Fallout 4.”

Date: 12/13/2015 | Entertainment


A kitty muse for the great masters

Michael Frith spent the bulk of his career working with the Muppets, but his latest project has him reimagining history in the world of mobile gaming.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Entertainment


‘SOMA’: An existential horror game

Many know the tale of Rip Van Winkle, the American colonialist who fell asleep for a couple of decades and awoke to a world greatly changed. But what if the story were revamped to express the anxieties of our technophilic age?

Date: 10/18/2015 | Entertainment


‘Super Mario Bros.,’ is 30: Thanks for the lessons big and small

It’s been almost 30 years since the release of “Super Mario Bros.,” and I still can’t get one voice out of my head. It belongs to my neighbor’s mom, and it’s scratched with nicotine.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Entertainment


Birds are back, and angrier than ever

Angry Birds 2 is Rovio’s full follow-up to the avian slingshot megahit. It comes with new birds, more complex levels and an unlockable mode that pits you against other players. Levels now come in two stages, and players have a card deck of birds from which to obliterate those pesky, egg-stealing...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Entertainment


Nintendo showcases new titles, including multiplayer ‘Zelda’

LOS ANGELES — Link is set to return to the Nintendo 3DS before he arrives on the Wii U.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Business Wire


Bethesda kicks off E3 with ‘Doom,’ Fallout 4’

LOS ANGELES — Bethesda jump started the Electronic Entertainment Expo by showing off the latest installments of “Doom” and “Fallout.”The video game publisher launched this year’s annual video game extravaganza Sunday night with its first-ever E3 press conference at the Dolby Theatre.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Business


‘Pong,’ ‘Tetris’ join Video Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The first inductees into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame include "Pong," the game that introduced millions to electronic play, "Doom," which triggered a debate over the role of games and violence in society, and "Super Mario...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Business Wire


Strikes, spares and cheers

Everett senior center bowlers rock in the Wii game

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News


Comeback tour planned for ‘Guitar Hero’

Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to resurrect ‘Guitar Hero,” the once-popular video game franchise that involved players rhythmically tapping guitar-shaped controllers along to music.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Entertainment


Nintendo announces it’s (finally) developing games for phones

There's a very real chance the Mario Bros. will soon show up on your smartphone. Nintendo announced earlier this week that, after resisting the move to mobile for years, it is striking a partnership with DeNA — a Japanese company that owns a popular mobile gaming platform.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Life


Letting down my guard and learning to understand Clash of Clans

My 9-year-old has tried to explain Clash of Clans to me at least a dozen times and I've successfully ignored him until now.Forget the touchy-feely modern parenting stuff, when it comes to video games I don't care. But in a weak moment, I finally paid attention, and when I...

Date: 03/22/2015 | I Brake for Moms


Computer bests humans at ‘Space Invaders'

WASHINGTON — Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders."Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than...

Date: 02/26/2015 | Business Wire




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