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Todd Martens

Todd Martens joined the Los Angeles Times in 2007 and covers a mix of interactive entertainment (video games) and pop music. Previously, Martens reported on the music business for Billboard Magazine. He has contributed to numerous books, including "The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time." He continues to torture himself by rooting for the Chicago Cubs and, while he likes dogs, he is more of a cat person.
Disney transforms California Adventure's Paradise Pier into the 'tapas'-like experience of Pixar Pier

Pixar Pier is the second attempt to re-imagine Paradise Pier. It boasts a revamped roller coaster and cutesy food spots, plus the adult-oriented Lamplight Lounge and plenty of places to play.

Surviving as a single-player in video game's multiplayer world

How a kiss seen in "The Last of Us 2" at last week's E3 makes the argument that good ol’ fashioned storytelling still tops slick gameplay mechanics and larger-than-life digital effects. How single-player games might survive in a multiplayer world.

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