Todd Martens

Writer

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.

Recent Articles

  • 'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' brings the Force to VR

    'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' brings the Force to VR

    Just after donning our virtual reality headsets — and before pulling down the visors to completely surrender to a digital galaxy — four of us would-be rebels were given one major rule: no running. No running? No problem. There were many concerns I had before entering Downtown Disney’s the Void,...

  • Geoff Keighley's lifelong obsession to create a video game Oscars

    Geoff Keighley's lifelong obsession to create a video game Oscars

    Like many young video game fans, Geoff Keighley longed for the medium to earn the respect of more established art forms such as film or television. So ever since he was a 14-year-old game-obsessed kid in Toronto, he’s made it something of his life’s mission to give the interactive industry an award...

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