| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda: For Hiroshi Yamauchi, the hits kept coming — but he enjoyed none of them.
"I have better things to do" than play video games, he told interviewers.
Yamauchi, a gruff and uncompromising...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:25 PM
Activision Blizzard, the world's largest video game publisher, will separate from its French media parent to become an independent, publicly traded company.
The company's managers orchestrated a complex transaction to buy back shares from French parent...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
When “The X-Men” debuted 50 years ago, it was part of a wave of Marvel Comics spearheaded by writer/editor Stan […]...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Investors reacted positively Friday morning to news that Activision Blizzard Inc. would buy back $5.8 billion in shares from its French parent company Vivendi and become an independent video game publisher.
Santa Monica-based Activision said it would...
| 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 4, 2013
| 12:02 PM
A correction has been added to this post. See below for details. The X-Men’s 50th anniversary arrives in the inimitable […]...
| Jun 1, 2013
In decades past, if someone mentioned the word "fitness," he or she was probably talking about calisthenic routines performed in a spandex body suit. Today, the term "fitness" is as likely to encompass the body as it is the mind.
More than simply...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Nintendo is hoping a cheaper price and well-known video game characters such as Mario and Zelda will convince shoppers to […]...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Daniel Porter, the former chief executive of the mobile game studio OMGPOP, has been named head of talent agency WME's digital department, the company said Tuesday.
Porter began working out of the Beverly Hills-based agency's New York office on Tuesday....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Microsoft will unveil the successor to the Xbox 360 at a press event at its Redmond, Wash., campus on May ......