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Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

January 19, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology, Video Games

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Video games as a professional sport made no sense to Lars Windhorst, a European oil and agriculture investor, until a summer evening in Seoul. Before him lay an impressive sight: Thousands of kids in lawn chairs outdoors watching teams battle in the 20...

Blizzard wants to create ‘Overwatch’ league with city-specific video game fans

Blizzard wants to create ‘Overwatch’ league with city-specific video game fans

November 10, 2016


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Blizzard Entertainment pioneered e-sports with its “Starcraft” franchise more than a decade ago. Now, with “Overwatch,” the Los Angeles-area video game maker wants to bring to e-sports the wealth and recognition that sports such as soccer, f...

‘Ratchet & Clank’ review: high-caliber rounds

November 1, 2016


Filed under Video Games

By Steve Watts Shacknews.com (TNS) “Ratchet & Clank” has tinkered with a lot of elements over the years. Each game for the last decade has attempted to add some new twist or spin on the familiar Swiss army gun gameplay, having seemingly concluded that there’s no room in the marketplace for a ...

‘Quantum Break’ review: Show, don’t tell

November 1, 2016


Filed under Video Games

By Steve Watts Shacknews.com (TNS) In “Quantum Break,” a time travel experiment gone wrong leads to a tear in time, as possible realities crash into each other in shattered pieces throughout the world. The game itself exemplifies the same problem. The two directions are at odds with each other in...

Game Review: A Monster Mash In ‘Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below’

Game Review: A Monster Mash In ‘Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below’

October 20, 2015


Filed under Video Games

GamerHub.tv (TNS) It’s been nearly 10 years since “Dragon Quest” fans have had a proper sequel to its main series on consoles, though we’ve seen a number of spinoffs and remakes across a variety of gaming platforms. “Dragon Quest Heroes” is yet another spinoff, though it feels like a l...

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

October 6, 2015


Filed under Video Games

Letting a championship slip out of your grasp can be a harrowing experience for a franchise. Some teams never get over the hump, fading back into the pack never to emerge as a contender again. Others use the disappointment as motivation to improve and prepare for a second run. Visual Concepts found itself...

Game Review: Honor, Blood And Brains In ‘Warhammer 40,000: Regicide’

Game Review: Honor, Blood And Brains In ‘Warhammer 40,000: Regicide’

October 1, 2015


Filed under Video Games

By Steven Wong GamerHub.tv (TNS) Take “Battle Chess” and add in a little tactical combat with a “Warhammer 40K” flair, and you have “Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.” This game combines the cerebral strategy of chess with the sheer brutality of “Bolters and Chainswords.” That might sound...

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Video Games

By Asif Khan GamerHub.tv (TNS) The exclusive deal between Electronic Arts and the NFL can be a double-edged sword. The lack of a viable competitor to the Madden franchise can sometimes yield a mediocre annual release, but the exclusivity can create amazing experiences when the full force of the NF...

Game Review: ‘Until Dawn’: Here Comes The Sun

Game Review: ‘Until Dawn’: Here Comes The Sun

September 15, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Daniel Perez GamerHub.tv (TNS) I feel there’s always been a time and a place for teen horror films in all of our lives. Growing up, they serve as a great introduction to more hard-core horror films that may traumatize most adolescents, which could lead to sleeping with a nightlight well into...

The “Resident Evil” Remakes Just Keep On Coming As Capcom Has Remade a Previous Remake Of The Classic Game That Kicked Off Survival Horror, “Resident Evil.” And, Boy, Is It a Stinker.

The “Resident Evil” Remakes Just Keep On Coming As Capcom Has Remade a Previous Remake Of The Classic Game That Kicked Off Survival Horror, “Resident Evil.” And, Boy, Is It a Stinker.

February 5, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Video Games

Nostalgia is a funny thing. It can be used to reminisce about days gone by when times were more simple. It can also be used to reflect about some of your decisions in life, both good and bad, as well as loved ones who may no longer be with us. Music, television shows, and films can all spark nostalgi...

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

January 12, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS _When people think of virtual reality, they think games. Put on a helmet where VR systems are being demonstrated, and chances are you'll be immersed in a video game. Here you are in a spaceship cockpit. Now you're driving a race car. Oh, look, you're dodging...

Troy Baker Talks ‘Call Of Duty’ And ‘Far Cry 4’

Troy Baker Talks ‘Call Of Duty’ And ‘Far Cry 4’

December 4, 2014


Filed under Video Games

By John Gaudiosi GamerHub.tv (TNS) Veteran video game actor Troy Baker is starring in most of the biggest blockbusters on store shelves this Christmas, including Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s “LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” and “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.” Baker talks abou...

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