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June 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM

E3 first-takes, videos: Ryse, Fantasia, Killzone, Mad Max and Kitty Mario

LOS ANGELES _ If you play video games, forget about getting much done this holiday season and beyond. Companies here at E3 are showing intoxicating, alluring new titles that will make it nearly impossible for a generation of players to pull themselves away from their consoles and big-screen TVs. It’s a modern version of the land of…

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Comments | Topics: e3, Fantasia, Killzone

May 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Q&A: Microsoft Games boss on Xbox One lineup, Spielberg’s Halo and more

Microsoft’s unveiling of the Xbox One console on Tuesday mostly showed off the system’s entertainment capabilities.

The next big Xbox event, on June 10 in Los Angeles, will be mostly about games.

For a preview I buttonholed Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, on Tuesday.

Microsoft image of Phil Spencer at Tuesday’s Xbox One event.

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Comments | Topics: e3, Forza 5, halo

January 14, 2013 at 9:39 AM

CES: Finding console clues – a PlayStation 4K?

With all the hoopla at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’d never guess it was missing a few hugely important products that are about to be released by two of the industry’s biggest players. I’m talking about new versions of Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation that are expected to debut later this year. They’re potentially the…

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Comments | Topics: 4K TV, Bill Gates, ces

July 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Video and Q&A: A closer look at Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass

It took decades of work and billions of dollars, but Microsoft may be close to achieving one of its early goals. The combination of its Xbox console, Xbox Live network and new “SmartGlass” technology may finally make the company’s software irresistible to movie and TV studios trying to make their content more interactive. SmartGlass is a software…

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Comments | Topics: Digital media, e3, Kinect

June 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Sony’s “Last of Us” best of show at E3, Wii U and Halo 4 tapped

Game critics covering the recent E3 show gave their collective “best of show” award to “The Last of Us,” a new cinematic action video game title Sony is developing for the PlayStation 3. The game follows a mercenary smuggling 14-year-old girl from a quarantine zone in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic vision of America. It’s being developed…

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Comments | Topics: e3, E3, Games & entertainment

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