LOS ANGELES _ Normally an old cast on a 12-year-old boy’s wrist is one of the least desirable things in the world.More
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LOS ANGELES — Reggie Fils-Aime hasn’t lost his swagger.
LOS ANGELES — The eyes of the video game industry were on Microsoft this morning as the company presented an array of new games to boost its Xbox platform at a critical time.
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…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.More
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…More
Here are edited excerpts of my interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. (Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff photographer) The conversation in his Redmond aerie led to today’s column on the upcoming Wii U and its potential as a new TV interface. Among the topics we covered was competition with Apple,…More
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…More
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…More