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June 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Best of E3 game show: Bows, boats, balls and more

LOS ANGELES — With a tiny drum roll, because my ears are still ringing from the amplified madness of the E3 video-game extravaganza, here are my best-of-show awards. Weapon of the Year: Composite bow in “Crysis 3.” Maybe it’s because of the “Hunger Games” book and movie, but archery is hot nowadays, and every other game at…

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Comments | Topics: Assassin's Creed III, best of E3, Crysis 3

December 5, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Xbox gets nice update, but “live TV” a work in progress

Microsoft likes to talk about how it’s creating the future of entertainment with the Xbox. It certainly entertained my family last week, when I tested the new software interface and video services coming to the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live service Tuesday. More than a routine upgrade, the new software represents Microsoft’s latest push to insert itself…

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Comments | Topics: Comcast, fios, hulu

June 13, 2011 at 9:37 AM

E3 notebook: Sensor mounts, stats and “Star Wars”

LOS ANGELES — There’s another real-estate crisis happening, causing all kinds of grief for people who own multiple video-game systems. The latest gear from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo requires more than just a box sitting below the television. To play their motion-sensing games, you also must mount a sensor unit on or near the TV. If you…

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Comments | Topics: e3, E3, Games & entertainment

June 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

E3 video: Inside look at “Fable: The Journey” for Kinect

LOS ANGELES — Here’s Peter Molyneux, creative director of Microsoft’s European game studios, explaining how “Fable: The Journey” was designed to use the Kinect sensor while sitting on the couch. During a closed-door demo, he said it’s easier to get immersed in the rich story when you’re seated, as opposed to leaping and waving in front…

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Comments | Topics: e3, E3, Fable: The Journey; peter molyneux

November 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Xbox Kinect’s not racist, but media can’t resist the story

I hate having to write about this sort of thing, but some people are clinging to the debunked story that Microsoft’s Kinect doesn’t recognize black people. Pack journalists and blogs gleefully jumped on the non-story, rushing to report a racial issue where there isn’t one. It’s all about clicks, right? The story began when GameSpot.com posted an…

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Comments | Topics: Games & entertainment, Kinect, kinect

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