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January 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Guns, games and government

After a month on the wagon, I slipped off and used an assault rifle last week. It didn’t feel the same. The rifle was in a new episode of “Halo 4” that Microsoft was previewing for reporters at its Kirkland game studio. I blasted away at aliens on the screen, then swapped the rifle for more…

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Comments | Topics: Black Ops II, Digital media, E3

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

September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Nintendo Wii U out Nov. 18, starts at $300 (updated with video)

Nintendo finally revealed details of its upcoming Wii U, which will start the next generation of video game consoles amid growing competition from online and mobile games. The company will begin selling the console – which features a tablet-like controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen – on Nov. 18 for $300. That’s for a model with…

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Comments | Topics: call of duty black ops II, Gadgets & products, Games & entertainment

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

August 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Sony lands NFL on PlayStation 3

The $50 PlayStation 3 price cut on Tuesday was just the start of Sony’s fall blitz. Today, the company announced a partnership with DirecTV to stream NFL games to the console. Both Microsoft and Sony have added sports programming to their consoles to broaden their appeal as entertainment hubs. The Xbox 360 streams ESPN3 sports content for free,…

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Comments | Topics: DirecTV, fantasy football 2011, Microsoft

June 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Alleged Sony PSN hackers busted, face Spanish inquisition

Authorities in Spain have arrested three people accused of perpetrating the attack that stole user information from Sony’s PlayStation Network and led to an extended shutdown. Sony shut its network – the cornerstone of its connected entertainment strategy – on April 20 and is still working to fully restore the system. Last week more than 90…

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Comments | Topics: network hack, playstation, PlayStation

May 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Osama bump for Sony’s Navy SEALs game?

Sony’s not saying yet whether the company’s seen a boost in sales of “SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs” after Sunday’s action in Pakistan. But I’ll bet the game – released on April 19 – gets a boost from newfound appreciation for the Navy commandos. SOCOM 4 was created by Zipper Interactive, a Sony-owned studio in Redmond led…

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Comments | Topics: Games & entertainment, Navy SEALs, Osama Bin Laden

April 26, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Sony PSN update: Maybe back in a week, personal info stolen

Sony provided an update on the PlayStation Network outage that began last week, leaving millions of players and several Seattle-area game studios in the lurch. The company said “some services” should be restored within a week. In the meantime, users should be extra careful about online scammers trying to obtain more personal information. Sony shut the network…

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Comments | Topics: PlayStation, Sony

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