Articles filed under Video Games

Show 21-40 of 412 « previous next »
  • ‘Call of Duty’ multiplayer tops rote story Nov 7, 2014 6:00 AM
    Kevin Spacey can’t save “Call of Duty” from itself. But perhaps an Iron Man-like “exoskeleton” can. Spacey plays the egomaniacal leader of a private military corporation in the single-player story mode of “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” Despite often choppy animation of his performance-capture acting, Spacey lends smarmy gravitas to his character, the highlight of an otherwise rote, self-serious, globe-trotting campaign.

     
  • ‘Civilization’ shoots for the stars Nov 3, 2014 5:45 AM
    Our planet isn’t in very good shape. The good news, according to “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth,” is that we’ll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we’d better start looking for a new home.

     
  • ‘Sunset Overdrive’ a fun, mindless romp Nov 1, 2014 6:30 AM
    Usually, dumb video games don’t know they’re dumb video games. That’s not the case with the ludicrously self-aware “Sunset Overdrive” (Microsoft, for the Xbox One, $59.99), a vibrant open-world action game set in a doomed metropolis that’s been overrun by mutants, robots and mercenaries after the release of a toxic energy drink. While pop culture typically depicts the apocalypse in various shades of brown and gray, the designers at Insomniac Games have created an over-the-top, end-of-the-world setup that looks more like an amusement park than a prison.

     
  • Another black comic blast of ‘Borderlands’ Oct 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Like dozens of other video games, “Borderlands” is all about killing — people, robots, monsters, whatever. But “Borderlands” has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an acidic sense of black humor that’s a welcome relief. In 2012’s “Borderlands 2,” the source of most of the comedy was Handsome Jack, the sarcastic yet charming villain. Jack is back in “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!” — and, in a characteristically perverse twist, this time you’re fighting on his side.

     
  • ‘Evil Within’ is a nightmarish head trip Oct 20, 2014 10:25 AM
    In the video-game world, Shinji Mikami’s name has the same cachet that George Romero and Wes Craven have among moviegoers. Mikami created “Resident Evil,” the 1996 classic usually credited as the first “survival horror” game. Mikami fans have been waiting a long time for a follow-up — and “The Evil Within” will scratch their survival horror itch.

     
  • ‘Walking Dead’ just won’t die Oct 17, 2014 7:23 AM
    “The Walking Dead” returned to AMC last week to huge ratings, and Sean doesn't really get why. But who cares what he thinks? The show is so big, it has its own pinball table. And speaking of pinball, Wheeling is the place to be this weekend for enthusiasts of the game.

     
  • ‘Alien: Isolation’ delivers sci-fi terror Oct 13, 2014 5:45 AM
    Ridley Scott’s “Alien” has inspired dozens of video games since its debut in 1979, but “Alien: Isolation” is the first in a while that has aspired to the claustrophobic terror of the original film. Is “Isolation” that bone-chilling and nerve-wracking? Not quite, but it does deliver some thrills. It takes place 15 years after the events of “Alien.” The protagonist, Amanda Ripley, is searching for her mother, Ellen Ripley, when she gets a lead drawing her to the decommissioned space station Sevastopol.

     
  • New ‘Skylanders’ delights and frustrates Oct 8, 2014 5:45 AM
    There’s a peculiar kind of tension at work in Activision’s wildly successful Skylanders series. If you just want a dozen or so hours of fun, with fast-paced action and an amusing story, a $75 starter pack will get the job done. But if you want to see every little thing packed into a Skylanders game, be prepared to spend a couple of hundred dollars more on additional toys. “Skylanders Trap Team” doubles down on the “gotta buy more” strategy.

     
  • ‘Shadow of Mordor’ grabs the gold ring Oct 7, 2014 5:45 AM
    “The Lord of the Rings” has inspired hundreds of video games, but there’s never been a great one based directly on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic. Until now. “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” is the most satisfying virtual adventure ever set in Tolkien’s world. And one big reason it’s so successful is that it jettisons so much of what you might expect from a “Rings” game.

     
  • ‘World of Tanks’ game finds ally in ‘Fury’ film Oct 7, 2014 10:27 AM
    “Fury” is rolling into “World of Tanks.” Before the World War II tank drama reaches theaters Oct. 17, video gamers can make like Brad Pitt’s character, Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier, and steer a virtual rendition of the tank he commands in the film. It’s the latest example of a likeminded movie and game aligning to hype each other, and it marks the first Hollywood pact for the popular online tank combat title.

     
  • Robert Morris bets video game scholarships can draw talent Oct 6, 2014 11:58 AM
    As a teenager, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. His grades tanked. His parents fretted. A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset-wearing players into virtual battle at Robert Morris University in Chicago. He's studying computer networking there on a nearly $15,000 a year athletic scholarship — for playing “League of Legends.”

     
  • Reviews: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag Oct 4, 2014 7:32 AM
    As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory. Amazon’s Fire TV and the Roku 3 both offer a multitude of games, alongside apps to stream video on the big television screen from services such as Netflix and Hulu. The game offerings — some free, some for a fee — are a mixed bag thus far, ranging from solid to silly.

     
  • New ‘Alien’ video game promises stealth, smarts Oct 3, 2014 5:45 AM
    The franchise that began with “Alien,” Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic horror film, takes another crack at the world of video games Tuesday, Oct. 7, with yet another hotly anticipated title. “Alien: Isolation” seeks to replicate the spookhouse-in-space feel of Scott’s film instead of the shoot-’em-up action that one would normally associate with games based on the franchise.

     
  • Avengers assemble in ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Sep 30, 2014 5:45 AM
    For kids today, there’s no escaping The Walt Disney Co. The “Infinity” project is Disney’s attempt to link all its characters in one shared video-game world. This year, the company adds its lucrative comic-book properties to the fray with “Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes.” The starter kit includes figures of Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, as well as a clear plastic model of Avengers Tower.

     
  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset Sep 20, 2014 2:12 PM
    Oculus’ headset covers a user’s eyes and can create immersive worlds that react to head movement.The original prototype of the Oculus Rift headset was unveiled in 2012.

     
  • Minecraft now a publishing sensation Sep 8, 2014 5:45 AM
    Like millions of parents, Aaron Sacharow welcomes those moments when his son — 7-year-old Tyler — takes a break from video games and picks up a book instead. He’ll even settle for the book being a guide to Minecraft, a game that’s sold more than 50 million copies since it was originally released in 2011. “I don’t want to say it tricks them into reading,” says Sacharow.

     
  • Amazon cloud welcomes Twitch gamers Aug 30, 2014 7:42 AM
    To a non-millennial, someone who plays video games all day is a couch potato, and someone who watches the players is beyond understanding. Yet Twitch, the game-play video-streaming service, had to find a buyer because it needs more hardware to meet overwhelming demand.

     
  • ‘Madden NFL 15’ scores on new consoles Aug 30, 2014 6:15 AM
    “Madden NFL 15” is here to remind you why football is still so popular. It tosses you right into a high-stakes playoff showdown, with quarterback Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers fighting for a late score against cornerback Richard Sherman and the vaunted Seattle Seahawks defense. It’s a breathless showcase for “Madden” on the new-generation consoles, and it almost makes you forget about the league’s horrible summer.

     
  • Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention Aug 23, 2014 7:22 AM
    Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say. Moore is the “ratings czar” for “Madden NFL,” the man responsible for making sure the popular video game’s virtual avatars accurately reflect their real-life counterparts.

     
  • Apps for kids: Virtual pets teach life lessons Aug 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Are your kids begging for a pet, but you don't think they are ready? Try getting them a virtual pet in the meantime. Here are three iPad apps that will teach your children about the responsibilities of pet care.

     
Show 21-40 of 412 « previous next »
Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.