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New Spokane company FunnerSoft about to release its first game, PlanTechtor

As a child, Lester Bloom could often be found hunched over a large roll of paper drawing out new levels for the Mario video game series. Nineteen years later, Bloom …


Bellevue’s Valve pulls school-shooting video game off site after backlash

Bellevue gaming company Valve removed a game developer from its website Tuesday after online outrage over a video game depicting a school shooting.


Lohan fails to convince court her image is in video game

It looks like “Game Over” for actress Lindsay Lohan in her state court fight against a software company for using what she claims is a likeness of her in a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Don’t worry, driverless cars are learning from ‘Grand Theft Auto’

In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

Microsoft’s ‘Forza’ video games top $1 billion in sales

Microsoft has minted its fifth billion-dollar video-game franchise. The “Forza” racing series in December topped $1 billion in lifetime sales since the first game’s release 12 years ago, Microsoft said …


Louisiana boy finds bag of meth in video game package

It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of …


Microsoft’s Minecraft is heading to China

“Minecraft,” the popular Microsoft -owned world-building video game, is heading to China. Microsoft on Friday announced a deal with NetEase, a Chinese online-services company, to develop and sell mobile and …


Rhode Island, Wells Fargo charged with fraud for 38 Studios deal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Rhode Island’s economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors for the state’s disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, …


Ninja remake ‘Strider’ a glimpse of games past

The past several years have seen a renaissance in the 2-D action platformer genre. Updates to once-proud franchises like “Kirby’s Dream Land,” “Donkey Kong Country,” “Bionic Commando” and even “Super …


‘Blood Dragon’ revives ’80s bravado in modern platform

Video games came of age in the 1980s, a decade that was also the heyday of cheesy Hollywood action movies. Thirty years later, you don’t have to look hard to …


‘Blood Dragon’ revives ’80s bravado in modern platform

Video games came of age in the 1980s, a decade that was also the heyday of cheesy Hollywood action movies. Thirty years later, you don’t have to look hard to …


About Face

When people playing the new “American Idol” video game select the character “Doug” and have him sing “Imagine” by John Lennon in the “Dive Bar” venue, they probably don’t realize …


Acclaim Out Of Game Business

Thirty million owners must be wrong: Citing rapidly declining consumer interest in 16-bit game systems, software giant Acclaim Entertainment is no longer producing titles for Nintendo SNES and Gamboy systems, …


Nba Video Game Most Realistic Yet

How the game works: You’re the Orlando Magic’s Penny Hardaway with six seconds on the clock. You steal the ball from Derek Harper, pass it to teammate Nick Anderson, who …