Stories tagged: Video games
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics
President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most …
Fri., March 2, 2018
‘Myst’ creators surprise with announcement of new, virtual-reality based game
Cyan Worlds released a trailer early Thursday for what they hope will be a complete gaming adventure set in virtual reality. The steampunk-inspired “Firmament” does not have a release date, …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Editorial: Freeman tragedy needs broader perspective
Why does it keep happening? What can we do? We all want to make sense of this. But the answers aren’t simple, no matter how much we wish they were
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality
Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Nintendo in need of hit with its Switch
Nintendo is trying to erase the divide between video games played in the living room and on the go. And the highly anticipated launch of its Nintendo Switch system on …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Evolution always wins: University of Idaho video game uses mutating aliens to teach science concepts
“Darwin’s Demons,” a video game created at the University of Idaho, uses mutating aliens to teach students about natural selection and evolution.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Compulsive video-gaming may mean less drug use among U.S. teens
American teens are using fewer illicit drugs, with the exception of marijuana, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, noon
‘Myst’ creators Cyan break into virtual reality game design with ‘Obduction’
Rand Miller, co-creator of the classic computer game “Myst,” said his small team of developers is closer now, with the advent of virtual reality technology, to creating the immersive experience …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. announced as cover athlete of ‘MLB The Show 17’
Ken Griffey Jr., the former Seattle Mariners all-star and newly enshrined member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, will grace the cover of PlayStation 4 video game, “MLB The Show …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Microsoft buys Seattle video-game streaming startup for Xbox Live
Microsoft said Thursday it has acquired Beam, a Seattle startup that builds video-game streaming tools.
Thu., July 21, 2016
Feedback: Favorite video games of all time
We asked our Facebook friends for their favorite video games of all time. The answers span generations.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Pokémon Go hordes flock to Riverfront Park in Spokane
Hundreds of Spokane residents came out to Riverfront Park Monday afternoon hoping to catch Pokémon in the wild.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing video games
A Florida man who kept playing videogames after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Shooter games hyped at trade show after Orlando attack
The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Nintendo looks to filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale
Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater or …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 4 a.m.
Movie review: ‘Ratchet & Clank’ jumps from video games to big screen
Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Spokane game developers seek to ride new wave of virtual reality excitement
Anna Czoski and Lew Strachman co-founded Novawake Studios to explore the potential of virtual reality technology. Their projects, which are loosely defined as “video games,” can be experienced at the …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction
“Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 5 p.m.
Spokane brothers open Jedi-themed ‘church’ offering arcade, toys and comics
Tim and Tyler Arnold have turned their collection of all things pop culture into a Jedi-themed church in Spokane they hope will serve as an outlet for community service as …
Sat., June 13, 2015
‘Myst,’ ‘Riven’ video games will be basis for TV series
A Burbank, California, company will produce a 10-episode season based on the popular “Myst” and “Riven” video games developed by Spokane game company Cyan Worlds Inc. The not-yet-scheduled series will …
Fri., April 24, 2015
‘Wolf’ brings adventure gaming to compelling fairy tale world
Imagine a world where fairy tales are real, their characters living their lives in New York with the same foibles as humans. It’s an easier thing to imagine nowadays with …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Local developers launch trivia app
Making video games is the realization of a longtime dream for Spokane Valley resident Jason Stock. “There was this new mobile thing, that you could do it yourself,” Stock, 36, …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
‘Ebola Attack’ creators make a mobile game for good
Lance Hughes and Anna Czoski hope their viral video game goes viral. The pair created “Ebola Attack,” a game for smartphones and tablets that tasks players with saving organs from …
Fri., July 18, 2014
Spokane gamers hosting multi-state ‘Smash Bros.’ tournament
As street basketball fans descended upon downtown Spokane last month for the annual Hoopfest festivities, a different class of gamer was flicking joysticks for real cash across town. Chris Hardin, …
Sun., June 1, 2014
Settlement will pay college players for use of their image in video games
A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded video games. The payouts …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
PlayStation 4, Xbox One face changed videogame landscape
NEW YORK – The last time Sony and Microsoft came out with new video game consoles, there was no iPad, the iPhone was months away and “FarmVille” and “Angry Birds” …
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
Cyan reaches $1.1 million fundraising goal for ‘Obduction’
Cyan Worlds on Wednesday exceeded its Kickstarter campaign goal of $1.1 million.
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
‘Myst’ creators Cyan Inc. launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new game
Cyan Inc., the Spokane company that captivated video game players 20 years ago with “Myst,” has launched a campaign to raise $1.1 million for its next big thing. The company …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013
‘Myst’ creator keeps the dream alive
Twenty years ago, a small video game company in Mead released a CD-ROM game called “Myst.” At a time when computer games involved fighting aliens or driving cartoon cars around …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2012, 1:08 p.m.
Burglary suspect: These pants aren’t mine
A suspected burglar caught wearing pants with methamphetamine in the pocket said the pants didn’t belong to him, police say.