On Sept. 21, it was announced that for $7.5 billion, Microsoft would be purchasing ZeniMax Media Inc. Will this acquisition mean huge franchises like “The Elder Scrolls,” “Fallout,” “Doom,” “Dishonored” and “Wolfenstein” would become exclusive to Xbox and PC moving forward?
“Seinfeld” proudly proclaimed to be a show about nothing. Jerry Seinfeld’s first book in almost three decades, “Is This Anything?” is about everything. It’s about childhood, teenhood, adulthood and parenthood. It’s about bumper cars and dry cleaning, magicians and supermarket check-out rubber dividers.
On Sept. 24, my favorite game of all time received its first major update in nearly eight years. That game is “Left 4 Dead 2,” a cooperative first-person shooter that tasks players with overcoming hordes of zombies. Sounds original, right?
Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. The original cast of the critically acclaimed NBC political drama "The West Wing" recently reunited for the first time in 17 years for a special benefit stage presentation of a 2002 episode, which premieres Thursday on HBO Max.
Sixty-nine years ago Thursday, on Oct. 15, 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered, introducing the world at large to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both seasoned performers before "I Love Lucy," Ball and Arnaz cemented their places in entertainment history while portraying Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the series that ran from 1951-1957.
It's difficult not to be drawn to the beauty and contrast of Andy Warhol's "Reigning Queens." Illustrating the difference between chilly and distant Queen Elizabeth II and sunny and approachable Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, courtesy of screen prints, is inspired, and the concept by the late, legendary artist holds up a generation later.
Regal Cinemas, the country’s second-largest movie theater chain after AMC Theatres, suspended operations at its 536 locations on Thursday – a bold move that its parent company, Cineworld, attributes to an “increasingly challenging theatrical landscape.” The decision affects approximately 40,000 jobs.
If you’ve spent any time perusing the Steam storefront, you’ve probably seen the words “early access” or “pre-alpha” next to a game’s title. There’s boatloads of high- and low-profile examples of these games, with the likes of “Fortnite” only dropping the phrase early access from its title in June.
Over the next few days, as we memorialize Eddie Van Halen, who died at age 65 on Tuesday from throat cancer, expect countless tributes noting his guitar-playing pyrotechnics, the finger-tapping, blazing speed and jigsaw puzzle of arpeggio chords crafted into perfectly constructed melodies (think "Panama" or "Unchained").
Fall is coffee season. Well, coffee season is year-round, but fall inspires us to crave those comforting seasonal flavors like apple, cinnamon, caramel and – the champion of autumn – pumpkin. But this ride through the pumpkin patch is avoiding the PSL (sorry, Starbucks) and following a new trend: Dalgona coffee.
The 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" – both pioneering and polarizing for its simultaneously honest and stagy depiction of pre-Stonewall-era male homosexuality – gets a handsome, impeccably acted Netflix film adaptation by director Joe Mantello based on Mantello's own 50th-anniversary Broadway revival in 2018.
Yeah, that's that super baby — Nicki Minaj has welcomed her first child. The "Super Bass" rapper gave birth Wednesday in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. No additional birth details were immediately available. As of Thursday, Minaj had not commented on social media about her new baby.
Political debates are like catnip to “Saturday Night Live,” which will return this weekend – just in time for Jim Carrey to spoof Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s performance in Tuesday night’s debate. That’ll be Jim Carrey from Studio 8H, not Jim Carrey from wherever it is he normally lives.
Few video games are entirely self-explanatory. In the early glory days of arcades, instructions were printed on the cabinet around the edges of the screen. When video games came home, many titles were released in a box with several pages of printed instructions. Developers typically try their best to make games intuitive.
Jacob Schultz recently competed in the World Kendama Cup and took first place in the U.S. and fifth overall. The teen shares his skills with 15 students at Orchard Prairie School who just received their own kendamas thanks to a crowd-funding push from teacher Kirsten Schierman.
About two years ago, in honor of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, magazine staff released a list of the top cartoons of all time, deeming it "The Definitive Ranking of 'The Simpsons,' 'Peanuts' and More Old Cartoons From Your Childhood."
Oktoberfest, the annual two-week Bavarian folk festival that draws visitors from around the world, was canceled this year for the first time since World War II. Amid mounting global coronavirus cases in April, German officials deemed the Munich beer tents, oompah concerts and food stalls too risky to continue.
In years past, the Spokane Arts’ annual awards parties celebrating local artists and cultural organizations have often been raucous affairs. Artists and audiences have shown up with loud costumes, strong cocktails and questionable dance moves. (This is what I’ve been told, anyway.)
One genre description seems to be popping up everywhere lately: “roguelike.” Over the past few years, I’ve found the term to be increasingly ubiquitous, so I did some research. Like most genres, it’s a convoluted category now but had a clear beginning: the early dungeon-crawling game “Rogue,” developed in 1980.
Since the show debuted in 1975, the writers and performers at "Saturday Night Live" have skewered the latest in national and international politics week after week. With a new season kicking off a month before the presidential election, you can guarantee many a headline will make its way onto TV screens courtesy of "SNL."
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