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8-Bit Icons: A Look at the Video Games of 'Pixels'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Q*bert is ready for his close-up. After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire to life on the big screen, Chris Columbus' latest film sees the director inserting classic video game characters into the real world. "Pixels" follows a trio of 1980s arcade champions who are recruited by the government to stop an alien force that's taking the form of Donkey Kong and other interactive critters.... more

Best E3 Ever?

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As someone who has attended every Electronic Entertainment Expo since its inception in 1995, this was one for the record books. It’s hard to say if it’s the best in E3’s 20-year history, but there is no denying that it was the strongest of the last decade and that it supercharged the industry and gamers alike. I left with a renewed excitement for the industry I love so dearly. I heard E3 2015 dubbed many things over the five-day event: The Re... more

Minecraft on Hololens: Future of Gaming is Right in Front of Your Eyes

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There are robot insects bursting in through the walls. Everywhere I look, the plaster is cracking, then suddenly, out they spew, their metallic claws aimed at my jugular. It sounds like the sort of techno-hallucinogenic nightmare that filmmaker David Cronenberg may concoct in one of his woozy sci-fi horror flicks. But it isn’t. This is a demo for Microsoft’s Hololens, a forthcoming ... more

'Battlefield 3' Q&A

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"Battlefield 3" is one of the most anticipated games of the season and, with its intense military focus, we thought we should fire a few questions toward developers at Dice. Alan Kertz, gameplay designer, and David Goldfarb, lead story designer, responded. Stars and Stripes: Both editions of "Battlefield: Bad Company" offered campaigns that were more fun and engaging than their competitors. What are the key elements of the "Battlefield 3" cam... more

Q&A: Angela Bassett Talks Playing Boss in 'Rainbow Six' Game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of "Six," the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series " Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six." Bassett was unveiled Monday during a Ubisoft news conference at E3 as the latest "Six" in the upcoming "Rainbow Six: Siege" installment of the publisher's long-running shooter series. The character has always been port... more

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