Mobile shines in exploding world of games
The booming popularity of play on smartphones or tablet computers in a realm once dominated by videogame consoles was a hot theme at the major Game Developers Conference that ended on Friday.
Virtual reality, goggles and all, attempts return
It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference, ...
Indie sensibilities embraced at gaming conference
It's a time of transition for the video game industry. With last year's launch of the Wii U, the impending arrival of the PlayStation 4 and the likelihood of a new Xbox on the horizon, the next generation ...
Disney sketches sequel to 'Epic Mickey' video game
(AP) -- Warren Spector realizes that he made a mistake with "Epic Mickey," his 2010 action-adventure game starring the world's most famous mouse
Virtual Piggy lets children get online allowances
Startup Virtual Piggy is rolling out a way for parents to give children online allowances to spend on games, iPod accessories or other stuff tailored for Internet-loving youngsters.
"Skyrim" and "Portal" stars at game conference
Sweeping medieval fantasy game "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and addictive puzzle play in "Portal 2" won accolades at the world's largest gathering of game makers that wraps up Friday in San Francisco.
'Heavy Rain' game creator debuts high-tech 'Kara'
(AP) -- The future of performance-capture technology is right around the corner, and its name just might be "Kara."
'SimCity' game rebuilt for age of climate change
Climate change is coming to SimCity. A new version of the city-building computer game that factors in real-world consequences of energy choices has won endorsements from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and the director of the ...
Music, media firms pin hopes on new Facebook ties
Music and media companies are pinning fresh hopes for reviving their businesses on a small ribbon that Facebook has begun putting on user profiles called the "ticker."
Angry Birds lands in Chrome Web browser
Rovio's "Angry Birds" is landing on Chrome in the first version of the addictively popular smartphone and tablet game tailored for play on a computer Web browser.
Mobile gaming dominates Game Developers Conference
(AP) -- With retail video game sales smacked down by the rough economy and ever-growing competition in the crowded social and mobile game marketplace, it seemed like attendees at this week's annual Game Developers ...
OnLive takes videogames into the Internet 'cloud'
OnLive took videogames into the "cloud" on Thursday with the US launch of a service that hosts hot titles as services on the Internet, eliminating the need for consoles.
Innovation on display at Games Conference
(AP) -- Motion controls and social gaming were the hot topics at this week's Game Developers Conference, the annual convention of game designers, programmers and executives.
'Uncharted 2' nabs 5 trophies at video game awards
(AP) -- "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" stole the show at the Game Developers Choice Awards.