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Disney lays off staff at game developer LucasArts

(AP)—Four months after acquiring "Star Wars" maker Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down video game production at subsidiary LucasArts and laying off staff as it focuses on the less-risky, less-expensive path ...

dateApr 03, 2013 in Business
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Review: Lara Croft refreshed in new 'Tomb Raider'

It's been four years—almost a generation in video game years—since Lara Croft embarked on a "Tomb Raider" expedition. The unenviable task of rebooting the well-known and well-worn series seemed impossible, ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Software
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Review: Sci-fi cliches mar beauty of 'Crysis 3'

"Crysis 3" (Electronic Arts, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.99) is a gorgeous game. Its creator, the German studio Crytek, has lived up to its promises that it will set a new benchmark for computer ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Software
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Review: 'Dead Space 3' a less scary, solid shooter

Isaac Clarke has grown over the first two "Dead Space" games from a troubled systems engineer into a full-fledged action hero, so it would be naive to think that the series would not morph alongside its protagonist.

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Software
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Review: 'Devil May Cry' an infernal thrill ride

At the beginning of "DmC: Devil May Cry" (Capcom, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $59.99), demons run amok through a seaside amusement park. Arcades are yanked from their foundations, rides spin out of control ...

dateJan 17, 2013 in Software
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Disney unveils own 'Skylanders'-like franchise

Captain Jack Sparrow driving Cinderella's carriage? Mr. Incredible swinging the Queen of Hearts' flamingo mallet? Sulley from "Monsters, Inc." galloping around on Bullseye from "Toy Story"? Those are just ...

dateJan 15, 2013 in Business
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Review: 'Nike+ Kinect,' 'Your Shape' sweat it out

It's that time of the year when the line for an elliptical machine at your local gym stretches a bit longer thanks to freshly motivated folks who've resolved to start 2013 by shedding pounds and shaping up. ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Software
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Review: 'Epic Mickey 2' builds a worse mousetrap

While Mickey Mouse has been the face of The Walt Disney Co. for more than 80 years, I don't think he's anyone's favorite toon. The kids in my family adore Ariel, Simba and Buzz Lightyear, while I have a soft ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Business
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