‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3′: 5 ways it’s different
Arts & Entertainment / Games

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3′: 5 ways it’s different

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3″ is enlisting a few new recruits. The third installment in Treyarch’s popular military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching traditional avatar customization in its multiplayer mode, instead opting … Continue reading

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ unleashed at fan convention
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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ unleashed at fan convention

  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force isn’t merely awakening on the big screen. It’s also returning to the video game realm. “Star Wars: Battlefront” publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer DICE showcased their next-generation rendition of the “Star Wars” multiplayer shooter Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan extravaganza celebrating the sci-fi franchise. … Continue reading

Awesome! ‘Lego Dimensions’ combining bricks and franchises
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Awesome! ‘Lego Dimensions’ combining bricks and franchises

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The creators of the “Lego” video games are building their own rendition of a toys-to-life franchise. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games unveiled plans Thursday, Apr. 9, for “Lego Dimensions,” a game and toy line combining real-world Lego bricks and figures with virtual game worlds depicted on screen. It’s similar … Continue reading

After 5-year absence, ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ to return
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After 5-year absence, ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ to return

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The publisher of “Guitar Hero” is readying a comeback tour. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to resurrect the once-popular video game franchise, which involved players rhythmically tapping guitar-shaped controllers along to music. The new entry scheduled for release this fall is titled “Guitar Hero Live” and introduces a redesigned … Continue reading

With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation
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With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series “Dead Rising,” they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as “Street Fighter” and “Resident Evil” handed the movie producers a game … Continue reading