Category Archive: Variety (Print)

Hollywood could learn from videogame franchise strategy

The videogame industry takes its franchises even more seriously than Hollywood. New games — or at least digitally downloadable content — are expected every year by a voracious audience, with billions in grosses… Continue reading

Emerging gaming biz upends playbook

It’s easier than ever for gamers to get their fix, whether playing “Words With Friends” on a plane, “League of Legends” for free online or the latest “Call of Duty” on Xbox or… Continue reading

Hip-hop stages vidgame comeback

Hip-hop and videogames might seem like a logical combination, but the first stab at blending the two didn’t go well — to put it mildly. Icons in the industry are taking another run… Continue reading

Pop princess Perry gets her game on

The Sims has long been one of the strongest brands in Electronic Arts’ video game catalog. Millions of players form a vibrant, active community whose loyalty to the game hasn’t wavered in the… Continue reading

Costly TVs pave the way for innovations

Being an early adopter on the cutting edge of technology has never been cheap. And the new TV sets heading soon to retailers come with a hefty pricetag, making the cost of a… Continue reading

The weird and wonderful of CES 2013

There’s never any shortage of interesting things at the Consumer Electronics Show, especially devices or software that will transform the way people consume entertainment. Then there are the oddities. These items may never… Continue reading

50 Cent returns with high-end headphones

While he first burst onto the scene as a music artist, 50 Cent has quickly become just as influential in the world of business. The man born as Curtis James Jackson III joined… Continue reading

CES 2013: The Innovators of Television

With over-the-top platforms proliferating and social media changing the way we interact with content, the traditional tube is on the way out. These 10 pioneers are launching technologies and making deals to transform… Continue reading

CES: Are TV viewers salivating for voice controls?

Voice command may seem like a natural evolution for television, given the popularity of Apple’s Siri on the iPhone. But is it ready for primetime? Samsung’s ES8000 LED set, the company’s flagship “smart… Continue reading

CES: Motorhead in gear with headphones

For years, Motorhead has avoided the trend of licensed merchandise, but when a startup headphone manufacturer came calling, the rock band finally joined the club. “People say we’ve never sold out,” joked the… Continue reading