Category Archive: Variety – Technotainment

4K sets officially arrive

We’re likely to hear a lot about 4K before the end of today – press conference day at CES – but the first couple of sets have already made their debuts. LG has… Continue reading

Is Sony’s Kaz Hirai about to ascend?

Kazuo Hirai, the one time leader of Sony’s PlayStation division and now Executive Deputy President, could have another promotion looming in the near future. Japanese business paper Nikkei reports Hirai will be promoted… Continue reading

The iPhone game worth $30 million (not Angry Birds)

Angry Birds gets most of the spotlight when it comes to big money apps, but Epic Games has got legitimate crowing rights as well. Infinity Blade, the action swordplay franchise from Epic’s ChAIR… Continue reading

LG bringing OLED TV to CES

OLED – or organic light-emitting diode – has been one of the longest running legends in consumer technology. The screens, which are incredibly vibrant and accurate in their color technology, have been shown… Continue reading

Court: Activision’s case against EA can go forward

EA received some holiday coal in its stocking Thursday when a California Superior Court judge rejected its argument that it should be excused from a $400 million contract-interference suit. Activision alleges EA illegally… Continue reading

CES 2012 will be the last for Microsoft

Microsoft is breaking up with the Consumer Electronics Show. The tech giant has announced via a company blog that this year’s keynote and exhibit booth will be its last at the show –… Continue reading

EA launches Star Wars: The Old Republic

When the clocks strike midnight, the rush will be on into EA’s newest massively multiplayer online game – and the only title around that has any chance of giving “World of Warcraft” any… Continue reading

Zynga hits Wall Street – then stumbles

Social game maker Zynga’s much anticipated debut on Wall St. didn’t go quite as well as planned Friday. The company finished the trading day at 9.50, 5 percent below its offering price –… Continue reading

Zynga prices its IPO

As expected, social game maker Zynga will begin trading shares on Wall Street Friday, marking one of the video game industry’s biggest public offerings in years. The company has priced shares at $10… Continue reading

First web television award nominees announced

Add Web television to awards season. The International Academy of Web Television has announced nominees for the inaugural IAWTV awards, with Felicia Day’s “The Guild” and drama series “RCVR” topping the list. Read more… Continue reading