Category Archive: Variety – Technotainment

Xbox adds iHeartRadio, Verizon FiOS

Microsoft continues to roll out new entertainment offerings for the Xbox 360. The second wave of content providers for the recent user interface revamp of Xbox Live has hit the console, bringing some… Continue reading

Recapping the VGA winners

Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards program always tends to divide the gamer audience, which grumbles about the flashy nature of the programming, but the event is still very much a can’t miss… Continue reading

November game sales surge, hardware sales dip

Led by “Modern Warfare 3″ and a surprisingly strong “The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim,” video game software sales soared past analyst expectations in November. Retail sales of console and portable software were up 15… Continue reading

Mario creator teases retirement

The video game industry’s top developer seems ready to step back from game making. Shiergu Miyamoto, creator of Donkey Kong, Mario and The Legend of Zelda, has told Wired.com that he plans to… Continue reading

‘Godfather’ social game bypasses Facebook

It takes a lot of guts for a social game to turn its back on Facebook, but you probably would expect nothing less of a game based on the Godfather franchise. The Godfather:… Continue reading

Gore Verbinski partners with Microsoft

Director Gore Verbinski is getting into the video game industry. The helmer of such pictures as The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Rango has announced a deal with Microsoft, where his Blind… Continue reading

Which entertainment properties led Twitter in 2010?

As the end of the year draws close, the inevitable year in review pieces are starting to roll out. The first, from Twitter, however, shows what the hot shows, music, movies and actors… Continue reading

Video games headed to Sundance

The video game world has never really been represented well at Robert Redford’s popular Sundance Film Festival, but that’s set to change this year. Indie Game: The Movie has been selected to screen… Continue reading

THQ joins forces with South Park creators

South Park has been around the video game block a few times, but its latest trip could be remarkably different. South Park Digital Studios and Obsidian Entertainment, makers of “Fallout: New Vegas,” are… Continue reading

Weinstein follows Disney’s ‘second screen’ lead

Disney was the first studio to fully integrate iOS systems with their films, but they’re no longer the only filmmaker doing so. The Weinstein Company and Technicolor have teamed up to utilize the… Continue reading