Category Archive: Variety – Technotainment

Adobe abandons mobile Flash

The biggest complaint from iPhone owners to date has been the inability to access sites that use Adobe’s Flash player. Adobe spent years appealing Apple’s decision without success. Now the company is throwing… Continue reading

Modern Warfare 3 launch: By the numbers

There’s little doubt that today’s launch of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” will set new entertainment industry records for first week revenues. But to put things in perspective, here are a few… Continue reading

Call of Duty rolls out celebrities for Modern Warfare 3 launch

Activision turned heads last year with its eye-popping “There’s a Soldier in All of Us” campaign for “Call of Duty: Black Ops”. Now it’s upping the ante. Jonah Hill (“Superbad”) and Sam Worthington… Continue reading

CBS chief talks Apple TV

With Steve Jobs first dropping hints about Apple’s plans for a branded TV set in his conversations with biographer Walter Isaacson, others are a bit more comfortable discussing it now. The latest to… Continue reading

Spike revs up the VGAs

Today’s revelation that Spike TV has tapped Survivor creator Mark Burnett to exec produce this year’s Video Game Awards was just the tip of the iceberg. The show, which is the highest profile celebration of… Continue reading

Here’s the trailer for Grand Theft Auto V

Eight days after letting the world know “Grand Theft Auto V” was on the way, Rockstar Games has given us our first look at the title – and it looks like fans of… Continue reading

2011’s most cinematic game hits stores today

One of the reasons video games and Hollywood have stayed so far apart in the public eye is the gaming world’s casual regard for plot. Games, traditionally, are a series of event moments… Continue reading

First-time gamers are getting younger

As television and other entertainment industries battle video games for people’s free time in today’s environment, they might want to keep their eyes on future generations as well. A study by Common Sense… Continue reading

Google TV tries again

The first iteration of Google TV fell flat. It was, at its core, a good idea that was marred by poor execution and mismanagement. Now the search giant is ready to give it… Continue reading

The latest iTV whispers

The rumor mill is, somewhat predictably, in overdrive about an Apple-built television set these days, following mention of it in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. And some of what’s being talked about… Continue reading