Rough skies may be ahead for Activision’s ‘Skylanders’

Five years ago, Activision created another multi-billion dollar empire with “Skylanders” — a brilliant fusion of video games and real world toys that immediately captivated players of all ages and engaged young players… Continue reading

Ubisoft CEO open to a merger – but not with Vivendi

The CEO of Ubisoft said he’s confident the French videogame publisher will be able to fend off a move by Vivendi to obtain a seat on the company’s board of directors. However, he… Continue reading

‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout’ creator dives into virtual reality

The video game publisher that accuses Oculus of stealing its intellectual property to create its flagship virtual reality headset isn’t planning to stay on the sidelines as VR games grab a foothold in… Continue reading

Microsoft unveils plans for new Xbox

Microsoft is ready to move the Xbox to the next generation. The company on Monday unveiled a new Xbox One system — code named Project Scorpio — that retains many of the features of… Continue reading

EA lays out ‘Star Wars’ gaming road map

Electronic Arts wants the video game world to know how dedicated it is to “Star Wars.” But don’t look for a new title this year. The software publisher laid out a road map… Continue reading

Adoption’s Nightmare Scenario: Fraud

Any adoption of a child through a birth mother arrangement is a stressful process for the prospective parents. Beyond the usual worries that accompany a pregnancy, there’s the looming chance that the birth… Continue reading

Six Great Wine Trips That Are Cheaper Than Napa Valley

A trip to wine country can be romantic or relaxing, but it can also be a big drain on your wallet. Sometimes, that’s because you return home with a couple more cases of… Continue reading

As EA approaches, video game industry is at a turning point

While sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are moving at a rapid clip, a sense of transition looms over the video game industry these days — and the imminent kick-off of… Continue reading

3 essential business growth lessons from the craft beer boom

You don’t have to be a fan of IPAs to know that the craft beer world is doing something right. In 2015, 620 new breweries opened, with only 67 closing their doors. That… Continue reading

4 key business tips from the man behind Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s

Nolan Bushnell doesn’t have to worry about a legacy as an entrepreneur. He’s already got several. But the creator of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese’s and several other ventures (including his latest, Brainrush, a… Continue reading