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Tomb Raider sales near 6 million

It took a while, but Lara Croft’s rebirth is finally paying off. Publisher Square Enix has announced that cumulative sales of last year’s acclaimed reboot of the iconic series are closing in on… Continue reading

10 must-have video games this holiday season

With the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One this month, there’s a lot of focus on next-generation games, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that many of the year’s best titles were made for… Continue reading

Female video game characters shedding stereotypes

Female characters have had a rather dubious run in the video game world. When they aren’t damsels in distress, they’re oversexualized stereotypes meant to titillate rather than foster a sense of empowerment in… Continue reading

Female Avatars Slowly Gain Ground in Videogame Worlds

The most formidable protagonist in video­games is a 21-year-old woman who must protect her friends and fight off well-armed enemies hell-bent on dispatching her. The game is “Tomb Raider,” launched March 5, and… Continue reading

The Most Anticipated Videogames of 2013

With retail brick-and-mortar sales of new video games down 30 percent year to date, few analysts — and even fewer investors — have much faith that things will rebound into positive territory this year.… Continue reading

Big name game delays bolster 2013

With the circus-like E3 expo less than three weeks away (listen closely and you can hear the collective gaming industry screaming in excitement/terror), you’d think the focus would be on 2012. But with… Continue reading

Does Transmedia Work?

In June, the Syfy Channel and THQ debuted “Red Faction: Origins,” a television movie that not only received decent reviews, but was also the test pilot for a potential series.  Days later, the… Continue reading

The Biggest Videogame Movie Hits

The history of financially successful videogame-to-movie conversions is a pretty short one. The list of critically successful conversions is even shorter. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few solid hits that got… Continue reading

Game makers betting big on remakes

If you’re a fan of ‘Star Wars’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’, you’re intimately familiar with Hollywood’s practice of repackaging hit films, adding a bit of polish or new content and enticing… Continue reading

New Tomb Raider movie in the works

Lara Croft is on her way back to the big screen. GK Films, the Hollywood production studio behind “Rango” and the Angelina Jolie vehicle “The Tourist,” has acquired the film rights to the… Continue reading