| May 25, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Big Huge Games, a studio in Timonium that designed rich, immersive video games, has closed its office and only a skeleton crew of employees remained as its parent company in Rhode Island appears to have gone out of business, according to online reports. ...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:29 PM
About 100 employees of Big Huge Games, a Timonium-based maker of video games, lost their jobs this week as the studio and its Rhode Island-based parent company abruptly shut down because of financial problems.
The 12-year-old company was one of the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 5:22 PM
When RCA introduced its first television, the set was encased in clear Lucite, so visitors to the 1939 World's Fair in New York could see the electronic innards and walk away confident that the sound and video were not a mere trick.
Decades later, the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Throughout the 1980s and '90s, there was a gold standard brand-name in consumer electronics: Sony. If you had disposable income and were interested in entertaining yourself, you were looking at Sony products first, and then working your way down.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:30 AM
•••• Sony launched the PlayStation Vita on Wednesday in North America and Europe, and analysts are predicting it could actually be a hit for the beleaguered company despite slowing sales in Japan. [Los Angeles Times]...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Searching for some good old-fashioned family fun that doesn’t involve a video game? If so, you should check out Churchville Golf Range.
This family-run recreation center, on Churchville Road, has two miniature golf courses, a driving range, nine...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:21 AM
•••• Game Developer's Conference wraps up in San Francisco today. Gamasutra has the most comprehensive coverage of the event, but the big news came from Electronic Arts, who announced a new iteration of “SimCity,&...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Ben Walsh doesn't have a lot of time to play games these days.
As CEO and president of the Baltimore-based Pure Bang Games, Walsh spends his waking hours leading a team of nine developers aiming to release a new social game every few months.
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:39 AM
• SEGA’s game division will be trimmed and restructured after an underperforming year. Specifically, SEGA of America will focus on its blue chip titles as underperforming and developing titles have been cancelled. [Joystiq]...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Below is a mea culpa from Netflix over its recently poor customer relations moves.
But blogger Peter Cohan doesn't seem moved: "Changing your name is not enough to turn around a struggling business," he writes. He says Netflix has some significant...
| Oct 3, 2011
At a recent meeting I attended, a name surfaced as a resource and possible speaker for a future caregiving forum. The individual's name is Amy Goyer, author and multigenerational family expert. It turns out that Goyer wears many hats for AARP, formerly...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:00 AM
•••• The PAX East gaming convention kicks off today in Boston, with the fans and journalists eager to get a hands-on look at titles like Harmonix’s newest offering, “Rock Band Blitz.” It’s...