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  • Louisiana game developers creating game for Nintendo Play Video

    June 23, 2014 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the help of a business incubator, two Prairieville brothers' dream is nearing a reality. Michael and Matthew Taranto always dreamed of making their own video game. "I guess as I grew up I just decided that's what I wanted to do with my job.... more »
  • Deputies: 8-year-old shot grandmother after playing video game Play Video

    August 23, 2013 3:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Sheriff's deputies said Friday afternoon, an eight-year-old intentionally shot his grandmother in the back of the head minutes after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV." Investigators said the child, who was not identified, shot Marie Smothers while she watched TV. Smothers, 90, was the child's... more »
  • La. Tech Park opening video game incubator

    April 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Tech Park announced today they were opening a new studio for rising video game developers in Baton Rouge to get access to the tools and exposure they need to succeed. They said the "Level Up Lab" would be the first video game incubator in... more »
  • Small companies use crowdsourcing to raise big bucks Play Video

    January 30, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local video game company is hoping to fund its latest project using crowdsourcing and the internet. Pixel Dash Studios is currently working on their latest game, "Road Redemption," and hopes to raise six figures to fund the development of their game using the website Kickstarter, which... more »
  • Arcade video shooting games pulled after massacres

    January 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    BOSTON - A national movie theater chain has removed a video shooting game from a lobby after a moviegoer complained in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. National Amusements is based in Norwood, Mass. It removed the game from a complex in Yonkers, N.Y. A company executive... more »
  • Court says post office must do better by Gamefly

    January 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal court says the U.S. Postal Service must come up with a better solution to its questionable pricing structure affecting Gamefly's video game DVDs and Netflix's movie DVDs. Gamefly must pay extra to mail its rental DVDs because they can be damaged by automatic mail sorting systems... more »
  • AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

    November 9, 2012 10:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday. Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one official said. The SEALs are... more »
  • Naval simulator gives Southern students edge Play Video

    October 9, 2012 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University Naval ROTC students won't have to leave the bluff next time they want to practice battle maneuvers or port navigation, thanks to the Mariner Skills simulator. The $90,000 simulator was purchased by the Navy to help train future sailors on nearly any ship in the... more »
  • Video game testing center lands at LSU

    July 27, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One of the most popular video game developers today is making waves at LSU. Electronic Arts will be part of the campus' new digital media center. The company, currently testing games at the school's south campus, will hire up to 200 more people to work at the... more »
  • Nintendo debuts touchscreen Wii successor at E3

    June 7, 2011 12:28 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Nintendo is introducing the world to the Wii's touchy new big brother: Wii U. The Japanese gaming giant said Tuesday that the successor to the Wii video game console will broadcast high-definition video and feature a touchscreen controller with the ability to detect motion and broadcast... more »
  • Streaming video game company moving to Baton Rouge

    May 25, 2011 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A company that streams video games over the Internet announced today they will be relocating to Baton Rouge. Gov. Bobby Jindal and leaders from around East Baton Rouge Parish welcomed BitRaider CEO Royal O'Brien to the Louisiana Technology Park this afternoon. O'Brien announced that his... more »
  • Game developer to put new studio in Baton Rouge

    December 7, 2010 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A video game developer based in the U. K. is now the newest addition to the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge. Representatives from Firebrand Games and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber made the announcement with parish officials earlier today. They said Firebrand would locate a new... more »
  • New game developers group forms in Baton Rouge

    September 20, 2010 11:39 AM

    A chapter of an international game developer’s group has been formed in Baton Rouge to help grow the state’s digital media industry. Three state groups worked together to create a local chapter of the International Game Developer’s Association, according to a press release Monday from the Baton Rouge Area Digital... more »
  • Former video store employee gets 40 years

    August 17, 2010 7:55 AM

    An ex-employee of a video game store has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for robbing other video stores. Gregory Reaux was fired from a GameStop store in Hammond in 2008. Four GameStop stores were robbed in 2009 in St. Tammany Parish by a man using a box cutter... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty in video game probe

    August 12, 2010 5:25 AM

    A Thibodaux man accused of illegally modifying a video game console and selling a pirated video game to undercover investigators has pleaded guilty to violating a federal copyright law. Reno Jean Daret IV faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $500,000 fine following his guilty plea... more »
  • Take-Two lands Michael Jordan for NBA video game

    June 2, 2010 1:26 PM

    Basketball superstar Michael Jordan will help develop the upcoming "NBA 2K11" game from Take-Two Interactive and will be on the game's cover. Jason Argent, vice president of marketing at Take-Two's 2K Sports, says that's a departure from a typical cover deal with athletes. Usually, the game maker simply... more »
  • Pac-man turns 30

    May 21, 2010 1:02 PM

    Today is a big birthday for one of the original icons of video gaming. Pac-man is 30 years old. The game is credited with making video arcades popular, and is listed as the most successful coin-operated game ever by Guinness. To celebrate the anniversary, the company that... more »
  • Drew Brees lands cover of Madden video game

    April 22, 2010 1:24 PM

    Drew Brees has another prize to put next to his Super Bowl MVP trophy: He's the cover model for this year's edition of the "Madden NFL" video game. EA Sports announced Thursday that the New Orleans Saints quarterback would be featured on the front of "Madden NFL 11," the... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

    December 2, 2009 6:49 AM

    A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of a 21-year-old man and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Ivan Justin Dyer was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Ulysses Calvey. Authorities said Dyer shot Calvey while the two played... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 30

    October 30, 2009 5:38 PM

    Technology that may help diagnose ADHD, a new food rating system, how driving is affected by your genes and how Louisianians stack up when it comes to sleep are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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