Posts Tagged Games

Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

In this Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, trade show attendees compete at a water game called Stinky Feet at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention and trade show in Orlando, Fla. The annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo is a massive industry trade show. the real buzzword at the show is “interactivity.” It seems that every vendor and park owner is seeking to somehow merge thrill rides with video games. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

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Game Review: ‘Far Cry 4′ climbs to wild heights

This photo provided by Ubisoft shows a scene from the video game, "Far Cry 4." (AP Photo/Ubisoft)

At a time when it seems like many first-person shooter creators have run out of ideas, the keepers of the “Far Cry” franchise have cleverly added elephants that can be employed as makeshift tanks in the latest installment of the freewheeling, out-of-control action series. It’s just one of many inventive flourishes that players will stumble across in the chaotically fun “Far Cry 4.”

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Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay

In an April 26, 2014 file photo, film director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M.  Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for the film companies that documented the dig, says the online auction of 100 Atari games, which ended Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, generated $37,000. The "E.T." game, still in its original box, sold for $1,537. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.

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