December 10, 2013 |
"Family Guy" fans will soon have another pastime that fits with Peter Griffin's preferred level of physical activity: a video game for mobile devices. Fox Digital Entertainment, the mobile content division of 20th Century Fox, has teamed with San Francisco start-up TinyCo to put out the yet-unnamed game based on "Family Guy," the irreverent animated comedy. The game will launch early next year for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, the companies said Tuesday. TinyCo is working with the writers from Seth MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door Productions on the role-playing game in which players control the characters from the "Family Guy" hometown of Quahog, R.I., through various adventures. RELATED: More games coverage by The Times One of the important challenges, said Andrew N. Green, TinyCo's head of business development, is to make sure the humor of the show carries into the game. "We want you to laugh your ass off," he said.
November 18, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before the trip to Jiffy Lube. The Skinny: It was on this day in 1985 that Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann's career came to an end in a Monday Night Football game against the Giants. We lost Theismann, but won the game. Enough Redskins history, Monday's headlines include the box office report and a look at Disney's problems with mobile games. Daily Dose: During the halftime show of Sunday night's Chiefs-Broncos game, lead anchor Dan Patrick actually gave an introduction to a Toyota Camry commercial.
October 23, 2013 |
"Duck Dynasty" just got more dynastic. A&E's wildly popular reality series has spawned its own mobile game app called "Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards. " Now available in the App Store, the game enables fans to occupy the "redneck" universe of the rough-and-tumble Robertson family in the backwoods of Louisiana. The goal for players is to transform from a clean-shaven yuppie type into a duck-hunting man's man with a mega beard. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments In addition to duck hunting, the game allows players to "eat chilies, blow up beaver dams and compete in sets of rapid-fire micro-games that test players' reflexes and drop them feet first into the Louisiana backwoods.
July 25, 2013 |
Shares of social video game company Zynga Inc. fell more than 14% in after-hours trading after the company on Thursday gave revenue and earnings guidance that fell short of analysts' expectations. The San Francisco company said revenue for the third quarter will be $175 million to $200 million. That's less than the $214.3 million analysts were expecting. Third-quarter net loss could be 2 cents a share to 5 cents a share, while analysts had expected a 2 cents-per-share loss.
January 31, 2013 |
Imangi Studios' "Temple Run 2" became the fastest mobile game to reach 50 million downloads Thursday, hitting the mark on the 13th day of its release. The game, which is available for both Apple and Android devices, beat the record set in April 2012 by "Angry Birds Space. " That game reached 50 million downloads in 35 days. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced 'Temple Run 2' in such a short period of time,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, in a statement . 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 In "Temple Run 2" players control a running character who has to jump, slide, turn, swing down a rope and drive a mine cart for as long as they can so they can get the highest score possible.
December 11, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Parents often hand over their smartphones and tablet computers to keep their kids entertained. But most parents are unaware the mobile apps and games that delight their kids are secretly collecting personal information they then share with marketers and other third parties. Now federal regulators are investigating whether mobile apps makers, in transmitting this data without parents' knowledge or consent, have violated laws that protect children's privacy. The Federal Trade Commission declined to name or say how many mobile apps makers it's probing.