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October 19, 2000 | SCOTT STEINBERG, steinbergs@hotmail.com
Will Wright, creator of the acclaimed "Sim City" series, has never balked at flaunting his ideas in the face of convention. His latest project, the best-selling "The Sims," simulates life itself. What kind of megalomaniacal madman would be responsible for such a diabolically delightful dollhouse? Question: To what do you credit your success? Answer: Luck's a big factor. It's hard to predict what's going to be fun to someone else.
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April 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as "The Sims" and "Spore," is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years. Redwood City, Calif.-based Electronic Arts said Wednesday that Wright was departing to run Stupid Fun Club, a company he started in 2001 to develop new forms of entertainment like video games, movies and toys. "The entertainment industry is moving rapidly into an era of revolutionary change," Wright said in a statement.
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NEWS
May 17, 2001
The creator of the popular computer game series often uses pen and paper to develop his design ideas. Will Wright is the father of the landmark and wildly popular Sim series of computer games, which began with 1989's "SimCity"--a title that simulated the development of a city according to political, environmental and budgeting decisions made by the player.
NEWS
May 17, 2001
The creator of the popular computer game series often uses pen and paper to develop his design ideas. Will Wright is the father of the landmark and wildly popular Sim series of computer games, which began with 1989's "SimCity"--a title that simulated the development of a city according to political, environmental and budgeting decisions made by the player.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as "The Sims" and "Spore," is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years. Redwood City, Calif.-based Electronic Arts said Wednesday that Wright was departing to run Stupid Fun Club, a company he started in 2001 to develop new forms of entertainment like video games, movies and toys. "The entertainment industry is moving rapidly into an era of revolutionary change," Wright said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1992 | KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, Karen Grigsby Bates is a Los Angeles writer and frequent contributor to The Times
Sometimes, it's like a jungle out there It makes me wonder How I keep from going under . . . -- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five According to Sylvester Monroe, author of the essay "Vital Signs: the Black Male" in the book, "Songs of My People," the numbers are grim: If you're a black male between the age of 15 and 25, you are 10 times more likely to be murdered than your white counterpart.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2003 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Brian Fargo is a grown-up kids might envy. His ride to work is a black 450-horsepower Cadillac Escalade with seven video screens. His office two blocks from the surf in Newport Beach is stocked with video game consoles, classic arcade machines, free snacks and a shower so he can wash up after boogie boarding. At 40, Fargo himself would be considered a kid by most business executives. In the youth-crazed video game industry, though, he's a geezer.
OPINION
August 5, 2006
Re "FDA Has a Deal for Plan B Pill," Aug. 1 Wendy Wright, leader of Concerned Women for America, said, "The person who buys the drug is not necessarily the person who will take the drug. What the Food and Drug Administration would have to consider is a foolproof plan to keep proxies from buying the drug and giving it to adolescents." Will Wright expand her moral logic of a "foolproof plan" to other items proven to be harmful to adolescents? Beer, wine and hard liquor, sugary soft drinks and food itself -- child obesity, we're told, is a national crisis.
FOOD
April 11, 1991 | ROSE DOSTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DEAR SOS: Come now, your recipe for Will Wright's macaroons(SOS, Jan. 24) wasn't even close. Will Wright's macaroons were the size of vanilla wafers and had a light almond flavor. Please print something close to the above description. --PATRICIA DEAR PATRICIA: One minute, please. DEAR SOS: My mother used to take my brother and me to Will Wright's ice cream store in Pasadena for their wonderful coconut ice cream, and I too remember those macaroon cookies. I think I just might have the recipe.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Harvard Lampoon will dub Steven Wright as its Comedian of the Year at a ceremony Friday. Wright joins such entertainers as Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, John Clease, Jay Leno, John Candy and Christopher Guest, who all have come to Harvard to receive humor awards from the Lampoon. Wright will be presented with his award in a ceremony after his concert at Harvard's Sanders Theater.
NEWS
October 19, 2000 | SCOTT STEINBERG, steinbergs@hotmail.com
Will Wright, creator of the acclaimed "Sim City" series, has never balked at flaunting his ideas in the face of convention. His latest project, the best-selling "The Sims," simulates life itself. What kind of megalomaniacal madman would be responsible for such a diabolically delightful dollhouse? Question: To what do you credit your success? Answer: Luck's a big factor. It's hard to predict what's going to be fun to someone else.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1992 | KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, Karen Grigsby Bates is a Los Angeles writer and frequent contributor to The Times
Sometimes, it's like a jungle out there It makes me wonder How I keep from going under . . . -- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five According to Sylvester Monroe, author of the essay "Vital Signs: the Black Male" in the book, "Songs of My People," the numbers are grim: If you're a black male between the age of 15 and 25, you are 10 times more likely to be murdered than your white counterpart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1994 | IRA E. STOLL
County libraries will take a long Thanksgiving holiday, remaining closed for the weekend after turkey day. The move saves money and gives library staff a longer vacation, said Alan Langville, manager of Ventura County's community libraries. He said the libraries have closed Thanksgiving weekend for several years. The Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai and Simi Valley branch libraries will be closed Nov.
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March 6, 1990 | JAMES M. GOMEZ
An elderly Laguna Hills couple narrowly escaped death early Monday morning when a sprinkler system in their retirement-home apartment doused a small fire that was sparked when the husband fell asleep smoking a cigarette, fire officials said. The husband, identified by fire officials as Martin Bursrek, 76, and his wife were rescued by a security guard and were not injured in the 2:30 a.m.
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