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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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2004 | Jason Felch, Times Staff Writer
As the commuter van pulled away from the Lancaster Park and Ride in the predawn light Wednesday, Cheryl Lynn Allworth settled in her seat next to the driver and greeted the group of riders behind her who had become like a second family. A 48-year-old executive secretary in Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Space Experiments Systems Section, Allworth had been riding JPL van pool No. 36 for nine years.
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 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.
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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.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Video game designer, Nintendo Co. Since 1979, Miyamoto has created several of the industry's best-known franchises, including Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda. While kids dream of becoming a video game designer, game designers dream of becoming Miyamoto. Many developers credit him as their inspiration, including Will Wright, creator of the Sims, and Cliff Blezinski, design director for Epic Games, which makes Gears of War and the Unreal series. This, along with the fact that his games have been played by countless fans worldwide, led 1.8 million readers of Time magazine to vote for him as the most influential person of 2008 — about 800,000 more votes than the runner-up that year, comedian Stephen Colbert.
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