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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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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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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 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
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.
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.
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July 30, 1995 | Bob Sipchen, Bob Sipchen is a Times staff writer who last wrote for the magazine about law and order on the computer networks. His book "Baby Insane and the Buddha" was published last year by Bantam.
If you were a woggle, could you make us long for a kiss? "What's a woggle?" you ask. Fair question. But now's not the time for an answer. I don't think it is, anyhow. And since this story is only about radical new ways to tell stories, only about the nascent medium called "interactive storytelling"--a yarn spinning process that taps new technologies to let the audience participate in the tale--it's really not your place to muck about with the narrative flow.
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.
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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
June 3, 2011 | Hector Tobar
Los Angeles people feel their city is misunderstood. They know that most outsiders, and even many locals, have only the most superficial understanding of it. This doesn't crush them — because being from L.A. means being a little low-key about hometown pride. But deep down, real Angelenos do enjoy hearing how special this city is, and how right they are to stay here, even in these not-great times. That's the feeling I got after I wrote a column last week listing some of my "real Angeleno" criteria and asking you to add to them.
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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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