The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond
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The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on fraud charges against sports radio personality Craig Carton, a host of WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been released on bond following his New York arrest on fraud charges alleging he and others used a Ponzi scheme and … Continue reading

Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game
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Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones. Given UConn’s glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma’s squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own … Continue reading

‘Overwatch’ game developers find creativity in diversity
Arts & Entertainment / Games

‘Overwatch’ game developers find creativity in diversity

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When the makers of the globe-hopping video game “Overwatch” were coming up with the backstory for a character with the ability to freeze enemies and erect ice walls, their initial inclination was to make her homeland a stereotypically chilly place, someplace like Iceland, Canada or Norway. “That’s what you would expect,” … Continue reading

A look at how Oculus compares to Vive and PlayStation VR
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A look at how Oculus compares to Vive and PlayStation VR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After four years of hype, high-end virtual reality is coming to consumers’ living rooms next week with the release of the consumer edition of the Oculus Rift. The debut will be followed by the introduction of similar high-fidelity head-mounted displays, the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Despite comparably offering immersive windows … Continue reading

Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction
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Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — “Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted May 5 at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall opened last year. The contenders also include: “Elite,” ”Final Fantasy,” … Continue reading

Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short
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Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short

What makes a game a game? That question has arisen around some of the most popular independent video games of the last few years — titles like “Gone Home,” ”Her Story” and “That Dragon, Cancer” that steer away from traditional video-game mechanics in favor of narrative and character development. “Firewatch” (Campo Santo, for PlayStation 4, … Continue reading