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‘Forza’ creators revving up ‘Fast & Furious’ video game

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fast & Furious” and “Forza” are hitching a ride together. The hugely successful movie franchise is teaming up with the critically acclaimed “Forza” racing series for a video game featuring cars and missions inspired by Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious” film series. The downloadable title will serve as an [...]

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Review: 4 humans vs. 1 monster in tense ‘Evolve’

  The monsters in “Evolve” (2K Games, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.99) don’t seem that scary at first glance. Ugly, yes, but nothing your arsenal of flamethrowers and rocket launchers can’t handle. Unfortunately, if you leave the critters alone for just a few minutes they mutate into bone-crushing behemoths that can make short work of [...]

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North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas tickets win Powerball

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager and production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever [...]

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Review: ‘Dying Light’ brings on the nightmare

  The undead in “Dying Light” (Warner Bros., for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.99) are a relatively laid-back bunch. During the daytime, they’re mostly content to idly stumble about the city of Harran, catching some rays while they search for their next helping of human flesh. But when the sun goes down, they [...]

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Game Review: A new life for old video games

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some video games, what’s old is new again. Following last year’s re-release of “Halo 2,” ”The Last of Us” and “Grand Theft Auto V,” several other titles — and one hand-held device — are receiving similar resurrections in 2015. A look at recent revivals: — “Grim Fandango Remastered”: The [...]

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AP Source: Missy Elliott to join Perry for Super Bowl half

A person familiar with the plans for Sunday’s halftime show told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grammy winner Elliott is slated to make a surprise appearance during Perry’s performance. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Elliott’s participation had not been announced by the NFL. Elliott was featured on a [...]

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