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Robin Williams May Also Live On In The Next ‘Legend Of Zelda’ Game

Just recently we were reminiscing about the heartwarming ads Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda Rae Williams made for <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> and <i>The Legend of Zelda:</i> <i>Skyward Sword</i>. And yes, his daughter was named after the Princess. Robin Williams was a fan of many video games, which …

Robin Williams had recently sent a video message of hope to fan with terminal cancer

Mass ovation for Robin Williams planned for 1 p.m.

A Facebook campaign is asking the public to make one last stand in honor of late actor and comedian Robin Williams.<p>The group, Standing Ovation for Robin Williams, is calling for people in San Francisco — and beyond — to stop what they’re doing at 1 p.m. Monday and cheer Williams for a …

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Americans In New Video

BAGHDAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.<p>The video, which …

Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with U.S. air support

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>U.S. fighter, bomber and drone …

Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants - Obama

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1101000/1101908_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525247555_e22abb2bf0d16ba62ef2e4c12d1ab12e<p><b>Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, US President Barack Obama has said.</b><p>Mr Obama said …

Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake Mosul dam

President Barack Obama hails a "major step forward" in the battle against the Islamic State<p><b>» Live updates on the Iraq crisis «</b><p>Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by American fighter jets recaptured Iraq's largest dam from the Islamic State on Monday, in what US President Barack Obama called a "major …

U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul Dam capture

U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam on Monday, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam, President Obama told reporters.<p>The stakes were huge for the millions of Iraqis who live downstream from the dam, the largest in the country.<p>"If that dam was …

Rockets fired as Israel and Palestinian factions 'renew ceasefire'

Palestinians and Israelis agree to five day extension of truce, Egyptian Foreign ministry says, but further exchange of rockets reported<p>Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo have agreed to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the …

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Recife, The City of Reefs, in Pictures

Germany Wins World Cup on Late Goal

Germany's victory over Argentina in World Cup final breaks Twitter record

A huge 618,725 tweets per minute were posted about the match at the final whistle, to beat the previous record set during Brazil's 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-final<p><b>Germany's</b> <b>World Cup</b> final victory over <b>Argentina</b> set a new record for number of tweets per minute.<p>A huge 618,725 tweets per minute …

Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad on field, good off

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.<p>Brazilians lost at what they were certain they would win — soccer — and won where …

E3 2014 Day 1: All of the news and trailers

Whew! While first “official” day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo is today, most of the big news came yesterday during the big hardware and game publishers’ press briefings in Los Angeles.<p>We saw lots of announcements and trailers yesterday from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony about games, …

Halo Master Chief preorders top Amazon charts

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is No. 1 in Amazon's video game sales chart. Not bad for an Xbox title that won't actually be out for another five months.<p>Announced by Microsoft at the E3 gaming event on Monday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a remastered bundle of the previous four core …

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E3: Cheaper Xbox, PlayStation TV, 'Halo' collection ... and dolls?

Sure, piles of new games are being unveiled at the<p>E3video game show in Los Angeles -- “Call of Duty” (“Advanced Warfare”), “Grand Theft Auto” (“5”) and “Lara Croft” (“Rise of the Tomb Raider”), etc. -- but some notable hardware announcements and entertainment-focused news are being made, too.<p>Some …

Nintendo at E3: Zelda and Star Fox for Wii U a much-need shot in the arm

After a year of falling console sales and revenue losses, Nintendo may have just pulled itself from the brink of disaster. In a pre-E3 event, streamed across the web, it announced a new Legend of Zelda title, which will arrive in 2015. This was the news its fans wanted and its console – the …

E3: 2014: Nintendo tips new ‘Zelda’ and wacky squid-shooter ‘Splatoon’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

An early look at Nintendo's Wii U entry into "The Legend of Zelda." (Nintendo)<p>"Splatoon" is a new Nintendo game that will emphasize multiplayer shooting. (Nintendo)<p>"Yoshi's Woolly World" is due in 2015 for the Wii U. (Nintendo)<p>Nintendo's "Hyrule Warriors" is set in the "Zelda" universe and due this …

Nintendo teases untitled new Zelda game at E3 2014

Nintendo just got serious. The newest entry in the <i>Legend of Zelda</i> series can best be described as "Zelda meets Skyrim", as the new game will be the …

Xbox at E3 2014: an interview with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer

Yesterday wasn't the first time Phil Spencer took an E3 stage for Microsoft to talk Xbox, but it was his first time as the head of Microsoft's Xbox division. After taking over for Marc Whitten back in March, Spencer's been on a charm offensive. His focus was clear at yesterday's show: games, all …

Nintendo's E3 surprise: toy figures linked to video games

<b>Los Angeles</b> --<p>Nintendo is taking a cue from "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity."<p>The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called "amiibo" that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. The …

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Check out the very best games of E3 2014

Nintendo reveals 'Skylanders'-like toy line at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nintendo is taking a cue from "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity."<p>The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called …

Maleficent Movie

We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>”Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” The first line of <b>Maleficent</b> could be emblazoned on a sticker and slapped …

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The inane Filth puts James McAvoy in touch with his inner Bad Lieutenant

Like all of the very worst dark comedies, Jon S. Baird’s insipid and self-satisfied <i>Filth</i> isn’t content to merely tap into viewers’ most odious …

Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

From the archive, 22 May 1980: Star Wars - a force that may be with you indefinitely

It cost $22 million to make The Empire Strikes Back, which is just over 100 percent more than Star Wars. Star Wars grossed $400 million. I wouldn’t be surprised if The Empire did the same. It is technically even more proficient, has virtually the same ingredients and bursts forth into a world that …

Evernote targets Microsoft PowerPoint with ‘Presentation Mode’ for Windows

Evernote announced today that users of its popular notetaking software on Windows now have access to Presentation Mode, a feature that allows people …