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Actress Maureen O’Hara Dies At Age 95

From the AP:

Maureen O’Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim “How Green Was My Valley” to the uplifting “Miracle on 34th Street” and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films. She was 95.

O’Hara died in her sleep at her home in Boise, Idaho, said Johnny Nicoletti, her longtime manager.

O’Hara received an Honorary Award at the 2014 Governors Awards.

“She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favorite movie, ‘The Quiet Man,'” said a statement from her family.

“As an actress, Maureen O’Hara brought unyielding strength and sudden sensitivity to every role she played. Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life. She was also proudly Irish and spent her entire lifetime sharing her heritage and the wonderful culture of the Emerald Isle with the world,
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Pricing may lift Activision, game rivals

NEW YORK -- Activision Inc. chairman and CEO Robert Kotick made bullish predictions Tuesday about the game industry as it enters the next-generation console cycle, including launch prices for new-generation console games at $59.99. The pricing should help Activision and its rivals expand margins, he said at Piper Jaffray's 26th annual Consumer Conference. Kotick added that sales of games for hand-held devices, which are cheaper to license and develop than console games, as well as "virtual assets," would help video game makers expand margins during the next cycle. Virtual assets consist of weapons or other digital items purchased online by gamers to increase their power in play. Activision Will Price its virtual asset downloads at about $3 online.

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