Carowinds to get 3-D gaming
3-D gaming is coming to Carowinds with a new Plants vs. Zombies attraction. The “intra-active” game allows players to shoot at the opposing team’s screen with laser devices. The Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Area has massive screens, surround sound and motion-based seats. Teams will compete in an almost five-minute backyard battle, where they’ll shoot screens with blasters and track their scores as they go. Carowinds officials tout the new attraction as the world’s first intra-active 3-D game experience. The game is expected to be ready by the spring of 2016.
Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as “House of Cards” and other original programming. The new price of $10 per month for Netflix’s standard plan — its most popular — marks the second time in 17 months that the Los Gatos, Calif., company has boosted its U.S. rates by $1. The trend reflects the financial pressure that Netflix is facing as it competes against Amazon.com, HBO and other services for the rights to TV series and movies that will expand its audience.
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Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union. UAW announced the agreement just after 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, which was the deadline the union had set to reach a new deal or possibly go on strike.
Worries that inflation would continue to lag because of weaker economic growth abroad, particularly in China, helped nudge members of the Federal Reserve to postpone dialing back on their stimulus campaign last month, according to the official summary of the meeting released by the central bank on Thursday.
From The Herald of Rock Hill, Associated Press, and The New York Times.