Blood-sugar testing accessory coming to Nintendo DS

Pharmaceutical company Bayer is now setting its sights on the DS by creating a special peripheral that allows users to test their blood glucose level.

HP develops own motion-sensing controller for PC

Motion-sensitive controllers are beginning to dominate the console gaming market, and now HP is bringing the craze to the PC with its own branded gaming controller.

Super bowl champ Drew Brees to hit Madden NFL 11 cover

Drew Brees became the face of one of the most important Super Bowl victories ever when the New Orleans Saints were crowned victorious, and now that face will hit one of the most important video game box covers.

Rent full-length films on Youtube

Seemingly not satisfied with its top spot in the free streaming video market, Youtube is beginning to experiment with pay-per-view streaming movie rentals, offering full-length motion pictures starting at $1.99.

Xbox 360: Over 40 million served

Despite recent lagging sales of Microsoft's game console, it has managed to jump over the 40 million unit milestone worldwide, though there's still a lot of catch-up to do if it is to ever eclipse Wii sales.

Sony details PS3 3D firmware update

The PS3 will become the first system to take full advantage of the new generation of 3D TVs with a firmware update that "will be available shortly."

Microsoft pitches Xbox 360 TV

Xbox 360 owners may eventually be able to tune their console to a dedicated "TV channel" that will air live, original programming focused on Xbox gaming.

Sony moves digital Playstation Store updates to Tuesday

Beginning May 4, Sony will post weekly content updates to the online download storefronts for the PS3 and PSP on Tuesday, pushing releases forward two days from the prior Thursday updates.

PS3 users most likely to connect online

Nearly 80% of PS3 owners have connected their PS3 online, which eclipses the same statistic for Xbox 360 and Wii, according to a new survey from analyst firm The Diffusion Group.

Nolan Bushnell comes back to Atari on Board of Directors

It all comes full circle for Nolan Bushnell, the man who created Atari almost 40 years ago but later sold it away and subsequently left. Now he's back at the company as a member of the board of directors.

Ubisoft will no longer print video game manuals

Something will feel different when you open that video game box later this year if it's a Ubisoft product: that little instruction booklet that has become a staple of the industry won't be there.

7-Eleven explodes into video game sales

Nearly 100 games are on the fast track for shelf space at thousands of 7-Eleven convenience store locations across the country.

Korea bans after-hours online gaming

In a country where nearly 40% of male students are reportedly addicted to video games, South Korea is trying to curb the growing problem by cutting off access to online games after midnight.

Microsoft restructures Xbox point purchasing

Consumers who want to buy a standard-priced $5 game on Xbox Live can now simply add $5 to their account, as Microsoft changes a confusing restriction that required users to buy points in $6.25 increments.

Netflix officially comes to Wii

After an initial test roll-out last month, Netflix has brought its instant streaming service to the Wii as the last of the big three consoles to offer the service's thousands of videos and TV shows on-demand.

Call of Duty "Stimulus Package" comes to PS3, PC May 4

Xbox 360 users have been enjoying new content on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for a few weeks now, and owners of the PS3 and PC versions will soon be able to get their hands on the update as well.

Dreamworks CEO calls Clash of the Titans the "lowest end" of 3D

Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg had some harsh words about the 3D release of Clash of the Titans, saying it is the "lowest end" of the technology and movies like that could ruin the 3D movie market.

UK PS3 owner gets £84 rebate for Linux deactivation

A resourceful guy in the UK thinks that Sony's disabling of the "Install Other OS" feature from the PS3 violates EU standards. Amazon, the e-tailer from which he bought the console, agrees.

Playstation hires new game tester from reality show

The very first reality show that aired exclusively through Playstation's digital distribution network came to a close tonight, with the biggest fanfare ever awarded to an entry-level video game grunt. [SPOILER ALERT]

Tiger Woods still a hot video game commodity

Electronic Arts, one of the few big-name companies that didn't shun Tiger Woods during his sex scandal, says it still sees a big market potential for its line of Tiger Woods video games.