Nintendo's Miyamoto wants Wii in schools

Shigeru Miyamoto, the man responsible for creating Mario, says his next big project is getting people to use the Nintendo Wii as an educational tool.

Blowing into cartridges is back with NES Harmonica

Ah, remember the good old days when you had to blow into your NES cartridges when they wouldn't work? Well, to bring back that unforgettable nostaglic experience, there's the NES Harmonica.

PS3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto bundle delayed

Xbox 360 owners have been able to purchase Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, a package that contains two downloadable stories from GTA IV, for months. Unfortunately, gamers who prefer to play on another console will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on it.

3D video game adoption higher than HD game adoption

In a new survey released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), 36% of those who plan to buy a 3D TV soon say they plan to play 3D video games. That's more than double the amount of people who wanted to play HD games just a few years ago.

Playstation ad says Project Natal is for third graders

The first official commercial for the PS3's Playstation Move controller is now online, and it takes some pretty blatant and harsh jabs at the competing motion-sensitive technologies used by Nintendo and Microsoft.

Green PSP to launch with Metal Gear pack

A new limited-edition Green PSP will be coming out in North America this June, as a special bundle with the anticipated Metal Gear Solid PSP game.

Bethesda and (sort of) rival team up for new fantasy game

Bethesda Softworks has announced it is working on a new fantasy role-playing game with a studio called inXile Entertainment...and there might be some drama behind the scenes due to a heated lawsuit.

Crackdown 2 for Xbox 360 gets firm release date

The anticipated sequel to one of the Xbox 360's early major successes has been given a firm US release date of July 6, edging right around the previous "first half of 2010" announcement.

Netflix axes contest because of class-action lawsuit

The top DVD-by-mail rental service Netflix has pulled the plug on a pending contest after it started to raise concerns that it could expose sensitive information about private customer records.

Bioshock 2 gets downloadable content

2K Games has brought forth the first instalment of new content to the game that was the top seller in the month of its launch: Bioshock 2.

PS3 EyePet to have Playstation Move support

EyePet, a Playstation 3 game that was announced years ago and appeared to have just disappeared from the North American release calendar, will be one of the first to use Sony's new motion controller.

EA Sports Active 2.0 is on the way...now on iPhone

One week after EA Sports head Peter Moore said that the company will shift more of its focus to fitness video games, the publishing giant has announced an official sequel to its top-selling EA Sports Active franchise. Curiously, it will be coming out for the iPhone and Playstation 3, but not the Xbox 360.

The next breed of music games: play real instruments

There's a new music game in the works that has a rather ambitious goal in mind: players who master it will be able to transfer their skills to real guitar-playing. It will be the first game of its kind to use a specially created "real" instrument instead of a fake plastic one.

Playstation 3 becomes first to offer digital HD movies from all of the "big six"

Sony today announced that its video content delivery service on the PS3 now offers download-to-own HD movies from all of the major movie studios. The list is comprised of 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal, Walt Disney, and Warner Bros.

Xbox revokes its own version of "don't ask, don't tell"

Microsoft has reversed a restriction it had on Gamertag names that prevented people from using words like "gay." It decided to remove the restriction based on user feedback.

Report: Playstation 3 will eventually win

Research firm Strategy Analytics has taken a position that some in the gaming industry may find unexpected: saying that the Playstation 3 will outsell other consoles by the time their repective life cycles end.

AMD brings advanced physics ecosystem to game developers

AMD announced this morning that it is providing game developers with free access to Digital Molecular Matter (DMM), a physics simulator created by AMD partner Pixelux. The move is part of a new initiative in the game development community called "Open Physics."

Oh boy...The Bachelor video game due out this summer

Robotic movements, pre-programmed emotions, and extra points for avoiding sabotage - and that's just the TV show. Imagine what will happen will all of this makes its way over the video game land. Luckily for all of us, Warner Bros is making that happen.

Indie game developers push for reality TV show

Three independent game development studios are currently pitching around an idea for a new reality show - one that would put cameras inside the development process of a game from start to finish.

Pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K10 and win $1 million

The first gamer to pitch a perfect game in 2K Sports' Major League Baseball 2K10 video game will win a grand prize of one million dollars. The creative firm hired to develop the contest claims it is the largest contest prize in video game history.