Microsoft has introduced a slew of new features for its Xbox Live service, including 'Games on Demand,' online manuals, an improved Netflix user interface and advanced avatar customization options.
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Turtle Beach has introduced a retooled gaming headset for the Xbox 360. The third-generation X41 features digital RF wireless CD-quality sound, 3-D positional audio and an advanced chat booster.
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has predicted the 'imminent' implementation of console price cuts. According to Pachter, manufacturers made a strategic error by maintaining current price points for 'too long.'
A team of Canadian researchers has published a study analyzing Facebook's alleged role in creating an atmosphere of jealousy and suspicion between romantically involved individuals.
Logitech has introduced a retooled gaming mouse capable of reaching a maximum hand speed of 165 inches per second (ips) and a top acceleration force of 30 gs. The device features an "on-the-fly" adjustable-dpi that facilitates pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) and lightning-fast maneuvers up to 5700 dpi.
A coordinated denial of service attack has taken down trendy micro-blogging service twitter.
Activision Blizzard has postponed the launch of Starcraft II to 2010. However, the company is still expected to release a number of new titles in Fall 2009, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Tony Hawk: Ride and Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
The Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) and Gazillion Entertainment have announced the creation of a joint Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) studio. The collaborative venture is expected to focus on the creation of Arabic content for the Middle East gaming market.
Apple has censored an English dictionary due to its supposedly "objectionable content." According to Ninjawords developer Phil Crosby, Club Cupertino rejected an initial build of the educational iPhone app just two days after it was submitted.
Electronic Arts (EA) has pledged to support the next generation of motion-based gaming devices, including Microsoft's Natal and Sony's new controller. EA's focus on casual gaming could help the corporation reverse a
serious decline in revenue, which plummeted 20 percent year-over-year
during the first fiscal quarter.
Sony is set to announce two new eBook Readers tomorrow in an apparent
move to compete more aggressively with Amazon. The company will also
reduce prices for eBooks offered for the Reader devices, according to a
report published by the Wall Street Journal.
A Southern California college student has been arrested for allegedly "jailbreaking" an unspecified number of video game consoles. According to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials obtained a warrant to search the residence of 27-year-old Matthew Crippen after receiving a tip by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in May.
Sony is reportedly preparing to launch a new version of its Playstation 3 console. According to RTL Info, the "PS3 Slim" will be unveiled in Germany on August 18 before the official opening of the Gamescom expo.
A top Nintendo executive has denied that Microsoft's Project Natal will pose a serious threat to the Wii. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, the company has already sold "millions" of controllers at a cost-effective price point.
Nintendo has confirmed that DSi owners will soon be able to upload pictures directly to their Facebook accounts. The function is expected to be available after 5PM PST with a free downloadable system update.
John Carmack has confirmed that the PS3 version of Rage runs at 'just 20-30 FPS' compared to 60 FPS on the PC. Carmack - the founder of id software - explained that the rasteriser was just a 'little bit' slower on the PS3.
Electronic Arts has introduced a beta version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning for the Mac. The final (Mac) cut of the popular MMORPG is scheduled to be released in Fall 2009.
Nintendo has confirmed that sales of its family-oriented Wii console plummeted by a shocking 57 percent. The company blamed a lack of "blockbuster software titles" for the significant decrease in shipments.
A TellTale Games developer has claimed that the iPhone is more powerful than the Wii. The developer - known as Yare - was responding to complaints about poor frame rate issues in Tales of Monkey Island for the Wii.