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.
Analyst Opinion - If anyone else was bringing out a 10” tablet based on
a Smartphone platform this decade, I’d bet on that company to be
disappointed. But Apple isn’t anyone and there is a better chance to
make this a hit. However, the iPad reminds us of the problems Apple
had with AppleTV - and AppleTV was one of Apple’s rare failures. Even
though it is arguably the best product in an otherwise generally
Software giant Microsoft will start offering old programs from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) by launching a streaming service, according to a report in the Times of London.
Games developers are failing to reflect diversity, according to the first survey of game characters. Latinos are nearly invisible, and women and other groups are woefully underrepresented.
UbiSoft CEO Yves Guillemot has pledged to 'tremendously decrease' software piracy. The CEO also confirmed that Ubisoft was shifting its casual focus from the DS to other platforms, including Natal and the Wii.
A Nintendo VP has admitted that she does not know why "hardcore" Wii games such as MadWorld and The Conduit have generated disappointing sales.
The digital video market is set to struggle for a while yet, according to a study from Jon Peddie Research. But Adobe, Apple and Avid are holding their own.
Ubisoft has confirmed that its first fiscal quarter sales plummeted 50 percent to €83 million. The company attributed the slowdown to a number of factors, including decreased Nintendo DS game sales and "poorer-than-anticipated" market conditions.
Digital downloads allows consumers to simply buy those music tracks
they want and circumvent entire albums to cut out those tracks they
could care less for. It is a trend the music industry has been watching
with concern, but it seems that Apple is now taking a new approach to
make the digital album much more attractive with a pack of interactive
features code-named Cocktail.
German psychologists claim that playing computer games is as physically addictive and anything you might inject.
Chinese hackers have attacked the website of the Melbourne's International Film festival, apparently furious that it was going to screen a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer.
Netflix has shown solid growth in the second quarter and now has 10.6
million subscribers, or about 9.1% of U.S. households. The San
Francisco Bay area leads the nation with a share of 20.7%. Blu-ray
adoption still isn’t great as consumers are moving toward cheaper
subscription plans and Redbox appears to be emerging as the main rival
for Netflix in the movie rental market.
Peter Jackson has revealed that 'District 9' cost $30 million dollars to produce. Jackson explained that he had to "sign off on everything" to raise the money after independently financing the project for six months.