Social networking is key for next Xbox 360 update

Microsoft has announced some details about an Xbox Live dashboard update in December, addressing digital download Xbox titles and more social networking functionality.

HD DVD to get "community screening" feature

A new function for HD DVD will be available next month, allowing multiple viewers to watch the same movie and interact over a global network.

Price cut triggers three-fold increase in PS3 sales

Sony announced this week that Playstation 3 unit sales nearly quadrupled during the busy Thanksgiving weekend, thanks largely to a newer low-cost pricing scheme.

EMI to debut iTunes John Lennon video album at Starbucks

Starbucks will be offering a digital music release card unlocking 21 John Lennon music videos on iTunes beginning December 4.Hollywood (CA) – Starbucks will be offering a digital music release card unlocking 21 John Lennon music videos on iTunes beginning December 4. Publisher Capitol/EMI Music Videos said that the 21 videos are priced as a bundle at $24.95 and will allow buyers to see videos that are available in a digital format for the first time.

Super Mario Galaxy gets Wii's best opening week

Mario's triumphant return to the home console scene gave the Wii its best first-week sales of any Wii title.

Phoenix Entertainment joins high-def match, sides with HD DVD

Independent film label Phoenix Entertainment has announced its first movie to be released on a high definition format, bringing The Lawless to HD DVD.

Warhawk expansion coming to Playstation 3 in December

Warhawk's first expansion pack, Operation Omega Dawn, will be available as an online download next month.

Rock Band delivers, despite some rough edges

Game Review - All in all, the positive aspects of Rock Band outweigh the quirks that come with being an innovator in gaming. See Rock Band in action ...

Playstation Store updates early with Rock Band tracks, PS Eye games

Sony doled out its weekly Playstation Store update a couple days ahead of time, adding the first wave of new Rock Band songs and two new Playstation Eye titles.

Sony pumps out 2.01 PS3 firmware

Sony released the latest Playstation 3 firmware late last night, fixing a handful of bugs that arose from the major 2.0 update earlier this month.

Playstation 3 development kit price slashed

Sony has great news for game developers looking to latch on to the Playstation 3 - the price of its development kit is now almost half of what it used to be.

Nintendo adds latest Virtual Console titles for Wii anniversary

There was speculation that Nintendo would release a major title to the Virtual Console this week for the Wii's one-year anniversary, but its only addition was a little-known NES game from the 1980s.

Resident Evil Blu-ray to have Resident Evil PS3 demo

In addition to being one of the first discs to use the new BD Profile 1.1 standard, Resident Evil: Extinction on Blu-ray will include PS3 game demos.

Wii regains sales lead in October

Halo 3 gave the Xbox 360 a huge spike in September, but last month the Wii took its place back as the top-selling console in the US.

Harmonix announces downloadable Rock Band song expansions

Harmonix's much talked about game Rock Band isn't even out yet, and already it is announcing additional tracks you'll be able to buy for $2 a pop.

Best Buy reportedly faking Wii shortages

Best Buy's latest tactic is apparently to announce the availability of "the last Wii" at multiple sporadic times throughout the day to create a false sense of limited supply.

Opinion: Beowulf in 3D is a feast for the eyes

Opinion - Director Robert Zemeckis has created a fantastic warrior epic that has vibrantly brought the old English poem of Beowulf to life. Complete with a golden fire breathing dragon, horrendous-looking monsters, and demigod hero, the movie is entertaining enough to keep you engaged for most of its duration.

Playstation 3 sales double thanks to price cut, new model

Over 100,000 PS3 consoles were sold in the US last week, thanks largely to the introduction of a lower-priced $400 version.

Playstation 3 rumble controller will work with PS2 rumble games

Sony has confirmed that its pending PS3 controller that brings back the rumble pack will be fully backwards compatible with compatible PS2 games.

Xbox games to be available through Xbox Live Marketplace

Timed to correspond with the five-year anniversary of Xbox Live, Microsoft has announced it will begin adding original Xbox titles to the Xbox 360's Live Marketplace for users to download to their hard drive.