Wii Zapper gets a release date

Redmond (WA) – Nintendo announced that it will begin selling the Zapper controller shell on November 19, one year after the Wii's debut. The game will come packaged with a demonstration software title and will retail for $20.      

Dolby adopts video watermarking tech for use in movie theaters

Dolby said that it will incorporate Philips' CineFence technology into its professional products, which promises to put a stop to illegal in-theater camcorder copying.

Limited PS2 compatibility site posted for 80 GB PS3

Sony has launched a website that allows users to check the backward compatibility of the 80 GB version of the PS3, which scraps the PS2 processor in favor of cheaper emulation.

Mario Kart Wii to feature 16-player online battles

Nintendo may be ready to step up its online gaming presence, as it is reportedly working on a 16-player Wi-Fi mode in the upcoming Mario Kart game.

Warner announces Project Origin video game, as the sequel to Fear

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announced today that it is working on Project Origin, a sequel to the intense action game Fear.

Midway shoots out Stranglehold on Xbox 360

Midway today launched the cinematic shooter game Stranglehold on the Xbox 360.

Echostar, DirecTV warn of digital TV blackout

Satellite providers Echostar and DirecTV have issued statements to the FCC saying they may not be able to switch all local signals to digital by the government-mandated 2009 change-over.

Minor firmware update quietly makes its way to PS3

Increasingly commonplace for the Playstation 3, Sony has subtly fixed a couple problems in a new firmware update that barely made a blip on the company's radar.

Home automation specialist designs Microsoft Surface clone

Osterville (MA) - Savant Systems, a Massachusetts-based electronics manufacturer specializing in home automation, has unveiled a new coffee table that looks a lot like Microsoft's concept Surface technology. The "Rosie Coffee Table" integrates a 40-inch wide touch screen panel with the ability to tap into iTunes libraries, IP network digital cameras, and business card readers from the graphical user interface (GUI).

PS3's Lair playable on PSP

The newly released Playstation 3 game arrives with an unexpected feature - the ability to play it through a wireless connection on the portable PSP system.

Sony mulling movie download service

Just days after announcing it would pull the plug on its music download store, Sony is now reportedly working on starting up a video download service.

Guild Wars: Eye of the North now available

The first full expansion to Guild Wars is now available, adding to the massive subscription-free online game world.

60 GB Playstation 3 officially out of circulation

The factory presses are no longer pumping out 60 GB versions of the PS3.

Microsoft plans first Xbox Live Arcade price drop

For the first time, Microsoft will reduce the prices of a handful of Xbox Live Arcade titles, but only for a limited time.

MotoGP 07 makes debut with Xbox 360 release

THQ announced this week that motorcycle racing game MotoGP 07 is now available for the Xbox 360, the first system to receive the new installment in the MotoGP series.

Limited edition PS2 bundle headed to holiday season

Proving its worthy position in the next-gen arena, Sony has announced that it will bring a new version of the Playstation 2 to the US later this year.

Halo 3 goes gold

Headed off to the assembly line is the most anticipated title on the Xbox 360 since the console's 2005 debut, Halo 3.

Need for Speed Prostreet coming in October

Electronic Arts will release thenext game in its Need for Speed franchise for the Xbox 360, Playstation 2/3, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC and mobile devices this fall.>> In Pictures: Need for Speed Prostreet  

EA details launch info for Wii Playground

Electronic Arts announced today that its collection of mini-games for the Wii will debut in the US near the end of October.

Metroid Prime 3 becomes the Wii's defining title

Game Review - With some of the system's best graphics, an unbelievably fluid control system, and deep, compelling environments, Metroid Prime 3 proves that the Wii can seriously play in the next-gen arena. See Samus in action on the Wii in Metroid Prime 3