Four new games headed to iPod

EA Mobile has announced plans to bring out a quartet of new casual games to the fifth-generation iPod platform.

Xbox firmware update adds Messenger integration

Microsoft this week released an update for the Xbox 360, which adds the much talked about integration with MSN's Live Messenger application.

Internet browser for original DS not going to retail stores

Nintendo will only ship DS Lite versions of the long-awaited browser software to retail stores.

Call of Heroes to go from PC to Wii

In what may be the first game to be ported directly from PC to Wii, Data Design Interactive today announced it will bring Call of Heroes to Nintendo's newest console after it's released for the PC next month.

Want game time? Get the WoW credit card.

Irvine (CA) - Blizzard has teamed up with the First National Bank of Omaha to offer a Visa card for World of Warcraft players.  The stylish card will have a 0% introductory interest rate for the first year and players will earn game time with each purchase.  Players will also get a free month of game time with the first use of the card.

THQ teams with Rise of Nations creator for new project

THQ announced today that it has inked a deal with Big Huge Games, most noted for its Rise of Nations series, to work on a next-gen RPG for the Xbox 360, PC, and Playstation 3.

GameTap to go free with ad support

Online game service GameTap will soon begin offering some games for free, thanks to new ad space on the site.

Xbox 360 Elite owners get free transfer cable

Following a rash of complaints from consumers who couldn't easily transfer data from their old 360 to the Elite model, Microsoft announced it will offer free transfer cables for those who request one.

New Pokemon games unlock DS potential

Along with the cookie cutter formula that has graced the Pokemon RPG series since 1998, the latest installment for the DS taps into uses for the system that are entirely new. We had a first look at the games. Extra: Slideshow

Zune gets South African tunes

Microsoft is expanding the world music collection for its Zune Marketplace. South Africa’s Gallo Music Group is selling fifty albums dating back as far as the 1930s of South African music for Microsoft’s Zune portable music players.

Sony reveals digital camera for the PSP

Sony announced details today about its first-party digital camera for the portable PSP system.

Sony apologizes for dead goat exhibit

Some people think Sony’s dead goat head exhibit at a recent press event in Athens may have gone too far.

Centipede and Millipede to hit Xbox Live

A pair of multi-footed bug games highlight this week's addition to the Xbox Live Arcade.

Nintendo boss says 45 Wii games headed this summer

At a press conference in Tokyo, Nintendo worldwide president Satoru Iwata said that an additional 45 Wii games currently in production will be available for consumers during the second quarter of 2007.

Xbox 360 Elite now available

The third tier version of Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console went on sale in North American stores yesterday.

Nintendo promises to step up Wii production to meet demand

Just a day after announcing bumper profits, Nintendo is promising that it will “do better” to step up production of the Wii and meet the large consumer demand for the console.

Nintendo acquires developer Monolith

Nintendo has acquired Monolith Soft, the name behind the epic RPG series Xenosaga.

Pokemon DS games hit one million in five days

The DS debut of the Pokemon RPG franchise has crossed the milestone of one million copies sold in five days, faster than any previous entrant in the series.

Nintendo profits through the roof on Wii and DS sales

In one of the most amazing turnarounds in gaming history, Nintendo has seen its net profits grow 77.2% to 174.3bn yen ($1.4bn), beating financial analysts expectations, and its sales grow 90% in the year to March on the back of the runaway success of its DS and Wii gaming systems.

“Father of PlayStation” to step down as Sony Games CEO

Ken Kutaragi, “The father of the PlayStation”, will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sony’s games division on June 19 of this year to become honorary chairman, according to the company.