Adobe announces Media Player

San Jose (CA) -  There is another media player coming your way. Adobe is trying to squeeze itself between existing applications such as Microsoft’s Windows Media Player and Apple’s iTunes and offer a new desktop software that will allow consumers to stream, download, manage and play videos. Adobe is showing a preview of the new player at the currently running NAB 2007 tradeshow in Las Vegas and said that it plans to release a free, public version of the software later this year.

First look: Mario makes worthy Wii debut with Super Paper Mario

As the first entry for the iconic plumber on Nintendo's new platform, Super Paper Mario comes through in a big way.

Blizzcon 2007 announced

Blizzard has announced the long-awaited Blizzcon 2007 convention.Irvine (CA) - Blizzard has announced the long-awaited Blizzcon 2007 convention.  The convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California on August 3rd and 4th and will combine discussion panels, artist signings and gaming tournaments.  World of Warcraft fans have eagerly nearly two years since the inaugural Blizzcon back in 2005.  Blizzard says tickets will be $100 per person and you can expect those to sell out quickly.

Joost signs on CBS

Joost, an Internet TV network currently developed by the founders of Skype, will be showing episodes from CBS programs, including CSI, Survivor and CBS Evening News.

Nintendo launches full version of Wii Internet channel

The finalized version of the Wii's web browser is now available as a free download from the console's online store.

20 GB PS3 kicks the bucket

The smaller capacity version of the PS3 is officially on its way out because it accounted for less than 10% of all unit sales, according to Sony.

MGM movies now available on iTunes

iTunes has begun selling feature movies from MGM.

Comcast buys Fandango, forms on-demand movie site

Cable-television giant Comcast has purchased online movie ticket seller Fandango.

Coming soon: Guiness Book of Video Game Records

Guiness World Records will announce at the London Book Fair that it is working on its first edition of a book of video game records.

Bungie to roll out Halo 3 multiplayer beta on May 16

Bungie today announced on its website that it will release the Halo 3 multiplayer beta on May 16 at 12:00 am PST. The beta will run until June 6 11:59 pm PST.

MySpace launches movie preview portal

MySpace has launched a movie preview portal site that will offer trailer clips.

Guitar Hero 3 gets slated for Wii, Xbox 360, PS3

The next Guitar Hero will rock on all next-generation platforms, with a release scheduled for this fall.

Next Xbox 360 update to enhance downloads, messaging

An update to the Xbox 360 firmware next month will include integration with MSN Messenger and a handful of new Xbox Live features, according to Microsoft blogger Larry Hryb.

Video game ads expected to soar by 2011

The relatively new medium of in-game ads will mushroom from a $700 million industry to a me of nearly $2 billion in the next four years, according to eMarketer.

Nintendo ups sales forecast based on strong Wii and DS sales

Japanese video game giant Nintendo is upping its annual sales projections because of strong Wii and DS sales.

Wii beats out Xbox 360, PS3 in January

The Wii sold more than 140,000 units more in January than its closest next-gen competitor, the Xbox 360, according to sales figures from NPD Group.

A little Voodoo: What’s cooking in HP’s gaming labs

Remember HP’s acquisition of boutique PC builder Voodoo? We haven’t heard much of HP’s gaming efforts since the announcement of the merger in September of last year. Rob Enderle got a look at HP’s gaming labs and he returned with some intriguing ideas: Virtual worlds merging into reality, coffee tables that become gaming surfaces and high-end racing simulators on surround screens. Here is his report.

EMI releases first DRM-free album on iTunes

Two days after announcing that it would offer music downloads with copy protection technology, EMI said the album The Good, The Bad & the Queen from Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong is scheduled to become available on iTunes today.

UK bans "dangerous driving" Xbox 360 ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has banned an Xbox 360 commercial because it says the ad promoted dangerous driving.

PSP price gets cut to $170

As the first official price cut for Sony's handheld device, the core PSP package has been slashed by $30 to an MSRP of $169.99.