Creative announces 2 megapixel webcam

Creative announced what the company calls the "most advanced webcam on the market".

PlayStation 3 joins Folding@Home

PlayStation 3 owners will soon be able to help find the cure for Alzheimer's and other diseases with a new Folding@Home plugin.

Studies show racing games promote risky driving

Two separate studies, one in Germany and the other in the United Kingdom, have concluded that playing racing video games promotes risky driving behavior, particularly among men.

JoWood to bring Sam & Max Episodes to retail

Austrian-based publisher JoWood has announced that it will be publishing Season 1 of the new Sam & Max episodes, distributing them to retail for the first time.

UMD movies near extinction as retailers close out stock

Although Sony Pictures studios are still actively releasing movies on the PSP's proprietary format, they're running out of places to sell them.

PS3 store updates with trailers, demos

After GDC triggered a week off for Playstation Store updates, a handful of free downloads have been added to the digital PS3 store today.

Subliminal messages attempt to cure video game addiction

Xtive, a Korean start-up company, has proposed a system of sending subliminal audio messages to gamers telling them that their time is up and they should stop gaming.

Halo 2 puts PC gamers on Xbox Live

Microsoft has announced that Halo 2 will be the first game to allow cross-platform play when it is released for the PC later in the year.

AMD gets cozy with the PS2, puts YouTube on your TV

AMD to put the Internet on your living room screen.

Screenwriter sues Midway for copyright infringement

William L. Crawford, an unknown Hollywood screenwriter, is suing Midway Games because he claims the publisher lifted the story for the game Psi-Ops from a screenplay that he wrote.

Gamespy confirmed as the company behind Wii online

After a successful stint so far with providing the middleware for online DS games, Gamespy today confirmed that it will be the provider for online multiplayer services for future Wii titles.

iTunes posts Lionsgate movies

Lionsgate Films has now added several of its most popular movies, earning the distinction as the first non-Disney movie studio with a presence on iTunes.

Roller Coaster Tycoon lawsuit goes to high UK court

Chris Sawyer, the developer of the PC hit series Roller Coaster Tycoon, has sued the game's publisher Atari, alleging that it skimped out on paying royalties and other fees totaling millions of dollars.

PSP redesign on the way

A new, smaller version of the PSP is in the pipeline, according to recent comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) executive Ray Maguire.

Valve questions Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming

Half-Life 2 developer Valve thinks that Microsoft's current "Games for Windows" marketing push is a cynical ploy to sell more copies of Windows Vista, rather than a genuine effort to invigorate the PC gaming market.

Fable 2 will feature love, children and a dog

Veteran video game developer Sir Peter Molyneux has said that he wants to introduce the concept of fondness and love into Fable 2 by allowing players to raise a family and by giving them a dog as a constant companion.

Zelda to make online debut on DS

Zelda will join the ranks of many other classic Nintendo franchises that have made their way online, with the release of Phantom Hourglass later this year.

AMD shows off accelerated vector graphics

San Francisco (CA) - The future of mobile phone graphics lies in vector-based acceleration, according to AMD. The company demoed its upcoming G12 and G40 mobile graphics chips at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and claimed that they can speed up vector graphics rending by up to thirty times. According to company representatives, the chips could also help developers produce more eye catching interfaces and reduce power consumption.

Ubisoft introduces Jam Sessions for the DS

Ubisoft announced today that it is working on a new Nintendo DS title that turns the handheld system into a virtual guitar.

Nintendo's Miyamoto inspires GDC crowd, but fails to deliver the goods

Nintendo's famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto inspired thousands of game developers, but only introduced one new product during his keynote at the Game Developer's Conference. Miyamoto outlined Nintendo's game design philosophy and challenged game companies and developers to make more universally appealing games.