Wii's Super Mario Galaxy gets 2007 release date

At today's keynote, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto announced that Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii will be released this year.

EA signs publishing deal with Harmonix

Electronic Arts has formed a new partnership with Harmonix, the specialized game developer behind some of the best selling rhythm and music games.

Nintendo dates first Wii WiFi, DS connectivity title

Nintendo is using its popular Pokemon franchise to debut two of the Wii's previously untapped features.

Sony flounders then wows during GDC keynote

You generally don't see audience emotions change from boredom to adulation during a major convention keynote, but this exact thing happened during Sony's keynote today at the Game Developers Conference.

Sony announces 3D user community for PS3

It has become more difficult for Sony to make its case for its Playstation game console as the competition from Nintendo and Wii is heating up. At GDC, the company revealed several aggressive approaches to make the PS3 more attractive, including a “next-generation” 3D user community.

Game Developers Conference kicks off with low expectations

The annual Game Developers Conference starts today in San Francisco's lovely Moscone Convention Center, but will this year's show be as interesting as the last?

Amazon's Unbox on Tivo goes live

A new service that lets users stream downloaded content from Amazon to their Tivo has officially launched today. The free service is available now to all Tivo subscribers.

Nvidia releases DX10 game developer kit

Nvidia is demonstrating at GDC 2007 a newly released toolkit for the development of DirectX 10 games running on its Geforce 8-series graphics chips.

Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles races to Xbox Live

Ubisoft will be bringing the arcade classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Xbox Live Arcade this month. The release is conveniently scheduled on the forefront of a new TMNT game that hits the Xbox 360 in two weeks.

DiamondWare's 3D voice technology added to HeroEngine

DiamondWare and Simutronics have partnered up to add 3D-aware voice chat to Simutronics' HeroEngine, an MMO technology platform.

Activision buys DemonWare

Activision has announced that it will be buying DemonWare, a Dublin-based gaming middleware developer.

PC "Stalker" goes gold

Work on the PC shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cheronbyl is complete and the game is ready to ship to stores later this month.

Test Drive Unlimited races to gold status on PS2, PC

Atari today announced that it is finished working on Test Drive Unlimited for the PS2 and PC.

Xbox Live reaches six million user milestone

The Xbox Live has topped six million users, Microsoft announced today.

Glu debuts Project Gotham Racing for Windows Mobile

Project Gotham Racing, a blockbuster game title for the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles, will soon be available in a version for Windows Mobile smartphones. Extra: Slideshow

South Park makes HD debut on Xbox 360, for free

Comedy Central has partnered with Microsoft to release an episode of its popular cartoon show South Park in high definition.

Eidos' Traxxpad turns the PSP into a keyboard, drums

Eidos Interactive wants PSP owners to harness their musical powers with its new Traxxpad software.

41% of U.S. households own a game console - Nielsen survey

According to a recent survey done by Nielsen, 41% of all U.S. households have a video game console which is up from 39.1% in 2005.

Avatar Reality developing online multiplayer game based on Mars

If the virtual world of Second Life is just too "Earth-like" then how about an MMO on Mars?

Mobile game revenues jump 61% - study

Mobile phone users are trying out games in record numbers according to a study done by Telephia, a market research company.