Record your skateboarding or surfing mishaps with Oregon Scientific's helmet cam

Oregon Scientific has announced a new helmet mountable camera that can record up to 30 frames per second, even under water. The ATC2K weighs less than a pound and records video at 640 by 480 pixels to SD flash memory. The camera is water-proof up to three meters.

Rumor Mill: Best Buy PS3 allocation to be cut? is reporting that Best Buy's PlayStation 3 allocation may be cut in half. An anonymous Best Buy employee told the website that the store will get getting approximately half of the units promised by Sony. Neowin also says the store will be counting on the Wii and other consoles to get it through the holiday season.

Yahoo's cooking oil-powered car to attempt land speed record

Yahoo is sponsoring a cooking oil-powered car that will try to set a land speed record this weekend. The 3000 hp, 6-cylinder, twin turbo car will race at the El Mirage dry lake bed near Victorville California on Sunday November 12 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Wii pre-orders go online tomorrow

For those who weren't able to guarantee a Wii pre-order at Toys R Us, GameStop, or EB Games retail locations, the console will be making its first large-scale online availability as and will offer Wii pre-orders tomorrow evening.

Grand Theft Auto trilogy package headed for holidays

Rockstar Games, the publisher best known for its slate of controversial games, today announced three of its most famous/infamous titles, Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, will be released in a trilogy bundle on 4 December, right in the middle of the holiday shopping frenzy.

Disney to make games for Nintendo DS and Wii

Disney has announced a new video game studio that will make games for the Nintendo DS handheld and the upcoming Nintendo Wii game console. The studio will develop titles based on current and future Disney movies and characters.

Namco Bandai gets devilishly good partnership with EA for Hellgate

Along with video game publishing giant Electronic Arts, Namco Bandai Games today announced it has signed into a partnership with the Redwood City-based company to jointly publish the anticipated PC title Hellgate: London.

Best Buy cancels PS3 pre-orders

Gamers who pre-ordered their Sony PlayStation 3 through Best Buy will be getting their money back. The retail giant has cancelled all pre-orders and sent emails to customers saying, "Your preorder for the PlayStation 3 gaming system will be cancelled."

Man fired for downloading porn to be re-hired

An Australian employee commission has ordered NCR Australia to re-hire a man that was fired for downloading porn to his work computer. Mr. Budlong, an employee for 31 years, was fired last year after 175 pornographic images were found on his work laptop. The New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) ruled the firing was illegal because yearly Internet 'Code of Conduct' agreements signed by Budlong were too automatic to be binding.

TwitchBlog: EA faffs about with crappy digital distribution system v2.0

So, EA has released a new version of its digital distribution system. Fearing spyware I had it downloaded to a random TG office machine that'll probably be taken apart and rebuilt in a week and, after playing around with the service for ten minutes, I already think of it exclusively as a poor mans Steam.

Nearly 40 games confirmed for PS3 online download service

Fresh off the heels of Nintendo's announced lineup of titles available for its Wii virtual console service, Sony has said that its own downloadable game platform for the upcoming PS3 console, is growing a respectable library as well, with "about 40" exclusive titles heading to the platform, says Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison.

NYC, LA stores chosen for official Wii launch parties

As Nintendo, retailers, and fans get ready for the approaching Wii launch, Nintendo today announced that the GameStop at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, and the famous Toys R Us Times Square in New York City, will be hosts to the official Wii launch events.

Nintendo Wii to make double the revenue of Sony PlayStation 3 at launch

I enjoy doing a bit of math in Google every now and again, and I just copped something amazing: The Nintendo Wii is going to have more than double the revenue of the Sony PlayStation 3 come November.

MySpace to block pirated audio and video clips

MySpace is partnering up with the Gracenote CD database to block pirated audio and video clips from member pages. The new system will scan uploaded content in addition to content already on member pages. Unauthorized files will be blocked and serious offenders will have their MySpace accounts deleted.

62 titles announced for Wii by year end

Nintendo has announced a complete list of games that will be available for the Wii during its first five weeks after the release on 19 November. In total, 32 Wii games and 30 virtual console titles are slated for release by the end of the year.

Sega jumps on Nintendo's Wii virtual console reports that Sega of America has unleashed details of its plans to release classic games on Nintendo's virtual console download service to be offered on the Wii. Sega says ten of its games will be available by the end of the year at a price of $8 each.

DVD playback comes back to Japanese Wii

According to, Nintendo is going to add DVD playback, a feature originally announced and then later cut out, to Wii units in Japan, as part of a special "enhanced" Wii model that will be released there some time next year.

Unreal Anthology ships

Midway Games, the publisher of the popular Unreal games series, today announced that it has shipped Unreal Anthology, a collection of four of the Unreal PC titles.

Japanese PS3 allocation cut 20%

Tokyo (Japan) - The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, a major Japanese business newspaper, has reported that Sony will ship 80,000 PlayStation 3 consoles during the Japanese November 11th launch. This is 20% less than the 100,000 Sony promised back in September. See the Sony Playstation 3 in detail ...

Flood of Console and PC games coming for Halloween - Gallery

Culver City (CA) - A flood of new games are hitting the market this Halloween giving gamers an extra treat. Almost a dozen new titles for the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and the PC will be released. In addition, several games will have more expensive collector's editions which will include extra content and shiny metal cases.