New Tomb Raider: Anniversary in the works

Eidos Interactive has announced the next game in the popular Tomb Raider series. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversery will have Lara chase after the mystical "Scion" artifiact and will focus on more in depth puzzles and more realistic game physics.

Sony introduces limited edition silver PlayStation 2

Sony has released a limited edition silver-colored edition of its PlayStation 2 game console. Basically it's the same as the traditional black PlayStation 2 console except for the silver sheen and silver DualShock 2 analog controller.

Gold users to get first dibs on new Xbox Live content

According to GamesIndustry.biz, the premier tier of Microsoft's online service for the Xbox 360 will soon include another benefit - exclusive access to newly released content. Reportedly, Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft, has announced plans to offer new downloads, including game demos and trailers, to Xbox Live Gold members first, before making them available to Silver subscribers.

Jack Thompson hit with contempt complaint

Florida Judge Ronald Friedman has hit anti-violent games activist Jack Thompson with contempt of court charges. The charges were filed in a complaint to the Florida Bar Association after Thompson wrote inflammatory letters questioning the judge's decision in letting the Take 2 "Bully" game sell in Florida.

Nintendo sells 10 million DS Handhelds in six months

Kyoto (Japan) - Nintendo today surprised analysts by posting a 48% increase in profits and a 70% jump in revenues, primarily due to its hugely popular DS game console. The company sold 10.09 million units in the first half of its fiscal year - and expects to sell six million Wii's until March 2007. See the Nintendo Wii slide show here (5 pictures)

Dungeon Siege II: Deluxe Edition goes on sale

Video game publisher 2K Games, part of Take-Two Interactive Software, today announced the nationwide availability of Dungeon Siege II: Deluxe Edition. The PC collection includes the original Dungeon Siege II PC game, the Broken World expansion pack, and a handful of limited edition items.

Microsoft to release second beta of XNA personal game development suite

Following the first beta, Microsoft today announced that it will be releasing a second public test version of its XNA Game Studio Express Suite.

World of Warcraft expansion to miss holiday season

As video game fans prepare for a massive set of releases for the holiday season, today, one anticipated title was taken off the list on games slated for a pre-Christmas launch. The first official expansion pack to the PC game World of Warcraft has been delayed a few weeks due to bugs found during its recent beta test, pushing it back to the first part of next year.

Toys R Us opens up pre-orders for Wii this Sunday

Chicago (IL) - Various scans of the 2006 version of the annual huge holiday catalog for Toys R Us known as "The Big Book" have surfaced online, with one detail that's attracting the most attention - the book has a page devoted to the Wii that says pre-orders are available. The book, set to be released in this Sunday's paper, says "Reserve Wii Now."

Yahoo's not so "cheap" shot versus YouTube

In a clear step to usurp Google's YouTube, Yahoo has announced a video talent show that will offer $50,000 and an episode contract to the lucky winner. During the eight week contest starting on November 13th, people will upload videos that will be voted on by the public and a panel of judges.

Medal of Honor Heroes ships for PSP

Redwood City (CA) - Electronic Arts today announced that it has begun shipping its latest title, Medal of Honor Heroes, for the portable PSP system, adding to the large library of games in the Medal of Honor series. Medal of Honor Heroes Screenshots ...

Sony unveils details of PS3 online services

San Francisco (CA) - Late Thursday, during a Playstation 3 event in San Francisco, Sony unveiled details about several features for the PS3 previously kept under-wraps, including online services and available accessories, in addition to the official launch line-up. See the Sony Playstation 3 in detail ...

100 GB Xbox 360 hard drive on the way?

According to a recent story on Korean video game site Game Inside, Microsoft is working on a new hard drive for the Xbox 360 with a capacity of 100 GB, which could be used to store game saves, Xbox Live downloads, and media files.

EA announces Def Jam: Icon for PS3 and Xbox 360

Electronic Arts today announced Def Jam: Icon, a new game headed for the PS3 and Xbox 360 systems next year. Continuing the publisher's Def Jam series, Icon brings an unusual mix of fighting and music to the next generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft.

Bully game now available

In spite of rampant criticism and widely publicized attempts to pull it from reaching store shelves, the video game Bully today made its debut in retail stores across the country on the Playstation 2 platform. See screenshots of 'Bully' here ...

EB Games starts Zune pre-orders

Culver City (CA) - Microsoft's Zune media player is now joining the pre-order madness started by the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3. EB Games has started selling reservations for the upcoming player that will ship on November 14, 2006 for $250. You can view the pre-order page here.

Xbox' HD DVD drive to connect to PCs, sort of

Microsoft has been tight-lipped about the functionality of an external HD DVD drive, which the company will be releasing for its Xbox 360 gaming console.

EA swings out Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

Electronic Arts today announced that the Xbox 360 version of its latest entry to the EA Sports line of games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, has started shipping to retailers. See screenshots of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 here ...

Valve releases Source engine for Xbox 360

Valve today said that it now offers its Source game engine as a middleware technology for developers who are working on games for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.

Jack Thompson loses bid to block Bully game release

A US judge has rejected Jack Thompson's bid to ban the "Bully" video game made by Take-Two. Judge Ronald Friedman has ruled that the game is not a public nuisance and will allow it to be sold in Florida. Last week, the judge Friedman ordered Take-Two to demonstrate Bully to help him make a decision. After viewing the game, Friedman said the game shows less violence that what is seen on a typical night of television.