A recent survey conducted by Game Informer indicates that Xbox 360 units suffer from a 54.2 percent failure rate. The publication also reported a 10.6 and 6.8 percent failure rate for the Playstation 3 and Wii consoles.
The average age of adult computer game players in the US is 35, belying the image of gamers as spotty teenagers.
A recent report published by NPD indicates that video game sales plummeted a whopping 29 per in July. Microsoft - which remains unfazed by the alarming statistics - claims the Xbox 360 was the console industry's "sole bright spot" in 2009.
Britain's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has developed the world’s first ‘talking’ technology for televisions.
Video game sales are continuing to plummet, according to market research from NPD.
Les Paul was not just about his guitar
Sega President Mike Hayes has defended his company's decision to develop additional 'hard core' titles for the Wii. Hayes also termed The Conduit a 'success,' but conceeded that MadWorld sales were 'very disappointing.'
Capcom has confirmed plans to resurrect a number of classic titles for the PS3 and PSP, including Mega Man Powered, Dino Crisis, Resident Evil 2 and Street Flighter Alpha 3 Max.
Nielsen has proclaimed the Xbox 360 to be the 'most active console' amongst US gamers. Although the PS2 and 360 are currently 'neck and neck' in terms of minutes played per month, a six-month trend indicates that the Xbox 360 has taken the lead with the highest active users.
John Carmack has confirmed that id Software will be developing a new rendering engine for the next generation of game consoles. According to Carmack, the updated platform would 'co-exist' with the
current one, allowing id Software to design a series of 'cross-generational' games.
Microsoft has introduced a slew of new features for its Xbox Live service, including 'Games on Demand,' online manuals, an improved Netflix user interface and advanced avatar customization options.
Bliizard today announced today that Ozzy Osbourne will be performing at the
upcoming Blizzcon conference. If you are not among the 20,000 who
already have tickets you can watch the event and Ozzy’s concert on your
PC or TV for $40.
Turtle Beach has introduced a retooled gaming headset for the Xbox 360. The third-generation X41 features digital RF wireless CD-quality sound, 3-D positional audio and an advanced chat booster.
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has predicted the 'imminent' implementation of console price cuts. According to Pachter, manufacturers made a strategic error by maintaining current price points for 'too long.'
A team of Canadian researchers has published a study analyzing Facebook's alleged role in creating an atmosphere of jealousy and suspicion between romantically involved individuals.
Logitech has introduced a retooled gaming mouse capable of reaching a maximum hand speed of 165 inches per second (ips) and a top acceleration force of 30 gs. The device features an "on-the-fly" adjustable-dpi that facilitates pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) and lightning-fast maneuvers up to 5700 dpi.
A coordinated denial of service attack has taken down trendy micro-blogging service twitter.
Activision Blizzard has postponed the launch of Starcraft II to 2010. However, the company is still expected to release a number of new titles in Fall 2009, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Tony Hawk: Ride and Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
The Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) and Gazillion Entertainment have announced the creation of a joint Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) studio. The collaborative venture is expected to focus on the creation of Arabic content for the Middle East gaming market.
Apple has censored an English dictionary due to its supposedly "objectionable content." According to Ninjawords developer Phil Crosby, Club Cupertino rejected an initial build of the educational iPhone app just two days after it was submitted.