Microsoft defends infamous red ring of death

Microsoft has responded to a recent survey that claimed the Xbox 360 was plagued by a 54 percent failure rate. Although Microsoft termed the Xbox 360 a 'superior console,' the company conceded that it was 'constantly improving' the unit's design.

Full Beatles catalog may be coming to iTunes

Rumor has it that the entire Beatles catalog could be available via iTunes in the next couple of weeks.

Claws out as Skanks of New York blogger named

The woman behind the 'Skanks of New York' catfight has been outed as Rosemary Port, an unemployed 29 year old night club hostess.

Amazon limits pre-order sales of 120GB PS3

Amazon has limited pre-order sales of the 120GB Playstation 3 to one unit per household. The online retailer explained that it had experienced overwhelming demand for the slimmed down console.

Video ads to hit bookstalls next month

Video ads for CBS shows and Pepsi will appear in print editions of Entertainment Weekly next month.

Microsoft Fable promises tyranny, poverty and injustice

Microsoft has announced Fable III at gamescom in Germany. The new game will be available on the Xbox 360 in time for Christmas.

Updated: Sony hopes $300 PS3 will boost sluggish sales

Sony has unveiled a slimmed down Playstation 3 at the Gamescom conference in Germany. The upgraded console will feature a 120GB HD and is expected to retail at $300 on September 1.

EA preps Bad Company 2 for winter deployment

Electronic Arts (EA) confirmed that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be deployed on March 2, 2010. EA studio DICE boasted that the title will deliver a level of destruction, vehicular warfare, squad play and open world environments "never before experienced" in a modern warfare action game.

Claim: Xbox 360 plagued by a 54 percent failure rate

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.

Gamers aren't all teenage geeks

The average age of adult computer game players in the US is 35, belying the image of gamers as spotty teenagers.

Microsoft claims victory as game sales plummet

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.  

Chipset helps blind people control their TV

Britain's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has developed the world’s first ‘talking’ technology for televisions.

Games market goes into freefall

Video game sales are continuing to plummet, according to market research from NPD.

Music technology pioneer dies

Les Paul was not just about his guitar

Sega: Hard-core Wii games a 'successful niche'

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 resurrects classic titles for the PS3 and PSP

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.

Xbox 360 the 'most active console' amongst US gamers

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. 

Carmack: id Software to develop new rendering engine

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 invokes GoD to update Xbox Live

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.

Ozzy Osbourne at Blizzcon and for $40 on your PC

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.