Twitter is for old people, and teens won't pay for phone calls: just two of the conclusions from Morgan Stanley's latest research note. Even more surprising, though, is the fact that the paper was written by a 15-year-old intern.
Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that the release of Fallout's long-awaited DLC has been delayed until the end of September. According to producer Ashley Cheng, the company is currently "knee deep" in content testing.
Organic Motion has deployed its OpenSTAGE platform at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) in Manhattan. Unlike Microsoft's Project Natal, Organic Motion utilizes 14 cameras and advanced software to create an exact representation, or "digital clone" of an individual.
Online gaming has shot up in popularity over the last year, as consumers look for cheaper entertainment.
Bethesda Softworks is reportedly planning to update PS3 owners on the status of Fallout's long-awaited DLC. Operation: Anchorage was originally expected to debut in late June, followed by the release of The Pitt and Broken Steel some 4-6 weeks apart. However, the downloadable content has yet to appear on Sony's Playstation network.
Toy Kite has enabled Bluetooth support for its popular sword fighting game. iSamurai - which uses Apple's recently released 3.0 software - is reportedly the first "Wii-like" title for the iPhone.
A recently published report confirms that the iPhone has had a "significant" impact on the mobile games industry. According to Research & Markets, the popular device boosted demand for mobile content and "opened the market" to smaller publishers.
Electronic Arts has confirmed that its popular Tiberium-war series will be brought to an "epic conclusion" with Command & Conquer 4. According to EA, C&C 4 introduces a "multitude of innovations" while retaining the "core compulsions that fans have come to love."
Sony CEO Howard Stringer has downplayed a rift with Activision chief Bobby Kotick over the latter's demand for an immediate Playstation 3 price cut. According to Stringer, Kotick "likes to make a lot of noise."
The gaming industry has experienced a veritable boom despite the global economic recession. According to Nielsen, the number of hours that gamers claim to be playing has hit an "all time high." In addition, used game sales have increased to "record-breaking totals," while video game rentals have risen exponentially.
Shared Memory Graphics has accused three industry heavyweights of patent infringement. The California-based company alleges that two patented graphic accelerators are currently used in Apple iPods, Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PSP/PS2.
Since Michael Jackson’s death, Los Angeles has been flooded with individuals wishing to get closer to Michael Jackson. His death has been described as having the same emotional impact as the deaths of individuals such as Jerry Garcia, John Lennon, and even Elvis Presley. The outpouring of individuals mourning the pop star is magnified now via the web.
Japanese giants Sony and Panasonic are to separately set up dedicated units to create 3D movies.
You know what the world's first full length talking movie was, don't you. Well, no, you don't. While Al Jolson has gone down in history as starring in the first talkie, the first movie with a full length soundtrack was The Lights of New York, released on July 6, 1928.
Being a one-trick pony isn't so bad as long as your trick is a really, really good one. But Professor Erno Rubik has long been looking for another gadget to match the success of his eponymous Cube, and is this week set to launch a new game which he hopes will spark another worldwide craze.
Electronic Arts says that Battlefield 1943, the download-only first person shooter game will be released on the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network next week. Xbox users can download on July 8th, and those on the PlayStation network can download beginning July 9th.
Microsoft has introduced an application that allows aspiring developers to create their own Xbox 360 games. Built using Microsoft's XNA Studio, Kodu Game Lab offers users a simple image-based menu along with 200 different programming features.
The Playstation 3 slim rumor is one of those rumors that just won’t go
away. New pictures and information provided by usual “industry sources”
that a new PS3 form factor may be on track for a release this month,
along with a long expected price cut. Both rumors seem very credible,
especially since Sony has to cut the PS3’s price and since it can
shrink the size of the PS3 box due to a much less power-hungry Cell BE
Joost, the online video startup, has decided to abandon the consumer market. Instead, it will focus on providing 'white label' online video platforms, allowing media companies such as cable and satellite providers, broadcasters and video aggregators, to publish video under their own brand names.
The irresistible Wii has reportedly helped increase the number of female console gamers in 2009. According to NPD industry analyst Anita Frazier, the year was a
"transformative" one in terms of "defining the audience for gaming."