Apple has reportedly banned a school shooting app that managed to sneak past snoozing censors into the company's iTune's store. "Zombie School" - developed by Retarded Arts - cheerfully encourages players to shoot cheerleaders, principals and sports jocks.
A senior Microsoft executive has confirmed that the release of a mobile Xbox device was inevitable. However, the executive conceded that Microsoft remained unsure how to enter the mobile market.
Sales of video games in the US dropped to $1.17 billion in June - almost a third down on the same month last year - the biggest drop for nine years.
We all have our bad days, but it seems that Amazon had a week of
particularly bad decisions this week. First it was a $200 replacement
fee for broken Kindles and now we hear that the company may have taken
George Orwell’s visions of a future world literally and remotely
deleted books from Kindle ebook readers. Meet Amazon, your Big Brother.
Analysis - The Nintendo Wii is currently the number one selling console. However, there are indications that Microsoft has unleashed a carefully devised strategy to ensure its global domination of the console market.
Hard core gamers have reportedly shunned the Conduit FPS (first-person shooter) for the Wii. According to NPD, High Voltage Software and Sega have only mananged to sell 72,000 copies of the over-hyped title.
The UK's Teletext analog TV text service is to close next year - two years ahead of schedule, leaving large parts of the UK population without subtitling for the hard of hearing.
Media Tuners and Modulation Index have introduced an application that allows online radio stations to use a single format for streaming MPEG-4 HE AAC v2 audio over Windows, Mac and iPhone platforms.
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Apple will launch a game console by 2013. According to Pachter, the company was following a "deliberate strategy" to transform Apple TV into an "entertainment and Internet hub."
Bill Gates recently sat down for his annual interview with Cnet and
spent some time talking about his thoughts on Project Natal – including
the system’s release date, which should not be a surprise to TG Daily
readers, as well as scenarios why depth sensing cameras make also sense
for your Windows PC.
Comcast said that it will offer its customers free access to HBO and
Cinemax content via the Internet through On Demand trial. Of course, if
you aren’t a HBO or Cinemax subscriber in the first place, you don’t
get free access to those shows, which represent a combined 750 hours of
programming initially. The added value, as Comcast claims, may be
limited, especially if you get too excited over this new offering and
run into your Internet bandwidth barrier.
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) has submitted an Amicus Brief in support of the lawsuit against Craigslist filed by Sheriff Dart of Cook County, Illinois seeking to hold them accountable for their role in facilitating sex trafficking.
BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has reportedly criticized Activision's threat to "stop supporting" Sony if the company did not implement an immediate PS3 price cut.
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.