Microsoft: Mobile Xbox device inevitable

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.

US game sales down 31%

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.

Amazon takes a page from 1984, deletes Orwell books from Kindles

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: Microsoft prepares to dominate global console market

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 shun Conduit for the Wii

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.  

Deaf hit by end of TV subtitling service

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.

Tuner2 app enables Flash streaming radio for the iPhone

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.

Pachter: Apple prepping game console for 2013 launch

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."

Gates confirms Project Natal for 2010, also for Windows PCs

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 to stream HBO and Cinemax content online

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. 

Craigslist 'is an online pimp'

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 criticizes Activision's PS3 bashing

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.

Teen tells Morgan Stanley the obvious

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.

Snubbed PS3 owners forced to wait until September for Fallout 3 DLC

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 deploys OpenSTAGE technology at Sony Wonder Lab

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.

Users turn to online gaming

Online gaming has shot up in popularity over the last year, as consumers look for cheaper entertainment.

Bethesda to update PS3 owners on Fallout 3 DLC status

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.

Bluetooth support added to iSamurai's deadly arsenal

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.

iPhone shakes up mobile games industry

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.

EA declares end to Tiberium wars with C&C 4

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."