Apple has apparently expressed interest in entering the game console market. "There's also a new entrant in the business, Apple, with the iPhone. And we don't think they will stop there," said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in a conference call reported by Kotaku. According to Guillemot, the Apple TV set-top-box, along with other devices, could provide a new range of console platforms as the product becomes "more powerful."
Sales of Xbox 360 consoles have passed the 30 million mark, according to a statement from Microsoft.
Japanese firm Nintendo is ready to expand video games for the Wii by third party publishers.
Rockstar Games has confirmed the fall release of The Ballad of Gay Tony, the latest Grand Theft Auto IV expansion pack for the XBOX 360.
Nintendo has confirmed that a single-disc version of the classic Metroid Prime Trilogy will be available on August 24 for $50. Although each game is expected to maintain its original storyline, Metroid Prime and Prime 2 gunslingers can now use their Wii remotes to line up precise shots and eliminate deadly enemies.
Freakin' sweet! Glu Mobile has confirmed the worldwide launch of Family
Guy: Uncensored for mobile phones. The new Java/Brew game, based on
Fox's popular animated series, was released ahead of the show's 8th
Oh, great. Just as we've all got used to Blu-ray - and paid for the kit - another storage disk has been developed with 2,000 times the capacity of an ordinary DVD. The researchers say they could take a few years to hit the video stores, but could have immediate applications in the financial, military and medical sectors.
Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 3 downloadable content (DLC) will be available for the PS3 over the next few months. Operation: Anchorage is expected to debut in late June, followed by the release of The Pitt and Broken Steel some 4-6 weeks apart.
Nintendo plans to show a new Wii gadget called MotionPlus that will enhance the game platform's motion sensing capabilities at E3 next month.
Napster has attempted to resurrect itself with a reduced monthly fee of $5. The company is currently offering users five "unrestricted" MP3 downloads (per month) along with unlimited access to Napster's on-demand music streaming service.
Take-Two Interactive has reportedly sued Apogee Software's 3D Realms over the company's failure to develop "Duke Nukem Forever." According to Take-Two, Apogee breached a mutual agreement which stipulated the production and design of a new Duke Nukem sequel.
Video game and console manufacturer felt the full force of the
recession in April, as U.S. console unit sales fell to their lowest
level in 23 months. All three manufacturers saw their shipments drop by
more than 40%.
Market research company the NPD Group said that US sales of video games dropped sharply in April, by 23 percent compared to April in 2008.
Universal Music Group has signed a deal to distribute pre-release tracks to radio and TV stations throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.
Microsoft is believed to be developing a 3D camera for the Xbox 360 games console that will allow players to control games through the movement of their bodies.
Maxis, an Electronic Arts studio, has confirmed the fall release date of Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena. The new titles will be available for the Nintendo Wii and DS platforms.
Eidos Montreal has confirmed that the latest title in the Thief series is currently "in the early development stages." "This is an incredibly ambitious project and a very exciting one," said General Manager Stephane D'Astous. "It's too early for us to offer any specific game details, right now we are focused on recruiting the very best talent to join the core team at the studio and help us make, what we believe will be one of the most exciting games on the market."
2K Games has teamed up with Digital Extremes to develop a "multiplayer experience" for BioShock 2. The game will provide an immersive prequel experience while expanding the origins of the BioShock world.
Despite ongoing staff cuts, Microsoft is pressing ahead with its plans for world domination in the gaming arena.
Parents of Facebook-addicted kids should be able to rest a little easier - it may not be damaging their school grades after all.