Nintendo debuts Wii Motion Plus and Wii Vitality Sensor

Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America took the stage during the E3 Nintendo Keynote to talk about the Wii MotionPlus, an attachment which delivers precise and distinct motion control.

BT throttles YouTube, iPlayer

Britain's biggest ISP is restricting download speeds on its cheapest packages without warning users.

Microsoft bleats Beatles Rock Band, says yeah, yeah yeah to Project Natal

Microsoft kicked off E3 with its world premier of Beatles Rock Band. The company also confirmed the existence of sensor-based technology - codenamed Project Natal - that will be capable of influencing or controlling an on-screen character based on a player's facial expressions and movements.

BBC and YouTube may launch international iPlayer site

The BBC and YouTube are believed to be in talks over launching the BBC's iPlayer catch-up TV service internationally.

E3 attempts to resurrect the glory days of gaming

Opinion - The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is poised to kick off on June 2 at the LA Convention Center. Organizers are apparently hoping that this year's shindig will help resurrect the glory days of gaming.

Qore leaks new PSP details before E3 debut

GamersConsoleNetwork has managed to snag the first official images of the PSP Go from Qore. Qore, a subscription-based interactive online magazine for the North American PlayStation Network, apparently published its June 2009 edition slightly ahead of schedule.

Live TV comes to the Xbox

British broadcaster Sky has signed a deal with Microsoft to bring live television to the Xbox 360 for the first time.

Apple eyes entry into game console market

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."

Microsoft Xbox 360 sales exceed 30 million

Sales of Xbox 360 consoles have passed the 30 million mark, according to a statement from Microsoft.

Nintendo creates plan for additional Wii games titles

Japanese firm Nintendo is ready to expand video games for the Wii by third party publishers.

Rockstar Games offers GTA encore: The Ballad of Gay Tony

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 recycles Metroid Prime trilogy for the Wii

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.

Glu announces uncensored Family Guy for mobile phones

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 season.

New type of DVD will hold thousands of movies

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 preps Fallout 3 DLC for PS3, confirms Mothership Zeta

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 scopes new gyros for Wii

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 slashes rates, offers unlimited streaming

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 accuses 3D Realms of Nukem contract breach

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.

Game console sales hit hard in April

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%.

Video game sales slumped in April

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.