Blizzard Entertainment today announced Diablo III, another sequel to a
fantasy role playing game that was released more than eleven years ago
and became the most successful video game of its time.
The Playstation 3 can be a significant contributor to your power bill,
but Sony is reacting to recent criticism with a third-generation
hardware version that we will be shipping this holiday season.
According to media reports, the updated console will consume about 10 –
20% less power than current systems.
Sony will is ready to expand the content for its Playstation 3 (PS3)
game console with a movie download service, the company said earlier
The lawsuit over the inclusion of sex scenes in
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is turning out to be a big payday for
lawyers, but buyers of the game will get very little. You may remember
the minor scandal a few years back where players of the game could
unlock some steamy scenes with third-party software. Some people were
so offended that they filed a class action lawsuit against Rockstar
Games and its parent Take-Two Interactive. But now it’s apparent that
the real winners in this case aren’t the offended gamers (of which
there are actually very few).
Prior to Microsoft’s “Big Picture” gaming showcase held today in San
Francisco, corporate vice president John Schappert reminded us that,
despite what you may have heard, the Windows PC is the world’s dominant
gaming platform. Expect another big push from Microsoft to defend the
Windows PC against game consoles.
The name Acer doesn’t usually bring images of fast and sexy
computers, but the company hopes its new Predator computer line will
propel it into the hands of wealthy enthusiasts and high-end gamers.
The Aspire G7700 Predator case resembles something out of a sci-fi
movie with its orange paintjob and lift up front panel.
ID Software, the makers of legendary games like Doom and Castle Wolfenstein, has declined to renew its membership in the Entertainment Software Association. This adds to a long list of big-name game studios like Activision/Vivendi (which includes Blizzard Entertainment) and LucasArts that have also cancelled their memberships from the troubled video game group.
Once again, Microsoft has squashed rumors that a Blu-ray drive for a
refreshed Xbox 360 may be in the works. The company believes that DVD
will remain the more important optical format at this time and that the
real format battle may be fought online.
Greenpeace today released detailed numbers on the concentration of
hazardous materials used to manufacture the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii game
consoles. The good news is that the findings reflect previous hazmat
results from notebook tests, but the report indicates that each
manufacturer has a lot of room to reduce the concentration of materials
such as lead, chromium, bromine or cadmium in its products.
Netflix and Roku today introduced a movie streaming box that, for the
very first time, may attract the mass market to rent movies via the
Internet and not via a store or by mail: The Roku box sells for $100
and all-you-can-eat download plans start at $9 per month. Is it
Nintendo today officially launched its Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit
application, which transform the game console into a virtual wellness
center. Wii Fit launches today in New York and will be introduced
countrywide on Wednesday.