Bungie.net down – New Halo coming?

Nintendo draws first blood at E3

E3 has always been the venue of dueling press conferences and announcements and Nintendo has drawn first blood.  While reporters were waiting to enter the Microsoft press conference, Nintendo announced that it will be releasing an accessory for their Wiimote controller that will enhance its tracking and sensitivity.

Porn industry takes a steamy first shot at the iPhone

There is lots of talk about Apple’s new App Store and there are indications that software for the iPhone could become what iTunes has become for the iPod: Not only a promotional tool to drive hardware sales, but a platform that brings in lots of extra dollars. Those 500 applications available today (if you were lucky enough to activate your fancy new iPhone) are what most of us would call clean and conservative. But the adult film industry isn’t sleeping: Market leader Digital Playground is the first major studio to announce that “steamy” content can now be delivered right to your iPhone.

Microsoft to unveil DirectX 11 at XNA Gamefest

Microsoft will take the wraps off DirectX 11 at its annual XNA Gamefest, which is scheduled to take place on July 22 and 23 in Seattle, TG Daily has learned.

Microsoft director calls Nintendo Wii a novelty

Sure the Nintendo Wii massively outsells the Xbox 360 every month, but a Microsoft director says the Wii isn’t a direct competitor.  Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, told Gamasutra that the Sony PlayStation 3 is the arch nemesis of the 360.  He added that the 360 had more hard core hardware, something that gamers would graduate to from the Nintendo Wii.

Fixed: PlayStation 3 firmware 2.41 now available

Sony pulls PS3 2.40 firmware after reported problems

PlayStation 3 system update 2.4 impressions

Microsoft slashing price of Xbox 360 model

WarGames celebrates 25th anniversary with special showings

Rhapsody drops DRM, gives away 100,000 free albums

Real Networks relaunched its Rhapsody music store and follows the general trend of leaving DRM copy protection behind. But Rhapsody has a few other new features as well – such as a full-length preview of songs as well as iTunes and cellphone compatibility.   

July 2 PS3 firmware update to deliver in-game XMB, trophies

Diablo 3 to continue war between heaven and hell

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.

Sony greens the Playstation 3

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.

Playstation 3 to get movie downloads this summer

Sony will is ready to expand the content for its Playstation 3 (PS3) game console with a movie download service, the company said earlier today.

GTA ‘Hot Coffee’ lawsuit means big bucks for lawyers, small change for regular folks

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).

Microsoft: The Windows-based PC is the largest gaming platform in the world

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. 

PlayStation 3 getting trophies, in-game XMB

Age of Conan set for fast expansion

Digital Playground starts shooting adult movies in 12 megapixels