Amazon offers $14 Blu-ray disc titles

Crytek announces Crysis Warhead

Acer targets Alienware and others with ‘Predator’ – RAWR!

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.

Metallica repents, sort of

ID Software jumps from sinking ESA ship

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. 

Microsoft: Blu-ray “not taking off”

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.

GTA IV voice actor complains about being paid peanuts

Greenpeace confirms hazardous materials in game consoles

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.   

Nintendo Wii killing off Japanese arcades

Is ‘Roku’ the formula to solve the movie download dilemma?

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 convincing enough?

New Yorkers first to get their hands on Nintendo’s Wii Fit

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.

Electronic Arts extends takeover deadline

Electronic Arts to comment on Take-Two hostile bid today

Video game juggernaut Electronic Arts will comment on its failed hostile takeover bid of Take-Two Interactive today.  Executives are expected to speak to the media before the opening of US stock markets and many analysts believe the company will extend the $2 billion offer which expired last Friday.

AMD’s best idea in years: Want to play?

There is not a whole lot coming out of AMD that can get you excited and there is a good chance that the company’s latest pitch, which does not even include a new product, may cause little more than a yawn here and there. But we are convinced that AMD’s Game! campaign is the best idea the company had in some time and provides an answer for many people to the question why they should buy and AMD PC and not an Intel system.

Update - Wii dominates April sales despite GTA IV

The latest numbers from industry watch group NPD are in, and they show a commanding lead for Wii hardware sales despite some predictions that GTA IV would move the PS3 and Xbox 360 close to Nintendo's consistently high territory.

Ubisoft removes DX10.1 support from Assassin's Creed

Montreal (Canada) - This should come as no surprise to TG Daily readers: Ubisoft has released the v1.02 patch for its Assassin's Creed tile. The patch removes support for DirectX 10.1.

Connect your iPod on $7000 Singapore Airlines flights

Nintendo ordered to pay $21 million in lost patent suit

The verdict is in in the case of Anascape v. Nintendo and it's not good news for the creator of the Wii.  A judge has ordered that Nintendo infringed on patents owned by Anascape, a Texas-based technology firm.  That's right; it's another case of a giant video game company being brought down by a company you've never heard of.

Stability-improving PS3 firmware coming soon

Xbox 360 hits 10 million unit sales in the U.S.

Microsoft today said that its Xbox 360 has become the first current-gen game console to hit the 10 million unit market in the U.S. The Xbox Live community has grown to 12 million users worldwide.