Dungeons and Dragons creator dies

We Ski for Wii to hit US this spring

The first third-party Wii game to use the Wii Fit Balance Board has been confirmed for a stateside release.

Like video games? Cnet/Gamespot going hiring crazy

Getting paid to review video games is a dream job to some and CNET/Gamespot may have a position for you.  Management is still reeling from the high-profile resignations (some say firings) of four of the site’s top editors and Cnet now appears to be filling those vacant positions.

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets official release date

Konami has announced the release date for the upcoming exclusive Playstation 3 title Metal Gear Solid 4, which will launch alongside a special limited edition version of the console.

SCi to cancel 14 games and lay off 200

Video game publisher SCi Entertainment Group has announced that it is going to cut 25% of its workforce and put a halt to 14 of its pending projects.

GDC Conference visited by record 18.000 visitors

The recently completed Game Developers Conference had a record turnout. This was probably caused by larger number of exhibitors at the conference which was a mixture of lectures, head-hunting and the conventional trade show. GDC had more than 400 sessions which were mostly packed even on the final day when guys from CryTek held several very interesting sessions.

Activision CEO says $1 billion investment needed to compete against WoW

Wii mauls PS3 in Japan due to high-volume February titles

After the Playstation 3 began to narrow in on the Wii in Japan, the Nintendo platform blasted the sales charts this month thanks in large part to Wii Fit and Super Smash Bros Brawl.

More teenagers ignoring CDs, report says

Namco Bandai announces two "Tales" games

Namco Bandai's popular series of "Tales" role-playing games is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and in commemoration the publisher has announced new games for the Xbox 360 and Wii.

Obtain citizenship, avoid jail in illegal immigration game ICED

Los Angeles (CA) – Suki is a Japanese student on the run from US immigration authorities and you can experience what he is going through in a new game called ICED.  Short for I Can End Deportation, the game places players in New York where they must avoid police and do good deeds to gain citizenship.  The makers of the game say it’s an educational tool aimed at teens, but critics claim it trivializes illegal immigration.  

Nintendo to charge for online Wii services

Nintendo has confirmed that it will offer "Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play" on the Wii, a feature that will have additional online functionality but at an added price.

Guild Wars passes the 5 million mark

Blizzard's 800-pound gorilla World of Warcraft isn’t the only relevant game in the MMORPG genre.

Playstation 3 Dual Shock controller dated, priced

Sony today announced a firm release date and MSRP for the "Dualshock 3" controller, the first PS3 controller to include the rumble feature.

“A LAN party by gamers, for gamers” – PDXLAN 11

Portland (OR) – Getting smacked in the head with a ball usually is a bad thing, but for hundreds of PDXLAN attendees over President’s Day Weekend it was a chance to have fun and win gigabytes of RAM sticks.  For four days, more than five hundred avid gamers descended upon Portland Oregon to virtually kill each other and win thousands of dollars in prizes in wacky contests – like vegemite eating, chair holding and yes, even dodgeball.  I’ve attended other LAN parties, but my first visit to PDXLAN showed me how a large party can still be fun and “homey”.

Eye of Judgment expansion announced for Playstation 3

Sony has announced details, including a firm release date, for the second set of cards for the Playstation Eye killer app "The Eye of Judgment".

DivX to shut down video download site

EA offers $2 billion to take over Take-Two

Electronic Arts is trying to expand its gaming chops by attempting to acquire Take-Two Interactive, the publisher best known for the Grand Theft Auto series.

Worldwide president of Sony Computer Entertainment resigns

Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has announced his resignation ending more than 15 years with the Sony corporation.

Game console players set themselves apart at GDC

Opinion - In the past week, we've seen all three video game consoles become more polarizingly differentiated than ever before. Microsoft pushed an independent developer-friendly message, Nintendo emphasized a non-straying family gaming approach, and Sony maintained an heir of superiority over both that may or may not be justified.