Playstation 3 Home beta update details released

Version 0.7.7 of the PS3's online community Home is now available, although the software program is still restricted to people who have received an invite from Sony.

Sony readies more powerful PSP battery, custom battery covers

Foster City (CA) - Right before Christmas, Sony will launch a new batter pack for the PSP that it claims doubles the playtime offered by the current battery. Though geared more towards the slimmer model of the PSP that was launced this year, the "Extended Life Battery Kit" is compatible with the original version of the device as well.  The kit includes a 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery pack, which provides enough extra juice to double the life of previous models.

Microsoft turns to Atari for Xbox Live Arcade

Microsoft today launched Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe on the Xbox Live Arcade, along with the promise of several more classic Atari titles.

Social networking is key for next Xbox 360 update

Microsoft has announced some details about an Xbox Live dashboard update in December, addressing digital download Xbox titles and more social networking functionality.

HD DVD to get "community screening" feature

A new function for HD DVD will be available next month, allowing multiple viewers to watch the same movie and interact over a global network.

Price cut triggers three-fold increase in PS3 sales

Sony announced this week that Playstation 3 unit sales nearly quadrupled during the busy Thanksgiving weekend, thanks largely to a newer low-cost pricing scheme.

EMI to debut iTunes John Lennon video album at Starbucks

Starbucks will be offering a digital music release card unlocking 21 John Lennon music videos on iTunes beginning December 4.Hollywood (CA) – Starbucks will be offering a digital music release card unlocking 21 John Lennon music videos on iTunes beginning December 4. Publisher Capitol/EMI Music Videos said that the 21 videos are priced as a bundle at $24.95 and will allow buyers to see videos that are available in a digital format for the first time.

Updated PSPs improve Sony’s traction in Japan

Super Mario Galaxy gets Wii's best opening week

Mario's triumphant return to the home console scene gave the Wii its best first-week sales of any Wii title.

Phoenix Entertainment joins high-def match, sides with HD DVD

Independent film label Phoenix Entertainment has announced its first movie to be released on a high definition format, bringing The Lawless to HD DVD.

Warhawk expansion coming to Playstation 3 in December

Warhawk's first expansion pack, Operation Omega Dawn, will be available as an online download next month.

Rock Band delivers, despite some rough edges

Game Review - All in all, the positive aspects of Rock Band outweigh the quirks that come with being an innovator in gaming. See Rock Band in action ...

PlayStation Store comes to the PC

Playstation Store updates early with Rock Band tracks, PS Eye games

Sony doled out its weekly Playstation Store update a couple days ahead of time, adding the first wave of new Rock Band songs and two new Playstation Eye titles.

EA ships Medal of Honor Airborne for PS3

Sony pumps out 2.01 PS3 firmware

Sony released the latest Playstation 3 firmware late last night, fixing a handful of bugs that arose from the major 2.0 update earlier this month.

Playstation 3 development kit price slashed

Sony has great news for game developers looking to latch on to the Playstation 3 - the price of its development kit is now almost half of what it used to be.

Nintendo debuts Zapper

Nintendo adds latest Virtual Console titles for Wii anniversary

There was speculation that Nintendo would release a major title to the Virtual Console this week for the Wii's one-year anniversary, but its only addition was a little-known NES game from the 1980s.

Resident Evil Blu-ray to have Resident Evil PS3 demo

In addition to being one of the first discs to use the new BD Profile 1.1 standard, Resident Evil: Extinction on Blu-ray will include PS3 game demos.