Gaming kid saves family from house fire

9-year-old Davien Hayden wakes up early every morning to play video games and that habit probably saved his family from a fast moving house fire.

New Xbox 360 debuts Sunday

Microsoft’s new version of its Xbox 360 will hit retail stores this Sunday.

Nintendo promises to step up Wii production to meet demand

Just a day after announcing bumper profits, Nintendo is promising that it will “do better” to step up production of the Wii and meet the large consumer demand for the console.

Nintendo acquires developer Monolith

Nintendo has acquired Monolith Soft, the name behind the epic RPG series Xenosaga.

Pokemon DS games hit one million in five days

The DS debut of the Pokemon RPG franchise has crossed the milestone of one million copies sold in five days, faster than any previous entrant in the series.

Wii helps push Nintendo profits up 77%

Nintendo profits through the roof on Wii and DS sales

In one of the most amazing turnarounds in gaming history, Nintendo has seen its net profits grow 77.2% to 174.3bn yen ($1.4bn), beating financial analysts expectations, and its sales grow 90% in the year to March on the back of the runaway success of its DS and Wii gaming systems.

“Father of PlayStation” to step down as Sony Games CEO

Ken Kutaragi, “The father of the PlayStation”, will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sony’s games division on June 19 of this year to become honorary chairman, according to the company.

Details emerge about PS3 EyeToy

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced details about the PS3's Playstation Eye, the successor to the cult PS2 hit known as the EyeToy.

Sony sends out PS3 Home Beta trial e-mails

Rollout for the Playstation 3's robust online community seems to be on schedule, as the first round of potential beta testers received e-mails to sign up for PS3 Home late last night.

PlayStation 3 doubles Folding@home capacity

Stanford University’s Folding@home distributed computing project has seen its capacity double in the last month to 700 T Flops thanks largely to the PlayStation 3, according to Sony

Online-enabled Excite Truck 2 heading to Wii

The first sequel to a Wii game will come as a new version of the launch title Excite Truck, bringing online multiplayer to the motion-sensitive racing game.

Plug-and-play TV company extends deal with Namco

Jakks Pacific, the nationwide market share leader in plug & play TV games, announced today that it has signed a new long-term contract with Namco to bring arcade classics like Pac-Man for several more years.

Hot Shots Golf team branches out to Tennis on the PS2

The team behind Sony's first-party Hot Shots Golf series is expanding its horizon, with the announcement of Hot Shots Tennis for the PS2.

PS2 game tops March sales charts

Sony's previous generation gaming console is still making waves, claiming the top-selling game last month over a handful of big next-gen titles.

Medal of Honor: Airborne given August 28 release date

The latest instalment in EA’s highly successful World War 2 shooter franchise has missed its two drop targets of Winter 2006 and Q1 2007, but now we are being promised the firm release date of August 28 2007, according to marketing literature.

Prey developer's studio goes up in flames

Human Head, a game development company most known for its stealth shooter game Prey, faced a devastating fire over the weekend, causing some intellectual property to be completely destroyed.

Opinion: Blu-ray not even close to winning format war

We're soon approaching the one year anniversary of each format, and despite the extrapolated outlook for Blu-ray based on where it stands now, there is no end in sight.

Wii takes top spot in March

Nintendo has scored a hat trick with the first three months of 2007, nabbing the title of top-selling next-gen home console in January, February, and now March.

Game review: Enchanted Arms is anything but enchanting

Despite its fun characters and impressive cutscenes, numerous flaws in Enchanted Arms prove that there's still much room for improvement in PS3 role-playing games.