Guitar Hero 3 gets slated for Wii, Xbox 360, PS3

The next Guitar Hero will rock on all next-generation platforms, with a release scheduled for this fall.

Next Xbox 360 update to enhance downloads, messaging

An update to the Xbox 360 firmware next month will include integration with MSN Messenger and a handful of new Xbox Live features, according to Microsoft blogger Larry Hryb.

Video game ads expected to soar by 2011

The relatively new medium of in-game ads will mushroom from a $700 million industry to a me of nearly $2 billion in the next four years, according to eMarketer.

Nintendo ups sales forecast based on strong Wii and DS sales

Japanese video game giant Nintendo is upping its annual sales projections because of strong Wii and DS sales.

Wii beats out Xbox 360, PS3 in January

The Wii sold more than 140,000 units more in January than its closest next-gen competitor, the Xbox 360, according to sales figures from NPD Group.

A little Voodoo: What’s cooking in HP’s gaming labs

Remember HP’s acquisition of boutique PC builder Voodoo? We haven’t heard much of HP’s gaming efforts since the announcement of the merger in September of last year. Rob Enderle got a look at HP’s gaming labs and he returned with some intriguing ideas: Virtual worlds merging into reality, coffee tables that become gaming surfaces and high-end racing simulators on surround screens. Here is his report.

EMI releases first DRM-free album on iTunes

Two days after announcing that it would offer music downloads with copy protection technology, EMI said the album The Good, The Bad & the Queen from Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong is scheduled to become available on iTunes today.

UK bans "dangerous driving" Xbox 360 ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has banned an Xbox 360 commercial because it says the ad promoted dangerous driving.

PSP price gets cut to $170

As the first official price cut for Sony's handheld device, the core PSP package has been slashed by $30 to an MSRP of $169.99.

Knight Rider car for sale

Chicago (IL) - A Dublin, Calif., based dealership is offering on of the four original 1982 Pontiac Trans Am cars that were used for close-up shots in the classic 1980s TV show “Knight Rider”.

EMI drops DRM

EMI has announced that it will be dropping DRM file protections for its entire digital library of songs.

EA working on multiple instrument music game

Electronic Arts is working on a new game with MTV and Harmonix that will include a drum kit, lead guitar, bass guitar, and a microphone.

New PSP update offers free T-Mobile wireless access

Sony's latest firmware update for the PSP, which brings the system version to 3.30, includes six free months of T-Mobile wireless HotSpot access.

Mystic GTA IV trailer debuts on Xbox 360

The high definition debut of the Grand Theft Auto series will take place in the publisher's home town of New York City.

EA dispatches Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Electronic Arts has announced that the PC version of its latest installment in the long-running Command & Conquer series has been shipped to retailers.

Nintendo to front new video game expo

Nintendo has signed up as an anchor exhibitor at the new "Entertainment for All Expo", a new convention from IDG aimed at replacing the defunct Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

iTunes offers pro-rated album prices for previously purchased tracks

Apple announced today that it will begin lowering prices of complete albums by 99 cents for each song that users have already downloaded.

Take-Two intros expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization IV

Take-Two Interactive announced details today about the latest expansion to Sid Meier's Civilation IV, one of the publisher's best-selling PC franchises.

Pogo makes console debut with Pogo Island for the DS

Electronic Arts announced today that it has shipped Pogo Island for the Nintendo DS, marking the first time the software giant's casual online gaming division has made its way to a major non-PC platform.

Mario and Sonic to appear in olympic game together

In their first joint appearance in a video game, Mario and Sonic are both headed to a new olympics game due out this Christmas.