Mexican criminals offered Xbox 360 in return for handing in firearms

The new mayor of Mexico City is offering criminals a free Xbox 360 for every handgun are handed into police in an amnesty.

Microsoft lifts the curtain on 120 GB Xbox 360 Elite

The fabled 120 GB, black Xbox 360 is now official, as Microsoft today unveiled details about the new high-end console.

Bandai Namco to bring Cell processor to the arcades

Bandai Namco will use the supercomputer chip in future arcade machines.

Electronic Arts establishes Artwerk music label

Video game publishing giant Electronic Arts has teamed up with Nettwerk One Music to establish a new music label based in Los Angeles. The new label intends to sign both unknown and established artists around the world for recording, publishing and distribution deals.

Nintendo attempts to block Wii modchips in newest console revision

Nintendo has altered the circuit layout of its Wii games console in order to block the increasing use of modification chips (modchips).

“300” producer to set up video game publishing company

Thomas Thull, Executive Producer of the box office smash hit “300”, has announced that he is to set up a video game publishing company funded by $150 million in private equity.

British retailer slams Sony’s PlayStation 3 PR “stunt” as desperate

British retailer HMV has said that Sony's UK PS3 launch event, where more than £250,000 ($490,000) was given away in freebies, smacked of a desperate PR "stunt".

Mexican governor orders Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 seizure

The governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua has ordered that all copies of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 be confiscated, due to claims that it negatively portrays the people of the state as violent.

PlayStation3 surpass PCs in Folding@Home computations

The recent release of the Folding@Home plug-in for PlayStation 3 game consoles has gotten off to a very successful start.

Microsoft crashes Paris PS3 launch

Microsoft didn't take yesterday's European launch of the PlayStation 3 lying down and sent a colossal reminder to gamers in Paris.

PlayStation 3 launches in Europe, Sony gives free 46" TVs

After numerous delays the PlayStation 3 has finally launched in Europe at a price of €599 / £425 ($835) with one million units available across the continent.

Xbox Live not hacked, insists Microsoft

The Xbox Live service was not compromised; Microsoft's Major Nelson has been insisting following on from rumors that user data had been compromised by hackers.

EA to get down with Boogie for Wii

Electronic Arts today announced details of its latest Wii game, Boogie, one of the first Wii-specific dance/rhythm games.

Virtual worlds become a billion dollar industry

Games like World of Warcraft and Second Life have pushed the market for online gaming to a billion dollar a year industry, according to an independent study conducted by Screen Digest.

Handhelds to outpace consoles by 2011 - report

Rising prices for home consoles and increasing interest for casual games will put handhelds ahead of the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3, according to analyst firm DFC Intelligence.

Gears of War gets movie-bound

Gears of War is heading to the land of Tomb Raider, Doom, and Super Mario Bros as a successful video game that is on its way to becoming a feature film.

Preview: Hot Shots Golf 5 looks nicer, plays about the same

Hot Shots Golf, one of Sony's biggest cult hits, may not be the most visually intensive PS3 game in the pipeline, but fans of the series will likely enjoy the HD overhaul nonetheless.

Italian retailers break PS3 street date

While a good chunk of the world is still waiting for the PS3 to go on sale, some Italian consumers have already purchased theirs.

Google dives into video game advertising

Google is getting into video game advertising with its purchase of Adscape Media for an undisclosed amount of money. Mountain View (CA) - Google is getting into video game advertising with its purchase of Adscape Media for an undisclosed amount of money. Adscape and the search engine giant have released a joint FAQ on Adscape's website, but are keeping most of the details under wraps.

YouTube rolls out virtual red carpet for awards

The few YouTube users who have managed to become virtual celebrities will be honored at the first annual YouTube Video Awards.