Screenwriter sues Midway for copyright infringement

William L. Crawford, an unknown Hollywood screenwriter, is suing Midway Games because he claims the publisher lifted the story for the game Psi-Ops from a screenplay that he wrote.

Gamespy confirmed as the company behind Wii online

After a successful stint so far with providing the middleware for online DS games, Gamespy today confirmed that it will be the provider for online multiplayer services for future Wii titles.

iTunes posts Lionsgate movies

Lionsgate Films has now added several of its most popular movies, earning the distinction as the first non-Disney movie studio with a presence on iTunes.

Roller Coaster Tycoon lawsuit goes to high UK court

Chris Sawyer, the developer of the PC hit series Roller Coaster Tycoon, has sued the game's publisher Atari, alleging that it skimped out on paying royalties and other fees totaling millions of dollars.

PSP redesign on the way

A new, smaller version of the PSP is in the pipeline, according to recent comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) executive Ray Maguire.

Valve questions Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming

Half-Life 2 developer Valve thinks that Microsoft's current "Games for Windows" marketing push is a cynical ploy to sell more copies of Windows Vista, rather than a genuine effort to invigorate the PC gaming market.

Fable 2 will feature love, children and a dog

Veteran video game developer Sir Peter Molyneux has said that he wants to introduce the concept of fondness and love into Fable 2 by allowing players to raise a family and by giving them a dog as a constant companion.

Zelda to make online debut on DS

Zelda will join the ranks of many other classic Nintendo franchises that have made their way online, with the release of Phantom Hourglass later this year.

AMD shows off accelerated vector graphics

San Francisco (CA) - The future of mobile phone graphics lies in vector-based acceleration, according to AMD. The company demoed its upcoming G12 and G40 mobile graphics chips at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and claimed that they can speed up vector graphics rending by up to thirty times. According to company representatives, the chips could also help developers produce more eye catching interfaces and reduce power consumption.

Ubisoft introduces Jam Sessions for the DS

Ubisoft announced today that it is working on a new Nintendo DS title that turns the handheld system into a virtual guitar.

Nintendo's Miyamoto inspires GDC crowd, but fails to deliver the goods

Nintendo's famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto inspired thousands of game developers, but only introduced one new product during his keynote at the Game Developer's Conference. Miyamoto outlined Nintendo's game design philosophy and challenged game companies and developers to make more universally appealing games.

Wii's Super Mario Galaxy gets 2007 release date

At today's keynote, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto announced that Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii will be released this year.

EA signs publishing deal with Harmonix

Electronic Arts has formed a new partnership with Harmonix, the specialized game developer behind some of the best selling rhythm and music games.

Nintendo dates first Wii WiFi, DS connectivity title

Nintendo is using its popular Pokemon franchise to debut two of the Wii's previously untapped features.

Sony flounders then wows during GDC keynote

You generally don't see audience emotions change from boredom to adulation during a major convention keynote, but this exact thing happened during Sony's keynote today at the Game Developers Conference.

Sony announces 3D user community for PS3

It has become more difficult for Sony to make its case for its Playstation game console as the competition from Nintendo and Wii is heating up. At GDC, the company revealed several aggressive approaches to make the PS3 more attractive, including a “next-generation” 3D user community.

Game Developers Conference kicks off with low expectations

The annual Game Developers Conference starts today in San Francisco's lovely Moscone Convention Center, but will this year's show be as interesting as the last?

Amazon's Unbox on Tivo goes live

A new service that lets users stream downloaded content from Amazon to their Tivo has officially launched today. The free service is available now to all Tivo subscribers.

Nvidia releases DX10 game developer kit

Nvidia is demonstrating at GDC 2007 a newly released toolkit for the development of DirectX 10 games running on its Geforce 8-series graphics chips.

Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles races to Xbox Live

Ubisoft will be bringing the arcade classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Xbox Live Arcade this month. The release is conveniently scheduled on the forefront of a new TMNT game that hits the Xbox 360 in two weeks.