World of Warcraft, the online multiplayer fantasy game, now has more than 8 million players. This is according to Blizzard Entertainment who released the game just over two years ago on November 23, 2004. The players include more than 2 million North American players, along with 1.5 million in Europe and an incredible 3.5 million in China.
The original Xbox had Halo. The Xbox 360 has Gears of War. And soon, according to Microsoft, Windows Vista will have Crysis.
Ever wonder why Microsoft hasn't released an HDMI cable for the Xbox 360, or whether the AV port was really capable of digital out?
GSN.com, the website for the digital cable channel Game Show Network, takes advantage of the current feud between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump and turned the rather strange exchange of words into a free online game.
Microsoft announced today two new ways to get into the Halo 3 multiplayer beta program, which officially launches this spring. By playing Halo 2 over Xbox Live (XBL) and registering online, or by purchasing the upcoming title Crackdown, users who didn't get a chance to register in December can still get into the beta.
Stickam, an online social networking and user video site, will be the host of a global New Year's Eve party, with live video of the countdowns from areas all over the world.
The final numbers are in, and in terms of unit sales, the Wii is the unquestioned winner of the holiday shopping battle, with estimates claiming that Nintendo's console is outselling the PS3 at a rate of two to one, reports The Times Online.
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced the December 24 North American release of Gran TurismoHD Concept, available for free download, exclusively on the PS Store for the PS3 computer entertainment system.
For some reason, Playstation 3s have been popping up around the country here and there. You still need to have some luck to come across a console, but there's a good chance that you'll run into available units on your last shopping day before Christmas. And question will be: Should you buy it?
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Likely Microsoft's final official announcement for the Xbox 360 before Christmas, the software giant announced today that it is extending the out-of-box warranty offered from 90 days to one year, in line with other countries but exorbitantly longer than the norm in America.
Any kid lucky enough to have parents who were willing to camp out for several hours at a Best Buy or Toys R Us, and wakes up with a Wii on Christmas morning, will have a few new gifts to unwrap, at a cost of $5 - $8 each, on the Wii Shop Channel, as Nintendo today announced the Christmas line-up for the Virtual Console.
Chicago (IL) - Nintendo and Norwegian software company Opera today released a web browser for the Wii console, based on the Opera 9 for Devices evaluation kit. The browser is available for free until mid-2007 and can be used in combination with the Wii remote.
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Shuttle, the makers of compact barebones systems, is getting into the premium gaming market with their hand-painted Shuttle SDXi system. Striking red flames have been airbrushed on the chassis, along with the Razer Mouse and Saitek gaming keyboard. But the computer doesn't just have looks; the insides are powered by 10,000 RPM Western Digital Raptor hard drives and at least 2GB of Crucial Ballistix RAM.
The hottest new video game character in town seems to be "the King", as developer Blitz Games has announced that more than two million copies of the Burger King Xbox games have been sold in the US in only four weeks, reports GamesIndustry.biz.
Planetwide Media has launched a new version of their Comic Book Creator that includes favorite Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Wolverine and Elecktra. The software allows a would-be Stan Lee to drag and drop Marvel images, icons and artwork into pre-made comic book layouts and templates.
Chicago (IL) - Sony apparently was able to ship another "sizeable" number of Playstation 3 consoles just a few days before Christmas. While it is unclear just how many PS3 made it to our shores - and which stores got hold of the consoles, we were able to confirm that at least three chains were or will be selling the devices.
Pitching out another installment to the extensive Medal of Honor collection, Electronic Arts today announced Medal of Honor Vanguard. The latest addition to the World War II simulation franchise is heading to the PS2 and Wii in March 2007.
Nintendo is giving early adopters of its latest console an early Christmas present, as the gaming company today announced that on Friday, users will be able to download a free trial of the Opera Internet browser specifically created for the Wii.
Marking the one month anniversary of Nintendo's latest video game system, the Wii received its first major update to the console's online platform today, as Nintendo rolled out the Wii Forecast Channel. Now, users have the ability to check current and projected future weather conditions from areas around the country and the world, directly from the console's main menu.
Google has partnered up with NASA's Ames Research Center to offer up space images and maps to the public. The space agency will give Google images and maps of the moon and Mars so that the public can make virtual flights over the terrain. International Space Station and Space Shuttle flight information will also be shared with Google.