Further expanding on the popular PC game franchise, Electronic Arts today announced the availability of The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff expansion pack, marking the release of the first standalone expansion for the series with a specific holiday theme.
Despite monthly revenues slipping by 17% on month, Sonix's prospect in the fourth quarter should remain positive with its video controller ICs for Nintendo slated to start during year-end of 2006, according to industry sources.
Serious PlayStation 3 buyers are turning to Craigslist to find people to wait in line for them. One guy is paying $150 to three to four people who are willing to camp out with him and his friends. He can even provide transportation.
The poster said his group will purchase a few PlaySation3s. He will give people who stand in line the money to purchase the console and $150 will be paid after the console is purchased.
The first paragraph of the ad reads,
Early adopters for Sony's next-gen console will need to upgrade their systems if they want to access Sony's proprietary online service, dubbed the Playstation Network.
Irvine (CA) - Blizzard is setting the final release date for the Burning Crusade expansion pack for World of Warcraft. Burning Crusade will be released on January 16th, 2007 for North America and Europe and Blizzard says Asian countries will have the expansion in a "similar time frame".
TG Daily's Burning Crusade beta test notes and screenshots
Video game blog Kotaku has posted an image of the outside of a Best Buy store in Burbank, CA, with three people reportedly already in line outside for the November 17 launch of the PS3, still eight days away.
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Oregon Scientific has announced a new helmet mountable camera that can record up to 30 frames per second, even under water. The ATC2K weighs less than a pound and records video at 640 by 480 pixels to SD flash memory. The camera is water-proof up to three meters.
Neowin.net is reporting that Best Buy's PlayStation 3 allocation may be cut in half. An anonymous Best Buy employee told the website that the store will get getting approximately half of the units promised by Sony. Neowin also says the store will be counting on the Wii and other consoles to get it through the holiday season.
Yahoo is sponsoring a cooking oil-powered car that will try to set a land speed record this weekend. The 3000 hp, 6-cylinder, twin turbo car will race at the El Mirage dry lake bed near Victorville California on Sunday November 12 from 10 am to 12 pm.
For those who weren't able to guarantee a Wii pre-order at Toys R Us, GameStop, or EB Games retail locations, the console will be making its first large-scale online availability as GameStop.com and EBGames.com will offer Wii pre-orders tomorrow evening.
Rockstar Games, the publisher best known for its slate of controversial games, today announced three of its most famous/infamous titles, Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, will be released in a trilogy bundle on 4 December, right in the middle of the holiday shopping frenzy.
Disney has announced a new video game studio that will make games for the Nintendo DS handheld and the upcoming Nintendo Wii game console. The studio will develop titles based on current and future Disney movies and characters.
Along with video game publishing giant Electronic Arts, Namco Bandai Games today announced it has signed into a partnership with the Redwood City-based company to jointly publish the anticipated PC title Hellgate: London.
Gamers who pre-ordered their Sony PlayStation 3 through Best Buy will be getting their money back. The retail giant has cancelled all pre-orders and sent emails to customers saying, "Your preorder for the PlayStation 3 gaming system will be cancelled."
An Australian employee commission has ordered NCR Australia to re-hire a man that was fired for downloading porn to his work computer. Mr. Budlong, an employee for 31 years, was fired last year after 175 pornographic images were found on his work laptop. The New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) ruled the firing was illegal because yearly Internet 'Code of Conduct' agreements signed by Budlong were too automatic to be binding.
So, EA has released a new version of its digital distribution system. Fearing spyware I had it downloaded to a random TG office machine that'll probably be taken apart and rebuilt in a week and, after playing around with the service for ten minutes, I already think of it exclusively as a poor mans Steam.
Fresh off the heels of Nintendo's announced lineup of titles available for its Wii virtual console service, Sony has said that its own downloadable game platform for the upcoming PS3 console, is growing a respectable library as well, with "about 40" exclusive titles heading to the platform, says Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison.
As Nintendo, retailers, and fans get ready for the approaching Wii launch, Nintendo today announced that the GameStop at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, and the famous Toys R Us Times Square in New York City, will be hosts to the official Wii launch events.
I enjoy doing a bit of math in Google every now and again, and I just copped something amazing: The Nintendo Wii is going to have more than double the revenue of the Sony PlayStation 3 come November.
MySpace is partnering up with the Gracenote CD database to block pirated audio and video clips from member pages. The new system will scan uploaded content in addition to content already on member pages. Unauthorized files will be blocked and serious offenders will have their MySpace accounts deleted.