Chicago (IL) - Various scans of the 2006 version of the annual huge holiday catalog for Toys R Us known as "The Big Book" have surfaced online, with one detail that's attracting the most attention - the book has a page devoted to the Wii that says pre-orders are available. The book, set to be released in this Sunday's paper, says "Reserve Wii Now."
In a clear step to usurp Google's YouTube, Yahoo has announced a video talent show that will offer $50,000 and an episode contract to the lucky winner. During the eight week contest starting on November 13th, people will upload videos that will be voted on by the public and a panel of judges.
Redwood City (CA) - Electronic Arts today announced that it has begun shipping its latest title, Medal of Honor Heroes, for the portable PSP system, adding to the large library of games in the Medal of Honor series.
Medal of Honor Heroes Screenshots ...
Nintendo last month revealed that its new Wii home console would ship with composite cables for standard resolution televisions.
San Francisco (CA) - Late Thursday, during a Playstation 3 event in San Francisco, Sony unveiled details about several features for the PS3 previously kept under-wraps, including online services and available accessories, in addition to the official launch line-up.
See the Sony Playstation 3 in detail ...
According to a recent story on Korean video game site Game Inside, Microsoft is working on a new hard drive for the Xbox 360 with a capacity of 100 GB, which could be used to store game saves, Xbox Live downloads, and media files.
Electronic Arts today announced Def Jam: Icon, a new game headed for the PS3 and Xbox 360 systems next year. Continuing the publisher's Def Jam series, Icon brings an unusual mix of fighting and music to the next generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft.
This has not been a great couple of years for Sony. We had the rootkit catastrophe late last year and the Sony Battery disaster this year. A number of us have been increasingly concerned that the Playstation 3 would be a stillborn and even the PSP didn't start particularly well. However things can change: It looks like Sony has hit the bottom and, and with the exception of batteries (which may be a dead division), may be on the way back up.
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In spite of rampant criticism and widely publicized attempts to pull it from reaching store shelves, the video game Bully today made its debut in retail stores across the country on the Playstation 2 platform.
See screenshots of 'Bully' here ...
Culver City (CA) - Microsoft's Zune media player is now joining the pre-order madness started by the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3. EB Games has started selling reservations for the upcoming player that will ship on November 14, 2006 for $250. You can view the pre-order page here.
Microsoft has been tight-lipped about the functionality of an external HD DVD drive, which the company will be releasing for its Xbox 360 gaming console.
Electronic Arts today announced that the Xbox 360 version of its latest entry to the EA Sports line of games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, has started shipping to retailers.
See screenshots of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 here ...
Valve today said that it now offers its Source game engine as a middleware technology for developers who are working on games for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.
A US judge has rejected Jack Thompson's bid to ban the "Bully" video game made by Take-Two. Judge Ronald Friedman has ruled that the game is not a public nuisance and will allow it to be sold in Florida.
Last week, the judge Friedman ordered Take-Two to demonstrate Bully to help him make a decision. After viewing the game, Friedman said the game shows less violence that what is seen on a typical night of television.
Grapevine (TX) - GameStop today announced that it officially stopped taking pre-orders for the Wii by the end of Friday, 13 October, the day pre-orders first became available.
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New York City recently wrapped up official celebrations of the upcoming Final Fantasy XII game. The city's tourism organization declared October 11th, 2006 to be Final Fantasy XII day and invited fans to their Times Square offices for a party and a question and answer session with Final Fantasy producers.
Culver City (CA) - Hardcore Nintendo fans will probably want to skip school and call in sick from work tomorrow because EB Games and GameStop will start offering pre-orders on the upcoming Nintendo Wii console. Customers will be able to reserve the new console for a $50 deposit, but they better line up quick because it's first come, first serve.
Activision and Valve today announced a joint agreement to bring four new PC games to Valve's Steam platform, which allows users to purchase games and download them immediately. Activision's Call of Duty 2, GunT, Call of Duty, and Call of Duty: United Offensive are all now available.
Havok, a company focused on technology for real-time physics in video games, announced that it will be the provider of in-game physics technology to the multi-platform release of the next-generation 'Sonic the Hedgehog' game. Set for release on the Xbox 360 and PS3, it will be the first foray into the new era of video games for Sega's iconic character.
Sharpen your swords and buy those healing potions because the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion pack has entered closed beta testing. A lucky few are currently downloading and playing The Burning Crusade which is WoW's first expansion pack. In addition to a brand new world, the expansion adds two new races and of course shiny and more powerful gear.