Greenpeace today released detailed numbers on the concentration of
hazardous materials used to manufacture the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii game
consoles. The good news is that the findings reflect previous hazmat
results from notebook tests, but the report indicates that each
manufacturer has a lot of room to reduce the concentration of materials
such as lead, chromium, bromine or cadmium in its products.
Are you tired of downloading MP3 songs with pesky
DRM protection? Well Napster, yes that Napster, is now offering more
than six million music tracks without any restriction. The company
launched its new music store today and every song will cost 99 cents
and albums will be $9.95 each.
Netflix and Roku today introduced a movie streaming box that, for the
very first time, may attract the mass market to rent movies via the
Internet and not via a store or by mail: The Roku box sells for $100
and all-you-can-eat download plans start at $9 per month. Is it
Nintendo today officially launched its Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit
application, which transform the game console into a virtual wellness
center. Wii Fit launches today in New York and will be introduced
countrywide on Wednesday.
Video game juggernaut Electronic Arts will comment on its failed
hostile takeover bid of Take-Two Interactive today. Executives are
expected to speak to the media before the opening of US stock markets
and many analysts believe the company will extend the $2 billion offer
which expired last Friday.
Samsung draws attention at this year’s Society for Information Display
(SID) International Symposium with a 82” Quad HDTV that offers four
times the resolution of today’s 1080p high definition TVs.
There is not a whole lot coming out of AMD that can get you excited and
there is a good chance that the company’s latest pitch, which does not
even include a new product, may cause little more than a yawn here and
there. But we are convinced that AMD’s Game! campaign is the best idea
the company had in some time and provides an answer for many people to
the question why they should buy and AMD PC and not an Intel system.
The latest numbers from industry watch group NPD are in, and they show a commanding lead for Wii hardware sales despite some predictions that GTA IV would move the PS3 and Xbox 360 close to Nintendo's consistently high territory.
Montreal (Canada) - This should come as no surprise to TG Daily readers: Ubisoft has
released the v1.02 patch for its Assassin's Creed tile. The patch
removes support for DirectX 10.1.
The verdict is in in the case of Anascape v. Nintendo and it's not good news for the creator of the Wii. A judge has ordered that Nintendo infringed on patents owned by Anascape, a Texas-based technology firm. That's right; it's another case of a giant video game company being brought down by a company you've never heard of.
Microsoft today said that its Xbox 360 has become the first current-gen
game console to hit the 10 million unit market in the U.S. The Xbox
Live community has grown to 12 million users worldwide.
Samsung said it will demonstrate a new LCD technology at the upcoming
SID 2008 International Symposium that will double the maximum image
refresh rate of current LCD panels. The manufacturer believes that 240
Hz panels will reproduce images closer to that of a real moving image
perceived by the human eye.
Video game publisher Atari has announced that it will release a new Wii game called "Family Trainer," a title that will encourage users to get up and be active in "wildly entertaining activities." However, unlike other similar games that have been announced, Atari will package its own version of Nintendo's "Balance Board" controller.