GTA IV voice actor complains about being paid peanuts

Greenpeace confirms hazardous materials in game consoles

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.   

Nintendo Wii killing off Japanese arcades

Napster offers six million DRM-free songs

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.

Is ‘Roku’ the formula to solve the movie download dilemma?

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 convincing enough?

Schlage plans Z-Wave web-enabled door locks

JVC launches YouTube camcorder

New Yorkers first to get their hands on Nintendo’s Wii Fit

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.

Electronic Arts extends takeover deadline

Electronic Arts to comment on Take-Two hostile bid today

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 demos 82” 2160p HDTV

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.

AMD’s best idea in years: Want to play?

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.

Update - Wii dominates April sales despite GTA IV

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.

Ubisoft removes DX10.1 support from Assassin's Creed

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.

Connect your iPod on $7000 Singapore Airlines flights

Nintendo ordered to pay $21 million in lost patent suit

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.

Stability-improving PS3 firmware coming soon

Xbox 360 hits 10 million unit sales in the U.S.

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 pitches 240 Hz LCD technology

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.

Atari to rival Wii Fit with foot-powered controller

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.