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.

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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.

Sony sends out world's smallest HD camcorder

Sony Electronics has launched the HDR-TG1, which it claims is the world's smallest camcorder to record in full high-definition.  It is also the slimmest and lightest device to have that technology.  According to the electronics giant, the HDR-TG1 is not much larger than a cell phone.  That is certainly a small piece of hardware to pack in the ability to capture 1920x1080 video with 5.1-channel surround sound.

Sony may update PS3 to fix GTA IV problems

Soon after Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto IV on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, owners of the PS3 version began complaining about problems with its lower HD resolution and complications with online modes.  People called out to Rockstar to release a patch to the game, but so far it has not done so.  Now it appears the issue is with the PS3 hardware itself, so a fix would need to come directly from Sony.

Disney plans online gaming, chatting and video sharing on Blu-ray

Los Angeles (CA) - Disney has revealed details on the kind of features it plans to incorporate in the next generation of Blu-ray Discs.  A new technology known as "BD Live" will open up Internet connectivity options and other advanced features, of which Disney is apparently poised to take advantage.

EA bringing interactive skateboard game to Wii

The country's largest video game publisher Electronic Arts announced that it is working on a new entry to its "Skate" franchise, for Nintendo's Wii and DS systems.  The game, Skate It, will be compatible with Nintendo's Wii Balance Board controller, which allows gamers to use their feet to control some of the action.  Additionally, it will use a new control scheme with the DS stylus.

PDP suppliers cautious about 32-inch segment

Blizzcon 2008 announced

Now is the time to start making your Night Elf or Orc costume because Blizzard Entertainment has announced the dates of this year’s Blizzcon convention.  The sort-of annual meeting of thousands of World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft players will happen on October 10th and 11th at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Ticket prices will be $100 and are sure to sell out (like they have in the past).

3G iPhone this week, Newton multi-touch handheld at WWDC?

Another week, another 3G iPhone speculation – and you are at the right place to get the latest on Apple rumors that are leading up to the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. Apple has been confirming sudden iPhone shortages  in the U.S. and UK over weekend, which leads some to believe that we might see a premature 3G iPhone launch in May and a surprising product announcement (after all, there has to be at least one surprise, right?) in June.

Wiiware kicks off with six titles

Nintendo has rolled out the red carpet for its long-awaited Wiiware service, which allows users to download "bite-sized" games made exclusively for the Wii.  Six titles are now available through the new Nintendo digital download service, including a new Final Fantasy game from Square Enix and Frontier's LostWinds.

Bioshock: Coming to a theater near you

Spielberg's Boom Blox provides fun but not innovation

Gut Reaction - We all know Steven Spielberg for his masterpieces in film, E.T. and Jurassic Park to name a few.  His branching out to Saturday morning-style cartoons was also a success, and with an intriguing video game now under his belt it seems there is nothing he can't do.  However, if his first game is any indication,  I'm not sure if his work in the latter category will play out quite as momentously. 

Formula 1 goes to Codemasters after Sony unrest

After Sony refused to pay the licensing fees requested by the Formula 1 car racing association, England-based Codemasters has stepped up and nabbed the former Sony-exclusive license.  Codemasters has gained the global rights to the racing label, promising to bring Formula 1-branded games to consoles, PC, and handheld gaming platforms.

Doom 4 announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360