Metal Gear Solid 4 gets official release date

Konami has announced the release date for the upcoming exclusive Playstation 3 title Metal Gear Solid 4, which will launch alongside a special limited edition version of the console.

Nielsen says over a dozen million people unprepared for digital TV

Nielsen Media Research says that more than 13 million US homes are not ready for the digital TV switch next year.

SCi to cancel 14 games and lay off 200

Video game publisher SCi Entertainment Group has announced that it is going to cut 25% of its workforce and put a halt to 14 of its pending projects.

GDC Conference visited by record 18.000 visitors

The recently completed Game Developers Conference had a record turnout. This was probably caused by larger number of exhibitors at the conference which was a mixture of lectures, head-hunting and the conventional trade show. GDC had more than 400 sessions which were mostly packed even on the final day when guys from CryTek held several very interesting sessions.

Activision CEO says $1 billion investment needed to compete against WoW

Wii mauls PS3 in Japan due to high-volume February titles

After the Playstation 3 began to narrow in on the Wii in Japan, the Nintendo platform blasted the sales charts this month thanks in large part to Wii Fit and Super Smash Bros Brawl.

More teenagers ignoring CDs, report says

Namco Bandai announces two "Tales" games

Namco Bandai's popular series of "Tales" role-playing games is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and in commemoration the publisher has announced new games for the Xbox 360 and Wii.

Obtain citizenship, avoid jail in illegal immigration game ICED

Los Angeles (CA) – Suki is a Japanese student on the run from US immigration authorities and you can experience what he is going through in a new game called ICED.  Short for I Can End Deportation, the game places players in New York where they must avoid police and do good deeds to gain citizenship.  The makers of the game say it’s an educational tool aimed at teens, but critics claim it trivializes illegal immigration.  

Nintendo to charge for online Wii services

Nintendo has confirmed that it will offer "Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play" on the Wii, a feature that will have additional online functionality but at an added price.

Guild Wars passes the 5 million mark

Blizzard's 800-pound gorilla World of Warcraft isn’t the only relevant game in the MMORPG genre.

Playstation 3 Dual Shock controller dated, priced

Sony today announced a firm release date and MSRP for the "Dualshock 3" controller, the first PS3 controller to include the rumble feature.

Sony details next-gen Blu-ray players

With its position all but sealed up as the king of high definition home media, Sony has shed some light on its next wave of Blu-ray Disc players, including new features like Internet connectivity.

“A LAN party by gamers, for gamers” – PDXLAN 11

Portland (OR) – Getting smacked in the head with a ball usually is a bad thing, but for hundreds of PDXLAN attendees over President’s Day Weekend it was a chance to have fun and win gigabytes of RAM sticks.  For four days, more than five hundred avid gamers descended upon Portland Oregon to virtually kill each other and win thousands of dollars in prizes in wacky contests – like vegemite eating, chair holding and yes, even dodgeball.  I’ve attended other LAN parties, but my first visit to PDXLAN showed me how a large party can still be fun and “homey”.

Eye of Judgment expansion announced for Playstation 3

Sony has announced details, including a firm release date, for the second set of cards for the Playstation Eye killer app "The Eye of Judgment".

DivX to shut down video download site

Sony brings 13.6 megapixels to a pocket camera

San Diego (CA) - Sony today announced the Cyber-shot DSC-W300, a new pocket-sized digital camera packing a 13.6 megapixel CCD sensor. With a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom, titanium coating, and a 2.7-inch LCD display, the W300 is one of Sony's most technologically packed portable digital cameras.

EA offers $2 billion to take over Take-Two

Electronic Arts is trying to expand its gaming chops by attempting to acquire Take-Two Interactive, the publisher best known for the Grand Theft Auto series.

Worldwide president of Sony Computer Entertainment resigns

Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has announced his resignation ending more than 15 years with the Sony corporation.

Microsoft declares end of its HD DVD player

Widely expected for about two weeks, Microsoft has officially announced it will stop production of its HD DVD player add-on for the Xbox 360.