Game console players set themselves apart at GDC

Opinion - In the past week, we've seen all three video game consoles become more polarizingly differentiated than ever before. Microsoft pushed an independent developer-friendly message, Nintendo emphasized a non-straying family gaming approach, and Sony maintained an heir of superiority over both that may or may not be justified.

VIDEO: Neurosky MindSet proves TG Daily editors are Jedis

At this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Neurosky showed off their new MindSet headset which turns brain waves into game inputs.  By concentrating on objects and entering a zen-like state, attendees and TG reporter Humphrey Cheung managed to push, pull and even burn on-screen objects.

Has Lenovo created the “perfect” laptop?

Analyst Opinion - Apple’s MacBook Air may be the coolest notebook to have these days, but early reviews revealed some downsides many of us may not want to live with. That may be different with Lenovo’s X300, another ultra-thin laptop, that is the first Thinkpad in a long time you could lust for. Is it the perfect laptop?      

Square Enix admits lots of faults as WiiWare pioneer

San Francisco (CA) - Square Enix said it has been receiving comments from people surprised at its initiative on Nintendo's new WiiWare platform.  As a company so used to enormous-scale projects, a bite-sized Final Fantasy game at this day in age was actually a rocky challenge.  We have details on the game, including some you won't find anywhere else.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Wii Fit

San Francisco (CA) - We had the opportunity to get an unvarnished look at the process behind Wii Fit and the unique Wii Balance Board controller.    

Sony shows off "sketch and scan" technology with PS3

San Francisco (CA) - All the console players are out in force at this week's Game Developers Conference, but Sony has arguably the most technologically innovative concept thanks to its Playstation Eye peripheral. It's not often you find a high-tech demonstration at a trade show that involves Sharpie markers and a blank piece of paper.  That's what makes Sony's GDC showing so eye-catching, pun intended.

VIDEO: Epic shows off updated Unreal 3 engine

At Microsoft’s GDC keynote, Epic technical director and CEO Tim Sweeney showed off the updated Unreal Engine 3 in a graphics buzzword-filled presentation.  The new engine will power the upcoming Gears of War 2 and promises great things like hundreds of bad guys on the screen, dynamic shadows and better character lighting.

EA sheds light on first expansion to Sim City Societies

Electronic Arts has unveiled Sim City Socities Destinations, the first add-on pack to the new Sim City PC game.

Commodore 64 coming to Wii Virtual Console

The Wii's Virtual Console will be expanding with the addition of classic Commodore 64 titles, which will arrive first on the European version of the digital download service.

VIDEO: Fable 2 demo highlights game's breadth, innovation

During a brief walkthrough of Fable 2's main features, there was more than enough to whet the appetite of fans from the first installment.

VIDEO: Microsoft opens up Xbox 360 to indie developers

During Microsoft's Game Developer's Conference keynote this morning, one idea shined through higher than all else - the push to bring Xbox 360 development to everyone.

Portal named "Game of the Year" at GDC Awards

Valve's futuristic game Portal beat out other mega hits like Super Mario Galaxy, Rock Band and Bioshock to take the highest honors at this week's Game Developer's Choice Awards.

VIDEO: Logitech launches GT5 wheel ahead of the game

San Francisco (CA) – We are convinced that Gran Turismo 5 will be the single most important game for the Playstation 3 and even if the game isn’t ready yet and Polyphony will be selling more or less a demo version in April, here’s at least the first serious accessory for the title.

VIDEO: Epic confirms Gears of War 2

Without showing any in-game footage or game mechanic details, Epic Games confirmed it is working on a sequel to the 2006 hit Gears of War, and is slated for a November 2008 release.

Codemasters video game helps reveal new page in history

Thanks to Codemasters' upcoming Turning Point: Fall of Liberty game, which focuses on a near-death experience for Winston Churchill in 1931, new information was revealed on the man who hit the renowned prime minister.

Xbox Live gets a video game sharing feature

Microsoft not "announcing any specific plans" over HD DVD

Microsoft has issued a statement saying it has not made a decision on whether or not to continue to support HD DVD on the Xbox 360.

Wii Fit, WiiWare fitted with launch dates

Nintendo today announced launch dates for Wii Fit, which broke sales records when it came out in Japan, and WiiWare, a digital download service for the Wii that will offer "bite-sized" games for casual gamers.

PC industry rivals form gaming alliance against consoles

San Francisco (CA) – Gaming consoles like Sony’s PlayStation 3 have taken up too much of the spotlight and PC companies are taking notice.  At this year’s Game Developers Conference, arch rivals like Intel and AMD are putting aside their differences to wage war against consoles.  The aptly-named PC Gaming Alliance or PCGA already has an impressive list of members like Acer/Gateway, Activision, Dell/Alienware, Epic, Microsoft and Nvidia.

Demo Xbox 360 at GDC faces "red ring of death"

Even official Microsoft demo units are not immune from the three-red-lights warning sign, indicating an Xbox 360 breakdown, as could be seen at this week's Game Developer's Conference.