Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Polymer Vision, a Dutch company specializing in organic display technology, announced this week that it is ready to commercialize a new display that doubles as an electronic book reader and mobile phone.
The Readius screen is similar to the Amazon Kindle or the Sony Reader in that it is actually tailored for reading, eliminating the eye strain of typical liquid crystal displays and making it easier to see outdoors and in other highly lit conditions.
Warner Home Video announced this week that it will continue to release titles on HD DVD for three weeks longer than it originally anticipated.
The latest installment in Sony's highly popular golf game franchise, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, has finally been confirmed for the North American market.
Over 10 million active subscribers are now part of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft.
Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced Battlefield Heroes, a free PC game that is paid for by in-game advertisements and monetary transactions that take place inside it.
Konami announced today that it is working on porting the PSP title Silent Hill Origins to the PS2, in the first handheld-to-console transition of its kind.
Apple has begun offering a pink version of its iPod Nano, in addition to the already available silver, black, blue, green and red versions. Pricing remains the same: The 8 GB iPod goes for $200, the 4 GB model for $150.
Activision has announced that its Guitar Hero series of games has reached total sales of over $1 billion, claiming it has reached that milestone more quickly than any other game franchise.
The first new colored version of the PS3 is headed to North America, according to a filing with the FCC.
Chicago (IL) – The Blu-ray camp has responded to the rather dramatic HD DVD player price cut from last week this weekend: If you purchase certain LCD TV models, Sony and Sharp are throwing in a “free” Blu-ray player.Price has not been one of the advantages of Blu-ray players so far, but it appears that Sony & Co are beginning to take first shots at Toshiba on this battlefield as well. The ad package in your Sunday newspaper brought two especially interesting flyers – one from Sony and one from Best Buy.
London (England) - Sony has released more details on PlayTV, the service that allows users to turn their Playstation 3 into a digital video recorder and TV tuner.
There is a new trailer for PlayTV that details how to connect the service to the console. Users will need a special PlayTV set-top box, which receives the TV signal. The box connects to the PS3 via USB. It uses the PS3's hard drive, so users can have dozens of gigabytes worth of recorded videos.
Once again, the Nintendo DS and Wii were the two top selling video game platforms in December 2007, earning combined unit sales of over 3.75 million.
Last week, Blu-ray had its best week ever with 85% of the high-def disc market share, according to trade publication Home Media Magazine.
In just a couple months, users have downloaded over two million additional songs for the rhythm game sensation Rock Band, surpassing MTV's own expectations.
Bioshock has received 12 nominations for next month's gaming awards at the DICE Summit, a new record, including game of the year.
In a time where every HD DVD supporter seems to be expected to comment on recent events, BBC Home Video has said it will continue to release titles on both formats.
XGen Studios is one of the first to confirm it will create original game titles for Nintendo's digital download platform on the Wii.