After essentially being pushed aside for the more popular "The Sims" franchise, the pioneering open-ended game is back, with an all-new SimCity announced for the Nintendo DS.
quot;You’re almost home! Slide! Slide!" is what owners of a TomTom GPS system can now hear when they reach their destination, spoken by none other than Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling
A 26-year-old man from northeastern China died after a "marathon" online gaming session.
Archos, a leading maker of portable media players, has released their 404 player with an integrated camcorder. The seven ounce player has a 30GB hard drive and a 3.5-inch LCD screen that can display 320 by 240 pixels.
Namco is bringing Ms. PacMan, an arcade classic, to the iPod.
PC gamers can now get their hands on a preview build of the latest installment in the Command & Conquer series, C&C 3: Tiberium Wars. A demo of the strategy title is now available from the game's official site.
Sony announced three new mainstream digital cameras that come standard with a high-definition component output interface
Further blurring the line of which format is technically superior, Toshiba has announced that it has successfully created a triple-layer HD DVD disc that holds 51 GB of data.
San Francisco (CA) - The virtual denizens of Second Life will be getting a new way to communicate, namely voice chat. Starting next week, 1000 lucky people will be able to beta test voice chat technology. Linden Labs, the owners of Second Life, say this isn't just any voice chat because character animations will match speech volumes - talk louder and your character goes nuts. Characters can chat privately in addition to joining larger "chats" for concerts and public gatherings.
Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link, which was the company's main attraction at this year's CES, has been given a finalized price and street date.
The Apple TV is not yet ripe for picking, as the manufacturer recently confirmed that the release date has been pushed back a few weeks.
To meet the increased demand for technology during travel, Marriott announced today that it has developed a new technology that allows guests to link various devices to in-room television sets.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, regarded as the best installment in the long-running Zelda series, has made its anticipated arrival on the Wii's Virtual Console as part of the digital store's weekly update.
There is a good chance that Blu-ray will be shedding its image to be the more expensive option among the two high-definition media formats. According to media reports, Sony will release a new Blu-ray player that will cost only half as much as the current BDP-S1, while offering an improved feature set.
Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello will return as the company's CEO in April.
Shanghai (China) - Locked cells, electrocution and freezing temperatures, no this isn't a military torture chamber, but China's new way of dealing with Internet addicts. In the past year, several clinics have opened up that treat people who are addicted to online games, chatting and web surfing. Some of the patients come willing, but most have been forced to attend by their parents or even government officials.
Minneapolis (MN) - Best Buy has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 10,000 remotes that came bundled in its DVD players after it was reported that the remote could overheat, causing a burning hazard.
The remote in question comes packed in with an Insignia DVD player/100W shelf system. Insignia is Best Buy's licensed brand for low-end electronics. The affected model number is NS-A1113, which is printed on the front of the player.
Old-time gamers who remember EGA graphics and tweaking expanded memory settings are sure to rejoice the comeback of Wing Commander.
With Wii sales bringing Nintendo back into the limelight, the company has now stopped working on new titles for the Gamecube.
In an effort to scale back the prohibitive cost of the PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is removing a key part of the PS2 that will hinder its backward compatibility