Microsoft expects to ship more than 10 million units of its Xbox 360 game console by the end of the year. While an impressive figure, the number only includes units sold to retailers and may not actually reflect sales to the public.
More than 17 months after announcing a digital media joint venture with Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Intel is close to be releasing its first film.
Myspace pages are made by a wide range of people from teenagers to rock stars, but who would have known that prison escapees would have a vanity page on the popular social networking site. Darren Bates had escaped from a Georgia jail and was arrested in Philadelphia after checking his Myspace account. Bates accessed the page from a public computer at the main branch of the Philadelphia Free Library.
BenQ will be introducing a new line of LCD gaming monitors at the 2006 Cyberathlete Professional League Championships in Dallas. Four new widescreen monitors will be debuted with sizes ranging from 19 inches to 24 inches. BenQ says the 19" monitor has a response time of 2ms.
The PC game Guild Wars, one of NCSoft's biggest claims to fame, has reached a new milestone, as the game's publisher today announced that more than three million copies have been sold worldwide.
Westinghouse Digital Electronics has announced a new 42" LCD monitor for a low price. The W4207 features a 1366 by 768 pixel resolution and can display 720p video. Westinghouse also claims the television has a 1600 to 1 contrast ratio and a daylight viewable panel.
Old school has gone new school, as 24,000 pages of Mozart's classical music has now been posted online, part of a widespread celebration of the composer's 250th birthday.
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced details about MLB 07 The Show, the latest game in the company's MLB series. It will be simultaneously released on all Playstation platforms, namely the PS2, PS3, and PSP.
Furthering the presence of professional video gaming, AOL today announced a new partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's first and most recognized professional gaming league.
Market research firm DisplayBank says the price for LCD television sets have dropped at least 35% this year. Prices for large 42" television sets have dropped 35% from last year and now average $2180 each. Cheaper LCD panels make up the majority of the savings and large panels now cost an average of $640 which is 42.9% less than last year.
Microsoft today releases the final version of its XNA Game Studio Express. Based on the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, the software allows aspiring game developers and enthusiast to create their own PC and Xbox games.
Reigning world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik has lost a six game match against IBM's Deep Fritz computer. Kramnik managed to draw four games, but lost two of them. Chess professionals considered Kramnik's loss in game two to be a major blunder because he missed a checkmate in one.
Firefly, the discontinued television series with a cult following, is coming back in video game form. Multiverse, makers of a MMORPG development application, is bring the Fox television series back as a massively multiplayer online game.
Nintendo is investigating reports of faulty straps that attach to the Wii remote, causing some gamers to inadvertently toss the controller across the room while playing some of the console's more active games.
The second update to Sony's latest console is now available, as the electronics giant continues to bring full support to the PS3 that it originally wanted to have out of the box.
Blockbuster is launching a holiday program to give free rentals to current Netflix customers. Until December 21, Netflix members can get free Blockbuster Total Access rentals by bring in the red address flaps from the Netflix envelopes. But there is a catch, customers must turn in the envelope flaps in person at a Blockbuster store.
Programmers have released a new program that can break Tivo's file protection and convert stored video clips into regular MPEG-2 files. The program called "tivodecode" is on Sourceforge.net and can be recompiled to different processors and architectures. After conversion, the MPEG-2 clips can be reconverted or moved to other computers.
Police in Rock Hill South Carolina arrested an eager teenager for opening his Game Boy Christmas present early. The 12-year-old kid had taken the present that had been placed under the Christmas tree by his 27-year-old mother. On Sunday, the mother and the boy's great-grandmother couldn't find the present and threatened to call the police.
Azureus, the makers of the popular Bittorrent client of the same name, is rolling out a high-definition video service called Zudeo. Users of the service can upload, rate and comment on videos, just like the YouTube video sharing site. However, unlike YouTube, high-definition videos can be shared and there is no limit to the size or duration of the videos.
Sony's e-Distribution Initiative (EDI), which allows PS3 owners to purchase and play games directly from the console, is now up and running, as the first titles have made their appearance in the online service.