Integrated voice chat coming to World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft players will finally be getting integrated voice chat.

Take Two chairman responds to Manhunt 2 debate

Take Two chairman Strauss Zelnick has fired back at the US and UK ratings boards for restrictions put on the gory action game sequel, saying R-rated movies are much more offensive.

36% of U.S. to have HDTV next year: report

The latest prediction from the Consumer Electronics Association is that 16 million HDTVs will be sold this year, increasing the total number of sets to over 50 million.

Nintendo opens up Virtual Console to indie developers

Nintendo has unlocked the Virtual Console, previously used only as a marketplace for vintage titles, to allow independent developers to create brand new Wii games.

Sony preps PS3 firmware update 1.82

Sony has detailed what to expect in the Playstation 3's next firmware update, less than two weeks after version 1.81 was released.

Addiction experts say video games not an addiction

ESRB reportedly ramps up game trailer monitoring

After a whirlwind with Rockstar's violent Manhunt 2 game, the ESRB now appears to be taking bigger steps to restrict game trailers.

Update: Nintendo tops Sony in market value

Nintendo has pushed all the right buttons in the past several months, enabling the gaming giant to surpass the fault-ridden Sony Corporation in market value, if only for a brief period.

PSP update brings PS3 connectivity, higher processor speed

Sony has released the v3.50 firmware upgrade for its portable game console, which increases the processor clock speed by 25%.

Rockstar holds off on Manhunt 2 US release

With a statewide ban in the UK and an Adults Only rating from the US ratings board, Rockstar has temporarily suspended the game from being released anywhere.

Sonic heading to first RPG adventure on Nintendo DS

The world famous blue hedgehog will kick up his gaming chops in a new role-playing game, thanks to a new partnership between Sega and Bioware.

From ladders to TVs: Impressions from InfoComm

At a convention center in the middle of the Disneyland neighborhood, the world's largest professional audio/video trade show was held this week. Inside: Image gallery.

Valve promises significant Steam update this summer

Valve’s Steam will be getting a major update this summer which will add social networking features.

Blu-ray, HD DVD no shows at pro A/V event

Anaheim (CA) - Though Sony and Toshiba were both at InfoComm, the country's biggest trade show for professional audio/video equipment, neither of them had their hi-def players on the front lines.Sony was at InfoComm almost exclusively to show off its line of new professional-grade projectors.  The PlayStation 3, Sony's top-selling Blu-ray Disc player, was on hand to demo the projectors, but Sony had no signage or players actually on display.

Panasonic unveils new line of plasma HDTVs

Anaheim (CA) - Still resting on its laurels with the 103-inch display it debuted at last year's CES, Panasonic has introduced a new line of plasma HDTV sets. Announced at this week's professional A/V trade show InfoComm, Panasonic unveiled three new TVs with 1080p HD resolution. The TH-50PF9UK, TH-65PF9UK, and TH-103PF9UK join Panasonic's lineup of top-notch high definition TVs.

Physicians to vote on Internet and video game addiction

Doctors belonging to the American Medical Association will vote on whether Internet and video game addiction is a real disease.

Sony promises flood of 380 new PS3 games

Sony’s chief executive Howard Stringer has promised a flood of new games to boost PlayStation 3 sales.

Brits ban Manhunt 2

A British film and game ratings board has banned sales of the upcoming Manhunt 2 game by Rockstar Games.

Band of Bugs to march to Xbox Live Arcade

A new turn-based strategy game designed exclusively for the Xbox 360 will hit the console's online store tomorrow.

PSP gets its own Brain Age

It has taken some time, but PSP owners have access to a game that follows that concept of Brain Age – a game that opened up the competing Nintendo DS portable game console to new groups of gamers beyond the traditional teenage crowd.