Sony updates PSP firmware to ward off hackers

Hackers found a loophole in May's PSP version 3.5 firmware, and now Sony has quietly but frantically released a new update.

Civilization prepares for next-gen console debut

The 17-year-old cult PC hit is preparing to run the gamut of new consoles, but leaves the Wii out of its lineup.

Wii Remote to become light saber in Star Wars game

When gamers first saw the Wii Remote in action two years ago, it was almost universally referred to as a light saber-esque controller. That metaphor will soon become a reality.

Toshiba opens up next-gen features for HD DVD

Downloading bonus content from a movie studio, sending clips to other HD DVD players, and voting in interactive polls are all possible with Toshiba's latest update to the HD DVD architecture.

Company behind Burger King Xbox games sets up advergame studio

Supreme Commander expansion reportedly coming in November

THQ says that it's working on a follow-up to the real-time strategy game Supreme Commander that was released earlier this year.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Special Edition details emerge

Gamers now know what they'll get in the $90 version of Grand Theft Auto IV for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Buy a Blu-ray player, get five free movies

The Blu-ray Disc Association wants more people to buy players and are willing to throw in five free movies.

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.