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.

Apple developing in-car multimedia systems?

A German magazine is reporting that Apple is working on multimedia systems for cars: Mercedes-Benz is expected to be first to offer Apple branded entertainment centers in the 2009 time frame.

AP: Blockbuster to favor Blu-ray over HD DVD

Stringer "not at all" worried about PS3, predicts $2 billion for Spider-Man 3

In an interview, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer said Nintendo's business model was "very good" compared to Sony's PS3, but says the $600 console is only flagging because developers are using just 20% of its power.

PS3 firmware update fixes HDMI bug

Sony has released version 1.81 of the Playstation 3 firmware, fixing an HDMI display issue that came up after the last update.

Wii hits five-month streak with May hardware sales

The Wii steamrolled its way into first place again last month, selling more units than the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined.

Halo 3 beta amassed 350 terabytes of downloads

Microsoft's Halo 3 beta recently ended, and statistics show more than 12 million collective hours were logged into the game in its limited time frame.

Sanyo introduces new ultra-short focus LCD front projector

SCEA president promises content that will “showcase what the PS3 can do”

Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), has answered some of the criticism that has hit Sony’s latest game console. He justified the high price tag by the PS3’s advanced technology and said that the firm will work “tirelessly” to “proof ”[the console’s] value”.

New America's Army game slated for exclusive Xbox 360 release

The Army simulation series is heading to a high definition platform for the first time, with exclusivity going to the Xbox 360.

Toshiba to launch new HD DVD, hi-def DVR combo players

Later this month, Toshiba will launch two new HD DVD players that double as high definition digital video recorders.

Game Review: Big Brain Academy doesn't make the grade on Wii

Review - Bringing the industry-shifting genre of Nintendo's "brain games" to the revolutionary Wii console seems like a great idea, but Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree fails to bring anything spectacular to the Nintendo platform.  Check out our gut reaction on this disappointing Wii title.

Wikipedia listing of “Sopranos” creator vandalized

EA to revamp Mac games library

Electronic Arts has announced that it will bring a handful of its PC game titles to the Mac, and promises to offer simultaneous releases on both platforms in the future.