Comcast buys Fandango, forms on-demand movie site

Cable-television giant Comcast has purchased online movie ticket seller Fandango.

Toshiba officially releases entry-level 1080p HD DVD player

The high definition battle is going into the next round: Toshiba’s previously announced HD-A20 HD DVD player promises a high definition quality that is on par with Blu-ray – for significantly less money.

Philips watermark tech traces pirated TV content

Philips today announced a “forensic” watermarking tool for video content which allows copyright holders to follow the path of pirated content back to a specific PayTV subscriber.

Coming soon: Guiness Book of Video Game Records

Guiness World Records will announce at the London Book Fair that it is working on its first edition of a book of video game records.

Bungie to roll out Halo 3 multiplayer beta on May 16

Bungie today announced on its website that it will release the Halo 3 multiplayer beta on May 16 at 12:00 am PST. The beta will run until June 6 11:59 pm PST.

MySpace launches movie preview portal

MySpace has launched a movie preview portal site that will offer trailer clips.

Guitar Hero 3 gets slated for Wii, Xbox 360, PS3

The next Guitar Hero will rock on all next-generation platforms, with a release scheduled for this fall.

Next Xbox 360 update to enhance downloads, messaging

An update to the Xbox 360 firmware next month will include integration with MSN Messenger and a handful of new Xbox Live features, according to Microsoft blogger Larry Hryb.

Video game ads expected to soar by 2011

The relatively new medium of in-game ads will mushroom from a $700 million industry to a me of nearly $2 billion in the next four years, according to eMarketer.

Nintendo ups sales forecast based on strong Wii and DS sales

Japanese video game giant Nintendo is upping its annual sales projections because of strong Wii and DS sales.

Blu-ray sheds some light on next generation players

Updated Blu-ray Disc (BD) hardware specifications are set to come into effect in October, but the immediate effect on current BD players will be minimal, reports PC World.

Wii beats out Xbox 360, PS3 in January

The Wii sold more than 140,000 units more in January than its closest next-gen competitor, the Xbox 360, according to sales figures from NPD Group.

Website offers upgrade for Apple TV hard drive

Macservice.com, a repair and upgrade service for Apple products, announced today that it is offering a $195 upgrade for the Apple TV to raise its internal memory from 40 GB to 160 GB.

A little Voodoo: What’s cooking in HP’s gaming labs

Remember HP’s acquisition of boutique PC builder Voodoo? We haven’t heard much of HP’s gaming efforts since the announcement of the merger in September of last year. Rob Enderle got a look at HP’s gaming labs and he returned with some intriguing ideas: Virtual worlds merging into reality, coffee tables that become gaming surfaces and high-end racing simulators on surround screens. Here is his report.

EMI releases first DRM-free album on iTunes

Two days after announcing that it would offer music downloads with copy protection technology, EMI said the album The Good, The Bad & the Queen from Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong is scheduled to become available on iTunes today.

UK bans "dangerous driving" Xbox 360 ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has banned an Xbox 360 commercial because it says the ad promoted dangerous driving.

Opinion: Can Zune survive?

With the long-awaited move of digital rights management (DRM)-free music to iTunes, Microsoft has fallen even more behind the curve.

Panasonic updates HD camcorders

Panasonic has introduced its latest digital HD camcorders, offering more resolution than their predecessors with full H.264 support.

PSP price gets cut to $170

As the first official price cut for Sony's handheld device, the core PSP package has been slashed by $30 to an MSRP of $169.99.

Knight Rider car for sale

Chicago (IL) - A Dublin, Calif., based dealership is offering on of the four original 1982 Pontiac Trans Am cars that were used for close-up shots in the classic 1980s TV show “Knight Rider”.