Electronic Arts establishes Artwerk music label

Video game publishing giant Electronic Arts has teamed up with Nettwerk One Music to establish a new music label based in Los Angeles. The new label intends to sign both unknown and established artists around the world for recording, publishing and distribution deals.

Nintendo attempts to block Wii modchips in newest console revision

Nintendo has altered the circuit layout of its Wii games console in order to block the increasing use of modification chips (modchips).

“300” producer to set up video game publishing company

Thomas Thull, Executive Producer of the box office smash hit “300”, has announced that he is to set up a video game publishing company funded by $150 million in private equity.

British retailer slams Sony’s PlayStation 3 PR “stunt” as desperate

British retailer HMV has said that Sony's UK PS3 launch event, where more than £250,000 ($490,000) was given away in freebies, smacked of a desperate PR "stunt".

Mexican governor orders Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 seizure

The governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua has ordered that all copies of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 be confiscated, due to claims that it negatively portrays the people of the state as violent.

Best Buy to sell Apple TV box

Though it is still hesitant about selling Apple computers and software, Best Buy has announced that it will begin selling the Apple TV later this week.

PlayStation3 surpass PCs in Folding@Home computations

The recent release of the Folding@Home plug-in for PlayStation 3 game consoles has gotten off to a very successful start.

Analyst opinion: Can Apple TV get the digital living room off the ground?

Apple launched its much anticipated Apple TV this week and, while the iPhone stole the set top box' thunder during its initial presentation, it has more potential than the fancy multimedia phone, says industry analyst Rob Enderle. Time to look at the digital living room again - and the product options you may have by the end of this year.

Microsoft crashes Paris PS3 launch

Microsoft didn't take yesterday's European launch of the PlayStation 3 lying down and sent a colossal reminder to gamers in Paris.

PlayStation 3 launches in Europe, Sony gives free 46" TVs

After numerous delays the PlayStation 3 has finally launched in Europe at a price of €599 / £425 ($835) with one million units available across the continent.

Apple TV runs Mac OS X, review reveals

Apple TV is shipping to customers and the first reviews are beginning to reveal more details about how the system works.

NBC and Fox plan rival YouTube

Television networks NBC Universal and Fox are to combine their TV shows into a single online video site which will counter the popularity of video-sharing sites such as YouTube.

Xbox Live not hacked, insists Microsoft

The Xbox Live service was not compromised; Microsoft's Major Nelson has been insisting following on from rumors that user data had been compromised by hackers.

Hi-def Matrix goes to HD DVD this spring, Blu-ray later

The Matrix is aiming to be one of the most elite HD DVD box sets yet, with an eight disc, format-pushing presentation for more than $110.

EA to get down with Boogie for Wii

Electronic Arts today announced details of its latest Wii game, Boogie, one of the first Wii-specific dance/rhythm games.

Virtual worlds become a billion dollar industry

Games like World of Warcraft and Second Life have pushed the market for online gaming to a billion dollar a year industry, according to an independent study conducted by Screen Digest.

Handhelds to outpace consoles by 2011 - report

Rising prices for home consoles and increasing interest for casual games will put handhelds ahead of the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3, according to analyst firm DFC Intelligence.

Music fee hike could bankrupt Internet radio stations

Internet radio stations are hopping mad over the Copyright Royalty Board's ruling that music fees should be hiked.

Gears of War gets movie-bound

Gears of War is heading to the land of Tomb Raider, Doom, and Super Mario Bros as a successful video game that is on its way to becoming a feature film.

Preview: Hot Shots Golf 5 looks nicer, plays about the same

Hot Shots Golf, one of Sony's biggest cult hits, may not be the most visually intensive PS3 game in the pipeline, but fans of the series will likely enjoy the HD overhaul nonetheless.