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.

Blu-ray player breaks $500 barrier at Amazon

For the first time, Amazon has marked down the price of one of its Blu-ray Disc (BD) players to less than the price of a PS3.

Italian retailers break PS3 street date

While a good chunk of the world is still waiting for the PS3 to go on sale, some Italian consumers have already purchased theirs.

Google dives into video game advertising

Google is getting into video game advertising with its purchase of Adscape Media for an undisclosed amount of money. Mountain View (CA) - Google is getting into video game advertising with its purchase of Adscape Media for an undisclosed amount of money. Adscape and the search engine giant have released a joint FAQ on Adscape's website, but are keeping most of the details under wraps.

YouTube rolls out virtual red carpet for awards

The few YouTube users who have managed to become virtual celebrities will be honored at the first annual YouTube Video Awards.

INHD to change its name to Mojo

INHD, the flagging high definition channel owned by major cable operators, is about to get a name change.

Nights Into Dreams to make Wii comeback - rumor

Nights Into Dreams, one of the few notable titles from the Sega Saturn, will receive a long-awaited sequel on the Wii, according to media reports.

Koei CEO resigns

The top executive at game development company Koei has resigned.

Nintendo DS Web browser set for summer in the US

Opera Software has announced that the overdue US release of the Nintendo DS Web browser will hit store shelves on June 4.