Ubisoft introduces Jam Sessions for the DS

Ubisoft announced today that it is working on a new Nintendo DS title that turns the handheld system into a virtual guitar.

Nintendo's Miyamoto inspires GDC crowd, but fails to deliver the goods

Nintendo's famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto inspired thousands of game developers, but only introduced one new product during his keynote at the Game Developer's Conference. Miyamoto outlined Nintendo's game design philosophy and challenged game companies and developers to make more universally appealing games.

Sony unveils first wireless Cyber-Shot camera

Las Vegas (NV) - Sony's new DSC-G1 is the company's first Cyber-shot camera to incorporate wireless sharing technology.  The 6 megapixel camera will be available next month. The G1 is equipped with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) capabilities, which allows users to send pictures from the camera wirelessly to another camera or computer.

Vivitar unveils 6 megapixel underwater digi cam

Tempe (AZ) - At a digital photo convention in Arizona this week, Vivitar introduced the Vivicam 6200w, a new 6 megapixel underwater digital camera. The camera can withstand water pressure and prevent damage as deep as 30 feet.  It also has a 2" LCD and a digital zoom of up to 4x.  It writes to SD cards and sports a rugged exterior armor.

Wii's Super Mario Galaxy gets 2007 release date

At today's keynote, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto announced that Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii will be released this year.

Update: Sandisk, Kingston unveil new 8 GB SDHC cards

Milpitas (CA) - Sandisk has unveiled its highest capacity SD card under its "Ultra II" line with HC (high capacity) specification, right alongside three new 8 GB cards from Kingston. Kingston 's new cards come in three different recording speeds, at level 2, 4, and 6.  They are all now available, with prices ranging from around $110 to $130.

EA signs publishing deal with Harmonix

Electronic Arts has formed a new partnership with Harmonix, the specialized game developer behind some of the best selling rhythm and music games.

Nintendo dates first Wii WiFi, DS connectivity title

Nintendo is using its popular Pokemon franchise to debut two of the Wii's previously untapped features.

Sony flounders then wows during GDC keynote

You generally don't see audience emotions change from boredom to adulation during a major convention keynote, but this exact thing happened during Sony's keynote today at the Game Developers Conference.

Panasonic DSLR camera to get Leica 10.7x telephoto lens

Panasonic and Leica today announced that the two firms have developed of a new telephoto zoom lens for Panasonic's first DSLR camera Lumix DMC-L1.

Sony announces 3D user community for PS3

It has become more difficult for Sony to make its case for its Playstation game console as the competition from Nintendo and Wii is heating up. At GDC, the company revealed several aggressive approaches to make the PS3 more attractive, including a “next-generation” 3D user community.

Game Developers Conference kicks off with low expectations

The annual Game Developers Conference starts today in San Francisco's lovely Moscone Convention Center, but will this year's show be as interesting as the last?

Amazon's Unbox on Tivo goes live

A new service that lets users stream downloaded content from Amazon to their Tivo has officially launched today. The free service is available now to all Tivo subscribers.

Nvidia releases DX10 game developer kit

Nvidia is demonstrating at GDC 2007 a newly released toolkit for the development of DirectX 10 games running on its Geforce 8-series graphics chips.

Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles races to Xbox Live

Ubisoft will be bringing the arcade classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Xbox Live Arcade this month. The release is conveniently scheduled on the forefront of a new TMNT game that hits the Xbox 360 in two weeks.

DiamondWare's 3D voice technology added to HeroEngine

DiamondWare and Simutronics have partnered up to add 3D-aware voice chat to Simutronics' HeroEngine, an MMO technology platform.

Activision buys DemonWare

Activision has announced that it will be buying DemonWare, a Dublin-based gaming middleware developer.

PC "Stalker" goes gold

Work on the PC shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cheronbyl is complete and the game is ready to ship to stores later this month.

Test Drive Unlimited races to gold status on PS2, PC

Atari today announced that it is finished working on Test Drive Unlimited for the PS2 and PC.

Xbox Live reaches six million user milestone

The Xbox Live has topped six million users, Microsoft announced today.