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.

Glu debuts Project Gotham Racing for Windows Mobile

Project Gotham Racing, a blockbuster game title for the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles, will soon be available in a version for Windows Mobile smartphones. Extra: Slideshow

South Park makes HD debut on Xbox 360, for free

Comedy Central has partnered with Microsoft to release an episode of its popular cartoon show South Park in high definition.

Eidos' Traxxpad turns the PSP into a keyboard, drums

Eidos Interactive wants PSP owners to harness their musical powers with its new Traxxpad software.

41% of U.S. households own a game console - Nielsen survey

According to a recent survey done by Nielsen, 41% of all U.S. households have a video game console which is up from 39.1% in 2005.

Avatar Reality developing online multiplayer game based on Mars

If the virtual world of Second Life is just too "Earth-like" then how about an MMO on Mars?

Mobile game revenues jump 61% - study

Mobile phone users are trying out games in record numbers according to a study done by Telephia, a market research company.

Netflix to use Macrovision DRM for video downloads

Santa Clara (CA) – Macrovision today announced that Netflix will be using the firm’s content protection technology in its video download service. The Macrovision system will prevent consumers from copying or redistributing movies and make sure that, depending on the subscription plan, that only a certain number of Netflix movies are available on a PC. Dubbed Analog Copy Protection (ACP), the technology will be integrated into about 1000 movies that are or will be available for download through Netflix’ website.

Microsoft debuts 512 MB memory unit for Xbox 360

Microsoft has added a 512 MB memory unit to its Xbox 360 game console.

Third-party online games not available for Wii until 2008

According to a recent interview posted on, the Wii's online infrastructure will be closed to third-party developers likely until 2008.

Darth Vader's younger brother hits the big time

The creators of the popular Chad Vader online video series which lampoons Darth Vader's younger brother are hitting the big time.

F1 Championship Edition for the PS3: HD on the cheap

A few years ago we stared into tubes displaying grainy TV pictures. Today, we have TVs that weigh less than half at twice the picture size, present lifelike pictures and audio systems can pump out cinema-rivaling sound. Not just TV and video, also games gain from this development: The PS3, for example, promises a world of HD games – and delivers. Well, at least sometimes.

EA adds video game music to iTunes

EA is coming to iTunes. According to an announcement today, music from dozens of EA games has been added to the iTunes library.