Vista breaks 90% of games, says game publisher

Alex St. John, chief executive of game publisher WildTangent, today blasted his former employer for a half-baked and negligent way of treating the majority of game publishers - small development studios and individual programmers of casual games: St. John claims that at least nine out of ten games do not work with Vista.

XM radio goes online with Vista

XM is getting in on the big Vista launch today, due to a stake it has in Microsoft's new operating system.

N64 makes first post-launch Wii presence with Mario Kart

Mario Kart 64 is among the list of additions to the Wii Virtual Console for today's new releases, marking the first Nintendo 64 game available for the online store since the console's debut more than two months ago. Also, rounding out this week's installment are three Sega Genesis games.

Nine Inch Nails announce simultaneous triple format DVD release

Musical group Nine Inch Nails has announced a release date for its "Beside You In Time" DVD, which will be simultaneously be released on HD DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD, which they claim is a first for a next-generation music title.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto to keynote Game Developers Conference

Game designer and Nintendo's Senior Marketing Director Shigeru Miyamoto will keynote this year's Game Developers Conference. The yearly conference gathers some of the world's best game companies and coders, along with hopeful job seekers. In the past, Nintendo has used GDC keynotes to generate buzz and demo some cool products.

Gears of War sales reach 3 million worldwide

The holiday blockbuster lived up to expectations, as the Xbox 360 tactical fighter game has sold over three million copies in ten weeks, earning the designation as the fastest-selling game in the 14-month history of Microsoft's new console.

Creative and Playskool try to hook babies and kids on mp3 players

Among some of the wackier gadgets at the recently completed Consumer Electronics Show were some mp3 players designed for babies and kids.

Canon announces two new entry-level digital cameras

Canon's Powershot line of cameras is about to expand, as the company today announced two new under-$200 models, both of which will be available next month.

Dolby develops fix for inconsistent audio levels in home theatres

Dolby promises to automatically control the volume of your TV: Most couch potatoes have clutched the remote control to raise the volume on quiet television shows only to be blown out of their sofas with a surprisingly loud commercial. In front of a select group of journalists at the MGM Grand Hotel, Dolby demonstrated 'Dolby Volume' and proclaimed that people would "never reach for the volume again."

Elder Scrolls Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion

Specialty game developer Bethesda Softworks has announced an expansion for its epic PC role-playing game (RPG) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, claiming that it will be available this spring.

AOL to simulcast QVC online

In a bid to offer new features to differentiate itself from competitors like Youtube, AOL Video today launched its first live streaming channel, an online simulcast of the home shopping network QVC, offering another small step in the convergence of TV and the Internet.

Panasonic expected to announce Bluetooth home sound system

A new product from Panasonic has shown up on the FCC website, describing a home audio system that links up wirelessly through a Bluetooth connection. And yes, it does have the option connect directly to your iPod.

Sony busts out with four new Cyber-shot cameras

Sony has announced four new cameras in their famous Cyber-shot line. All the cameras can take 7.2 megapixel pictures and have 3X optical zoom.

Ricoh GPS camera finds its way to retailers

Ricoh has announced the availability of its latest product, the 500SE, a rugged GPS-ready digital camera that can keep track of when and where every picture was taken.

Scalers beat HD DVD and Blu-ray at CES 2007 - analysis

The high-def age is upon and if you are buying a TV this year anyway, why not buy a HD player as well? And, do you buy HD DVD or Blu-ray, if you are looking for the technology that makes most sense right now? We were looking for clues at CES and found a very convincing answer. Just not the one we expected.

Digital music sales doubled to $2 billion in 2006

2006 saw a record year for digital music sales, as the annual sales figure was nearly double what it was last year, according to data from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

World of Warcraft fans brave cold temps to grab expansion pack

On an insanely cold night, at least by Southern California standards, thousands of World of Warcraft fans waited to buy the Burning Crusade expansion pack. Several EB Games stores in the area opened at midnight January 16th to sell the game and we were there at one of the biggest stores at the Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles. Even though it was cold, fans - some waiting almost 18 hours - traded stories and even danced for some cool prizes.

PS3 shipments total two million

Despite a dismal launch, Sony has announced that global shipments of the PS3 have reached two million, smashing the early shipment records set by the PS2 and closing in on the Wii gap.

Madcatz to announce Wii remote - rumor

Some interesting photos about a third-party Wii remote control have appeared online, reportedly first published in a thread on the forums of gaming site Gametrailers.com. According to forum posts, video game accessory giant Madcatz could be designing a third-party Wii remote, the first of its kind since the Nintendo console debuted last November.

EA announces new series of casual Sims games

The PC game that became a household name is trying to expand its audience even more. A new series of The Sims heading out this year, aimed at the casual gaming crowd.