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 is getting in on the big Vista launch today, due to a stake it has in Microsoft's new operating system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among some of the wackier gadgets at the recently completed Consumer Electronics Show were some mp3 players designed for babies and kids.
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 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."
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.