Shuttle rolls out high-end hand-painted gaming PC

Shuttle, the makers of compact barebones systems, is getting into the premium gaming market with their hand-painted Shuttle SDXi system. Striking red flames have been airbrushed on the chassis, along with the Razer Mouse and Saitek gaming keyboard. But the computer doesn't just have looks; the insides are powered by 10,000 RPM Western Digital Raptor hard drives and at least 2GB of Crucial Ballistix RAM.

Burger King Xbox games sell over two million

The hottest new video game character in town seems to be "the King", as developer Blitz Games has announced that more than two million copies of the Burger King Xbox games have been sold in the US in only four weeks, reports GamesIndustry.biz.

Sony, Panasonic and Samsung lead race to dominate the connected home, says Strategy Analytics

Sony, Panasonic and Samsung lead the wave of the leading mobile, PC and consumer electronics companies that are targeting the connected home for their next major growth opportunity, according to research firm.

Create personalized comic books with your favorite Marvel characters

Planetwide Media has launched a new version of their Comic Book Creator that includes favorite Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Wolverine and Elecktra. The software allows a would-be Stan Lee to drag and drop Marvel images, icons and artwork into pre-made comic book layouts and templates.

HOT! Second batch of Playstation 3 consoles arrives in U.S. retail

Chicago (IL) - Sony apparently was able to ship another "sizeable" number of Playstation 3 consoles just a few days before Christmas. While it is unclear just how many PS3 made it to our shores - and which stores got hold of the consoles, we were able to confirm that at least three chains were or will be selling the devices.

Panasonic and Vizio offer $1000 42" PDP TVs

Both Panasonic and Vizio have cut prices of their 42" PDP (plasma display panel) TVs to $1000 in the North American market, according to industry sources.

EA announces Medal of Honor Vanguard

Pitching out another installment to the extensive Medal of Honor collection, Electronic Arts today announced Medal of Honor Vanguard. The latest addition to the World War II simulation franchise is heading to the PS2 and Wii in March 2007.

Jack Tretton to take Kaz Hirai's former Sony title

Sony's big corporate shake-up is one step closer to being finalized, as the electronics giant has announced that Jack Tretton will step up to Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) CEO after the former title holder, Kaz Hirai, gets bumped to president of the company's global entertainment company.

Wii browser demo set for Friday

Nintendo is giving early adopters of its latest console an early Christmas present, as the gaming company today announced that on Friday, users will be able to download a free trial of the Opera Internet browser specifically created for the Wii.

Today's forecast: Wii weather channel debuts

Marking the one month anniversary of Nintendo's latest video game system, the Wii received its first major update to the console's online platform today, as Nintendo rolled out the Wii Forecast Channel. Now, users have the ability to check current and projected future weather conditions from areas around the country and the world, directly from the console's main menu.

Google to offer up NASA images and maps

Google has partnered up with NASA's Ames Research Center to offer up space images and maps to the public. The space agency will give Google images and maps of the moon and Mars so that the public can make virtual flights over the terrain. International Space Station and Space Shuttle flight information will also be shared with Google.

Burglars dig for Xbox 360 consoles

Determined burglars stole 13 Xbox 360 game consoles after they sledge hammered and dug through the back wall of a Jacksonville GameStop game store. The Florida Times-Union reports the burglars were smart and cut the power and cameras before dashing off with more than a dozen consoles. The store manager believes the thieves were actually after the PlayStation 3, but took the Microsoft console as their consolation prize.

Nintendo adds three classics to Virtual Console

Continuing its promise to add new titles to the Wii download service every Monday, Nintendo today announced that three more classic games will be available later today, one each from the NES, Sega Genesis, and TurboGrafx16.

Still room on your wishlist? What about a PC in a PC?

You can go overboard with pretty much any PC that is offered by a boutique system builder out there and spend as much money on a enthusiast PC as other would on a compact car. But if you do that, you want to buy something unique and we have just found a PC that you may still be able to squeeze into your Christmas wishlist.

Gears of War sells more than 2 million units

Microsoft and Epic Games have announced that the Gears of War shoot-em-up game has sold more than two million copies world-wide. This makes the game, according to the two companies , the fastest selling next-gen console game in 2006.

Philips battles video piracy with MediaHedge

As sites like Youtube and Myspace struggle to keep unauthorized copyrighted content from being uploaded, Philips has introduced a new tool that it says will help identify whether or not a video is pirated.

World of Warcraft Expansion coming to Taiwan and Hong Kong

Blizzard has signed a deal with Soft-World International Corporation to distribute and operation the upcoming World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Expansion in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Soft-World will sell game and will also give customer support.

Microsoft to ship more than 10 million Xbox 360s by end of the year

Microsoft expects to ship more than 10 million units of its Xbox 360 game console by the end of the year. While an impressive figure, the number only includes units sold to retailers and may not actually reflect sales to the public.

Intel's first movie to go online on Dec 15

More than 17 months after announcing a digital media joint venture with Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Intel is close to be releasing its first film.

Prison escapee caught after checking MySpace

Myspace pages are made by a wide range of people from teenagers to rock stars, but who would have known that prison escapees would have a vanity page on the popular social networking site. Darren Bates had escaped from a Georgia jail and was arrested in Philadelphia after checking his Myspace account. Bates accessed the page from a public computer at the main branch of the Philadelphia Free Library.