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.

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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.

BenQ announces fast-response gaming monitors

BenQ will be introducing a new line of LCD gaming monitors at the 2006 Cyberathlete Professional League Championships in Dallas. Four new widescreen monitors will be debuted with sizes ranging from 19 inches to 24 inches. BenQ says the 19" monitor has a response time of 2ms.

Guild Wars battles its way to three million copies

The PC game Guild Wars, one of NCSoft's biggest claims to fame, has reached a new milestone, as the game's publisher today announced that more than three million copies have been sold worldwide.

Westinghouse announces affordable 42" LCD television

Westinghouse Digital Electronics has announced a new 42" LCD monitor for a low price. The W4207 features a 1366 by 768 pixel resolution and can display 720p video. Westinghouse also claims the television has a 1600 to 1 contrast ratio and a daylight viewable panel.

Mozart's music goes up online for free

Old school has gone new school, as 24,000 pages of Mozart's classical music has now been posted online, part of a widespread celebration of the composer's 250th birthday.

MLB 07 The Show heading for PS2, PS3, PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced details about MLB 07 The Show, the latest game in the company's MLB series. It will be simultaneously released on all Playstation platforms, namely the PS2, PS3, and PSP.

AOL forms partnership with professional gaming league

Furthering the presence of professional video gaming, AOL today announced a new partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's first and most recognized professional gaming league.

LCD Television prices drop 35% - study

Market research firm DisplayBank says the price for LCD television sets have dropped at least 35% this year. Prices for large 42" television sets have dropped 35% from last year and now average $2180 each. Cheaper LCD panels make up the majority of the savings and large panels now cost an average of $640 which is 42.9% less than last year.

Microsoft finalizes build-your-own-Xbox-game software

Microsoft today releases the final version of its XNA Game Studio Express. Based on the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, the software allows aspiring game developers and enthusiast to create their own PC and Xbox games.

World chess champ rocked by Deep Fritz computer

Reigning world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik has lost a six game match against IBM's Deep Fritz computer. Kramnik managed to draw four games, but lost two of them. Chess professionals considered Kramnik's loss in game two to be a major blunder because he missed a checkmate in one.

Multiverse to make Firefly MMORPG

Firefly, the discontinued television series with a cult following, is coming back in video game form. Multiverse, makers of a MMORPG development application, is bring the Fox television series back as a massively multiplayer online game.

Wii straps under investigation

Nintendo is investigating reports of faulty straps that attach to the Wii remote, causing some gamers to inadvertently toss the controller across the room while playing some of the console's more active games.

PS3 rolls out second firmware update as version 1.3

The second update to Sony's latest console is now available, as the electronics giant continues to bring full support to the PS3 that it originally wanted to have out of the box.