Movies and TV shows pop up on Xbox Live

Exactly one year after the Xbox 360 made its retail debut, the console's online service lived up to promises made this month, as movie and TV show downloads are now available on Xbox Live.

Top 10 reasons why to buy a Playstation 3 on Ebay

Chicago (IL) - When we last checked, there about 13,000 PS3s on sale on Ebay. With that many consoles for sale, one could have guessed, a balance of supply and demand may not be that far away - and sellers are getting creative to get rid of their console. Fresh from Ebay, here are the top-10 reasons why to buy a PS3, if you have the money to spend.

Comparing Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 execution: Focus makes the difference

This week one of the big items in the news is the Yahoo Peanut Butter Manifesto: Yahoo's marketing boss takes the company to task for being spread too thin and not being focused enough. Strangely enough, when you compare the working strategies for game systems between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, in the end it is focus, or the lack of it, that differentiates the efforts.

Sony opens site for PS3 backward compatibility problems

Culver City (CA) - Despite once stating that all back system titles would be compatible with the PS3, Sony has now put up a site that lets users search their games to see if there will be any problems playing them on the next-gen console.

AUO may roll out 65" TV panels in H1 2007

AU Optronics (AUO) will introduce 65" LCD TV panels perhaps as early as the second quarter of 2007, as it rolls out its first panels over 50", according to market sources.

Wii first look & feel: Next-gen video gaming

Columbus (OH) - Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people in the US became the first customers of the Nintendo Wii console, and they are no doubt discovering what makes the Wii so interesting. We've taken a first-hand, gut reaction look at what the Wii offers and what makes it so different from the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Logitech, Monster Cable unveil new generation of remote controls

Two companies, Logitech and Monster Cable are trying to spice up the typically hum-drum remote control with remotes that control not only all your audio/visual gear, but also your interior lighting. While both company's remotes do the same thing, they look and feel quite different.

Melitta coffeemaker grinds out weather report

The Melitta Smart Mill and Brew coffemaker just went on sale and, according to the German coffee company, marks its place in history as the first coffeemaker to team up with Microsoft to provide weather reports in addition to the morning brew.

Nintendo gives rollout schedule for Wii Channels

The Nintendo Wii Channels, the backbone of the console's online services, will not all be available right at launch. Instead, channels that already have been confirmed by Nintendo, are going to be spread out between the Sunday launch and next January, according to Gamespot.

PS3 midnight launch: Elation turns to fear as PS3 buyers go home

Some lucky buyers of the PlayStation 3 console had their elation turn to fear as they tried to figure out how to get home without being robbed. We were inside the Hawthorne Circuit City store as the first group of buyers entered. After purchasing their games and console, one person said "I'm scared", while another told us of their "foolproof" plan to get home.

Opinion: Payday - The $15,100 PlayStation 3

Myself and Wolfgang Gruener have just sat, with our mouths agape, as a Playstation 3 bidding war on Ebay reached $10,001.00 a few minutes ago. We nearly fell off of our chairs when it went to $15,000 with mere seconds to go; and finally the winner of the hotly contested bidding war, which began at $1, was a user from the UK who bid $15,100 to become to proud new owner of a Playstation 3.

Samsung rumored to be reducing 40" and 46" panel output

Rumors are circulating that Samsung Electronics has reduced output of its 40- and 46" LCD TV panels by nearly 20% amid reduced orders from downstream clients since November.

Playstation 3 distribution gets violent

Low supply, high demand and even higher prices on eBay... If you couldn't see a bit of a PlayStation 3 related crime wave coming then you might want to save your $600 and get some laser eye treatment instead.

Sony launches Playstation 3 in the U.S.

Chicago (IL) - An estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Playstation 3 consoles are going on sale today. The first devices were sold in midnight launch events, while most consoles will be distributed when electronics stores and other retailers such as Walmart and Target will be handing them out in the morning. Ebay sales are picking up steam, with sellers asking for as much as $7000.

PS3 teardown: Gambling with fire

The hours tick down to the imminent North American launch of the PS3. And a lot of hot air it is.

Tale of two tent cities - PS3 launch

Customers at electronic stores across the country are eagerly camping out for Friday's Sony PlayStation 3 launch. In Hawthorne California two very different camps formed at the Circuit City and the Best Buy store across the street. Management at Circuit City maintained a hands-off policy with their camp, while Best Buy employees have been holding regular meetings with their campers and have even helped pick up the trash.

Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars coming to Xbox 360

Electronic Arts has announced that Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars will be coming to the Xbox 360. The game continues the Command and Conquer series after a seven year break with the good guys, GDI, fighting the familiar NOD Brotherhood for control of Tiberium.

Company of Heroes gets 1.3 patch with major flaw

The Company of Heroes v1.3 patch is out. That's the good news.

Stardome panels shoot for the stars

As home theaters become an increasingly large part of the home entertainment market, custom component makers have found a niche for the home theater enthusiast. Numinus is one such vendor and makes "Stardomes", decorative and acoustic panels filled with glittering stars and glowing nebulae.

Three PS3 campers and news reporter hit in drive-by shooting

Three PS3 campers and a WKYT news reporter were hit in a drive-by Wednesday night while outside the Lexington Kentucky Best Buy store. The four people were hit by BB pellets and were not seriously hurt. According to WKYT, some of the campers are now afraid for their lives and have left the line.