Pou Chen, Kolin and Syntax-Brillian to partner for new LCD TV line in US

Taiwan-based Pou Chen Group and Kolin and US-based Syntax-Brillian are partnering for a new LCD TV line recently opened in the US.

iTV vs. Microsoft Media Center vs. PS3: The Big Battle of 2007

iTV vs. Microsoft Media Center vs. PS3: The Big Battle of 2007. More ...

HD RPTV sales surged 30% in August

Rear-projection HD (high-definition) TVs (RPTVs) in North America recovered from a weak performance this summer and jumped 30% for both units and revenues in August, according to research firm Pacific Media Associates (PMA).

Microsoft to release second beta of XNA personal game development suite

Following the first beta, Microsoft today announced that it will be releasing a second public test version of its XNA Game Studio Express Suite.

World of Warcraft expansion to miss holiday season

As video game fans prepare for a massive set of releases for the holiday season, today, one anticipated title was taken off the list on games slated for a pre-Christmas launch. The first official expansion pack to the PC game World of Warcraft has been delayed a few weeks due to bugs found during its recent beta test, pushing it back to the first part of next year.

Toys R Us opens up pre-orders for Wii this Sunday

Chicago (IL) - Various scans of the 2006 version of the annual huge holiday catalog for Toys R Us known as "The Big Book" have surfaced online, with one detail that's attracting the most attention - the book has a page devoted to the Wii that says pre-orders are available. The book, set to be released in this Sunday's paper, says "Reserve Wii Now."

Yahoo's not so "cheap" shot versus YouTube

In a clear step to usurp Google's YouTube, Yahoo has announced a video talent show that will offer $50,000 and an episode contract to the lucky winner. During the eight week contest starting on November 13th, people will upload videos that will be voted on by the public and a panel of judges.

Medal of Honor Heroes ships for PSP

Redwood City (CA) - Electronic Arts today announced that it has begun shipping its latest title, Medal of Honor Heroes, for the portable PSP system, adding to the large library of games in the Medal of Honor series. Medal of Honor Heroes Screenshots ...

480p a go for Wii launch

Nintendo last month revealed that its new Wii home console would ship with composite cables for standard resolution televisions.

Sony unveils details of PS3 online services

San Francisco (CA) - Late Thursday, during a Playstation 3 event in San Francisco, Sony unveiled details about several features for the PS3 previously kept under-wraps, including online services and available accessories, in addition to the official launch line-up. See the Sony Playstation 3 in detail ...

Flat-panel TV sales jumped 19% in August, prices continued to drop

Unit sales for flat-panel TVs and business displays in North America rose 19% sequentially in August, according to Pacific Media Associates (PMA).

100 GB Xbox 360 hard drive on the way?

According to a recent story on Korean video game site Game Inside, Microsoft is working on a new hard drive for the Xbox 360 with a capacity of 100 GB, which could be used to store game saves, Xbox Live downloads, and media files.

Canon and Toshiba highlight 55" SED TV at FPD International

Canon and Toshiba are showcasing a new 55" SED (surface conduction electron emitter display) TV at FPD International 2006, according to the Japanese-language Nihon Keizai Shimbun .

EA announces Def Jam: Icon for PS3 and Xbox 360

Electronic Arts today announced Def Jam: Icon, a new game headed for the PS3 and Xbox 360 systems next year. Continuing the publisher's Def Jam series, Icon brings an unusual mix of fighting and music to the next generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft.

Is Sony coming back?

This has not been a great couple of years for Sony. We had the rootkit catastrophe late last year and the Sony Battery disaster this year. A number of us have been increasingly concerned that the Playstation 3 would be a stillborn and even the PSP didn't start particularly well. However things can change: It looks like Sony has hit the bottom and, and with the exception of batteries (which may be a dead division), may be on the way back up. Let's have a look at a few interesting items:

CMEL and CMO develop 25" AM OLED TV panel

Chi Mei EL Corporation (CMEL) announced that it has successfully employed the latest low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT LCD technology from Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) together with its own organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) equipment and technology to develop a full-function, full-color 25" OLED TV panel.

Bully game now available

In spite of rampant criticism and widely publicized attempts to pull it from reaching store shelves, the video game Bully today made its debut in retail stores across the country on the Playstation 2 platform. See screenshots of 'Bully' here ...

EB Games starts Zune pre-orders

Culver City (CA) - Microsoft's Zune media player is now joining the pre-order madness started by the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3. EB Games has started selling reservations for the upcoming player that will ship on November 14, 2006 for $250. You can view the pre-order page here.

Xbox' HD DVD drive to connect to PCs, sort of

Microsoft has been tight-lipped about the functionality of an external HD DVD drive, which the company will be releasing for its Xbox 360 gaming console.

EA swings out Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

Electronic Arts today announced that the Xbox 360 version of its latest entry to the EA Sports line of games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, has started shipping to retailers. See screenshots of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 here ...