Join the Mafia and collect Playboy magazines

2K Games has inked a lucrative licensing agreement with Playboy to display more than 50 vintage magazine covers and Centerfolds in Mafia II.

AMD brings advanced physics ecosystem to game developers

AMD announced this morning that it is providing game developers with free access to Digital Molecular Matter (DMM), a physics simulator created by AMD partner Pixelux. The move is part of a new initiative in the game development community called "Open Physics."

Ubisoft blames hackers as gamers locked out

Ubisoft has apologised to gamers for the fact that its servers went down over the weekend, saying it was attacked by a hacker.

Microsoft: Sexual orientation now allowed on Xbox Live

Microsoft has updated its rather extensive Xbox Live "Code of Conduct" to allow the inclusion of race, nationality, religion and sexual orientation in Gamertags and profiles.

Oh boy...The Bachelor video game due out this summer

Robotic movements, pre-programmed emotions, and extra points for avoiding sabotage - and that's just the TV show. Imagine what will happen will all of this makes its way over the video game land. Luckily for all of us, Warner Bros is making that happen.

Activision sued over dereliction of duty

The creators of the Call of Duty (CoD) franchise have sued Activision over an unceremonious breach of contract and wrongful termination.

EA hints at more fitness games for Wii

Electronic Arts, one of the biggest video game publishers in the world, recently reconfirmed its bullish stance on the Wii and hinted that it is particularly pleased with the success of its "EA Sports Active" franchise.

Atari shifts into overdrive with Test Drive Unlimited 2

Atari has confirmed that its long-awaited Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be a Massively Open Online Racing (MOOR) game.

Activision creates new Call of Duty division

After the president and co-founder of Call of Duty's development studio were fired yesterday, Activision has created a new business unit to handle the hotly successful first-person shooter franchise.

Ignition preps Blacklight FPS for Summer 2010 deployment

Ignition Entertainment and Zombie Studios have designed a near-future FPS that is expected to offer "AAA-quality" military action in a downloadable package.

Crytek revs stereoscopic 3D engine

Crytek has confirmed that it will be showcasing its next-generation CryENGINE in stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) at GDC 2010. 

Steve Jobs' Biography: World Changing or Sugared Water?


Word is that Steve Jobs has hired a writer to do his biography. 

Typically, this is something someone does towards the end of their life and can take one of several forms.

Japanese game apparently about beauty, not soft porn

A few weeks back we told TG readers about a new Japanese game that was getting gamers all hot under the collar called Dead or Alive: Paradise, which didn’t seem to have much of a plot apart from some breast wobbling and girl to girl flirtation.

PS3 consoles recover from critical leap year error

A red-faced Sony has confirmed that its Playstation 3 consoles are now recovered from an internal clock glitch.

Gaming causes violence claims yet another nincompoop

Yet another hysterical survey has tipped up in a supposedly prominent psychology magazine, the Psychological Bulletin, claiming yet again that playing violent video games leads to violent thoughts and doesn’t promote “positive social behaviors.”

Porsche launches Spyder hybrid concept car

Porsche has introduced a low-emission hybrid "concept" sports car that is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds.

Sony: Keep PS3 off until clock bug is fixed

Sony has asked PS3 owners to keep their consoles off until an enigmatic bug plaguing the system's clock functionality is fixed. 

Steve Jobs debuts iTrash device on SNL

A proud Steve Jobs finally debuted his long-awaited Apple iTrash device on a recent episode of Saturday Night Live. 


Twitter considering new ad-funded model

Twitter is believed to be planning a new advertising system similar to Google's AdWords.  

Americans turn to the net for their news

The writing may be on the wall for newspapers - or on the screen, at least. A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life project says that online news has taken over from print as the third most popular way for Americans to get their news.