Microsoft restructures Xbox point purchasing

Consumers who want to buy a standard-priced $5 game on Xbox Live can now simply add $5 to their account, as Microsoft changes a confusing restriction that required users to buy points in $6.25 increments.

FarmTown players targeted by malware

FarmTown creator SlashKey is warning players that the site has been hit with malicious software.

Netflix officially comes to Wii

After an initial test roll-out last month, Netflix has brought its instant streaming service to the Wii as the last of the big three consoles to offer the service's thousands of videos and TV shows on-demand.

Call of Duty "Stimulus Package" comes to PS3, PC May 4

Xbox 360 users have been enjoying new content on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for a few weeks now, and owners of the PS3 and PC versions will soon be able to get their hands on the update as well.

Dreamworks CEO calls Clash of the Titans the "lowest end" of 3D

Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg had some harsh words about the 3D release of Clash of the Titans, saying it is the "lowest end" of the technology and movies like that could ruin the 3D movie market.

Games Review: Activision III - The Corporate Revenge

In this, version III of what looks to be a long-running franchise, Activision game-play becomes more subtle.

UK PS3 owner gets £84 rebate for Linux deactivation

A resourceful guy in the UK thinks that Sony's disabling of the "Install Other OS" feature from the PS3 violates EU standards. Amazon, the e-tailer from which he bought the console, agrees.

MIT develops Surround Vision to let you peek at what's off-screen

Surround sound's just so old hat, says MIT, which has developed a system that does the same thing with images on ordinary handheld devices.

SnapStream builds world's largest video recorder

It's hard to imagine who could possibly want to record 50 TV shows at a time, or store 13 years' worth of programming. But just in case there is anybody out there, SnapStream has decided to oblige.

Playstation hires new game tester from reality show

The very first reality show that aired exclusively through Playstation's digital distribution network came to a close tonight, with the biggest fanfare ever awarded to an entry-level video game grunt. [SPOILER ALERT]

Tiger Woods still a hot video game commodity

Electronic Arts, one of the few big-name companies that didn't shun Tiger Woods during his sex scandal, says it still sees a big market potential for its line of Tiger Woods video games.

Nokia sells tunes in world's largest market

Nokia is to launch its Comes with Music service in China, hoping that tapping into the world's largest mobile market will help it gain ground against Apple's iTunes.

Third-party company makes PS3 mobile

Move aside, PS3-PSP Remote Play. Japanese company Hori is set to release a portable HD screen that will literally take the system on the go by connecting directly to a PS3 slim model.

Victims of Call of Duty crash get Xbox Live credit of about 90 cents

Gamers who bought the bug-inducing downloadable content (DLC) pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox 360 have been credited with 7 free days of Xbox Live Gold.

God of War III hit million sales within days

Perhaps the last big PS3 exclusive for a substantial time, God of War III did not disappoint in its retail debut. Sony has confirmed that the game passed a million units sold "in the first couple of days" after it was released.

PS3, PSP continue to thrive in "other" regions

They're sometimes the brunt of the joke in the US, but the PS3 and PSP remain a strong competitor in parts of the world. How will this affect Sony's marketing of the platforms?

24-karat gold Xbox 360 starting at $5,000

Computer-Choppers.com, a business that actually specializes in encompassing electronic products in pure gold, now has available an Xbox 360 wrapped in a beautiful 24-karat casing.

New titles inducted into PS3 Greatest Hits

Resistance 2, Killzone 2, and Infamous are among a batch of new titles that have been branded as PS3 "Greatest Hits" and will receive new packaging as well as a lower price point.

Call of Duty expansion breaks the game, invalidates Xbox points

Microsoft mistakenly released the latest downloadable update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at the wrong time, creating all sorts of problems in the game and even slowing down the process of validating prepaid Microsoft Points cards.

Google partners with Nintendo for new Wii game

It sounds like an April Fool's joke but it's not, unless Nintendo is really pulling the wool over our eyes... a new page on their Japanese site details a game that actually integrates Web search results.