There are 220 million game systems in US homes

The number of game consoles and handheld systems in the US now accounts for nearly three-fourths of the population, with 220 million devices connected across the country.

Disney DLC comes to LittleBigPlanet

Believe it or not, new content continues to be added to Sony's PS3 exclusive title LittleBigPlanet on a regular, if not weekly, basis, and this week it landed a pretty sweet deal: Disney worked with the team to bring content from "The Incredibles" over to the game.

Xbox 360 "Game Room" arcade to be stale until May

Microsoft launched its virtual arcade room on the Xbox 360 earlier this month, but it won't be adding any new games to the space until late next month.

Sony drops Linux support from PS3

PlayStation owners will no longer be able to install Linux on their machines if they go ahead with a new firmware upgrade due to arrive this week.

"Super Size" DSi XL makes US debut

The third redesign of Nintendo's newest handheld system launches across stores throughout the country today, though its entry is notably one of the least-heralded in Nintendo history.

Spotify plans US launch for music streaming service

Spotify looks set to start US operations this fall, taking its music streaming service out of Europe for the first time.

Wii Netflix goes into testing phase

Netflix has begun shipping Wii discs to some members that will allow them to stream titles from Netflix's instant viewing service directly from the Nintendo console.

Wikipedia, YouTube go down

Wikipedia and YouTube have both experienced outages over the last twenty-four hours.

New peripheral converts Wii signal to HD

An electronic design company called VDIGI has released the world's first HDMI connector designed for the Nintendo Wii, offering upscaled graphics to 1080p.

Xbox Game Room launches with hiccups

Microsoft's inventive virtual arcade space launched on Wednesday as scheduled, but its launch didn't go off without a few annoying bugs. Some games were simply "out of service."

New games site lets losers pay to play with girls

No girlfriend? No life beyond gaming? Join the club - a new social network service is betting on there being a lot of you out there.

Will EA use its 10-year "Bourne" license?

Last year, Electronic Arts acquired the video game license to Robert Ludlum's Bourne franchise, but now it has canceled the first game that was supposed to use that license.

250GB hard drive now available for Xbox 360

The 250 gigabyte hard drive that came packed in with the Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Wafare 2 bundle, will now be available as a standalone product.

Nintendo plans glasses-free 3D DS

3D is everywhere these days - even in the Nintendo DS. The company says it's planning a 3D version of its handheld console within a year.

Playstation hires another social media "specialist"

Sony's Playstation team now has three full-time employees devoted exclusively to the official Playstation blog and Twitter account.

Final Fantasy XIII fastest-selling in series history

The first new installment of Final Fantasy on the Playstation 3 has sold one million copies in the US in just a week, becoming the quickest in series history to reach that mark.

Nintendo's Miyamoto wants Wii in schools

Shigeru Miyamoto, the man responsible for creating Mario, says his next big project is getting people to use the Nintendo Wii as an educational tool.

Blowing into cartridges is back with NES Harmonica

Ah, remember the good old days when you had to blow into your NES cartridges when they wouldn't work? Well, to bring back that unforgettable nostaglic experience, there's the NES Harmonica.

PS3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto bundle delayed

Xbox 360 owners have been able to purchase Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, a package that contains two downloadable stories from GTA IV, for months. Unfortunately, gamers who prefer to play on another console will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on it.

3D video game adoption higher than HD game adoption

In a new survey released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), 36% of those who plan to buy a 3D TV soon say they plan to play 3D video games. That's more than double the amount of people who wanted to play HD games just a few years ago.