Playstation ad says Project Natal is for third graders

The first official commercial for the PS3's Playstation Move controller is now online, and it takes some pretty blatant and harsh jabs at the competing motion-sensitive technologies used by Nintendo and Microsoft.

Green PSP to launch with Metal Gear pack

A new limited-edition Green PSP will be coming out in North America this June, as a special bundle with the anticipated Metal Gear Solid PSP game.

Twitter takes on Facebook Connect with @anywhere

A new service from Twitter looks set to rattle Facebook by allowing users to send and receive tweets while browsing other wbsites, in the same way as Facebook Connect.

Bethesda and (sort of) rival team up for new fantasy game

Bethesda Softworks has announced it is working on a new fantasy role-playing game with a studio called inXile Entertainment...and there might be some drama behind the scenes due to a heated lawsuit.

Crackdown 2 for Xbox 360 gets firm release date

The anticipated sequel to one of the Xbox 360's early major successes has been given a firm US release date of July 6, edging right around the previous "first half of 2010" announcement.

Hubble 3D movie opens in Imax theaters this week

The Hubble Space Telescope is the unlikely star of a new Imax film, eclipsing even its narrator, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Netflix axes contest because of class-action lawsuit

The top DVD-by-mail rental service Netflix has pulled the plug on a pending contest after it started to raise concerns that it could expose sensitive information about private customer records.

Bioshock 2 gets downloadable content

2K Games has brought forth the first instalment of new content to the game that was the top seller in the month of its launch: Bioshock 2.

Games sales continue to slide

It's not great timing, what with the Game Developers' Conference in full swing. But NPD has reported that video game sales fell a stonking 15 percent in February - and consoles did even worse, with sales down by a fifth.

PS3 EyePet to have Playstation Move support

EyePet, a Playstation 3 game that was announced years ago and appeared to have just disappeared from the North American release calendar, will be one of the first to use Sony's new motion controller.

MySpace plans big revamp

MySpace is planning a major overhaul, aiming to cut the clutter and improve entertaiment features.

EA Sports Active 2.0 is on the way...now on iPhone

One week after EA Sports head Peter Moore said that the company will shift more of its focus to fitness video games, the publishing giant has announced an official sequel to its top-selling EA Sports Active franchise. Curiously, it will be coming out for the iPhone and Playstation 3, but not the Xbox 360.

The next breed of music games: play real instruments

There's a new music game in the works that has a rather ambitious goal in mind: players who master it will be able to transfer their skills to real guitar-playing. It will be the first game of its kind to use a specially created "real" instrument instead of a fake plastic one.

Playstation 3 becomes first to offer digital HD movies from all of the "big six"

Sony today announced that its video content delivery service on the PS3 now offers download-to-own HD movies from all of the major movie studios. The list is comprised of 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal, Walt Disney, and Warner Bros.

Google trials TV show search service

Google's testing a TV search service in conjunction with Dish Network, allowing users to search content from Dish and other sources such as YouTube.

Xbox revokes its own version of "don't ask, don't tell"

Microsoft has reversed a restriction it had on Gamertag names that prevented people from using words like "gay." It decided to remove the restriction based on user feedback.

Report: Playstation 3 will eventually win

Research firm Strategy Analytics has taken a position that some in the gaming industry may find unexpected: saying that the Playstation 3 will outsell other consoles by the time their repective life cycles end.

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.

Gamers send out 8-bit wedding invitation

Invitees to the wedding of a German couple had better be good at games - if not, they won't make it to the church on time.