Activision signs deal with Halo developer

Activision's secured the right to publish the next big franchise from Halo developer Bungie, bringing future games to new platforms.

Civilization creator gives thumbs-up to social gaming

Civilization creator Sid Meier has given the thumbs-up to social gaming by describing the genre as an exciting "new frontier."

16-year-old kills brother over Playstation

An angry 16-year-old boy in Chile has been charged with killing his older brother over a Playstation console.

Is that an Intel chip in your Sony TV?

Sony is planning to unveil a new lineup of home entertainment devices that will be powered by Intel processors and Google-coded software.

Steve Jobs says Flash no longer necessary

Steve Jobs has penned a rather extensive open letter explaining why Apple does not support Flash on its mobile handheld devices.

Psychiatrist compares video game addicts to junkies

An undoubtedly well-meaning psychiatrist has claimed that video game dependence is similar to drug and alcohol addiction.

Ballmer: Natal to impact the "rest of our lives"

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been busy pumping up the inevitable hype over Natal, which is expected to be unveiled at E3 in June.

Avatar producer says 3D glasses don't suck

Many people find 3D glasses to be awkward, cumbersome and utterly unappealing. But Avatar producer Jon Landau sees them as an "opportunity" - rather than a deterrent - to widespread adoption of the 3D standard.

Bikinis, boobs and beaches. Welcome to Paradise!

Do you like to watch scantily clad women in bikinis sexily frolicking on a pristine beach? Well, yes, who doesn't?  

Sony upgrades PS3 with 40nm RSX graphics chip

Sony has upgraded its Playstation 3 console with a 40nm RSX graphics chip.

Psyko debuts 5.1 gaming headset

Psyko Audio Labs has introduced a 5.1 headset that allows hardcore PC gamers to precisely identify the source of muffled gunshots, light footsteps and overwhelmingly loud explosions.

Hackers crack and slash Ubisoft's DRM

Ubisoft's controversial digital rights management platform has reportedly been hacked, cracked and slashed by a consortium known as Skid Row.

Indie Android dev showcases Adobe AIR games

Indie developer Josh Tynjala is showcasing two games - Chroma Circuit and Qrossfire - that were designed using an early build of Adobe AIR for Android.

Microsoft: Project Natal to save the world from button overload

A Microsoft spokesperson has claimed that Natal will eventually replace the "multitude" of buttons and remote control devices in living rooms throughout the world. 

Marvell Imagines the 10 Gigabit Digital Home and I Meet Stan Lee


I flew down to Hollywood last Tuesday to attend the Marvell AVANTA launch. 

Blizzard purges 320,000 cheaters from Battle.net

Blizzard has confirmed a widespread purge of over 320,000 Warcraft III and Diablo II accounts that were found to be violating the (rather extensive and boring) Battle.net Terms of Use.

Doom...Now for the Zune HD!?

Do you remember 1993? Dimly lit, smoked filled rooms and teeming mosh pits. Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins. And Doom.  


Do Japanese games suck?

Japanese games were once synonymous with breathtaking graphics, superior AI and immersive virtual environments. 

But those days have passed into distant memory.

Buy an Xbox 360 game, get a bag of pot for free

Smoke 'em if you got 'em! And who has them? Well, not us, obviously. But a child of four in Britain does. 



US games industry on the mend

US games sale are finally on the rise again, according to NPD Group, with Nintendo's games platforms, new Pokemon games and Sony's God of War III all doing well.