Will Microsoft's Kinect appeal to core gamers?

The Kinect is likely to be a big hit with casual gamers, but will it appeal to Microsoft's core Xbox 360 audience?

Microsoft Wins E3 but is Apple Making E3 Irrelevant?


This is E3 week which is interesting because most of the folks I’m watching on Twitter during the event seem to be more interested in the inability to pre-order the new 4th generation iPhone.

Game Consoles: No new hardware!

New console form factors don't count! And what's up with the lack of stuff for girls at E3?

Greenpeace slams Nintendo over poor environmental record

Nokia good - Nintendo bad, says Greenpeace, which has released the latest edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics.

American Heart Association gets into games product endorsement

Maybe persuading people to get outdoors and play real sport is just too much hard work - the American Heart Association has announced it's to work with Nintendo to promote 'the benefits of active-play video games'.

Nintendo in software piracy smackdown

Nintendo has filed a civil lawsuit against NXPGame for allegedly selling illegal video game copiers.

Report: Microsoft and LG team up for 3D gaming

Microsoft and LG have reportedly entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly market the latter's new 3D televisions alongside 3D-enabled Xbox 360 games in the Asia Pacific region.

Nintendo to fight software piracy in 3D

Nintendo has announced plans to implement advanced anti-piracy measures in its upcoming 3D handheld device to prevent the unauthorized distribution of games.

Nintendo profits fall 18%

After 6 consecutive years of revenue growth, the company behind the Wii may finally be reaching the point of diminishing returns - it has just posted its first profit decline since 2004.

Nintendo profits to fall for first time in 6 years

All good things must come to an end, and for Nintendo, there were 6 years of good things. For the first time since the launch of the Wii, Nintendo projects its last-quarter income will drop from last year.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Analyst recommends PSP price cut

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has called on Sony to lower the price of its PSP handheld console so that it can more effectively compete against Nintendo's DS and Apple's iPhone. 

"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.

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.

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.

Skeptical Sony questions Nintendo 3DS announcement

A skeptical Sony spokesperson has questioned the logic of Nintendo's decision to market a 3D handheld device.

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.