Microsoft knows how to throw a Kinect party

I'm still getting over my hangover from last night's festivities, but as I look over my more than a half dozen free t-shirts, umbrellas, beanie cap, ponchos, Burger King gift cards, Xbox Live Gold yearly membership, AND two free Kinect games...I can only imagine how much money was poured into this illustrious event.

Supreme Court justices show refreshing gaming knowledge

The landmark trial opened yesterday between California and the Entertainment Merchants Association over a reckless state law that would put new restrictions on retailers selling violent video games. The Supreme Court showed just how blatantly silly the law was by pointing out a whole bunch of loopholes and rhetorical questions.

Every Xbox 360 gets updated today for Kinect

If you own an Xbox 360, take it online today and you'll be prompted for the Fall 2010 Dashboard update, which adds a whole bunch of new features, a refreshed interface, and full support for the next Kinect motion controls.

Defendant told by judge to stay off Xbox Live

Could you stay off Xbox Live for 18 months if it meant you could avoid going to court? That's the deal facing a 21-year-old kid who tried to steal a game at the PAX East expo earlier this year.

Xbox 360 Kinect pre-orders sold out at BestBuy.com, Amazon.com

Microsoft may have a hit on its hands with its latest Xbox 360 peripheral, as two of the leading online retailers are already posting unavailability of their pre-order stock for the November 2 launch of Kinect.

Madden 11 goes 3D, but stops short of a touchdown

The latest installment in Madden's NFL game franchise is going to tease us with a brand new unlocked 3D mode, even though it's not the stereoscopic 3D standard that sophisticated gamers have come to expect.

US Marines perforate Xbox 360 after RROD

Memo to Steve "Balmy" Ballmer and Microsoft: Do not piss off the US Marine Corp. 



Feds attempt to silence Xbox hacker

The US federal government is attempting to silence a talented hacker by preventing him from offering expert testimony at an upcoming Xbox 360 jailbreak trial.

Group calls on gamers to rally outside Supreme Court

If they're not too busy sitting at home playing God of War, gamers are being encouraged to stage a rally outside the steps of the Supreme Court building next month.

More old Dreamcast games get a new life

Sega promised it was going to start bringing its catalog of Dreamcast games as downloadable titles for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and it's continuing to make good on that promise. The publisher has just announced Space Channel 5 Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing will be hitting the download pipes in "early 2011."

Fallout: New Vegas DLC gets exclusive on Xbox 360

Microsoft has yet again paid money to keep third-party content in its court

If you want to see Oprah trying Kinect, watch today

When you think of Oprah, the latest video game technology probably isn't something that immediately comes to mind. But the queen of talk will welcome the Xbox 360 Kinect into her studio today.

Disc-free Netflix goes to Wii, completely unannounced

Stealing the thunder away from the PS3, which is also due today to receive a special app that allows Netflix instant streaming, Nintendo has just launched a "Netflix Channel" on the Wii.

Video game sales decline again

It was yet another bad month for video game sales - even worse than expected - as 2010 has become one of the worst years in recent industry history.

AT&T brings live TV to Xbox 360

Live TV is now available through the Xbox 360, with the news that AT&T plans to make its U-verse TV service available on the console.

Microsoft shutters Massive in-game ad unit

As game publishers look to other forms of in-game revenue, Microsoft has closed the doors on a company it acquired to bring dynamic advertisements in video games.

Microsoft opens up preview to next Xbox 360 update

Microsoft is planning a sweeping update to its Xbox 360 online service, and for a limited time is letting users get a sneak peek at the new features it has in store.

Report: Nintendo 3DS boasts dual ARM CPUs

Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld console is reportedly powered by two 266MHz ARM11 CPUs.

Microsoft says Kinect sales will "blow away" the iPad

Microsoft believes that sales of its Kinect platform will easily "blow away" Apple's "magical" iPad - which shipped 1 million units during its first 28 days on sale and 3 million in three months.

Is Kinect delaying an Xbox refresh?

Is the launch of Microsoft's Kinect platform delaying an overdue console refresh?