Halo: Reach pulls in big numbers, big technical flaw

The final installment of the Xbox 360's blockbuster Halo series has become the fastest-selling in franchise history. Reaching $200 million in sales in just 24 hours, it has attained the second highest launch sales of any video game.

Microsoft sees game consoles in the 21st century workplace

Farmville. Halo. Zelda. These are all words that are ingrained in the lexicon of today's working class. Will that change the landscape of the workplace environment? Microsoft says maybe.

Video game industry weakens as recession worsens

The video game industry continues to be hit hard by the worsening recession, with US sales dropping more than a hefty 10% to $1.6 billion.

Microsoft redesigns Xbox 360 D-Pad

Is it just me, or does it seem like it took the chronically overpaid Xbox engineering team over five friggin' years to admit the 360 controller D-Pad was in dire need of an overhaul?

Best Buy starts testing used game trade-ins

While leading used game chain Gamestop says it doesn't like being in the used games business, Best Buy is moving in on its turf. The retailer has begun testing a new in-store trade-in service at around 600 stores.

Microsoft details new Xbox 360 SoC

Microsoft has published a virtual tear down of its new system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the Xbox 360 Slim.

Halo Reach download leak may lead to a new release date

Apparently all's well that ends well is not an appropriate sentiment for Microsoft, developer Bungie, and gamers looking forward to next month's planned launch of Halo Reach.

PS3 fanbois laugh it up over Square Enix Xbox 360 scandal

It seems as if Square Enix used PS3 footage in a TV ad for the 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII in an attempt to make the RPG look "sharper."

UK gamers will get Xbox 360 Kinect November 10

Microsoft aims to make its motion-sensing peripheral a global holiday hit, announcing today that it will bring Kinect across the Atlantic Ocean less than a week after it hits store shelves in the US.

Wii swells to 30 million units in the US

Although it had to chug along the finish line near the end to reach it, Nintendo has come to the latest milestone with the Wii and can now claim 30 million units sold in the US.

Foxconn worker still dies after landing in safety net

Another Foxconn employee seems to have jumped to her death, as the "anti-suicide" nets draped around the company's campus apparently didn't do anything to cushion the deadly fall.

Batman goes to Arkham City for anticipated game sequel

Warner Bros Interactive has officially confirmed that it is working on a sequel to very well-received Batman: Arkham Asylum on all major gaming platforms.

Street Fighter and Tekken combine for mouthwatering game

It seems since the dawn of arcade fighting games, there have been two people in this world: those who played Tekken and those who played Street Fighter. For the first time ever, these two worlds will collide with brand new video games.

Is Microsoft's Kinect too expensive?

Is Microsoft alienating core gamers by pricing its Kinect peripheral at $150?

$150 Kinect to hit store shelves in November

Microsoft has priced its Kinect motion-sensing controller at $150 with a free a game. 

The system - which is slated to hit store shelves in November - will also be available in a $300 bundle that includes an Xbox 360 "Slim" and a Kinect Adventures game.

Microsoft kills live "1 vs 100" game show on Xbox 360

Just like the TV game show it was based on, 1 vs 100 on the Xbox 360 has been canceled after a couple seasons.

Windows Live Phone to integrate with Zune, Xbox

Microsoft has shed some light on new details about its upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform, and it is incorporating its favorite word across all devices: "Live"

Hulu clears up Playstation Plus/Hulu Plus rumors

Following some wayward code on the Hulu Plus page that was discovered, Hulu has confirmed that Playstation Plus will be required for its premium service at first, but then it will transition to a feature for all PS3 users.

Sony to launch 320 GB PS3 model

It never stops; console makers continue to one-up each other, and now Sony is taking it up another notch with a 320 GB hard drive.

Has the Xbox 360 hit the "downside" of its lifecycle?

DFC Intelligence believes the Xbox 360 may have "some" good years left, but estimates the console is on the "downside" of its lifecycle - despite the advent of Microsoft's Kinect platform.