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The iPhone and iPod Touch have nearly 11,000 games available via the Apple App Store. And many show more creativity than anything coming from any of the major video game companies.
In its two-month history, the Nintendo DSi has already sold more than 1 million units. It is, by any definition, a runaway hit in the video game industry. But it wasn’t the company’s first effort at extending its lead in the handheld marketplace.
One day after Microsoft unveiled its new motion sensing technology, Sony has joined the battle. The company on Tuesday showed its new motion capture device — a new controller that works in concert with a video camera that it says it plans to launch in the spring of 2010.
Sony is not backing down in the increasingly competitive field of portable gaming devices. The company today officially unveiled the PSP Go, a completely revamped version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device, which it hopes will better compete against the Nintendo DSi and Apple iPhone.
While its competitors focus on new hardware and new peripherals, Nintendo is focusing entirely on the games.
Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.
Microsoft and Facebook's partnership goes beyond advertising, now bringing the social network into the gaming console, and info from XBox into Facebook.
Microsoft just announced the technology it hopes will drive the next generation of video game growth.
Microsoft kicked of this year's E3 convention with a glitzy, star-studded press briefing. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney turned out to celebrate the debut of the Beatles Rock Band video game. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison even came out to show their support.
Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.
Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.
The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.
Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.
While there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. Check out our list of top-selling video games for 2009!
In today's lean times, more folks are forgoing expensive gym memberships and doing their exercising at home, so it seems like a good time for Electronic Arts to launch EA Sports Active. The product, which is off to strong start on Amazon, is EA Sports first targeted primarily to a female audience.
If there is a Rasputin of the video game world, it’s Atari. Like the Russian mystic who, according to legend, survived numerous attempts on his life, the long-time video game publisher keeps finding ways to survive after the video game industry has left it for dead.
Delivering free games on mobile platforms may not seem like a great business model, but Trip Hawkins, CEO of mobile gaming leader Digital Chocolate and founder of Electronic Arts, sees it as the next great growth opportunity in the gaming industry.
As if kids needed another way to hit up their parents for cash, a San Diego company is launching a new payment service called "BillMyParents" to make it easier for kids to shop online.
Game software sales came in at just over $1 billion, a 23 percent drop compared to the 2008 numbers, according to market research firm NPD Group. The 2008 numbers were bolstered by blockbuster titles "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Mario Kart Wii"—and a stronger economic climate.
With all the attention on Sony’s first net loss in 14 years Thursday, another announcement that was overlooked. Sony, while avoiding the words precisely, all but confirmed that a price cut is coming for the PlayStation 3 this year.