A state in Japan has decided to ban a U.S. video game from being sold or rented to minors, after officials deemed it harmful and capable of inciting violence.
French game maker Ubisoft has appealed to shareholders to resist overtures by US games giant Electronic Arts (EA).
The tech demos Sony presented at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) weren’t running on the actual RSX GPU but on an upcoming next-generation PC chip, which shares similar capabilities to the PlayStation 3 GPU.
A few days ago, a new point release for Doom 3 was released along with an SDK (Software Development Kit) update. Among other things, there are some substantial improvements in the Linux update. Are there any performance benefits or losses from this latest patch?
There were some very interesting trends at the show. The most significant trend seems to be the incorporation of movement into gaming. Game companies, aware of the spreading size of their customers' rear ends, seem to be building more games that involve the player standing up and doing something.
Sony mulls outsourcing PSP manufacturing to Taiwan while M$ claims ~$300 Xbox 360 by Thanksgiving.
At the end of the film The Matrix Revolutions, two of movie's heroes--Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss)--perish. Now a third leading character in the Matrix sci-fi film series has bitten the dust--in the Matrix Online game.
Doom3 version 1.3.1302 is available for download. This version includes support for Resurrection of Evil expansion pack.
What's great about puzzle games is that there's no real commitment and no story line. But beware of the addictive nature of handheld puzzle games that you can take anywhere -- it's easy to jump in, but getting back out is another story. Here's a look at two of the latest:
A button worn by picketing actors at last week's E3 video games trade show suggested they might pull the plug if they don't get a bigger share of the industry's huge profits. It read "Game Over."
One of the top sci-fi shooters, Quake, is getting a new lease of life as a next-generation console game. It was one of the titles announced for Microsoft's Xbox 360 during last week's E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The date has not been set for the release of Quake 4 yet, which is also being made for the PC.
Exec portrays the console as a home media and entertainment supercomputer, says that gaming will be only one of its many functions.
Videogame idol Lara Croft has been given a smaller bust as part of a makeover gaming company Eidos hopes revives the once-hot tomb-raiding heroine.
A team of British game makers, who lost their jobs just over six months ago, has landed a major deal with one of the biggest names in entertainment.
The product placement - benign, interactive and sometimes aggressive - belongs to a growing push by advertisers to reach big-spending males from 18 to 34 who log long hours playing video games.
Quake 4 Preview
This is no Doom III. There's no brooding tension. It immediately struck us as a brutal fusion of linear Call Of Duty wargame intensity set against the frenzied brown-tinged Quake backdrop that we all know and love. Now you actually have a name - Matthew Kane. All members of your squad have a personality as well," he adds. Quake. Fleshed out. Up to date. Brutal.
E3 organizer talks about the trials and tribulations of putting on the world's greatest game expo.
We've been going down a road where games have become very complicated and complex and people have been missing that fun factor.
Want to enjoy the full experience of a next generation console game? It could cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,710.
Video games have to change if they are to become mainstream, a leading figure in the gaming industry has warned.