An October launch for Project Natal? Don’t bet the farm

Take this one with a grain of salt: A really big grain. Gamertag Radio has footage of a purported Microsoft executive from Saudi Arabia claiming that the company’s motion control device – currently… Continue reading

Gaming’s bite-sized bonanza

“FarmVille” seems an unlikely competitor to games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Modern Warfare 2,” but start counting the number of regular players, and the unassuming Facebook game might surprise you. More than… Continue reading

eReaders: And then there were three… or is that four?

Amazon has one. Barnes & Noble has one. Now it’s Borders’ turn. The Kobo eReader, which has the full backing of the Borders book chain, has set a release date. The device will… Continue reading

Ari Avad has plans for Pac-Man

The man who brought Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men to the big screen may have his eyes on Pac-Man. Ari Avad, former CEO of Marvel Studios and current executive advisor for Namco… Continue reading

Analyst: No iPhone for Verizon this year

There were a lot of surprised gasps this year when Apple announced the iPad’s 3G service would be provided by AT&T. Then there were a few more when the low monthly cost of… Continue reading

Starcraft meets Facebook: A huge game gets bigger

The anticipation levels for “Starcraft II” are already sky high – but now Blizzard Entertainment has found a way that could make the game an even bigger time sucker. Blizzard and Facebook have… Continue reading

Sex Toy or Gadget?

Spurred on by Apple’s rethinking of how a computer should look and act, several new companies have launched pleasure items that aren’t as obvious as the adult novelties of bygone days. What this… Continue reading

The evolving role of media companies and gaming

Traditional media companies looking to profit off of the video game industry may need to rethink their methods. A panel of industry executives and analysts at the Digital Hollywood conference noted late Tuesday… Continue reading

More console price cuts may be coming this year, say analysts

Thinking about buying an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or even a Wii? You might want to wait a while longer. Game industry analysts say another round of price cuts could be on the way. On some… Continue reading

So much for Microsoft’s tablet – and maybe HP’s, too

Want a sign of how strong the iPad is? The device, which releases its 3G version Friday, has caused Microsoft to blink – and cancel its plans for a tablet device of its… Continue reading