The crack of the bat and a bellowed "Play ball!" are annual rites of spring.
"Journey" could be one of the most polarizing games out this year.
"Twisted Metal" introduces a new generation of gamers to the mechanical mayhem of the smash-'em-up series' previous games, while actually adding in a little bit of a story to tie all the action together.
Enough already about "Angry Birds" -- there were plenty of great console video games in 2011.
Sony is reducing the price of the PlayStation 3 game console, hoping to help the 5-year-old system reach a larger audience, the company said on Tuesday.
CNN's tech guru Mario Armstrong discusses how the security breach of the Sony PlayStation network could affect you.
You say you want a revolution? Despite TV and console makers' best efforts, it just doesn't appear to be happening in 3-D for video game fans.
Sound and fury are the hallmarks of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, the biggest video gaming event of the year.
Summer is typically a slow time for video games as fans ditch their controllers in favor of sunny seaside vacations or the pleasures of the great outdoors. But this year, a number of high-profile new releases hope to buck that trend.
For many gamers, recent news stories about potential security breaches, lost data or lifted financial information were missing the most basic, most important point: When do I get to play again?
"Top Spin 4" makes full use of lifelike animations, combined with innovative controls, to provide the most realistic tennis simulation game yet.
From an explosion of social games and iPhone apps to the rise of motion controls, cloud computing and retro revivals, 2010 has been a year of surprises and revelations for gaming enthusiasts.
With controversial adult titles like "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and "Medal of Honor" so often hogging headlines, a truth of the industry bears repeating -- most video games are still for kids.
With hundreds of titles available in dozens of genres, choosing a holiday gift for the gamer on your list is never simple. It's even harder in 2010, with thousands of downloadable games, social games and iPhone apps competing for gamers' attention, as well.
With all the talk about new motion-control accessories and supporting games for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it bears remembering that handheld systems aren't sitting idly by either.
If there's one fundamental truth about video games, it's that smash hits tend to leave a lasting impression.
Summer is a great time to barbecue, hit the beach or get out and explore the town. But for gamers it's often a huge disappointment, as the flow of new releases generally slows to a trickle.
From motion controls to cloud-computing solutions and 3-D gaming technology, there was no shortage of futuristic goodies on display at this year's interactive entertainment industry confab E3.
After the rush by audiences to Hollywood 3-D blockbusters "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland," game designers and developers are hoping to strike gold with 3-D gaming.
OK, so you've exhausted most of those video games you got for Christmas. And you've got a gift card or two burning a hole in your pocket.
In January, sales were up 13 percent over the year before, reported industry analyst the NPD Group, and that trend continued in February, with a 10 percent boost over 2008.
Now that video game sales have eclipsed Hollywood box office revenues and sales of music CDs, you can bet your bitmaps some extraordinarily good games were released in 2009.
Like a well-placed power-up, the right gift can light up the eyes of that video gamer in your life.
I already made the initial investment for the system about a year ago. I'm not super savvy about video-game consoles, but I want to maximize its usefulness.
There's general agreement that Sony stumbled out of the gate with the PlayStation 3.
Sony has been the public face of Blu-ray since the format's inception, and while most of the focus during the bitter Blu-ray vs. HD DVD format war was on the company's PlayStation 3, Sony has been making stand-alone Blu-ray players from the start, beginning with the $1,000 BDP-S1.
More often than not video games based on movie franchises are shoddy disappointments -- and you need not look any further than recent examples such as Iron Man and Jumper.
By the time Nathan Drake -- the smooth-talking, treasure-hunting descendant of famed privateer Sir Francis Drake -- arrives on a teeny island in the middle of the Pacific, you will agree that the Sony PlayStation 3 has a much-needed holiday hit on its hands.
Once your kids reach the age of "cool," they're going to want to play Teen games. You'll find a little more violence, crude humor, and/or slightly more suggestive themes than there are in E games.
CNET's Daniel Terdiman discusses the growing experiment that is Second Life -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
"Lair" is a beautiful fantasy-action game with a good story and extraordinary music.
Five U.S. firms announce coordinated lawsuits intended to shut down cybersquatting sites. CNN's Maggie Lake reports.
In yet another embarrassing delay for Sony, the company is delaying the launch of its "Home" virtual world for the PlayStation 3, initially planned for later this year, until next spring.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of more than 4 to 1 in Japan in July, game magazine publisher Enterbrain said Friday.
So many games, so little time.
Sony Corp. said its first-quarter profit more than tripled, beating expectations, after strong digital camera sales and a softer yen far outweighed losses on the struggling PlayStation 3 game console.
Sony Corp.'s $100 price cut for the PlayStation 3 is not enough to turn the fortunes of the game console, which has suffered a slow start, an executive of game software maker Konami Corp. said.
Sony Corp. has no plans to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) at present to increase demand and counter surging sales of Nintendo's rival game console Wii, Sony's president said Friday.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of over 6 to 1 in June in Japan, a game magazine publisher said, solidifying Nintendo's leading position.
What better way to unwind after a tough day at the office than by playing tennis against the likes of Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick?
Pity poor Ken Kutaragi. The creative genius behind Sony's videogame consoles -- the PlayStations 1, 2 and 3 -- announced Thursday that he would step down as CEO of the company's games division, which means his career there will end on a sour note, the sound of defeat.
Japanese electronics giant Sony may cut the price of its PlayStation 3 by $100 worldwide in October, according to an analyst with Goldman Sachs.
While media and gamer attention might be focused on the PlayStation 3, Sony (for now) has higher hopes for the nearly seven year old PlayStation 2 video game system.
Sony is giving PlayStation 3 owners the chance to mingle and share.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Kanye West is chilling with Cindy Margolis under the palm trees at Nikki Beach. While guests around them kick up sand and down mojitos during an afternoon barbecue the tandem is hosting, a disagreement arises when the topic of conversation turns to the game on Sunday.
Climb into the cockpit of more than 50 authentic World War II aircraft, including the famous P-51 Mustang and British Spitfire, in Ubisoft's "Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII" for the Sony PlayStation 3.
In the gaming world, being first to market has its advantages, but it also has some downsides. With its Xbox 360, Microsoft has staked itself a year lead over archrival Sony in the next-gen gaming wars and, just as importantly, the battle for living-room dominance--these powerful minicomputers also do double duty as digital media hubs. In those 12 months, Microsoft has managed to sell several million consoles, work through some hardware glitches, upgrade the system's internal software, and bring out a full selection of accessories as well as a few signature games, including the company's own smash hit, Gears of War. But that year has also given Sony time to polish its more ambitious--and pricier--PlayStation 3.
You've been waiting for the high sign for years, so here it is: If you want to buy a flat-panel TV, now's the time to do it. Thanks to competition and overproduction, prices have dropped like a roc...
You weren't imagining things. Finding a PlayStation 3 in November really was a Herculean task.
I've always taken great pride in finding just the right holiday gift for people, but it's proving to be a challenge with those darn video game executives I've got on my list. I mean, these are the people who are in charge of the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. They know from good gifts!
A shortage of the Playstation 3 has shoppers scrambling this holiday season.
Sony's New PlayStation 3 lives up to the hype.
For the hundreds of Black Friday shoppers crowded in front of the Toys R' Us in Times Square, thoughts of T.M.X. Elmo - not sugar plums - danced through their heads.
Gamers knew getting their hands on a PlayStation 3 was going to be hard last weekend, but they probably had no idea it would be this hard.
It was a reasonably good weekend for Sony at the shopping malls and multiplexes...but Wall Street didn't see it that way.
The debut of Sony's PlayStation 3 game console resulted in reports Friday of disorder outside stores throughout the United States, as well as a robbery attempt in Connecticut that left one man shot and wounded.
Will it be "Happy Holidays" this year or a season of broken dreams and empty promises?
How badly do you want to score a Playstation 3 or a Wii, or both of the hot gaming systems when they hit stores this week?
With its Cell processor engine, Blu-Ray DVD drive and beefy hard drive, the PlayStation 3 is unquestionably a powerhouse of a video game system. And forget about Elmo, this is the item that consumers will be sparring over as the holidays get closer.
In roughly one week, Sony's PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii will be on store shelves - and the latest round of the video game console wars will be fully joined.
How badly do you want to score a Playstation 3 or a Wii, or both of the hot gaming systems when they hit stores next week?
Turn on your TV this week and you may see a striking commercial: An animated baby doll sits in a white room looking at a small black box. It coos with delight. It laughs with an adult's demented ca...
With the PlayStation 3 launch date less than one month away, Sony is finally answering some of the lingering mysteries about the video game system.
Kids aiming to persuade their parents to buy the PlayStation 3 have some new ammunition -- donating their PS3's down time to researchers could help cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or mad cow disease.
If Sony suffers any more missteps in bringing its PlayStation 3 video game console to market, its entire consumer electronics business strategy could be in jeopardy.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - While gamers and many industry analysts are still recovering from their surprise at the high price tag for a premium PlayStation 3, the man whose division makes the machine said he doesn't understand the fuss.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While much of the attention at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo is focused on new hardware such as Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Co. Ltd's Wii, the success of the next generation of video game consoles will likely be determined by their game lineups.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A major video game conference this week could prove pivotal for a multibillion dollar war over high-definition DVD standards brewing in Hollywood.
When the PlayStation 3 launches in the United States on Nov. 17, it will carry the highest price of any major console launch.
TOKYO, May 7 (Reuters) - With the launch of its PlayStation 3 video game console six months away, Sony Corp. is gearing up for an all-out battle to put the electronics and entertainment conglomerate back on a growth path.
Movies, video games, MP3 players, and TVs. Is there anything that Sony doesn't make?
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - While there aren't quite as many mysteries at this year's E3, there's plenty of anticipation. The video game industry's annual trade show may have revealed plenty of next generation secrets in 2005, but it left just as many unanswered questions.
Sony is taking pains to ensure that criticisms about its PlayStation 2 online strategy won't be repeated when the PlayStation 3 is released this November. The company on Wednesday gave details about the PS3's online network and said it hopes to make digital downloading -- including games, movies and music -- a high priority in the next generation.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - While the Sony faithful are mourning the official announcement of the PlayStation 3's delay, the truth of the matter is that Wednesday's news will ultimately prove to be a good thing.
In the videogame business, hardware makers generally sell new consoles at a loss, making their profits by charging licensing fees to videogame publishers. But according to an analysis by News.com, Sony is paying an unusually steep bill for its upcoming PlayStation 3 console. The system's components cost between $725 and $905, analysts estimate. The biggest culprit: Sony's new Blu-Ray disc drive, which will play high-definition movies as well as games. With the PS3 console expected to sell between $299 and $399, Sony will lose hundreds of dollars per console. Of course, if the PS3 is a hit, the move could still pay off. Component prices usually drop sharply as a console continues production, and the more consoles Sony sells, the more licensing fees it will garner from videogames sold for the PS3.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The frenzy started late Friday, when word of an analyst report from Merrill Lynch began to circulate. The key phrase, setting off hysterics in the gaming press - and the mass media - was the PlayStation 3 "could be delayed by between 6 and 12 months, with the result being an autumn launch in Japan and a late 2006 or early 2007 launch in the U.S."
When Sony's PlayStation 2 came out with a built-in DVD player, it did a lot to advance the format. Partisans of Blu-Ray, a next-generation videodisc, are hoping that Sony's PlayStation 3 will do the same. A Pioneer executive estimates that the PS3 will ship between 4 million and 7 million units at launch.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - While there was little doubt the Xbox 360 was going to be a hit in the just completed holiday season, no one was real sure how consumers would react to the $399 price tag.
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In the first seconds of Tuesday morning, the Xbox 360 officially kicked off the next generation of video game machines. After being a year behind with the original Xbox, Microsoft is now a year ahead of its competitors. The big question is: Will this give it an advantage over Sony and Nintendo?
NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - More than 96 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been sold worldwide since the PS2's debut in 2000, compared with some 25 million Microsoft Xboxes sold since 2001. Even if the new Xbox 360 is a rousing success, as it appears to be, Sony's dominance of the console universe is likely to continue, and there's a powerful new PlayStation coming next year.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - I'm starting to wonder if Microsoft might have gotten suckered.
WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I played as a child. But when I became a man, I refused to put away my joystick. And if Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have their way...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - There was a lot of hype last week about the next generation of game machines. Microsoft said the Xbox 360 will ultimately reach 1 billion consumers worldwide, while Sony gave a laundry list of features for the PlayStation 3, showing some jaw dropping footage along the way.
Gaming behemoths Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo took the wraps off their respective next-generation gaming machines on the eve of the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3.
Sony won't have a new console on the market this holiday season, but it's doing all it can to convince consumers to wait a bit longer before buying their next video game machine.