Surgeons 'are better after playing Nintendo Wii'

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Trainee surgeons will soon be practicing operations from the comfort of their sofas after a study found they performed better after playing games on the Nintendo Wii. US researchers are designing software that will allow...

Playing video games improves eyesight

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New research claims that not all games, but action games, mainly shooters, can improve your eyesight. People who started out as non-gamers and then received 30 hours of training on first-person action video games showed...

Playing the convergence game

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Several companies believe that a single device/appliance will be used to handle just about any entertainment task a user can throw at it. Especially Sony and Microsoft as they prepare/tweak their all in one...

Virgin: Apple's not playing fair with iPod

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Today Virgin Mega has filed a complaint against Apple. This French online music store claims that Apple's refusal to license its Fairplay technology for its iPod is damaging competition. This complaint comes shortly...

Playing to your strengths: Xbox Japan (Part 2)

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Xbox Japan leaders discuss how they plan on leveraging the hardcore gamer and cultural nuances to increase awareness, loyalty, and sales. With the bulk of Xbox hardware sales occurring in North America,...

Microsoft: Asia not playing fair over OS

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A plan by Japan, China and South Korea to develop an operating system alternative to Microsoft's Windows software could raise concerns over fair competition, Microsoft said Friday. Japan, the world's second-largest economy,...

Playing hooky for Xbox U.K. launch

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Over 90 percent of Xbox buyers are planning to take the day off work tomorrow, according to a survey conducted by Amazon.com. Microsoft's Xbox gaming console is due to go on sale...

Morpheus, others: Playing to Napster's audience

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The downing of the popular file-swapping service, Napster, has had little impact on the Australian market thanks, in part, to the emergence of some solid competition. According to reports by Jupiter Media Metrix,...

Universal DRM may block PCs from playing CDs

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In an effort to protect its copyright material for digital distribution, Universal Music Group Inc. is preparing to incorporate technology that may keep consumers from playing their legally bought CDs over their PCs at work...

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