Doesn't look like cutting a bunch of plastic out of the standard game cases did much for anyone's Greenpeace ratings. The environmental advocacy group released its quarterly rankings of electronics companies, again tsk-tsking Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.
We caught up with Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, Director of Product Management for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE, to chat about the console's presence at CES, the year ahead and the number 17 million.
Most exciting thing about CES wasn't the games on show. Wasn't the TVs, wasn't the phones, wasn't even the virtual sex...thing. No, it was the epic Microsoft v Sony v Capcom Street Fighter IV battle!
ASUS hears your cries, PC gamers. They know you're not content with keyboard and mouse controls, that you're desperate to get your hands on a faux Wii-remote to control the seven games that support it.
There's a reason the Gaming Showcase at CES doesn't light the gaming world on fire. It's packed to its borders with subwoofer-filled seating designed for games and lame Chinese knock-offs, like the iSports.
Like regular sized Guitar Hero and Rock Band guitar controllers, but far, far daintier, the USB ready Riff Rocker adds hand cramping as an extra difficulty modifier to your rhythm gaming.
2007. CES. Microsoft get a few people excited with mention of an IPTV service for the 360. British Telecom will be the first to offer it. Years pass, however, and we hear nothing.
Novint's Falcon doesn't currently support Valve's Left 4 Dead or The Orange Box, but the curious looking controller supported both at CES. How useful is it and the pistol grip in games like these?
If a $150 arcade stick is too rich for your blood, accessory maker Mad Catz has a few other options for the fighting game fan not content with the standard Xbox 360 or PS3 controller.
Get ready to change your opinion about Mad Catz. The third-party controller maker may have made one of the best arcade sticks to ever grace these shores, thanks to its Tournament Edition Arcade FightStick.
Good news. If you missed Activision Publishing president Mike Griffith's CES talk this morning, you didn't miss much. Outside of seeing double-bass pedals in action in Guitar Hero: Metallica, Griffith kept Activision's 2009 plans quiet.
3D gaming is huge at CES 2009. It's a great gimmick that blows the mind of the buttoned down conventioneer glassy-eyed from looking at television monitors and cell phones that are 0.01% different this year.
Games! Or, I should say, games. Mostly older games, but games nonetheless. CES isn't the place for four year-old tech like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. But that doesn't mean they're totally absent.
Looking just as good as it did during my time with the title at the 2008 Games Convention…
Couple of new Killzone 2 clips from the CES showroom floor (so excuse the quality). The first one, showing the game's ragdoll death physics, is good for a chuckle. The second one? Shows some bugs.
Radical and Activision brought a newly previewable build of the open world game Prototype to CES, showing it off in the THX booth. THX? Why? Well, Prototype is THX 7.1 certified on the Xbox 360.