Matt PeckhamPCWorld

Video Game Sales for June 2011, Come on Down

Summer retail video game industry sales are off to a depressing start, dropping 10 points over the same period last year.

Netflix on Nintendo 3DS Today, but Without 3D Videos

Nintendo releases 3DS version of Netflix video streaming app, but you're limited to Netflix's 2D-only catalogue for now.

Did Electronic Arts Pay Too Much for PopCap?

Analyst says EA purchase of casual games giant PopCap one of company's few viable options, but price tag was steep.

Poor Prospects for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

EA's video game tie-in to the final Potter flick may be worst of the lot, say reviewers.

EA Snubbing Steam for Battlefield 3 Launch?

Battlefield 3 publisher apparently spurns world's largest gaming-focused digital distribution platform.

Namco Bandai Sues CD Projekt over The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360

Soul Calibur IV games publisher goes after The Witcher 2 developer over right to publish Xbox 360 version of critically acclaimed fantasy roleplaying game.

Sid Meier's Civilization World (Beta) Goes Live on Facebook

2K Games and Firaxis launch Civilization World on Facebook, but at first blush, it doesn't feel ready for prime time.

PlayStation Network Redesign in the Offing?

The 'PS4 in 2012' rumor may be ridiculous, but whispers of a revamped PlayStation Network may be slightly less so.

Space Station Internet Too Slow for Gaming

Canadian astronaut says space-based Internet roughly corresponds to dial-up speeds.

Rumor: Free-to-Play Coming to Xbox 360

Microsoft may be plotting to overhaul Xbox LIVE with micro-transactions, free-to-play game support.

Sony Joins Hands with J.K. Rowling for Pottermore

Sony partners with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to fashion an interactive online site with games and exclusive audio and e-books.

Will In-Game Ads Be Less Annoying if Kinect Lets You Interact with Them?

Microsoft says it plans to roll out interactive in-game Kinect ads soon, but are we ready?

UK Police Nab Teen Hacker, Suspected LulzSec Member

UK police arrest a 19-year-old man on suspicion of violating computer use laws and for possibly being a member of LulzSec, the group behind numerous recent international hack attacks.

Who Hacked Sega? LulzSec Wants to Know

After Sega hack, mystery of 'whodunit' remains as notorious hack group LulzSec offers to take revenge.

Claim: Wii U Games Now Shown at E3 Because of 'Underclocked' Hardware

Consulting firm claims Wii U third-party games weren't shown at E3 2011 because the hardware wasn't up to snuff.