E3: Microsoft's no-controller 'Natal' steals the show

"You are the controller," teased Microsoft at their E3 conference Monday, firing the shot heard round the blogosphere: a no-controls-whatsoever motion-sensing device.

PC gaming suffering least in games biz

We've long heard how teflon-coated video games are despite the bum economy, but what if PC World's Matt Peckham told you PC gaming in particular's been the most resilient of all?

More Americans play video games than go to movies

According to a new NPD Group report, 53 percent of U.S. consumers have been to the movies in the last six months, but 63 percent have played a video game.

Duke Nukem For-never? 3D Realms shutting down

Is Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms finally shuttering? Seems like it.

Utah's Games Bill is dangerously wrong

Inside proposed Utah games legislation "Truth in Advertising" bill H.B. 353 is an atom bomb in hiding.

EVE Online, the world’s first virtual democracy?

PC World’s Matt Peckham looks at EVE Online, the massively multiplayer online game, and whether it’s established itself as the first virtual democracy.

Is Sony's PS3 really a sinking ship?

CNN has declared Sony's PS3 "a sinking ship" riffing off last Thursday's "plummeting" NPD sales results. CNN bases its gloomy...

Spore tops piracy charts, but don’t blame DRM

A weblog claims that Spore is the most downloaded game on BitTorrent in part because of its DRM. But PC World’s Matt Peckham finds that claim dubious.

MacBook Pro Boot Camp Gaming Benchmarks

A look at Boot Camp gaming speeds on MacBook Pro systems from our pals at PC World.

Wrath of the Lich King beta over, relaunch in nine days

The beta testing for Wrath of the Lich King, the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, has ended, as its release draws ever closer.