In games arena, some press play, some pause

Microsoft continues Xbox 360 push, and Sony delays PlayStation 3. Also: Sex, frogs and Chairman Mao.

CNET News staff
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In a continuing clash of the titans, Microsoft moves forward with its Xbox 360 efforts while Sony pushes back the PlayStation 3. Also: Sex, frogs and Chairman Mao.

Seeking socialist glory in new Chinese game

Selflessness and political service are virtues in online game whose big prize is Chairman Mao's collected works.
March 16, 2006

Commentary: Sony wakes up

PS3 and PSP announcements are the first signs that Sony is watching its rivals and responding accordingly.
March 16, 2006

Sony delays PS3 launch to November

Company confirms that it's pushing back the worldwide release date for the game console.
March 15, 2006

Microsoft seeks broad appeal with 'Viva Pinata'

Video game out in time for the holidays will feature animals inspired by Latin American papier-mache figures.
Screenshots: 'Viva Pinata'
March 15, 2006

Sex alive and well in video games

blog One thing became clear after the "Secret Sex Lives of Video Games" panel at SXSW: There has never been a better time to be designing sexually oriented games.
March 14, 2006

The business lessons of 'World of Warcraft'

blog A venture capitalist, blogger and longtime game player from Japan thinks "WoW" is a valuable business tool that can be used to help companies learn how to work better.
March 12, 2006

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