DCMS calls Facebook 'digital gangsters' in scathing report
Calls for further investigations, regulation.
Calls for further investigations, regulation.
Conserving Computer-Based Art showcases successes.
A final setlist for the Beatles version of Rock Band has been finalised, according to rumours.
John J. Dick, the voice actor for Serious Sam has some money troubles and is hiring himself out to fans to help combat debt.
EA Denmark has revealed the full list of songs to be featured in upcoming heavy metal game, Brütal Legend.
White Stripes singer Jack White says it's depressing that children are now learning about music through games like Guitar Hero.
Virgin Media is to launch an unlimited music download service later this year and, as a result, will be clamping down on online piracy on its network.
EU antitrust regulators have told the music industry that it needs to change the way it licenses music online in Europe.
An alliance of UK creative industries will today urge the Government to take action against illegal file sharers.
The next game from the mind of Tim Schafer is a hilarious romp through a world inspired mainly by heavy metal album covers. With a kick-ass soundtrack, hordes of evil demons to vanquish and more long hair than you can shake a guitar at, Brütal Legend looks to be a hell of a game!
The first 50 Cent game was apparently and regrettably successful enough for them to make a sequel that's even more obscene and violent. Is there actually a good game hiding beneath the surface though? We grab our bling and see if 50 Cent is worth the money.
IRMA tells ISPs to block piracy hotspots or face legal action.
2D Boy has announced that it/he is releasing the soundtrack for World of Goo - and it's absolutely free!
Razer has come up with something a little bit interesting here - a breed of THX-certified 2.1 speakers that claim to fill any room with sound by bouncing the noise down, rather than forwards. Is it all it's cracked up to be though, or is the Mako just a very small fish in a sea of sharks?
US wannabe-goth clothing retailer Hot Topic has launched a 'lifestyle portal' with a DRM-free music download section featuring backing from the 'big four' publishers.
The photo "The Blues" by Peter "Whisperwolf" wins the September bit-tech Photo of the Month competition.
The RIAA and DiMA have announced a new royalty agreement for streamed music which could threaten many services.
SanDisk has introduced a new physical music format dubbed slotMusic in conjunction with the four major record labels.
Amazon has announced that it is to open the doors to its MP3 download site for independent publishers via its CreateSpace venture.
BBC Worldwide is to launch a music download service offering free streaming and paid-for downloading of sessions recorded by the licence fee funded BBC.
Music subscription service Rhapsody has launched a digital music shop, offering five million songs in standard MP3 format with no DRM whatsoever.
The Beeb has unearthed a recording from 1951 featuring the second ever public production of computer generated music, making it the oldest recording currently known.
The Chief Constable of Lancashire has found himself the target of a writ in the High Court accusing his force of playing music without the relevant licence.
An interesting marriage of a NAS drive with a basic Linux PC offers automated ripping of your music collection to a UPnP media server - no keyboard or mouse required.
The games industry in the UK is now officially shifting more stock than the music industry and fast catching up to DVD sales.
Trent Reznor has officially launched Nine Inch Nails' latest album, and it's available in DRM-free digital formats for a nominal sum. But it's the added extras that are catching fans' attention...
According to comments by Doug Lombardi, Valve is considering bringing music and video content to Steam before the end of the year.
We're riding rollercoasters made of music, being pelted with neon coloured bricks and screaming out the words to some rather embarrassing power ballads. Have we lost it completely? No. We've just discovered one of the most fluid music-games to date.
Sure, it says 'Gaming Communicator', but it really means 'headset'. Has Razer, one of the leading peripheral designers, lost the plot? Or is the Piranha really so good that it needs a new title to help stand out from the crowd?
Hobbyist programmer Shinya Kasatani has released a package for the iPhone and iPod touch which uses the multi-touch interface to simulate a guitar.
Internet radio service Pandora is to shut off access for UK fans on the 15th of January because the licensing fees demanded by rights organisations are too high.
CES 2008: AMD has announced its Live! Ultra platform and the AMD Live! Explorer application for browsing music, photos and video.
CES 2008: Netgear's Digital Entertainer HD looks to be an incredibly smart device that could wipe out the need for an HTPC.
I know it's damn cold here in Blighty, but I didn't think I'd live to see the day when Sony BMG plans to drop DRM (and sell music through channels other than Apple's iTunes).
Still looking for last minute stocking fillers or quick Christmas presents? Valve has just released the Orange Box soundtrack, which should please geeks everywhere.
A Detroit judge has ruled against The Romantics in their attempt to sue Activision for creating cover songs which were 'too good'.
If you've mastered every song in the Guitar Hero 3 tracklist then despair no more - there's a new song out which won't cost you a penny.
The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has called for the music industry to put an end to DRM, citing it as the reason why music sales are declining in the UK.
Want some tunes to frag by? What about some music to romance women by? Either way, the UT3 soundtrack will have you covered.
The free distribution method Radiohead employed in the release of its new album has announced results - free beats paying.
A new study claims that peer to peer music sharing actually increases the sales of CDs and OiNK may be down, but that doesn't mean its spirit is dead...