Interactive entertainment company Ludia and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) have announced the release of American Idol Star Experience game today, May 26th, to coincide with the Season 9 finale of American Idol (the show). Idol lives on in every player as they put together online performances for friends and the entire …

. An ongoing study out of East Carolina University’s psychophysiology lab has released information regarding the relationship between playing casual games, such as PopCap’s Bejeweled and Peggle, and improvement in both cognitive response time and executive cognitive function (doing things faster and getting them right). The study group consists of …

Microsoft’s Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices Division, will be leaving this fall. After his departure, Don Mattrick and Andy Lees will lead the Interactive Entertainment and Mobile Communications, respectively. J Allard, Senior VP of Design and Development (also in Entertainment and Devices – I get the feeling …

Deep Silver’s take on the classic puzzle mystery Secret Files: Tunguska will be launching on Wednesday, June 30 for both the Nintendo Wii and DS, retailing at $19.99 each. Back in 2007, Deep Silver announced┬áplans to port the former PC games, citing that platforms like Nintendo’s Wii and DS “deserved …

The sixth update for Gears of War 2 is available on Xbox LIVE today. This update introduces the “Social Matches” feature, which lets you jump in and out of games without disruption, even if it’s a Horde match. Your party can join a game already in progress if there’s one …