With GDC and E3 right around the corner, big announcements loom. Kotaku keeps up with all the gaming rumors and releases with this week's High Score.
Is the most recent Xbox 360 software update causing issues with hardware? Looks like Microsoft and the Live team are investigating.
More Guitar Hero? Yes! A proper sequel is on the way, with another half-dozen or so SKU's in the works by Q3 of 2007.
More High Score after the jump.
After "re-launching" the Nintendo DS in DS Lite form the previous week, Nintendo re-re-launched the dual-screen handheld again, when the delayed enamel navy and ice blue versions hit streets. The turnout was massive. The buying adventure was frantic, frightening and ultimately frustrating. Demand was so strong, Nintendo even pulled advertising from Japanese television.
Blizzard followed up with LGBT-guild gamers and Lambda Legal to update and clarify its policy on the discussion of sexual preference in World of Warcraft.
The Final Fantasy XII Potion was in convenience stores in Japan last week, and our braver taste-tester in Japan nabbed us some "tongue-on" impressions.
Finally, our European correspondent Alice Taylor attended the Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego and gives us the goods on The Creative Power of Second Life.