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  • Dille: Sony to reposition PS3 as "a total entertainment solution"

    Sony’s Peter Dille has said that the company is repositioning PS3 as the “total entertainment solution”. The massive ad campaigns rolling out in September will focus more on the Blu-ray, movie download capabilities, “mums and families,” and less on games. “We have been a game company for years and we would never walk away from […]

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  • ASDA drops PS3 80GB price to £249

    ASDA’s confirmed that it’s dropped the price of the 80GB Playstation 3 in the UK down to £249. The supermarket chain is offering the 80GB along with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and Terminator Salvation: The Game as well as a choice of either Ghostbusters or inFamous. A ASDA rep told GI […]

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  • PAIN releasing on Blu-ray this month

    PAIN will release on Blu-ray for PS3 “on Wednesday 24 June in Europe, 25 June in Australia and New Zealand, and the UK and Ireland on Friday 26 June for €24.99/£19.99.” We know, because it says so on the EU PS Blog. That’s it. Amazing. Buy it. For fun, and shit.

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  • Sony had "no other choice" but to include Blu-ray in PS3

    PlayStation mega-chief Kaz Hirai told the Guardian at E3 last week that Blu-ray was the only choice for PS3′s drive. “Purely from a gaming standpoint there was no other choice for us,” he said. “Why? The capacity of the disc. Last year’s Metal Gear Solid 4 was pushing 50GB as it was. If it was […]

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  • Watchmen PS3 to release as Blu-ray "game and film hybrid"

    Warner’s officially announced the multi-format disc versions of the Watchmen games, confirming the PS3 version as a “retail Blu-Ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid”. It’s out in July alongside the film’s director’s cut. Both parts of the game will also release for 360 on DVD. Full press release through the link.

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  • FFVII: Advent Children Complete dated for US

    Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete will release in the US on June 2, priced $38.96, Kotaku reports. Unlike the Japanese release, however, there won’t be a FFXIII demo included. For shame. Still no confirmation on a European date.

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  • Ghostbusters Blu-ray to include making-of game featurette

    Sony is to include a making-of featurette of Ghostbusters: The Video Game in the Blu-ray edition of the movie, due to land in stores June 16. Not surprising, since the game and the 25th Anniversary Edition of the movie are slated for release on the same day. Should at least give you something extra to […]

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  • PS3 hardware boss: "Blu-ray is really gaining a lot of traction for us"

    SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has said that Blu-ray, and the public’s perception of the value it brings to PS3, will be a driving factor in increased sales for the machine this year. “We are looking at a general move by the consumer to understanding the complete value of the PS3, inclusive of Blu-ray […]

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  • FFVII Advent Children is still "TBC" for Europe, says Square

    Square Enix told VG247 this morning that any European release for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is “TBC”. The Blu-ray movie – with its sneak preview of Final Fantasy XIII – has now been confirmed for a June launch in the US. It hits Japan, with a playable demo of FFXIII, on April 16.

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  • FF: Advent Children gets US release date

    We saw this at the weekend, but it seemed a bit sketchy so we didn’t do it. Everyone else seems to think it’s real, though, so what the hey. Blu-Ray.com has apparently confirmed Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete for a US release on June 7. Here’s what you’ll get: “Legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII” […]

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  • Sony: PS3 will always have Blu-ray

    Janco’s Mike Hickey’s prediction that a Blu-ray-less PS3 may be in the works suffered something of a blow today when Sony, unsurprisingly, said that there isn’t. “That would pretty much destroy the PS3′s backbone,” Sony marketing manager Kim Nguyen told SAI. “Our games were built on Blu-ray. Quote that: Blu-ray will always be part of […]

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  • Watch full trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Gamespot has it. Movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is out in March, and comes with a demo for Final Fantasy XIII. A bundle featuring a “Cloud Black” Limited Edition PS3 will also hit stores. It’s only in Japan, kids. Bummer.

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  • Blu-ray disc sales to crest 100 million this year

    More than 100 million Blu-ray discs will be sold across the US, Western Europe and Japan this year, research group Futuresource Consulting said today. The group’s predicted HD TVs and reductions in Blu-ray player prices will spike interest in the format despite the global recession. “In the USA, Blu-ray has moved from early adopter phase […]

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  • Sony shrugs off mediocre January NPD figures

    Peter Dille, Sony’s SVP of marketing, has finally commented on the less-than-stellar NPD numbers reported for PlayStation consoles for January. Well, sort of. “The PlayStation brand experienced a record year in sales in 2008 and we have every reason to believe our blockbuster line up combined with PS3′s position as the best Blu-ray player and […]

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  • Dille: Sony to reposition PS3 as “a total entertainment solution”

    Sony’s Peter Dille has said that the company is repositioning PS3 as the “total entertainment solution”. The massive ad campaigns rolling out in September will focus more on the Blu-ray, movie download capabilities, “mums and families,” and less on games. “We have been a game company for years and we would never walk away from […]

  • ASDA drops PS3 80GB price to £249

    ASDA’s confirmed that it’s dropped the price of the 80GB Playstation 3 in the UK down to £249. The supermarket chain is offering the 80GB along with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and Terminator Salvation: The Game as well as a choice of either Ghostbusters or inFamous. A ASDA rep told GI […]

  • PAIN releasing on Blu-ray this month

    PAIN will release on Blu-ray for PS3 “on Wednesday 24 June in Europe, 25 June in Australia and New Zealand, and the UK and Ireland on Friday 26 June for €24.99/£19.99.” We know, because it says so on the EU PS Blog. That’s it. Amazing. Buy it. For fun, and shit.

  • Sony had “no other choice” but to include Blu-ray in PS3

    PlayStation mega-chief Kaz Hirai told the Guardian at E3 last week that Blu-ray was the only choice for PS3′s drive. “Purely from a gaming standpoint there was no other choice for us,” he said. “Why? The capacity of the disc. Last year’s Metal Gear Solid 4 was pushing 50GB as it was. If it was […]

  • Watchmen PS3 to release as Blu-ray “game and film hybrid”

    Warner’s officially announced the multi-format disc versions of the Watchmen games, confirming the PS3 version as a “retail Blu-Ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid”. It’s out in July alongside the film’s director’s cut. Both parts of the game will also release for 360 on DVD. Full press release through the link.

  • FFVII: Advent Children Complete dated for US

    Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete will release in the US on June 2, priced $38.96, Kotaku reports. Unlike the Japanese release, however, there won’t be a FFXIII demo included. For shame. Still no confirmation on a European date.

  • Ghostbusters Blu-ray to include making-of game featurette

    Sony is to include a making-of featurette of Ghostbusters: The Video Game in the Blu-ray edition of the movie, due to land in stores June 16. Not surprising, since the game and the 25th Anniversary Edition of the movie are slated for release on the same day. Should at least give you something extra to […]

  • PS3 hardware boss: “Blu-ray is really gaining a lot of traction for us”

    SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has said that Blu-ray, and the public’s perception of the value it brings to PS3, will be a driving factor in increased sales for the machine this year. “We are looking at a general move by the consumer to understanding the complete value of the PS3, inclusive of Blu-ray […]

  • FFVII Advent Children is still “TBC” for Europe, says Square

    Square Enix told VG247 this morning that any European release for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is “TBC”. The Blu-ray movie – with its sneak preview of Final Fantasy XIII – has now been confirmed for a June launch in the US. It hits Japan, with a playable demo of FFXIII, on April 16.

  • FF: Advent Children gets US release date

    We saw this at the weekend, but it seemed a bit sketchy so we didn’t do it. Everyone else seems to think it’s real, though, so what the hey. Blu-Ray.com has apparently confirmed Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete for a US release on June 7. Here’s what you’ll get: “Legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII” […]

  • Sony: PS3 will always have Blu-ray

    Janco’s Mike Hickey’s prediction that a Blu-ray-less PS3 may be in the works suffered something of a blow today when Sony, unsurprisingly, said that there isn’t. “That would pretty much destroy the PS3′s backbone,” Sony marketing manager Kim Nguyen told SAI. “Our games were built on Blu-ray. Quote that: Blu-ray will always be part of […]

  • Watch full trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Gamespot has it. Movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is out in March, and comes with a demo for Final Fantasy XIII. A bundle featuring a “Cloud Black” Limited Edition PS3 will also hit stores. It’s only in Japan, kids. Bummer.

  • Blu-ray disc sales to crest 100 million this year

    More than 100 million Blu-ray discs will be sold across the US, Western Europe and Japan this year, research group Futuresource Consulting said today. The group’s predicted HD TVs and reductions in Blu-ray player prices will spike interest in the format despite the global recession. “In the USA, Blu-ray has moved from early adopter phase […]

  • Sony shrugs off mediocre January NPD figures

    Peter Dille, Sony’s SVP of marketing, has finally commented on the less-than-stellar NPD numbers reported for PlayStation consoles for January. Well, sort of. “The PlayStation brand experienced a record year in sales in 2008 and we have every reason to believe our blockbuster line up combined with PS3′s position as the best Blu-ray player and […]

  • Washington Times: Sony doing all in its power to “hinder” PS3

    Let the good times roll. The Washington Times has accused Sony of being “determined to do everything in its power to hinder the market penetration of [PS3] in particular and Blu-ray in general.” In an editorial titled, “Sabotaging the Sony Playstation 3 market?” the paper says Sony has done nothing to move against disaster in […]

  • Apple’s Steve Jobs calls Blu-ray “a bag of hurt”

    Speaking at an Apple product event tonight, Steve Jobs has slammed Blu-ray for being too expensive and too complex. “Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt,” he said. “It’s great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we’re waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the […]

  • Greenberg hammers Blu-ray at TGS: “We have no plans to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience”

    An exasperated Aaron Greenberg has flatly denied there are any plans to add Blu-ray to the Xbox platform. Seriously: it’s not happening. “We have no plans to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience,” the Microsoft production boss told Major Nelson in Tokyo in response to recent rumours that a contract had ben awarded to create […]

  • Report: Manufacting contract awarded for external 360 Blu-ray drive

    According to this X-bit Labs report, Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp, a joint venture between Samsung and Toshiba, has been contracted to manufacture external Blu-ray drives for Xbox 360. While the exact specifications of the product are unknown, it is rumoured that Microsoft aims at $100 – $150 price-point for the device. TGS megaton? More through […]

  • LittleBigPlanet Blu-ray only, reconfirms SCEE

    CVG’s called SCEE this morning to reconfirm that LittleBigPlanet won’t be coming out on PSN, despite Reuters saying it would overnight. More through the link.

  • Reuters: LittleBigPlanet will be available for download

    Crossed wires, we’re thinking. This Reuters article claims that LittleBigPlanet will be available as a digital download on release, as well as hitting stores as a Blu-ray disc. Not so fast, Dama Loca. Sony’s already confirmed the game will appear exclusively on Blu-ray, as you can see in this Joystiq story. Expect SCEE to do […]

  • Samsung: “Blu-ray has 5 years left”

    Speaking in this interview with Pocket-Lint, a Samsung UK exec has called time on Blu-ray, and it sounds as though it’s not going to make it through PS3′s lifecycle. “I think [Blu-ray] has 5 years left, I certainly wouldn’t give it 10,” said Andy Griffiths, director of consumer electronics at the firm. Oh dear. That […]

  • AIAS’ Olin: Blu-ray not long-term advantage for PS3

    Speaking to Gamasutra, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president Joseph Olin has claimed that PS3′s Blu-ray drive may not be the winning asset Sony had hoped. “I look at Blu-ray being the obvious short-term differentiator, but if everything goes to digital download – and over time, it will – then the Blu-ray device no […]

  • No plans for Siren Blu-ray release in the US

    Speaking to MTV, SCEA’s said it has no plans to released Siren: Blood Curse on Blu-ray in the US, despite the fact the SCEJ horror has now been confirmed for discs in Europe. “At this time, there is not Blu-ray Disc version planned for the North American market,” said a rep. “Please note, however, that […]

  • Final Fantasy XIII confirmed for a 2009 Japanese release, demo in March

    The Square Enix DKΣ3713 party in Tokyo has confirmed overnight that Final Fantasy XIII will release next year in Japan, not in 2008 as many had hoped. In addition, a playable demo for the game will be released on with the Blu-ray movie Advent Children: Complete. Don’t forget that both the PS3 and Xbox 360 […]

  • Pioneer creates 400Gb Blu-ray disc

    Pioneer’s succeeded in developing a 16-layer Blu-ray disc capable of holding 400Gb, the firm’s announced. “Its per-layer capacity is 25 gigabytes, which is the same as that of a Blu-ray Disc,” said the company. “This multilayer technology will also be applicable to multilayer recordable discs. This development has bolstered Pioneer’s confidence in the feasibility of […]

  • PS3 “driving force” behind Blu-ray sales

    According to this TG Daily piece, Blu-ray’s fortunes are being propped up heavily by PS3, as if that were in any doubt. From the piece: The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) released its 2008 annual report with a wealth of data revealing the most trends in TV, home video and video gaming segments. The flood of […]

  • MGS4 install times revealed, Kojima makes in-game Blu-ray joke

    Someone over at NeoGaf has posted the in-between-chapter install times for MGS4, the total install being 4.6Gb. This comes at the same time as an in-game conversation between Snake and Otacon is revealed where Otacon is telling Snake he doesn’t have to change disks because of the capacity of Blu-ray. As the Metal Gear Solid […]

  • Bach denies Blu-ray Xbox 360 announcement today

    That was quick. Despite a Crunchgear report yesterday rumouring a Blu-ray-powered Xbox 360 announcement today, Microsoft entertainment devices boss Robbie Bach has already boxed it. “That is so far out that there isn’t anything to talk about,” he said in an SFGate interview. Bach added: “You have to look at how fundamentally compelling the difference […]

  • Rumour: MS to announce 360 with Blu-ray tomorrow

    Crunchgear is reporting that tomorrow at 9am PST (4pm BST) Microsoft announce a Blu-ray-touting 360 for pre-Christmas release. The site also claims that the new SKU’s price will be less than the Elite. We reckon the pinch of salt meter’s off the scale on this – but we thought we’d tell you anyway. More Chinese […]

  • Future PS3 firmware to support DTS-HD MA

    According to engadgetHD, AV Watch recently interviewed some PS3 firmware engineers who confirmed that DTS-HD MA support is to be included in a future update. Sony has recently added the BD-Live feature, so the inclusion of DTS-HD MA support will bring PS3′s Blu-ray player up to spec with the top of the line competition. A […]