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Rumor: Devs already working on “new Nintendo platform”

Videogamer reckons it’s heard that developers are already working on a “new Nintendo platform” ahead of a possible announcement by Nintendo at GDC.

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  • UK PS video store update - Action in HD

    The EU PS Blog has updated the UK video store, and it’s full of action-packed goodies in HD. There’s also a few in there for the ladies too, like King Arthur and horsey-flick Hidalgo. Read below to see what else is on offer.

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  • Forrester Research analyst calls 3D reports "mostly hype"

    James McQuivey, Forrester Research analyst and VP, has weighed in on all the 3D tech and news floating about, and has labeled it nothing more than “hype”, citing that not even one million US homes in 2010 will own a 3D capable television.

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  • Halo Legends gets a date with Blu-ray, DVD

    The Halo Legends DVD has a date with North America and Europe on February 16, and will come in a standard edition, a two-disc special edition, and Blu-ray.

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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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  • PS3 movie store may allow "one-time courtesy" download if you delete

    Despite the fact the US PC movie store clearly states in its terms and conditions that downloaded content stays deleted if you deleted it, Arstechnica’s reporting the SCEA is, in fact, a little more lenient than advertised with its DRM policy. “If a consumer deletes a purchased movie from their PS3, they will not be […]

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  • Xbox 360 HD DVD drives selling for €9.99 in Ireland

    According to this Engadget piece, Xbox 360 HD-DVD drives are now selling for €9.99 at some Irish retailers. The drive comes with the 360′s Media Remote bundled, so this isn’t as stupid a buy as it may seem. Click through for all the details.

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  • Best Buy gives $10 million to HD-DVD adopters

    US retailer Best Buy is to give away $50 credit notes to anyone who bought into HD-DVD, according to this, an initiative likely to cost up to $10 million. Anyone that can provide a receipt saying they bought a now defunct HD-DVD player from the firm will be eligible for the gift. Circuit City is […]

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  • Microsoft dismisses discs as "historic phenomenon", says downloads are the (near) future

    Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis reckons “shiny discs” are going to be cast aside in the media race far faster than people suspect, and that Microsoft and Xbox 360 are in the perfect place to take advantage of the trend. “Going forwards, digital downloads is really where it’s at,” Lewis said. “More and more people’s […]

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  • Toshiba to take $1 billion hit on HD-DVD

    The Nikkei’s reporting the Toshiba is likely to write down just under $1 billion in its failed war on Blu-ray. The company has refused to comment on the report, which has hit the firm’s share price to the tune of 2.3 percent. Toshiba is still expected to post a 250 billion yen operating profit for […]

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  • Xbox 360 HD-DVD player discontinued

    Here. Apparently Microsoft will still support and repair your player based on the standard warranty, but seeing as the only reason you’re going to be buying one or keeping the one you have is to show your grandchildren how l33t hardcore you are, there’s probably not a great deal of point.

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  • Toshiba announces discontinuation of HD-DVD businesses

    As predicted, Toshiba’s confirmed a “discontinuation” of its HD-DVD businesses. In a statement, the company said: Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made […]

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  • HD-DVD press conference at 8am GMT today

    According to this, Toshiba is about to hold a press conference detailing the fate of HD-DVD, as reported by Nikkei. Don’t blame us if we’ve got the time wrong. It’s 6.30am and there’s no coffee in the house. As reported yesterday, Toshiba is expected to announce a complete withdrawal from the next gen disc business. […]

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  • Toshiba to announce HD-DVD death tomorrow: Nikkei

    Please, let it end. According to this, the Nikkei is now reporting that Toshiba president Atsutoshi Nishida will be announcing the final discontinuation of HD DVD tomorrow, as well as halted sales of hardware and media by March. Like, within two weeks. According to that Engadget report, Toshiba is planning to just pull all HD-DVD-related […]

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HD-DVD Latest

  • Rumor: Devs already working on “new Nintendo platform”

    Videogamer reckons it’s heard that developers are already working on a “new Nintendo platform” ahead of a possible announcement by Nintendo at GDC.

  • UK PS video store update – Action in HD

    The EU PS Blog has updated the UK video store, and it’s full of action-packed goodies in HD. There’s also a few in there for the ladies too, like King Arthur and horsey-flick Hidalgo. Read below to see what else is on offer.

  • Forrester Research analyst calls 3D reports “mostly hype”

    James McQuivey, Forrester Research analyst and VP, has weighed in on all the 3D tech and news floating about, and has labeled it nothing more than “hype”, citing that not even one million US homes in 2010 will own a 3D capable television.

  • Halo Legends gets a date with Blu-ray, DVD

    The Halo Legends DVD has a date with North America and Europe on February 16, and will come in a standard edition, a two-disc special edition, and Blu-ray.

  • 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 […]

  • PS3 movie store may allow “one-time courtesy” download if you delete

    Despite the fact the US PC movie store clearly states in its terms and conditions that downloaded content stays deleted if you deleted it, Arstechnica’s reporting the SCEA is, in fact, a little more lenient than advertised with its DRM policy. “If a consumer deletes a purchased movie from their PS3, they will not be […]

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD drives selling for €9.99 in Ireland

    According to this Engadget piece, Xbox 360 HD-DVD drives are now selling for €9.99 at some Irish retailers. The drive comes with the 360′s Media Remote bundled, so this isn’t as stupid a buy as it may seem. Click through for all the details.

  • Best Buy gives $10 million to HD-DVD adopters

    US retailer Best Buy is to give away $50 credit notes to anyone who bought into HD-DVD, according to this, an initiative likely to cost up to $10 million. Anyone that can provide a receipt saying they bought a now defunct HD-DVD player from the firm will be eligible for the gift. Circuit City is […]

  • Microsoft dismisses discs as “historic phenomenon”, says downloads are the (near) future

    Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis reckons “shiny discs” are going to be cast aside in the media race far faster than people suspect, and that Microsoft and Xbox 360 are in the perfect place to take advantage of the trend. “Going forwards, digital downloads is really where it’s at,” Lewis said. “More and more people’s […]

  • Toshiba to take $1 billion hit on HD-DVD

    The Nikkei’s reporting the Toshiba is likely to write down just under $1 billion in its failed war on Blu-ray. The company has refused to comment on the report, which has hit the firm’s share price to the tune of 2.3 percent. Toshiba is still expected to post a 250 billion yen operating profit for […]

  • Xbox 360 HD-DVD player discontinued

    Here. Apparently Microsoft will still support and repair your player based on the standard warranty, but seeing as the only reason you’re going to be buying one or keeping the one you have is to show your grandchildren how l33t hardcore you are, there’s probably not a great deal of point.

  • Toshiba announces discontinuation of HD-DVD businesses

    As predicted, Toshiba’s confirmed a “discontinuation” of its HD-DVD businesses. In a statement, the company said: Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made […]

  • HD-DVD press conference at 8am GMT today

    According to this, Toshiba is about to hold a press conference detailing the fate of HD-DVD, as reported by Nikkei. Don’t blame us if we’ve got the time wrong. It’s 6.30am and there’s no coffee in the house. As reported yesterday, Toshiba is expected to announce a complete withdrawal from the next gen disc business. […]

  • Toshiba to announce HD-DVD death tomorrow: Nikkei

    Please, let it end. According to this, the Nikkei is now reporting that Toshiba president Atsutoshi Nishida will be announcing the final discontinuation of HD DVD tomorrow, as well as halted sales of hardware and media by March. Like, within two weeks. According to that Engadget report, Toshiba is planning to just pull all HD-DVD-related […]

  • US PS3 sales accelerate on news of HD-DVD demise

    According to this, sales of the 40Gb PS3 SKU have risen 60 percent in Amazon.com since news emerged over the weekend that Toshiba is about to pull out of the next gen disc race. The rise left the machine “ranked in the No. 10 position in the videogames division,” said the report. In other HD-DVD […]

  • Microsoft on HD-DVD collapse: “Games sell consoles”

    Microsoft has issued a statement on the impending announcement on the fate of HD-DVD from Toshiba, saying that the company’s withdrawal from the next gen disc space won’t have “any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace” adding that “it is games that sell consoles.” “We will wait until […]

  • Toshiba blanks HD-DVD death reports as shares surge on the news

    Toshiba has issued a statement saying that the fat lady hasn’t sung quite yet on HD-DVD, despite reports from both NHK and Reuters to the contrary. “The media reported that Toshiba will discontinue its HD-DVD business,” said a spokesperson. “Toshiba has not made any announcement concerning this. Although Toshiba is currently assessing its business strategies, […]

  • Heavy price-cutting on US Blu-ray movies as news of HD-DVD back-out spreads

    While Toshiba is yet to make a formal announcement on the state of its beleaguered HD-DVD format – following weekend reports that the company is to cancel the disc brand completely – US retailers are already slashing Blu-ray disc prices and some have dropped HD-DVD from their President’s Day advertising. According to this, Circuit City […]

  • Toshiba HD-DVD decision expected on Tuesday

    According to this, a final decision on the fate of HD-DVD may come from Toshiba as soon as Tuesday. “A company official, speaking on condition of anonymity as she is not authorized to speak on the matter, said a board meeting could be held as soon as Tuesday, where a decision is likely,” said the […]

  • That was the news – Week 7, 2008: Death of HD-DVD leaves way open for explosive PS3 sales in late 2008

    Hindsight’s a beautiful thing. We all said CES was terrible for gaming this year, and we were right in part. Microsoft decided to stay away, not even showing Xbox 360 on its stand, and PS3 was virtually non-existent. One of the big stories of the show, however is likely to have a huge impact on […]

  • Toshiba expected to formally announce HD-DVD drop imminently

    According to this, Toshiba is expected to formally announce the demise of the HD-DVD format “within the next few days – not weeks.” Japanese publication NHK confirmed the decision on Saturday, with Reuters subsequently backing up the story. “The company source told Reuters that Toshiba was in the final stages of planning to exit the […]

  • That’s all, folks: Toshiba drops HD-DVD

    Following Wal-Mart’s decision to cease stocking HD-DVD films and players in favour of Blu-ray, Toshiba is to pull out of the next-gen disc race, according to this. Blu-ray has already flooded the Japanese market, assuming 90 percent of sales. With Wal-Mart offside for US sales, the game was finally lost. The news ends what has […]

  • Blu-ray Association gloats over Wal-Mart HD-DVD decision

    There’s nothing noble about this. Following yesterday’s decision by Wal-Mart to drop HD-DVD completely as of June this year, the Blu-ray Association has issued a cringeworthy response. “Retailers have a tremendous impact on consumer preferences, and as the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart’s reach and leadership are unparalleled,” said the body’s chairman, Andy Parson. “Their decision […]

  • Wal-Mart drops HD-DVD

    Surely this means the end? Wal-Mart is to completely drop HD-DVD players and movies by June. You can’t get much more final than that. The company officially announced its intentions today, saying, “By June Wal-Mart will only be carrying Blu-ray movies and hardware machines, and of course standard-def movies, DVD players, and up-convert players.” If […]

  • Microsoft US drops HD-DVD player to $129.99

    Major Nelson just confirmed that the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player has dropped in price to $129.99 from $179.99 in the US. “This new price is effective immediately in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand,” said the Major. We’re trying to get word from Microsoft as to whether we can expect to see something […]

  • Sony offering discounts to German HD-DVD turncoats

    Sony is offering 150 euro off the price of a Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player to any German customer that hands over their used HD-DVD player. This points out that HD-DVD adoption if far higher in the States, so a replication of the offer in the US isn’t likely, and there’s no word of anything similar […]

  • Toshiba “disappointed” by Woolworths HD-DVD decision

    Well, it was hardly going to be particulalrly pleased about it, was it? UK retailer Woolworths dumped HD-DVD today, meaning Blu-ray will be the only next generation disc movie format stocked in its 800-plus high street stores. In a statement issued to GI this afternoon, HD-DVD player manufacturer Toshiba was less than thrilled, but managed […]

  • UK retailer Woolworths drops HD-DVD

    Another nail for HD-DVD’s already groaning coffin arrives in news that major UK high street retailer Woolworths has dropped the format following slow Christmas sales. Blu-ray will be the only HD disc format now stocked in the store. “Sales figures clearly show that the market is moving towards one format of high definition DVD,” said […]

  • HD-DVD price cutting will only “prolong agony”

    There’s no hope for HD-DVD, says this. Recent price cuts on HD-DVD players from Toshiba are “useless resistance” against Blu-ray HD movie format domination, reckons market research firm Gartner. “Gartner believes that Toshiba’s price-cutting may prolong HD DVD’s life a little, but the limited line-up of film titles will inflict fatal damage on the format. […]

  • Circuit City rumoured to drop HD-DVD

    1080living.com’s claiming that ubiquitous US electronics retailer Circuit City is dropping HD-DVD completely in favour of Blu-Ray. “This move is for business reasons only as Circuit City is committed to the next generation of Hi Def DVD viewing,” one store manager told the site. “Based on company sales of the two formats which consisted of […]