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PS3 firmware 3.5 lets you have lossless audio or 3D


Sep 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
The latest firmware update for the PlayStation 3 added 3D Blu-Ray support for the five or so people who have televisions capable of utilizing the feature. Unfortunately, it seems that there will be a bit of a trade-off in tha...
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Microsoft: Who needs Blu-ray?


Sep 22
// Jim Sterling
It's been a particularly flavorful week of corporate trash talk this week, with Microsoft and Sony each getting their digs in. Now Microsoft has decided to take a steaming dump over Blu-ray, by way of UK boss Stephen McGill. ...
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TGS: PS3 firmware v3.5 next week, actually adds function


Sep 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
At Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference it has been announced that the next firmware update for the PlayStation 3 is coming on September 21st. Version 3.5 -- unlike the last update which seems to have served no purpose oth...
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God of War III eats up 35 gigs on a Blu-ray disc


Feb 22
// Nick Chester
Thankfully the Gods of Media Storage did not abandon Sony Santa Monica in its quest to create God of War III. According to Sony Santa Monica's director of technology Tim Moss, the upcoming sequel will take up 35 gigs on the B...
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Xbox 360 Lost Planet 2 content due to space limitations


Feb 18
// Nick Chester
Fact: There's more space on a Blu-ray disc than a standard DVD. So there's that. According to Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi, this fact became a bit of an issue when developing Lost Planet 2 for both the Xbox 360 and the...
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Blu-ray discs are about to get even bigger


Jan 06
// Jim Sterling
As if Blu-ray discs weren't big enough, a new report has revealed that they're about to get even bigger. Thanks to new production methods, the old per-layer storage capacity for BDs has been increased to 33.4 GB.  "Read ...
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Halo Legends anime 'will make you smile here and there'


Dec 02
// Josh Tolentino
Sadly, no matter how much I wish it were, the picture above isn't part of Halo Legends, that big new anime anthology project coming out of Japan. Now thanks to some new information from Famitsu and your translation-happy frie...
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Sony's newest 'everything' ad is ver - STICK


Nov 22
// Matthew Razak
Damn it Sony. How in God's name did it take you this long to come up with a good ad campaign? *Sigh* Well, at least now that you've found one you're milking it for all that it's worth, and you're milking it really well. On F...
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God of War III demo shipping on District 9 Blu-ray


Oct 28
// Jim Sterling
When I think of shrimp-like aliens who have been oppressed by South Africans, I'm always reminded of Spartan warriors who perform assassination missions for ancient Gods. This is why District 9 and God of War III are a match ...
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Analyst: 'Xbox 360 consumers are not begging for Blu-ray'


Oct 22
// Nick Chester
When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks, people listen. Earlier today, word went around that the executive had confirmed an upcoming Blu-ray player add-on for the Xbox 360 platform. What he actually said was hardly a confirmat...
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Gizmodo has an exclusive interview with Microsoft CEO's Steve Ballmer going up in full this Friday. Until then, they're releasing little clips from the interview and the one they have up right now sees the CEO talking about ...

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Uncharted 2 would be 'very different' without Blu-ray


Oct 16
// Jim Sterling
I upset a handful of people (who must have been relatives of Sony, they were so emotional) when I dismissed Naughty Dog's previous assertion that Uncharted 2 was impossible on anything but a PS3, stating that these sorts of c...
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Goozex has kept me happy for some time now with its game trading services, and I was excited to hear that they recently added movie trading as well. Hooray! The list of reasons to leave my house is shortening by the day! Anyw...

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We had hints about it, and despite the fact that God of War III producer Stig Assmussen played dumb about it, here it is: God of War Collection is coming to the PlayStation 3 this holiday. This Blu-ray rel...

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FF VII: Advent Children Blu-ray dated for America


May 13
// Jim Sterling
Square-Enix's "whoring of Final Fantasy VII" celebration all began with this little beauty, and it can be yours on Blu-ray this June 2. The movie sequel to the classic game will cost you $38.96, and will come packed...
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Final Fantasy XIII may help the PS3 to break sales records


Apr 23
// Dale North
For Sony, it seems like titles in the Final Fantasy series and their console sales are forever intertwined. We saw it with the PlayStation and Final Fantasy VII, and then later with Final Fantasy X and the PS2. And if hunches...
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Shocker: The PS3 will always have Blu-ray


Mar 12
// Jim Sterling
Analysts make me laugh my head off sometimes. Outside of being professional guessers, they also some up with some ludicrous ideas, such as the guy who last month suggested that Sony would release a PlayStation 3 without Blu-r...
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Final Fantasy XIII: we're still good for 2009, hour-long demo in movie


Feb 25
// Dale North
I'm looking forward to my copy of the Japanese Blu-ray release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete for many reasons. For one, there are new scenes. And it's shiny and high-def. Oh, and there's an English voice trac...
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Movies and games on one Blu-ray disc? It's happening this year, promises Sony


Feb 12
// Jim Sterling
Now this is an interesting concept, and one so obvious that it really is shocking nobody's tried it already. SCEA hardware marketing manager John Koller has announced plans to produce Blu-ray movie/videogame hybrids sometime ...
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete has English voice track


Feb 02
// Dale North
As a Final Fantasy fan, there's a lot of reasons to want the Japanese release Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete. First, it comes with the Final Fantaxy XIII demo. And if you spend enough, it comes with a fancy, cust...
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2008: retail videogames outsold DVD and Blu-ray


Jan 23
// Dale North
More Halo 3, less Telladega Nights -- at least that's what consumer's wallets are saying. According to Media Control GfK International's 2008 wrap-up, packaged retail videogames outsold DVD and Blu-ray discs worldwide last ye...
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MS: Customers don't want Blu-ray Xbox


Jan 09
// Jim Sterling
Despite long-standing rumors that Blu-ray compatibility would be coming to the Xbox 360 in some way, shape or form, Microsoft man Robbie Bach claims that customers don't really care for it, reinforcing that the company has &q...
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Rumortoid: Report says Xbox 360 to get Blu-ray


Oct 08
// Brad Nicholson
The Xbox 360 external Blu-ray drive rumor will never die. According to a report by XbitLabs, Toshiba and Samsung have been contracted to manufacture a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360. It also states that Microsoft is targeting...
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Fancy features for Resident Evil: Degeneration Blu-ray release revealed


Sep 04
// Nick Chester
While we most certainly won't be playing Resident Evil 5 this year, we'll all just have to settle for the Capcom and Sony Pictures produced CG film, Resident Evil: Degeneration. Co-directed by Devil May Cry 4 producer Hi...
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PS3 will outlive Blu-ray, claims Samsung


Sep 04
// Jim Sterling
Electronics titan Samsung has given the Sony-adopted Blu-ray format what it believes to be an adequate life expectancy, one that would not see it even last the PS3's life cycle. Giving the format five more years, Samsung clai...
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Blu-ray won't give PS3 a long-term competitive edge, claims Olin


Aug 28
// Jim Sterling
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president Joseph Olin has singled out Blu-ray as yet another difference maker that may eventually lose its edge, going the way of the third party exclusive. While stating that the form...
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Xbox 360 Blu-ray support could still happen


Aug 19
// Brad Nicholson
Probably one of the most painful lumps that Microsoft received this generation was when the announcement that HD-DVD was officially dead went down. Most Xbox 360 fans recognized the high-definition discs for what they were, b...
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Kmart ad for US greatest hits is colored in irony


Jul 12
// SRVSLPS
We're still crossing our fingers that Sony will melt our faces off with a megaton announcement regarding Home, but something more likely to happen during Tuesday's press conference involves some fantastic games that are about...
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Pioneer makes a huge Blu-Ray


Jul 10
// Brad Nicholson
Hideo Kojima is probably in tears right now. The newest Blu-Ray offering from Pioneer is a monstrous 400 GB disk. It is composed of 16 beautifully blue layers. Previously this feat was unavailable to Pioneer, but apparently l...
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Blockbuster expands Blu-ray offerings


Apr 10
// Samit Sarkar
Nearly ten months ago, Blockbuster announced that they were going to drop HD DVD from their retail stores across the nation. Now that the format war has been officially over for almost two months, Blu-ray.com is reporting tha...

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