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PS3 firmware 3.5 lets you have lossless audio or 3D

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 that the system do...   read

 
 
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Microsoft: Who needs Blu-ray?

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. What is this, 2...   read

 
 
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TGS: PS3 firmware v3.5 next week, actually adds function

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 other than to lock...   read

 
 
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God of War III eats up 35 gigs on a Blu-ray disc

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 Blu-ray disc it ...   read

 
 
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Xbox 360 Lost Planet 2 content due to space limitations

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 PlayStation 3....   read

 
 
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Blu-ray discs are about to get even bigger

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 and write at 33...   read

 
 
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Halo Legends anime 'will make you smile here and there'

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 friends at Japanato...   read

 
 
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Sony's newest 'everything' ad is ver - STICK

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 Friday Playstati...   read

 
 
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God of War III demo shipping on District 9 Blu-ray

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 made in Heaven,...   read

 
 
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Analyst: 'Xbox 360 consumers are not begging for Blu-ray'

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 confirmation at all.&nbs...   read

 
 
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Microsoft CEO DOESN'T confirm 360 Blu-ray add-on (Update)

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 Natal, and more...   read

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

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 console-dividing...   read

 
 
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Last call: Win a PS3 Slim and the Watchmen Blu-Ray

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! Anyway, to celebrat...   read

 
 
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God of War I & II in 720p coming in November to PS3

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 release will featu...   read

 
 
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FF VII: Advent Children Blu-ray dated for America

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 with a trucklo...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIII may help the PS3 to break sales records

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 turn out to be...   read

 
 
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Shocker: The PS3 will always have Blu-ray

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-ray. Unsurprisin...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIII: we're still good for 2009, hour-long demo in movie

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 track. But what I r...   read

 
 
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Movies and games on one Blu-ray disc? It's happening this year, promises Sony

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 this year. That...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete has English voice track

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, custom PS3. Of cour...   read

 
 
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2008: retail videogames outsold DVD and Blu-ray

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 year.  Game ...   read

 
 
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MS: Customers don't want Blu-ray Xbox

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 "no plans&qu...   read

 
 
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Rumortoid: Report says Xbox 360 to get Blu-ray

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 a $100 - $150 ...   read

 
 
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Fancy features for Resident Evil: Degeneration Blu-ray release revealed

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 Hiroyuki Kobayash...   read

 
 
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PS3 will outlive Blu-ray, claims Samsung

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 claimed that Blu-ra...   read

 
 
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