Entries in 'disc' (76)

New Tomb Raider goes digi-only

New Tomb Raider goes digi-only

One of the highest-profile brands in video gaming is taking the bold move of bypassing retail altogether with the confirmation that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2010 at 11:06AM in News
PC firm plans ‘print on-site’ games

PC firm plans ‘print on-site’ games

‘On-site publisher’ Tribeka is looking to expand its SoftWide on-the-spot manufacturing service to incorporate a wider library of PC titles – and potentially console titles as well.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2010 at 10:49AM in News
Section 8 gets PSN release

Section 8 gets PSN release

Having already hit Xbox 360 and PC late last year, futuristic shooter Section 8 is now heading to PS3 – though developer TimeGate has skipped publishers and retail, opting instead ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 2:23PM in News
Scratchbusters enters liquidation

Scratchbusters enters liquidation

UK disc repair specialist Scratchbusters has gone into liquidation, MCV can confirm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 11:51AM in News

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Ubi looks to net piracy solution

Ubi looks to net piracy solution

In a move to try and quell the ongoing piracy problem on PC, Ubisoft will require players of a selection of its future PC titles to have a constant connection ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 12:15PM in News
Blu-ray disc capacity upped

Blu-ray disc capacity upped

The prospect of additional layers means that Blu-ray capacity will no doubt over time continue to increase, but a new development from Sony and Panasonic could see the capacity of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 1:49PM in News
TDR reveals in-store marketing blitz

TDR reveals in-store marketing blitz

Total Disc Repair is to ramp up awareness for its disc cleaning machines with an in-store marketing campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2009 at 4:38PM in News
LittleBigPlanet sequel looks unlikely

LittleBigPlanet sequel looks unlikely

There were lots of puzzled looks when Capcom recently revealed that it is to release a disc-based successor to Street Fighter IV rather than expand its title via DLC, but ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2009 at 12:25PM in News

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More Hero discs due next year

More Hero discs due next year

The CEO of Guitar Hero has confirmed to MCV that retailers can expect more disc-based releases for its music games in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2009 at 6:19PM in News
PES to go download only?

PES to go download only?

In a remarkable admission, Konami’s long-time Pro Evolution Soccer producer Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka has admitted that future versions of Pro Evolution Soccer may not be available as a boxed product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2009 at 5:29PM in News
Super Street Fighter IV announced

Super Street Fighter IV announced

As was rumoured yesterday, Capcom overnight announced a major update to last year’s celebrated fighter in the shape of new standalone title Super Street Fighter IV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2009 at 11:27AM in News
WipEout HD speeds onto Blu-ray

WipEout HD speeds onto Blu-ray

SCEE has confirmed that its technically accomplished future racer WipEout HD, which to date has only been available as a download on the PlayStation Store, is to get a boxed ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2009 at 12:40PM in News

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TDR makes disc repair offer to retail

TDR makes disc repair offer to retail

Disc repair specialist TDR is inviting MCV readers to make them an offer for any disc repair machine in their range.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2009 at 4:44PM in News
Wii tops reliability survey

Wii tops reliability survey

A new study from SquareTrade claims that the Nintendo Wii is by far and away the most reliable console in the current generation of machine – and Xbox 360 is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2009 at 3:15PM in News
New games packaging hits market

New games packaging hits market

Shorewood.blueprint has launched two new DVD
media packages for multiple disc releases: the ShoreStack and the ShoreTwin.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2009 at 4:52PM in News
Warner outlines new Watchmen roadmap

Warner outlines new Watchmen roadmap

Emerging publisher Warner has dated its upcoming slate of Watchmen game offerings, with Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 heading to Xbox Live Arcade later this month in Europe ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2009 at 11:35AM in News

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Blu-ray sales boom in UK

Blu-ray sales boom in UK

Some good news for Blu-ray at last. New numbers from the British Video Association show that 3.1m of the hi-def discs have been sold so far in 2009 – that’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2009 at 2:51PM in News
Blu-ray and DVD sales down

Blu-ray and DVD sales down

The global market for both Blu-ray and DVD discs dropped by 4.8 per cent to $482m in 2008, with analyst Screen Digest blaming both the worldwide recession and online piracy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 2:16PM in News
Warner speaks out on Watchmen retail reversal

Warner speaks out on Watchmen retail reversal

Emerging games publisher Warner Interactive has stated that its decision to bring its previously digital-only Watchmen game to retail is all part of its wider plan for the IP – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2009 at 1:28PM in News
Warner reverses Watchmen digital exclusivity plans

Warner reverses Watchmen digital exclusivity plans

Having touted the digital-only release of episodic adventure Watchmen last year as a ‘risky experiment’, Warner has seemingly had a re-think following its confirmation of a boxed retail ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2009 at 12:36PM in News
Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Whether Blu-ray’s rise to ascendancy will gather the required pace needed before the mainstream adaptation of digital movie downloads arrives is yet to be seen, but sales of HD discs ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2009 at 12:36PM in News
Moore: Boxed PC games 'aren’t working'

Moore: Boxed PC games 'aren’t working'

The outspoken boss of EA Sports and former Xbox boss Peter Moore has stated that the current business model of boxed PC games is no longer viable for the publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2009 at 3:28PM in News
Blu-ray approaching 100m disc sales

Blu-ray approaching 100m disc sales

Global sales of Blu-ray discs will pass the 100m unit mark this year, according to data from research firm Futuresource Consulting.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 11:40AM in News
JAPAN: Blu-ray hardware outsells DVD for the first time

JAPAN: Blu-ray hardware outsells DVD for the first time

Stats from Gfk Retail and Technology Japan have revealed that in the first week of November Blu-ray disc recording hardware outsold DVD recorders for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2008 at 12:53PM in News
‘UMD ain’t dead’ says Boulevard

‘UMD ain’t dead’ says Boulevard

Movies on PSP could undergo a major revival if retailers sell UMDs at the right price, says Boulevard Entertainment.
The DVD specialist dipped its toe into the gaming world by ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2008 at 11:48AM in News