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Sony explains PS4 Pro’s 4K Blu-ray omission, says 4K Netflix streaming preferred

The PS4 Pro does not include a 4K UHD player because Sony believes that the market is moving away from physical media. That’s according to SIE boss Andrew House, who told The Guardian that 4K streaming was a more important feature. Our feeling is that while physical media continues to …

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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives in UK

Owners of 4K TVs now have another (and perhaps first?) way to access Ultra HD content on their screens thanks to the official UK launch of 4K Blu-ray. 12 movies are available in the launch line-up – Mad Max, The LEGO Movie, Kingsman, The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch …

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Margin Makers: Guide to video game movies

The summer movie season is in full swing, meaning cinephilic gamers will be settling down with popcorn and the latest flick. MCV checks out the games that made it to the silver screen No longer are video games merely described as having ‘cinematic qualities’ – many of the industry’s biggest …

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The Elder Scrolls Online won’t fit on a Blu-ray disc

Bethesda has said that it has not been able to fit The Elder Scrolls Online onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc for PS4 or Xbox One. As well as taking up over an eighth of the available space on a standard PS4 or Xbox One hard drive, buyers have been warned …

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Halo: Nightfall webseries heading to DVD and Blu-ray next month

Microsoft Studios will bring Halo: Nightfall to DVD and Blu-ray next month, the company has announced alongside the release of a new trailer. Originally aired episodically on Xbox Live, the Ridley Scott-produced Nightfall will be combined into a feature-length film for a physical release on March 17th. Microsoft has confirmed …

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Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Downloading games actually has a larger environmental impact than buying them physically, a new report has claimed. A study called The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution in the Journal of Industrial Ecology says that more energy is used in the playing of games than the production or distribution of them. …

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August Xbox One update adds 3D Blu-ray support and remote downloads

Microsoft has outlined the additional functionality heading to Xbox One next month, and a big Blu-ray functionality boost features as part of it. The console’s August patch will add support for 3D Blu-ray movies – beating PS4, which itself is a big surprise considering the weight Sony put behind its …

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The Last of Us: Remastered is struggling to fit on a Blu-ray disc

Naughty Dog has said that disc space, as opposed to hardware limitations, are proving the biggest challenge for PS4 title The Last of Us: Remastered. The PS3 original used a host of tricks such as swapping out the high-quality character models used for cut scenes with lower-details versions for gameplay. …

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Minecraft: PlayStation Edition hitting Blu-ray next month

A disc version of indie smash-hit Minecraft will arrive on PS3 next month. That’s according to a marketing email sent out to PSN members, as posted on NeoGAF, which dates it for May 14th. Although that’s a Wednesday, so perhaps expect a May 16th arrival in the UK. The game …

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Yet more features added to next Xbox One update

Microsoft’s impressive efforts to continue upgrading the Xbox One have taken a step forward with yet more features confirmed for the next update. Incoming functions include: Added 50Hz output to Blu-ray content where supported Firmware updates for both the controller and headsets to improve wireless connectivity and reduce audio static …

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