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Blu-Ray prices hit new high

Samsung, Sony and Sharp are selling Blu-ray players for the highest prices all year, following what is generally considered the demise of rival format HD-DVD, according to a price comparison on Tom’s Hardware . Advocate vendors of Blu-ray dropped prices of players earlier this year, in a move which put …

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Now Microsoft claims 360 will not support Blu-Ray

In the latest instalment of this confusing saga, Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg has now said that there are no plans for Xbox 360 to support Blu-Ray. The news comes not long after Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer claimed that the company was indeed in discussions with Sony …

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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue dated

Having altered things ever so slightly since its last release schedule , Sony has confirmed that the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released on Wednesday March 26th in the UK for 24.99. That’s the date for the Blu-Ray version, at least. A download-only PSN version will arrive a …

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Microsoft admits to Blu-Ray support

From the moment Toshiba confirmed the death of HD-DVD many have been expecting an Xbox 360 Blu-Ray drive to be announced – and whilst we’re still waiting Microsoft does now seem to have moved a little closer to such a development. SeattlePi.com quotes Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer as stating: …

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MGS4 officially dated

After almost a year’s worth of speculation about its long-awaited arrival on PS3, Konami has finally confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will arrive on PS3 in both North America and Europe on June 12th. In addition, the game will also include the mysterious Metal Gear …

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Unanimous studio backing for Blu-Ray

With HD-DVD now officially dead and buried, the final former backer’s of Toshiba’s disc technology have now officially pitched their flags in the Blu-Ray camp. Reuters reports that Paramount, the last outfit to confirm its intentions, quietly issued a statement earlier this week claiming: "We are pleased that the industry …

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Xbox 360 sells 18m worldwide

Microsoft’s GDC keynote speaker, John Schappert, has claimed that the 360 has sold more than 18 million units worldwide. Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Live, Software and Services said: "I think that we’ve sold 18 million, the last time I’ve checked. 18 million hardware …

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Struggles will continue for Blu-Ray, analyst claims

Analyst firm Strategy Analytics has stated that although the battle has been won , the war is far from over for Sony’s hi-def disc format Blu-Ray. Though Blu-Ray now has a clear run in the hi-def battleground, convincing consumers who already boast extensive DVD collections to switch to a new …

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Sonys Tretton gloats over Blu-Ray victory

CEO of SCEA Jack Tretton has talked of Sony’s joy at seeing Blu-Ray win the next-gen DVD format war against HD-DVD. According to Eurogamer, Tretton said in a statement: "The emergence of Blu-ray as the de facto high definition standard is one more reason why PS3 is a great value …

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Microsoft: HD-DVD will have no impact on 360

Following the news that Toshiba has dropped the guillotine on its struggling HD-DVD format, Microsoft has said that it doesn’t believe the decision will have any impact on the next-gen console battle. "We do not believe the recent reports about HD-DVD will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 …

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