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MS: Blu-ray being passed by

Microsoft has issued its most blatant dismissal yet of high-capacity disc technology Blu-ray, seemingly ending all talk of its possible inclusion in future versions of the Xbox 360. When asked if the inclusion of just DVD technology and not Blu-ray in Xbox 360 could potentially lessen the console’s lifespan, director …

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PS3 gets 3D Blu-ray support next week

Sony has announced that the next PS3 system update will include support for 3D Blu-rays. The platform holder’s US blog revealed that firmware update 3.50 will go live on September 21, enabling consumers to watch 3D content on Blu-ray discs such as the upcoming re-release of James Cameron’s Avatar. Sony …

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3D Blu-ray for PS3 next month

Sony has confirmed at the IFA trade show that a patch to introduce 3D Blu-ray movie playback on PS3 will be released some time next month. It was first revealed in April that the planned June update that would bring the much-touted 3D game functionality to PS3 would not include …

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Xbox 360 has a storage problem

The developer drafted in by Konami to work on the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadows has said that while the game will be shipping on a single Blu-ray disc for PS3, the Xbox 360 SKU will have to be put onto two DVDs. Furthermore, it thinks that the problem is …

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100GB Blu-ray discs arrive

Having only made the jump to 33.4GB in January, electronics manufacturer Sharp has confirmed that it intends to launch the first commercially available 100GB capacity Blu-ray disc this month. PC World reports that the units will go on sale in Japan on July 30th and are expected to cost in …

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Avatar topples The Dark Knight

James Cameron’s Avatar has broken UK records to become the fastest selling Blu-ray release every in this country. The HD disc sold a considerable 222,824 copies on its first day of release – which is more than last year’s The Dark Knight sold in its first week. Previously Avatar had …

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Avatar most pirated Blu-ray ever

Having only arrived at retail in the UK on Monday, James Cameron’s Hollywood smash Avatar is being described as the most pirated Blu-ray movie of all time.TechRadar reports that numbers from a leading BitTorrent tracker show that the Blu-ray rip was downloaded around 200,000 times in the first four days …

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Free games offer for Sony 3D TV

Sony is throwing a host of extras at those who invest in its launch range of 3D TVs this June, including four free 3D PS3 games. Those who buy either the first model, the Bravia HX803, or any of the additional 3D sets coming ‘within weeks’ will receive a code …

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Q1 Blu-ray up 69% year-on-year

Surging sales of high-definition Blu-ray discs have seen the value of the UK home video market surge by 10 per cent year-on-year for the first quarter of 2010. March growth is up by 31 per cent year-on-year. In the period Blu-ray sales hit 2.7m units, a 69 per cent annual …

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US: Blu-ray sales surge

In news that can only mean good things for Sony’s PS3, sales of Blu-ray discs in North America have shown an impressive year-on-year increase for the three months ending March 31st. Sales of Blu-ray discs in the period hit $331.31m, a massive 68.5 per cent year-on-year increase. In total Blu-ray …

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