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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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Asda debuts £40 Blu-ray player

Supermarket chain Asda is kicking off its drive to win the Christmas market with a discount Blu-ray player offer. The retailer is selling the ONN DS-BD52 Blu-ray and DVD player for just 40. The unit includes HDMI, composite and digital coaxial audio ports. It is available both in-store and online, …

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Sony DADC establishes new Russian plant

PS3 game production is to begin at Sony DADC’s Russian base in Borovsk, the company has announced. Manufacturing of Blu-ray discs began at the facility in July following Sony DADC’s acquisition of Russian firm Kaluga earlier this year, but this expansion will allow the company to further spread the reach …

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Star Wars Blu Ray ads appear in Deus Ex

Eagle-eyed gamers have spotted the arrival of advertisements for genuine, real in today’s world products in Square Enix’s seminal action title Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Joystiq reports that the game’s loading screen will now from time-to-time carry a tiny banner advertising the release of the Star Wars Trilogy on Blu-ray. …

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Panasonic grabs Star Wars Blu-ray exclusive

Electronics manufacturer Panasonic has landed an exclusive Blu-ray deal that it hopes will win it vital market share this Q4. The company will be offering free copies of the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray when consumers purchase any one of a select range of Blu-ray players. The deal coincides …

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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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Team Ico bundle for PS3?

If internet chatter this morning is to be believed, cult PS2 classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are both undergoing some sort of hi-def revision and are heading for a release on PS3. The Sixth Axis reports that the SKU, going under the name of The Team Ico Bundle, …

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Blu-ray allures consumers

In the early days of the PS3’s life the inclusion of the still expensive Blu-ray drive technology was often cited as the reason for the console’s struggles – now a few years down the line it’s being credited as the main reasons for PS3’s success. A survey from research firm …

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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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No 3D Blu-ray for PS3

It has emerged that Sony’s 3D PS3 update coming this June won’t add 3D Blu-ray functionality to the machine, TechRadar reports. What the update will do is add 3D gaming functionality to the console. A subsequent firmware patch later in the year will add the long-awaited 3D movie option that …

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