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Nintendo shuns DVD once again

There’s nothing Nintendo likes to do more than be a little different and it’s a tradition that the Wii U will embrace in more ways than one. While both the Xbox 360 and PS3 offer DVD playback (and in the latter case, Blu-ray too) out of the box, the Wii …

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Disney plans games and movie bundles

Disney Interactive has teamed up with its movie division to launch new video game and DVD movie packs. The publisher is launching three different sets in the UK on Monday, June 27th. The first sees animated movie Tangled combined with its Wii counterpart, while cartoon series Phineas and Ferb will …

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New 360 discs get 1GB boost

Tech blog Digital Foundry claims to have word that the "updated disc format" being trailed on Xbox 360 adds around 1GB of extra capacity to DVD discs. It says the new standard is called XBG3. Current Xbox 360 discs have a capacity of 7.95GB, though 1.15GB of this is dedicated …

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Games eclipse fitness DVD market

Fitness video games are outselling their DVD rivals according to Chart-Track figures. In the UK, Davina McCall’s best-selling range of fitness DVDs have sold 830,000 copies in the last four years according to the British Video Association. In comparison, Wii Fit has sold 4.4m copies across the UK since April …

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Latest Xbox update blocks piracy

It looks as if the recent update to the Xbox 360 UI was more than simply preparation for the arrival of Kinect – it’s also dealt a big blow to the piracy community on the console. Xbox 360 piracy typically works by altering the firmware for the internal DVD drive, …

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ShopTo targets movie market

ShopTo will ramp up its DVD and Blu-ray range after reporting record market share last week. The retailer offers a limited range of movies, but will grow the category in 2011. We aren’t the type of company to rest on our laurels so you can expect further advancements in all …

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DVDs and CDs out, video games in

The US arm of retailer Best Buy is to increase the shelf space it gives to video games by cutting the allocation granted to DVDs and CDs. Daily Finance reports that the extra footage will be used to maximise sales of new launches such as PlayStation Move and Kinect, as …

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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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MW2 is 2009s entertainment champ

Having shattered most the game industry’s records upon its release last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has also emerged as the overall UK entertainment champ of 2009. The ERA estimates that the game sold 2,926,637 units in the few weeks in enjoyed on the market before the close …

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Lost Planet 2 cut on Xbox 360

Publisher Capcom has confirmed that it was forced to cut a significant” amount of content from the Xbox 360 version of upcoming shooter Lost Planet 2 thanks to the lack of space available on DVDs compared to Blu-ray. This time, truly, the content that was cut was significant,” producer Jun …

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