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Hip Hip for Ray

Industry veterans have paid tribute to UK PlayStation boss Ray Maguire who left the firm last week. He has departed Sony Computer Entertainment UK having worked there for 17 years. Maguire has helped launch PSone, PS2, PS3 and PSP in the country during his time at the platform holder. Maguire’s …

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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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Why Blu-ray and DLC dont see eye to eye

Sony has told MCV that SCEE policy is the reason behind why many of the boxed expansion packs that get released on Xbox 360 and PC only get a PSN release on PS3.

 A number of games – including Dragon Age, Borderlands and Fallout 3 – have seen their post-release …

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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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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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Blu-ray capacity upped to 128GB

A new set of specifications outlined by The Blu-ray Disc Association has paved the way for the standard capacity of discs to reach as much as 128GB. However, unlike the recent spec boost that saw standard disc capacity upped to 33.4GB, the new disc standard will not be compatible with …

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MS: No Blu-ray key to 360 success

The long-rumoured Blu-ray version of the Xbox 360 has never seemed less likely after Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg cited the decision to stick with DVD as one of the key reasons why Xbox 360 has performed so well at retail. Being $100 cheaper than PS3 is part of the …

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BioWare: Cerberus offers great incentive to buy new

In an interview with MCV about the Cerberus Network – which offers free DLC incentives to those who buy new copies of EA’s Mass Effect 2 – acclaimed RPG studio BioWare has stated that the scheme offers a great incentive” to opt for new instead of pre-owned versions of the …

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