Monday, January 28, 2008
Woolworths has announced that it is to drop HD-DVD from its product mix in March – leaving Blu-Ray as the sole ‘next-gen’ DVD format in its stores.
The decision was made by Woolworths execs after Blu-Ray discs outsold HD-DVD by ten-to-one at the chain over Christmas.
Woolworths will continue to sell HD-DVD online, but a new Blu-Ray-only chart will now appear in 820 stores online.
The retailer started selling both HD-DVD formats in October.
“Sales figures clearly show that the market is moving towards one format of high definition DVD,” says Woolworths DVD buyer Steven McGunigel. “
The main reason is the success of Sony’s PlayStation 3 machine.
Friday, January 25, 2008
After the inevitable clamour to declare Blu-ray the 'one true' high-definition optical disk format, comes the drive to make the technology more compact and - crucially - cheaper.
Slimmer drive bays
Developed jointly with Nichia of Japan, the new laser unit is just 3mm thick and should help manufacturers miniaturise the hardware in their Blu-ray drives. Sony says it imagines the device ending up in 9.5mm laptop drives sometime this year.
Cost savings come from a simpler manufacturing process that will yield dividends in mass production, while other features include the ability to handle dual-layer BDs and disks with organic dye in the recording layers. Organic disks can be churned out from existing DVD production lines, so it's a win-win situation here.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The game keeps it's 2D structure primarily to deter users from feeling intimidated. It's much easier to work with a 2D world, anyway. The intense physics engine helps keep things fresh and prevents the game from becoming just a 2D platformer. Keeping things approachable and keeping the single-player experience fun and satisfying are also keys to success. While some levels can be designed with teamwork in mind, if it's not fun alone, it probably won't work online. There's plenty more to read up on, so check out the whole interview. We're just excited to hear anything about this glorious sounding game.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Sony have released a video of PlayTV in action. Watch, record and replay digital tv on your Playstation 3!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bet you’re glad you bought a PS3 now, eh?
Actua Tennis (France only)
FIFA Street 3
Folklore- Visions of the tower
Guitar Heros III:
Die Fantastichen vier
Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway
Call of Duty 4 theme (France only)
US Playstation Store Update:
Mesmerize: Trace (PSEye Game)
Tori Emaki (PSEye Game)
FIFA Street 3
MotorStorm Double Track Pack
Rock Band Songs
Blast Factor Bundle
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Dynasty Warrior’s 6
Syphon Filter Combat Ops