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If Euro Xbox boss Chris Lewis is to be believed, a dramatic consumer shift to digitally distributed media is due to occur "sooner than any of us think." With talks of an Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on now muted, the manufacturer appears to be distancing itself from the Sony-backed high-def format. "Going...

March 14th 2008 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday our email exploded with news tips regarding the latest in the Blu-ray Saga. In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony Electronics US president Stan Glasgow proclaimed, "Sony is in talks with console rival Microsoft about offering a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360." While Microsoft has...

March 7th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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This is the curtain call, there is no more to see. Wipe the tears from your cheek fellow fanboys, for this will be final installment of This Week in HD DVD.Toshiba and Microsoft no longer support the HD DVD format, so we'd feel guilty and a bit dirty to continue our own support of a format that dese...

February 25th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Attention, people who collect obsolete technology -- here's the perfect chance to, um, add some obsolete technology to your collection! While Microsoft recently announced they're no longer producing HD DVD add-on drives for the Xbox 360, they are unloading their remaining supply at a bargain-baseme...

February 25th 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Update: It's official. Xbox.com now lists the Xbox 360 HD DVD player at an MSRP of $49. W00t! (Thanks, Cal)Rumored for a while now, it has just been unofficially confirmed that the MSRP of the 360 HD-DVD add-on has been reduced from $130 to $50, cheaper even than a newly-released game. So far, K-mar...

February 25th 2008 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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It's official. After sidestepped inquires to retailers and unanswered questions during the Blogger Breakfast, Gamescore Blog sends the word that Microsoft has officially ended production on the HD DVD add-on drive for the Xbox 360. Citing the recent decision from Toshiba to shut the format down, Hol...

February 24th 2008 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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We're certain there are plenty of Really Important things that have to be considered before summarily tossing failed hardware peripherals out the boardroom window, en masse. What else have they been up to for the last 4 days since Toshiba officially announced the format's death? No bother, because...

February 23rd 2008 at 9:58pm 0 Comments
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According to one of Ars Technica's insider moles, Microsoft will be either announcing or secretly informing retail stores that the Xbox 360 HD DVD player's new retail price is (drum roll) $50. Yup, $50. A drop of $80 from the recently announced price drop to $129. Ars Technica says that the new $50...

February 22nd 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Our friends at Engadget Japan (English link) were able to live blog a press conference that ended a few hours ago where Toshiba president Nishida-san officially confirmed earlier reports that HD DVD had fallen for good in the console war. During the conference a lot of numbers were dropped on the ov...

February 19th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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While the news was already technically broken on Saturday by NHK, Toshiba has today held a press conference to tell the world that HD-DVD is being dropped. Toshiba will no longer develop, manufacture or market HD-DVD, bringing the shipping of hardware to retailers to a gradual halt by the end of Ma...

February 19th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Time is running out for Toshiba and friends; the high definition format wars are almost over now officially over. HD DVD hasn't found the footing it needed to earn the support of retailers and studios alike, and it seems that Sony's champion, Blu-Ray, is going to win the day.So what does that mean f...

February 18th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments