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Euro price cuts confirmed for Xbox 360

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Microsoft has announced new European price points for Xbox 360 models. The 360 Pro will sell for 299 euros, with theĀ  entry-level Arcade priced at 199 euros. Matching UK price points are expected to be announced shortly.

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

Xbox 360 UK price cut imminent

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Don’t buy that Xbox this weekend. Microsoft’s 360 range looks certain to enjoy a price cut in the UK within weeks. It’s thought that the cut will position the Arcade 360 package directly against Nintendo’s Wii, at around, or less than, 180 pounds, with the rest of the Xbox range sliding downwards to match. Microsoft […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

Sharp and Hitachi in LCD price-fixing probe

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Hitachi and Sharp, the two suppliers of LCD screens for Nintendo’s hand-held DS games console, are being investigated over price fixing. Japans’ Fair Trade Commission has visited both companies, looking for evidence that the pair conspired a common price for the supply of LCD panels to Nintendo. Such accusations carry with them severe financial penalties. […]

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Tags: Corporate · LCD TV · Trade · Video games

Samsung first to sell 3D plasma TVs

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

They’ve been seen at trade shows for years, but Samsung is the first company to put a 3D plasma screen on general sale. Produced in partnership with games giant Electronic Arts, the Korean innovator’s new PAVV Cannes TV allows users to view specially-made 3D PC games and movie content via proprietary eyeglasses. The set will […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Plasma · Trade · Video games

Plug pulled on Xbox 360 HD DVD drive

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

After a rash of discounting, Microsoft has pulled the plug on its external HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360. John Porcaro, of Microsoft’s Global Games Marketing Team, says: “As a result of recent decisions made by Toshiba, Hollywood studios, and retailers, Microsoft plans to withdraw from HD DVD. Xbox will no longer manufacture new […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

Paramount to boldy go back to Blu

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Paramount has confirmed that it’ll be back producing movies on Blu-ray this summer, following the demise of the HD DVD format. In a statement published by The Hollywood Reporter, the Hollywood major says: “We are pleased that the industry is moving to a single high-definition format, as we believe it is in the best interest […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Home cinema · Trade · Video games

Dixons reports surge in Blu-ray interest

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Online store Dixons.co.uk says it has seen an increase of over 150 per cent in the numbers of customers searching for Blu-Ray players. Managing Director deVere Forster, says: “This is good news for consumers as the availability of a single format will allow consumers to purchase the High Definition Blu-Ray format DVD player with every […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

Toshiba pacts with Sony over super-chip operation

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Just days after throwing in the HD DVD towel to the Sony-led Blu-ray alliance, Toshiba has signed a joint venture agreement with the PS3-maker as part of its acquisition of Sony’s advanced chip-making facilities. Toshiba will pay 90 billion yen for Sony’s semiconductor operation, which includes the wafer production lines used to make the PS3 […]

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Tags: Corporate · Internet and networking · Trade · Video games