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Sony: PS3 Offers Unprecedented Value, Secures Blu-ray Format 100°
April 1, 2009 // 1:33 pm - Sony's Jack Tretton has commented that the PS3 will help secure the Blu-ray format just as the PS2 did with the DVD format.

He also expressed that the PS3 offers 'unprecedented value' and as such there are no immediate plans to reduce the price of the PS3.

To quote: "Just as PlayStation 2 is delivering on a 10-year lifecycle and helped expand and solidify the DVD format for home entertainment along the way," he said, "we believe Playstation 3 offers the same promise by helping secure the Blu-ray format."

Tretton went on to say that the PS3...

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CNET: Nine Reasons Why the Blu-ray Format Will Succeed 400°
January 14, 2009 // 9:31 pm - CNET reported on nine reasons why they feel the Blu-ray format will succeed as follows today:

1. Digital downloads will not eliminate the need for discs anytime soon.

2. Having one clear standard is a big advantage.

3. Blu-ray isn't going to be replaced by another disc format anytime soon.

4. Prices for large-screen HDTVs will continue to drop.

5. Prices for Blu-ray players will continue to drop.

6. Prices for Blu-ray discs will drop to near DVD price levels.

7. Sony will sell lots of PlayStation 3...

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PS3 to be Lead Format for Skate 2 due to Skate 1 Criticisms 50°
October 6, 2008 // 9:17 pm - Black Box has confirmed that the PS3 will be the lead format for Skate 2, due to criticisms levelled at its predecessor.

Speaking to GAMER.tm recently, Black Box producer Jason DeLong confirmed that the PS3 version of Skate 2 would be the lead version of the game, after the PS3 version of Skate 1 was criticised for not being as good as its 360 counterpart.

"The PS3 has been our lead platform," DeLong confirmed. According to DeLong, this was due to "the PS3 version Skate not being as good as the 360 version," adding that it "was something we learned very...

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NES Emulator for PS3 via BD-J Format released! 100°
August 20, 2008 // 1:38 am - Bu-nyan has coded the first Nintendo emulator in BD-J format for the PlayStation 3, dubbed "PS3Filer Ver 0.0.3".

This java application has basic key input through the SixAxis controller. There isn't sound yet, but this is a good start.

This application also displays PNG, JPEG and GIF files.

Download: PS3 NES Emu (BD-J) (PS3Filer Ver 0.0.3)

Check the video where it shows the Super Mario Bros. ROM running at decent speed.




To quote: I...

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Blu-ray Format being Adopted Faster than DVD was 100°
June 9, 2008 // 8:35 pm - Blu-ray technology is being adopted faster than DVD technology was, according to a prominent manufacturer. German optical disc equipment maker Singulus said it received orders for 21 Blu-ray dual-layer machines in the first quarter of this year.

The company said this figure showed the new technology was being adopted faster than its predecessor, DVD, 11 years ago.

"This means that the orders for Blu-ray in the first year of the dual layer technology already by far exceeded the volume at the start of the DVD eleven years ago with 17 machines," chief financial officer Stefan...

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Death of the DVD Media Format is dated! 200°
June 2, 2008 // 3:18 pm - The film industry is underestimating the threat that digital downloads pose to its traditional revenue streams from sales of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray movie discs, claims the founder of download service iLoaded.

The issue is in the news this week, following reports of the imminent UK launch of movie downloads via Apple's iTunes store and the continuing and increasing growth of user-friendly, legal movie download services from companies such as LoveFilm and iLoaded.

"The DVD is only 10 years old and yet the doom merchants are predicting it could join the...

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What the heck is going on with the console war? 100°
April 15, 2008 // 6:10 pm - What's the deal with Microsoft losing the entire first quarter of 2008's hardware sales to the PS3 and Wii while not really seeming to give care? Is it all show (the not caring part) or what?

Maybe I should start taking bets for what Microsoft's "official" reason will be this time. They've already used up "underestimated demand" and "production capacity issues". My money's going on "Who cares about March anyway?! March is a stupid doo-doo month!"

In anticipation of Thursday's official release of the NPD sales numbers, analysts are predicting...

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Sony bullish on Blu-ray dominance 200°
April 7, 2008 // 12:30 pm - Sony wants to own 50 per cent of the Blu-ray Disc hardware market by the end of the year, according to a company executive.

Ryoji Chubachi, President and electronics CEO at Sony, made the bold statement during a recent press conference in Taipei, according to a DigiTimes report.

Chubachi claimed that Sony already has 20 per cent of the market. But he aims to boost Sony's share by 30 per cent through the introduction of more Blu-ray enabled products, such as HD TVs with integrated BD recorders.

The...

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