Microsoft: Digital Downloads Won’t Completely Take Over

April 7, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Head of Microsoft UK’s Xbox Division Neil Thompson had some interesting things to say about digital downloads. Despite Microsoft’s push towards a digital future, Thompson believes digital downloads won’t take over, instead compliment “packaged goods”. “People often ask me, ‘Will Halo X be download only?’ But I don’t see the packaged goods business declining. What [...]

Rumor: Netflix Streaming Hitting the Wii?

March 25, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

A recent Netflix survey sent to customer’s hints at the possibility of Netflix streaming coming to the Nintendo Wii. The survey hints at the use of a “Streaming Disc” (a one time fee of $2.99) that Wii owners would use to access Netflix’s library of over “12,000” titles. To see the a screen shot of [...]

NBC Universal Content Now Available on PSN

March 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner isn’t the only one making headlines this month, NBC Universal is now supporting the PlayStation Video Store with content available immediately. Fans of the service can expect to get their hands on titles such as Milk, Role Models, and The Big Lebowski to name a few. TV shows will also be available; shows such [...]

Circuit City R.I.P. March 8th, 2009

March 4, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Despite declaring bankruptcy weeks ago Circuit City is still around, until March 8th that is. Remaining Circuit City stores have issued this their last day of operation, those who still want to get in feel free to pay them a visit, you might just find the deal of your dreams. Unfortunate how due to corporate [...]

Warner Bros. Announces Support for CBHD

March 2, 2009 by · 15 Comments 

If you’re a Format War Central reader, this should come as no surprise to you as we predicted this months ago [and you all laughed!] Warner Home Entertainment Co., Ltd. has announced they will support the CBHD format in China. Titles such as Harry Potter 1-6, Golden Compass, Speed Racer, and Blood Diamond, will be [...]

NBC Universal Comes to The UK’s Xbox Live Video Marketplace

February 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Great news for British Xbox Live Video Marketplace enthusiast, Head of Microsoft Game Studios UK Neil Thompson has announced NBC Universal content will be available on the Xbox Live Video Marketplace for United Kingdom viewers. Expect to see titles such as Animal House, Scarface, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, and Shaun of the Dead readily [...]

VUDU Now Lets Users Purchase HD Movies, Not Just Rent Them

February 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Good news for digital video distribution enthusiasts, VUDU is announcing plans to allow consumers to purchase HD video content; previously users were only able to rent HD titles. Prominent indie studios Magnolia Pictures, FirstLook Studios, and Kino. Vudu expects to have 50 HD titles available by the end of this week; titles will be sold [...]

Man Can’t Get DTV Converter Box to Work, Goes Postal!

February 24, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Walter Hoover, a 70 year old [drunk] Missouri man who was unable to get his DTV converter box to work correctly decided, instead of calling in the geek squad he would take a gun and repeatedly shoot his TV set. After local authorities were called Mr. Hoover went into a brief standoff before being taken [...]

McDonald’s Sells it’s Share of Redbox to Coinstar

February 24, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Many may recall seeing various Redbox units at various grocery stores in North America, did you know they were part owned by McDonald’s? It seems McDonald’s wants out of the movie rental business, to do such a thing they have sold their majority shares of Redbox to a company called Coinstar. Under this deal McDonald’s [...]

Netflix breaks 10 million milestone

February 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix has announced they have successfully broken the 10 million subscriber’s milestone last night. Netflix ended 2008 with approximately 9.4 million subscribers, claiming to have had roughly 600,000 subscribers join the service since the start of 2009. The recent surge in subscribers is attributed to the expanded availability of Netflix streaming on devices such as [...]

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