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Xbox 360 Elite No Longer Shipping With HDMI Cable

August 24, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Add the Xbox 360 to the list of HD capable items that require you to pay extra to get the “HD experience”. According to various GameStop employees, new Xbox 360 Elite shipments do not contain a HDMI cable. If one wants to experience 1080p HD on their Xbox 360 they must buy a third party HDMI [...]

Experience XBOX Live “Smooth Streaming”

June 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In a few months 1080p streaming will hit the Xbox 360, many are skeptical as to how it will work if at all. Fortunately, a tech demo exists showcasing how this streaming system will work when it launches this fall. The requirements are of course a capable PC web browser and Microsoft Silverlight. Let us [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Xbox 360 Netflix Streaming Users Top 1 Million

February 5, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

When Neflix and Microsoft first announced that Netflix video streaming was coming to the Xbox 360, we knew people would sign up for the service in droves. It looks like that is exactly what has happend, as both companies have announced that over 1 Million Xbox Live gold members have downloaded the Neflix application onto [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 02-01-2009

February 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 01-25-2009

January 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

FWC’s Top 5 Stories of 2008

December 31, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

It has been a very eventful year when it comes to high definition video content. Everything from the end of HD DVD, to the fast rise of Vudu’s HD content library, have all happened in the last 12 months. Here is a look back at Format War Central’s most viewed stories of 2008. 1. Warner [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 12-21-2008

December 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

Fry’s Xbox HD DVD Add-on Bundle

December 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

We’re not interested in starting any flame wars today, we just wanted to point out a rather nice deal for our HD DVD supporters/readers. At the moment, Fry’s.com is having a deal where you can snag (1) HD DVD Add-on for the Xbox 360, and the premiere seasons of Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica for a [...]

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