Consumers beginning to drive the HD market

Van Nuys (CA) – Blu-ray is gaining traction in the adult film industry: The format is still too expensive for the industry to be generally adopted, the director of “Pirates” told, but consumer demand and brisk PS3 sales are beginning to break down the production barriers created by the Blu-ray camp.

Sony announces “ceramic white” PS3 for Japan market

Porn industry snuggling up to Blu-ray

A major porn movie studio today announced that it will be releasing its first Blu-ray title on January 4. “Pirates”, says director by company founder Joone, will be the largest epic in the history of adult films.

Waterfall brings high-end speaker systems to the U.S.

French loudspeaker maker Waterfall will make its debut at the upcoming CES 2008 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The company will showcase will exhibit the Victoria EVO and Iguasçu EVO, named after the famous waterfalls in Africa and South America.    

DivX, Blu-ray 1.1 capability added to Playstation 3

Sony has released the firmware v2.10a update for the Playstation 3, which improves the video feature set of the game console. The PSP also received an update and can now stream Internet radio content.

Denon introduces network audio system with Rhapsody integration

Orange Box finally opens up on Playstation 3

The epic collection of games from Electronic Arts and developer Valve is now available for the PS3, after it was pushed back somewhat due to production delays.

Harry Potter Blu-ray set accidentally includes HD DVD

Harry Potter fans may want to think twice about buying the special edition five-disc set of theatrical movies that came out this week, as numerous sets include an HD DVD in lieu of a Blu-ray Disc for the fourth film.

Sony hardware sales jump in November but lag behind competitors

Playstation 3 sales nearly quadrupled last month compared to October, with PSP and PS2 seeing similar jumps, but all three remained at the bottom of the list compared to Nintendo and Microsoft.

Utah firm wants to go where GPS doesn't

Microsoft releases HD DVD emulator on Xbox 360

Microsoft has released a new program on the Xbox 360 that allows movie studios to test their videos for HD DVD playback before burning them to discs.

Blu-ray "300" takes top title at high-def disc awards

Blu-ray Disc movies took four of the seven competitive categories presented at the High-Def Disc Awards, including the "high-def title of the year".

Harmonix says Activision is blocking Rock Band patch

Harmonix created a patch that would allow Rock Band players to use the Guitar Hero III controller in the game, but says Activision has voiced objections that prevent the patch from being released.

Full HD 32" LCD TV ASP drops below $1000

Study says 63% of Americans are video gamers

An expansion into the casual video game market has helped to expand gaming to 63% of the US population, according to NPD.

Former PS3 exclusive Gripshift comes to Xbox Live Arcade

Part of this week's Xbox Live Arcade update may look familiar to Playstation 3 owners, as the arcade racing title Gripshift becomes one of the first cross-platform digital download games.

LG next-gen HD DVD, Blu-ray combo player hits stores

Los Angeles (CA) - After a couple delays and even some skepticism over whether it would actually launch, LG Electronics has finally released its new dual-format high-def disc player.The BH200 is now available at big box retailers and at several online stores.  It is the second player from LG that allows users to play Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD, and standard DVD movies with a single disc tray.

Annual Nintendo DS sales top six million in America

Nintendo says this year's Thanksgiving weekend set a new sales record for the DS, pushing the portable system's total sales to over six million in North America this year alone.

Wii Virtual Console unwraps "gifting" feature

Nintendo has launched a new service that allows users to buy a Virtual Console game and send it to another user's Wii console wirelessly.

Parappa the Rapper team to bring music game to Wii

The musician/artist pair who first introduced the world to Parappa the Rapper are now working on a new game designed exclusively for the Wii.