This was confirmed by one of Nintendo’s chief game designers, Katsuya Eguchi, the format is currently used by the Sony PS3. However the Wii U does not support playback of Blu-Ray discs. The console will also support external USB drives, for added storage capacity.
Looks like Sony isn’t the only gaming giant having problems. Microsoft’s new disc format will allow for an extra 1GB of storage space for new games and hopefully stop piracy, but there is a problem. It looks like some consoles contain drives that can’t read the new XGD3 discs. Opps.
The email pictured above has been confirmed as real by the Xbox Support Twitter account, but now it’s responding to inquiries by saying that the replacements are in response to a previous update and not the upcoming one that has been in beta.
Panasonic is finally ready to offer up its new triple layer BD-RE XL discs to the masses on April 15th in Japan. The LM-BE100J is the first rewriteable BDXL available and as such will cost you 10,000 yen ($118).
And don’t worry, the latest burners from Pioneer and Buffalo already support these new discs. If you have other hardware, it’s a good idea check your specs and make sure they are supported before ordering. Otherwise the mistake could be costly.
Do you have DVD or Blu-ray discs everywhere and need to get organized? The DiscGear Selector 100 is a DVD/ Blu-ray disc organizer that will help you to keep your movie collection more tidy. The DiscGear Selector 100 has 100 compartments for you to store up to a 100 discs.
It features a one-touch disc retrieval system and an index slider so that you know which discs you’re looking for and can easily select what you want. Just find the right number, move a slider to it, press down and your disc pops out.
Fox and George Lucas didn’t even give a release date for the arrival of Star Wars on Blu-ray at CES, but now we have some info. Amazon has updated its preorder ship dates to September 27th. It has 30 hours of special features and I’m guessing that none of them show Han firing first.
No official word other than that. They come in full Complete Saga form or either trilogy set by itself. Jar Jar says, “Mesa so happy!” Lucas says “Mesa make money!”.
We are pretty sure Microsoft isn’t happy about this, but a video has surfaced which claims to have successfully patched the DVD drive to play burned discs on the new Xbox 360. The issue isn’t just about piracy though. Many Xbox users like to burn a backup copy of their game CDs in case the original disc gets damaged.
Even so, I’m sure microsoft will be on this quickly, trying to figure out a way to prevent the hack. The group behind the video(It can be found below) claims that the patch will be available soon, which is good news if you want to backup games for your new Xbox 360.
Are you excited about the new 100GB and 128GB Bluray discs coming our way? We’re excited too, but the discs will not be compatible with current Bluray players and recorders.
Since the discs are coming from Sharp, they are the company with the first machines that can use them. They’ve announced two new Bluray recorders that will be fully compatible with the new BDXL format and will support 3D Blurays too.
The new Xbox may not have the old red ring of death problems, but it seems that it does have one of the problems that it’s predecessor had. If you move the Xbox with a disc in the drive, you may be lose an expensive game.
Destructoid tested the new Xbox with a copy of Alan Wake. After the disc started spinning, moving the Xbox, Alan Wake was no more. This is a bigger issue than you might think. Especially if you have kids around your console.
If you think that the 50GB capacity of Blu-ray discs just isn’t enough, then we have some good news for you. The new BDXL format will offer a capacity of up to 128GB (write once), or 100GB (rewritable).
As is often the problem with breakthroughs like this, there is some bad news as well. You will likely need a new player to use these discs. That’s because it uses three to four layers, so you need a more powerful laser. The format is an extension, so they may be made to work with existing devices, but we aren’t sure what kind of capacities that would yield.
We know that you Wii users have been dying to watch some Netflix instant content on your Nintendo console. Good news. The first batch of Netflix Watch Instantly discs for the Nintendo Wii have now been shipped.
If you already ordered one, you can track its status. Some of you will get them as early as tomorrow. You may not be getting HD, but at least you can enjoy the Netflix library of instant movies and TV while using a Wiimote.
The three discs are made of aluminum or a titanium alloy and the MVT01 movement is exposed to the eye. As usual with this kind of luxury watch, you can expect to pay a hefty price for this kind of style. There will only be 16 available worldwide.
Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to develop 67GB Blu-ray discs using i-MLSE (Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation) technology. That’s pretty damn impressive. This means that the next generation of Blu-ray discs will store 33.4GB of data on a single layer disc or 66.8GB on a dual-layer disc.
And as a bonus you won’t need new hardware to use these new Blu-ray discs. There is no info on the release date yet. When we might see them in our hands is anyone’s guess. A year maybe.
PS3 users have been waiting for this one for awhile while their Xbox 360 buddies have been streaming Netflix since July of last year and bragging about it. But now is your time Sony fans. PS3 instant streaming discs are now being sent out to Netflix users who have requested them.
It’s either this or wait for an XMB software update late next year that will let you stream Netflix to the PS3 disc-free, which is how it should be.