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X08: Infinite Undiscovery discovered on two discs

Terrible news for immobile couch potatoes: According to a Square Enix representative, Infinite Undiscovery will ship on two discs when it releases exclusively on the Xbox 360 in September. The real-time role-playing title from tri-Ace marks the first game to be published by Square Enix on an Xbox...

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Future Shop offers $100 trade for HD DVD players

We didn't think HD DVD early adopters could get any luckier when Best Buy started handing out $50 gift cards, but we were wrong. Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer of consumer electronics, is offering a $100 trade-in promotion on all HD DVD players towards the purchase of select Samsung or LG...

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Microsoft halts production on HD DVD add-on

It's official. After sidestepped inquires to retailers and unanswered questions during the Blogger Breakfast, Gamescore Blog sends the word that Microsoft has officially ended production on the HD DVD add-on drive for the Xbox 360. Citing the recent decision from Toshiba to shut the format down,...

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Rumor: Toshiba set to kill off HD DVD format

While the writing has been on the wall as far as HD DVD is concerned for a some time now, today's Hollywood Reporter story takes that writing, highlights it in thick black ink, and draws some big red arrows pointing towards it. Citing "reliable industry sources," the entertainment newspaper predicts...

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Netflix drops HD DVD, goes Blu-Ray exclusive

Our buddies at Engadget are reporting that snail-mail rental powerhouse Netflix has ditched HD DVD in support of the Blu-Ray format adding another nail to the coffin of the dwindling format. According to the story, Netflix justifies their decision on the majority of Hollywood studios taking sides...

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