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Microsoft's Shane Kim: 'Still enjoyment to be had' from 360 HD DVD drive

Owners of the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on shouldn't go trading them in for $50 just yet. According to Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President "there is still enjoyment to be had" from that defunct piece of entertainment technology. As part of a Q&A with GameDaily, Kim talked up the features ...

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Best Buy giving $50 gift cards to HD DVD adopters

Mega-chain Best Buy is sending $50 gift cards to customers who bought HD DVD players or attachments from its US stores prior to Feb. 23 (coincidentally, for our readership, the date Microsoft declared the format dead to the company). CNN reports most customers won't have to do a thing to receive t...

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Microsoft unloading remaining HD DVD add-ons for $50

Attention, people who collect obsolete technology -- here's the perfect chance to, um, add some obsolete technology to your collection! While Microsoft recently announced they're no longer producing HD DVD add-on drives for the Xbox 360, they are unloading their remaining supply at a bargain-baseme...

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It's official: HD DVD has officially died an official death

We were pretty certain when we first heard the rumors, and we were even more certain when other sources said an official announcement was coming. Now that the official announcement from Toshiba has officially happened, we're officially 100% sure that HD DVD is officially dead. Official! Well, maybe ...

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HD DVD group cancels pre-CES press conference

In the wake of the recent announcement of Warner Bros' new allegiance to the Blu-ray format (and, as result, sister company New Line Cinema's similarly adopted format loyalty), the HD DVD group has canceled their pre-Consumer Electronics Show press conference. We're not sure if the announcement wi...

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Sony, MS downplay high-def movie war

It seems Sony and Microsoft no longer have their hearts fully in the battle over high-definition movie disc formats -- if they ever had them there in the first place, that is. In an interview with Home Media Magazine, Microsoft Consumer Media Group Director Kevin Collins seemed uninterested in makin...

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Meijer sells Blu-ray exclusively on site, cites 4:1 sales ratio

Here's your daily format war news. Meijer, a major retailer, has announced they will carry Blu-ray titles exclusively on its website. Dawn Bronkema, Meijer's director of e-commerce marketing, told Video Business that Blu-ray discs were outselling HD DVD discs by a huge 4-1 margin. As a result, the...

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This Week in HD DVD: break time edition

After an event filled, news busting, media overload of a week that has been E3 it's break time and no new HD DVD releases will be out this week. Sorry guys. And yes, it is true that E3 has absolutely nothing to do with HD DVD or its release schedule, but we had to make up some kind of excuse for the...

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This Week in HD DVD: good deals edition

Tomorrow brings four new HD DVD releases none of which are super duper brand new releases, but they are for the most part pretty entertaining movies. We'll let you take a look at the new releases below ... okay, now we have other good news. This week Best Buy is offering a few HD DVDs for the gotta ...

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Dragon's Lair now bound for HD DVD

If you're like us, there was one primary factor in your choice of high-definition disc formats: the availability of Dragon's Lair. By that logic, we were siding with Blu-ray for awhile, but now we're just ambivalent. An HD-DVD version of Dragon's Lair is coming August 15 for $29.99, the same price ...

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