229w ago - Recently we added Glyde.com to our Affiliates here at PS3 News, and for those who haven't checked them out yet below is a brief background on what they offer to gamers.
Glyde was simply designed to be the cheapest and easiest way to buy and sell used (and new) video games - as well as DVDs, CDs and books.
The idea was conceived by the owners themselves, who were frustrated by the lack of decent options to buy and sell games (online auctions and swapping sites are a lot of work, and trade-ins are generally a bad deal) so Glyde was born... allowing sellers to get a fair price for their games and buyers to get some great bargains.
This concept was then simplified on Glyde so that a seller can list a game for sale in under 10 seconds.
And when it sells, Glyde sends the seller a postage-paid padded mailer that comes pre-addressed to the buyer. The only thing the seller needs to do is insert the game, seal the mailer, and drop it in the mail.
It doesn't get much easier than that, as Glyde was built specifically to...
243w ago - The Bilkent University Nanotechnology Research Center (NANOTAM) has developed a new technology that enables DVDs to store more than a thousand times as much data as those currently on the market.
Developed by Dr. Ekmel Ã-zbay, the head of NANOTAM, and students Ã-zgür Attila Çakmak and Koray Aydın, the new nano-materials will pave the way for production of the next era of DVDs, which will be able to store thousands of movies on a single disc.
The invention by the Turkish scientists was published in one of the most prestigious physics journals, the Physical Review Letters. Dr. Ã-zbay said they focused their studies on concentrating rays on a point that covers as small a space as possible.
"We have developed a new technology that enhances the number of rays passing through a small dot by thousands of times. With this technology more data will be stored on DVDs in a smaller area," he said.
Ã-zbay said a normal DVD has a maximum capacity of 50 to 100 gigabytes and that they will increase this by at least a thousand times. "We have created a magical material which enables rays to pass through a very small point," the NANOTAM head noted.
The new technology permits a far smaller notch to be etched on the DVD surface with a wider wavelength. It is expected...
261w ago - The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 may be virtually indistinguishable on most levels, but the media format they use is one area they do diversify.
With the news that Star Ocean: The Last Hope is going to need three DVDs, does this show why Microsoft needs Blu-ray more than Blu-ray needs Microsoft?
No-one can really blame Microsoft for choosing to stick with the DVD format when it was developing the Xbox 360. Blu-ray wasn't really a viable format at that stage in time, and even now, three years later, its success isn't guaranteed. But now could be the time when Microsoft needs to change its mind, and go begging to Sony.
Video can be seen below courtesy of Viddler. Enjoy guys and gals!
Sony was always going to go with Blu-ray, knowing that any sort of success for the PS3 would mean the format received a welcome boost. And that is exactly what has happened, with Blu-ray limited success so far in becoming the new standard for movies being in large part attributed to the PlayStation 3.
Although the decision to put a Blu-ray player as standard in every PS3 was derided at first, it's now proved to be a good one. As well as pushing the format, and helping it beat the doomed HD DVD, the PS3 Blu-ray drive is another reason to buy a...