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PS3 Dumps Blu-ray Content on the PSP Starting with Godzilla

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251w ago - Beginning with Godzilla, which arrives on November 10, 2009, Sony will make it easier for PS3 and PlayStation Portable users to transfer digital copies from Blu-ray Disc for on-the-go watching.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America will add a new feature to Blu-ray releases allowing owners of the PSP and PlayStation 3 to directly transfer a film to their portable from the PS3.

Currently, Sony includes the digital copy of Blu-ray movies on a separate DVD-ROM for transfer to the PSP.

To quote: "Sony will include the new Blu-ray feature on Nov. 10 release Godzilla, upcoming release The Ugly Truth and select other releases.

For Godzilla, the only Digital Copy included will be the new feature on the Blu-ray disc, meaning that it will only be available to owners of both the PSP and PS3.

For The Ugly Truth, Sony will include a Digital Copy on the Blu-ray Disc for PSP and PS3 owners and on a separate DVD-ROM for transfer to Apple iTunes or the PC."
 

Wipeout HD Officially Announced for Blu-ray Release on PS3

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253w ago - Today SCEE has announced PSN hit Wipeout HD will see a Blu-ray release for the PlayStation 3 console.

The release will include the original game, as well as the recently released Fury expansion, all for £19.99 and released on October 16, 2009.

To quote: It comes as it was rumored this morning a [Register or Login to view links] had the game listed for retail for €24.99 on the same date.

Press Release: Announcing WipEout®HD Fury on Blu-ray Disc

Get the complete WipEout HD experience for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) on one Blu-ray Disc with all extra downloadable content included

London, 14th September: Insane speeds, breathtaking graphics, online racing and a pumping dance soundtrack - that's the best-selling PlayStation®Network game WipEout HD for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢).

Now, the complete anti-gravity racing experience is being released on a single Blu-ray Disc that will combine not just the original WipEout HD title - a stunning High Definition reworking of the greatest tracks from the iconic franchise - but also the Fury expansion pack.

The resulting package will give racers 14 reversible racetracks to race solo, against friends or against eight players online, 12 teams to choose from, a huge arsenal of...
 

Speculation: Samsung Adds MKV to Blu-ray Players, PS3 Next?

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254w ago - With Samsung now having a major advantage, we can only hope that the MKV file format is added to the PS3's accepted format list soon so that converting will be a thing of the past.

At IFA, Samsung [Register or Login to view links] that Blu-ray player models BD-P1600, BD-P3600 and BD-P4600 will support both YouTube and the MKV file format.

Existing players will be able to access those features by upgrading the firmware. The company plans to launch BD recorders in 2010, and is holding a wait-and-see stance towards 3-D.

To quote: "We know our consumers want access to multi-platform content, and the addition of YouTube to our Blu-ray players aims to provide this to them - from the comfort of their living room," added Robert Shaw (General Manager CTV & Home Platforms).

"Adding MKV file support and YouTube to our range of Blu-ray players is the latest step from Samsung Electronics in providing an unparalleled home-cinema experience for our customers."
 

Video: PS3 BD-J (Blu-ray Java) Running Through a BD-R Disc!

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255w ago - Today DemonHades (linked above) posted a video from cupra4t on YouTube showing homebrew PS3 BD-J (Blu-ray Java) running through a BD-R disc on PS3 Firmware 2.80.

This is the first confirmation that PS3 BD-Java is still alive on the PS3 since it stopped working from USB in PS3 Firmware 2.50.

To quote, roughly translated: It appears that recording to any homebrew BD-R BD-Java, this can be run from any PS3 console from any firmware.

To make it work implements have to record the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders in the root of the disk. PS3 to get it into the menu of [Video] we will bear in our BD and homebrew. I leave you a video:

From here it follows that only banned the BD-Java and the USB reader... with this, the Sony console is able to load emulators and homebrew games once again.




 

God of War Blu-ray Disc Compilation Arrives This Holiday Season

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255w ago - Update: The official boxart is now added below, and those interested can pre-order God of War: Collection for $39.99 from [Register or Login to view links].

SCEA Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo announced today that the God of War Collection - Blu-ray Disc Compilation will be available this holiday season.

To quote: The fans spoke and we listened. For those that recall the God of War survey conducted earlier this year, an overwhelming amount of the community suggested the PlayStation 2 experiences of Kratos be brought forth to the PlayStation 3.

Thanks to your feedback, we are excited to announce the God of War Collection for this Holiday Season. Now fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic journey of God of War and God of War II in 720p HD form. Both titles have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics, running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience, only on the PS3 system. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc compilation will bring the PlayStation Network (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the very first time.

This is your chance to experience God of War is its true form before the chaos of God of War III hits store shelves come March 2010.

Here's the full Press Release:
 
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