Samsung: Blu-ray will only last 5 more years, certainly not 10

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294w ago - Andy Griffiths, the director of consumer electronics at Samsung UK has revealed a belief that the Blu-ray format will last only for another five years before it is replaced by something else.

He went on to say there is no chance that it will have 10 more years.

To quote: Samsung has said that it sees the Blu-ray format only lasting a further 5 years before it is replaced by another format or technology.

"I think it [Blu-ray] has 5 years left, I certainly wouldn't give it 10", Andy Griffiths, director of consumer electronics at Samsung UK told Pocket-lint in an interview.

Hoping to capitalise before it's too late, Griffiths believes that 2008 is the format's year.

"It's going to be huge", he told Pocket-lint. "We are heavily back-ordered at the moment."
 

Konami hands out two more MGS4 codes, one download

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294w ago - Here are some more Metal Gear Solid 4 codes for all of you who want "free" stuff. It's technically free because you don't have to exert any effort in getting them, but it's all content already on the disc, which means you already paid for it. Go figure.

Anyway, these items are not as great as last week's, but we're sure you'll enjoy them just the same.

- skynytktjp - Scanning Plug S.
- mgo2play - Subsistence Action iPod Music

Just like last week, there's another item for download in addition to the codes. "Metal Camo" is available which causes Life and Psyche gauges to decrease at half the normal rate.

Your Camo Index will also go down by 10 percent. You can grab all three items by accessing the "Extras" menu.
 

Some more secret PSN friend names revealed

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296w ago - Last week it was revealed that if you tried to add Hideo Kojima on PSN, the name turned into Old Snake.

And now two more 'secret names' have been found, the first is hal_emmerich which turns into Tiagra and the second is Rosemary which turns into Queen.

To quote: In a news story last week we told you about that guy on YouTube who discovered that if you send a PSN friend request to Hideo Kojima the name turns into Old Snake.

Just discovered early this morning by our own Bonemantour are two other names which also change into something interesting.

If you want to try to send them friend requests you'd better hurry. Hideo Kojima's PSN friend list filled up within minutes of the breaking news story. The names are, hal_emmerich which turns into Tiagra, and rosemary, which turns into Queen.
 

Rumored New PS3 Exclusive: Savage Moon

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297w ago - If you're a European detective, you might have discovered that the German software ratings board (USK) is listing every game to appear at the upcoming Leipzig Games Convention.

At least, most of them. This can result in some lovely new game titles, possibly spoiling certain publisher's announcements.

It is developed by Sony, hence it will be a PS3 exclusive and is described as residing within the military genre and carries a 12 rating.

Props go to VicViper from NeoGAF (linked above) for pointing this out.
 

IBM's Peter Seebach: PS3 is more than a Toy

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298w ago - In an article at IBM.com (linked above) titled 'PS3 is more than a Toy', Peter Seebach talks us through how to tweak Linux for the best possible performance on the PS3.

To quote: The Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) runs Linux, but getting it to run well requires some tweaking. In this article, first in a series, Peter Seebach introduces the features and benefits of PS3 Linux, and explains some of the issues that might benefit from a bit of tweaking.

When Sony first announced that the PlayStation 3 would be able to run Linux natively, a great deal of excitement ensued. Early on, it was a bit of a challenge to get Linux natively installed. The supported installer ran a custom script that hand-mangled a Fedora Core 5 or 6 install DVD into a runnable system with a special PS3 kernel. People put in hours and hours of effort to get other systems, such as Ubuntu, working. Terrasoft's Yellow Dog Linux, with an actual graphical installer that ran on the PS3, was the king of the hill.

Time has passed, and a great deal has changed. Fedora 7 installs on the PS3 out of the box, with the most challenging parts being selecting the PS3 storage driver so it can find the install DVD, and remembering to specify a video mode on the initial install command line so you'll be able to see the installer.
 











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