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Report: Packaged Video Games Outsell DVD and Blu-ray in 2008

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287w ago - Last year, retail video games outsold DVD and Blu-ray discs worldwide for the first time, according to a 2008 [Register or Login to view links] and 2009 forecast by Media Control GfK International.

Video game sales were up to 53 percent of the media market in 2008, thanks in no small part to Nintendo's Wii, which drove software sales up by 20 percent from 2007. GfK predicts that video games will take 59 percent of the market by the end of 2009.

In Italy and Spain, video games already reign in the home entertainment war, constituting for 67 percent of the market.

Meanwhile, DVD sales dropped by 4 percent, bringing overall DVD and Blu-ray sales down 6 percent from the previous year. The U.S. market played a major roll, with sales for these movie formats dropping by 8 percent.

All told, video game sales reached $32 billion and movie sales came out to $29 billion for DVD and Blu-ray. It should be noted that rentals are not included in the report.

GfK's findings weren't without precedent. Earlier this year, Verdict research predicted video game sales would be up 42 percent in the UK, and would surpass music, DVD, and Blu Ray disc sales.

Although they were almost correct, Steve Redmond of the Entertainment Retailer's...
 

Video: KillZone 2 - Full Length (CG) Opening Introduction for PS3

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287w ago - Here is the full introduction that will greet you this February 27th when you fire up KillZone 2 on your PS3 console.

The video comes courtesy of s3ntry93, and the caption reads as follows:

This is the full HD (720p) uncut (CG) opening introduction movie for Killzone 2. This is the footage you will see when you launch the game (single player campaign).

Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

Video is below, via YouTube:




 

Exclusive PlayStation 3 Video Games & Release Dates for 2009

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287w ago - Below is the biggest and most accurate PlayStation 3 exclusive video game list for 2009, including release dates where available.

Uncharted Waters Online
Developer: Koei
Genre: MMO
Online: Online play
Release: Q4 2009

This game is already out for the PC but a PlayStation 3 version is shipping in 2009 with improved graphics and new content.

Wardevil
Developer: Digi-guys
Genre: Action
Online: None
Release: 2009

Not much is known about this game, besides that the engine is called RTE1080. It is suppose to deliver amazing real time graphics.

Demon's Souls
Developer: From Software
Genre: RPG
Online: Co-op.
Release: Q3 2009

A action RPG that looks and plays like Oblivion, the game lets you fight against all sorts of demon's.

Supercar Challenge Supercar
Developer: Eutechnyx
Genre: Racing
Online: Online play
Release: 2009

Free Realms
Developer: Sony Online Entertaiment
Genre: MMORPG
Online: Online play
Release: 2009

A free of charge MMORPG for the PC and PlayStation 3, they will try to earn money with small paid items like in Home...
 

Video: PSPDisp v0.2 - Use Your PSP as a Second Monitor

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287w ago - Your PSP can now be used a second monitor thanks to PSPDisp v0.2.

Below is a video of PSPDisp in action, courtesy of pointerofinterest.

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From the video's caption: "A short demonstration of some PSPdisp v0.2 features."

Check it out below, courtesy of YouTube:




 

Video: PSP Debug Firmware Running on a Retail PSP Console

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288w ago - Well there is not much information yet pertaining to how this was done, but video proof has been provided as can be seen below courtesy of 0JOhnJAck0.

Now what is the significance of this you may ask. First off, I think its pretty obvious that this could not be done before. So this demonstrates just how far devs have gone with their knowledge of the PSP.

Of course one cannot help but to wonder if this will lead to any discoveries on Sony's other gaming device, the PS3.

Until more information about how exactly this was achieved on the PSP is released, we can only hope that it may assist in getting PS3 debug firmware running on the retail PS3.




 
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