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I’ve read about some news a few days back that the Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has the highest failure rate compared to its competitor’s gaming machines such as Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3. The rate was like 30%-35% compared to 1% of both Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3! Imagine that…

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I have to say that Heavenly Sword deserves to be regarded as one of the most anticipated game for PS3 gamers. Since its first appearance in E3 2006 and holding on gamers until now (does Sony know it’s June 2007 now?!!), gamers are still waiting. Is it a buildup of pure anticipation and mere hopes? I do say there’s good reason for the slow release and Sony promises the demo will be “released soon”. I love videos, and I think you will too. Continue reading…

Sony slashed the price of its current PlayStation 3 by US$100, or 16.7 percent, and introduced a high-capacity model in an effort to spur sales of the struggling video game console. Starting Monday, the current 60 gigabyte model will cost US$499, down from US$599.

The Japanese electronics maker also said it is introducing a new version of the PlayStation 3 with a bigger hard drive for storing downloaded content such as video games and high-definition movies.

The new PS3 increases the system’s storage capacity to 80 gigabytes from 60 gigabytes and also includes a retail copy of the online racing title “MotorStorm,” a company spokesman said. It will be priced at US$599. Continue reading…

warcraft dota allstars aiFor those who are still plying dota allstars, my advice to you would be: “Play while you still can!”. The main reason of saying so would be Bilzzard is going to release their much anticipated game Starcraft 2 by the end of 2007. Watch the video and judge yourself. Will you still be play dota after this :) Continue reading…

Nintendo briefly zipped past Sony in market capitalization on Monday to become one of Japan’s 10 most valuable companies as it elbows the PlayStation maker out of its decade-long dominance of the game industry.

Nintendo joined global household names such as Toyota Motor, Honda Motor, and Canon on the Top 10 list before its shares erased earlier gains and ended the day lower. Continue reading…

Download the newest warcraft 3: frozen throne map today! Continue reading…

Region coding allows studios to have greater control over worldwide release dates and distribution.

There are three region codes for Blu-ray discs:
- Region A: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia
- Region B: Europe (EU), Africa, Middle East, New Zealand, Australia
- Region C: China, India, Russia, rest of the world

The DVD-forum (who sets standards for DVD and HD-DVD) are currently still investigating the logistics of region coding for HD-DVD. Yes, that’s right, all HD DVD are currently region free and it’s possible to buy their content from foreign sites and play them anywhere.

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