Wars

  • HD DVD: A Cautionary Tale

    HD DVD: A Cautionary Tale

    To those of you who can’t accept the news that HD DVD is gone I recount to you the tale of one of my father’s co-workers, Don, who was a die-hard Betamax user. This was back in 1989 or so when VHS pretty much ruled the day. Consumers were already buying VHS camcorders and I believe we already had a VCR by then, brought home with great fanfare by my parents and relegated to the TV… Read More

  • Why fight? Studios releasing on HD DVD and Blu-Ray

    Why fight? Studios releasing on HD DVD and Blu-Ray

    It was bound to happen: the major studios are releasing videos in both formats and just letting the market shake things out — mostly in the direction of hybrid players. Ultimately, I think the question will become moot but until then, folks like Warner Bros (I Am Legend) and Universal (Charlie Wilson’s War) will release in both formats. I think the biggest decider will be… Read More

  • China Propagates War Via Mobile Phone Content

    China Propagates War Via Mobile Phone Content

    To celebrate the founding of the People’s Liberation Army, China Unicom is offereing its subscriber base film clips of the Korean War and pictures of weapons and/or military figures. So why is China Unicom offering such a strange variety of content to celebrate? According to company official Yu Peng, “I believe it will be popular since we have so many military fans in China.” Read More

  • Wii Sales Destroying The PS3's

    Wii Sales Destroying The PS3's

    Since it’s release, the rampant buying spree that has consumed the Nintendo Wii is starting to really make a mark on the video game industry. The Wii is now almost 2-to-1 in terms of sales compared to the PS3. Like I mentioned the other day, the PS3 only sold 127k units during February as opposed to the 335k Nintendo Wiis that were sold. This kind of dominance in a market is what… Read More