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  • 11Feb

    A couple more uppercuts to HD-DVD format

    Looks like Blu-Ray won a few more rounds today in the battle of media formats. Best Buy has announced that they will be recommending Blu-Ray formats in their stores nationwide. “Because we believe that Blu-ray is fast emerging as that single format, we have decided to focus on Blu-ray products,” Brian Dunn, Best Buy’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. Blu-Ray will get premier space in the stores starting in March. But the HD camp doesn’t get off easy today. Netflix has also announced that it will be Blu-Ray only. Netflix will continue to carry HD-DVD titles until stock is phased out toward the end of the year but are basically disappointed in the titles that are out on the HD-DVD format. As Toshiba and Microsoft continue to cut prices on the HD-DVD players, it looks like HD-DVD may be on it’s way out. It definitely has

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  • 11Feb

    Mobilians International and NHN USA Sign Deal to Launch Phone-based Payments for Online Gaming Purchases

    If you are a member of any of the NHN’s online gaming sites and you live in the US, this press release is for you. You can now pay using your phone. So support your favorite sites and read the press release below: Mobilians International, Inc., the online and mobile payments innovator, and NHN USA today announced an agreement to launch a new payment service that will provide NHN USA’s online gaming customers the ability to make secure online purchases without the use of credit cards or any special accounts. The service is provided through Mobilians’ phone-based payment gateway and systems in conjunction with PaymentOne Corporation. The agreement marks a significant milestone for both companies as they push to expand services into the U.S. marketplace. NHN USA Customers will soon be able to charge online gaming items and subscriptions to their monthly phone bill. Primarily targeted at consumers who do

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  • 11Feb

    Magmic Games To Publish “Boulder Dash-Rocks!” For Mobile Devices

    Magmic Games has announced a partnership with 10TACLE MOBILE GmbH and First Star Software, Inc. to develop and publish a mobile version of “Boulder Dash-ROCKS!T”. The game will be available across all mobile platforms, including J2ME, BREW, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and iPhone. Check out the full press release in the article below: [b]MAGMIC GAMES TO PUBLISH “BOULDER DASH®-ROCKS!” FOR MOBILE DEVICES[/b] Magmic Games Inc., 10TACLE MOBILE GmbH and First Star Software, Inc. have announced a partnership whereby Magmic Games is granted the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish a mobile version of “Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!T”. Under the terms of the agreement, Magmic Games and First Star Software will co-publish mobile versions of the title across all mobile platforms, including J2ME, BREW, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and iPhone. Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!T is a modern remake of the original cult classic “Boulder Dash®.” The tricky puzzle and dexterity game first made its debut in

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