March 25, 2009 |
Shoppers are buying an increasing amount of their music and movies via Web downloads. But video game sales remain firmly rooted in old-fashioned stores because many games require enormous software files that can take hours to download. That's now poised to change. One company, OnLive Inc., showcased one such effort at the Game Developer Conference on Tuesday night. The service promises to let players buy or rent the latest games and start playing within seconds on their television or computers.
March 16, 2006 |
Sony Corp. roiled the consumer electronics and video game industries Wednesday by pushing back the worldwide launch of its highly anticipated PlayStation 3 to November. The delay is more than just a bummer to video game enthusiasts; it virtually guarantees consumer confusion as Hollywood prepares to release the next generation of DVDs in competing and incompatible formats. Problems with PlayStation may also hamper Sony's ambitious corporate restructuring.
April 17, 2005 |
Siegfried's a big fat slob. How do I know it's Siegfried? Easy. His name is plastered across his dirty white T-shirt. Shoveling down his grub, he's in the kitchen with an overwrought Mimi, the scheming dwarf who's peeling potatoes at the table and piling on the guilt.
August 2, 2001 |
Just as the arrival of videocassettes led consumers to dump their film projectors, so will the advent of digital video discs eventually drive the VCR onto the tech scrap heap. To speed your own conversion to digital, you can use your computer to turn personal VHS tapes into discs. The process is a lot like turning an LP or tape into a CD: First you "capture" the video digitally on your computer, then you burn the recording onto disc.
January 31, 2001 |
The sun may have set on the heyday of the drive-in movie theater, but two new DVD collections lovingly re-create the innocent--and not so innocent--pleasures of the late-night double-feature picture show. Elite Entertainment's "Drive-In Discs" and Something Weird Video's "Drive-In Double Feature" offer everything from vintage driver-safety tips and intermission countdowns to tantalizing snack-bar come-ons. Oh yes, and movies too.
May 31, 1999 |
People ask when should they buy a DVD player. The answer is, "Last Christmas." The DVD really came of age about then, because displays of DVD discs became common in video and appliance stores throughout the country. DVD stands for "Digital Video Disc" although it's sometimes said to stand for "Digital Versatile Disc" because some of them can also be played on computers. They're small silvery discs the size of audio CDs that can contain an entire movie on one side.