Zerimar writes: Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said on Monday they will release their next-generation DVD titles exclusively on HD DVD ahead of what they say could be the biggest holiday season ever for DVDs. DreamWorks Animation, maker of the blockbuster "Shrek" animated movie franchise, had not committed exclusively to either high-definition format but was swayed to HD DVD by the lower-cost player, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg said. "They have a high-quality consumer experience that is now being offered at a price point that we believe is going to connect with the consumer," Katzenberg told Reuters.
JM78 writes: The New York Times is reporting that "Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies." — Read More
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray. [...] Movies directed by Steven Spielberg, however, will continue to be released in both formats. [...]
An anonymous reader writes: Paramount and DreamWorks Animation Each Declare Exclusive Support for HD DVD.
A press announcement was made this morning by Paramount Home Entertainment indicating that the studio will throw its entire weight behind HD-DVD starting August 28, abandoning Blu-Ray entirely.
In plain English, this means that films like "Transformers" and "Shrek The Third" will come only to HD-DVD!
flanksteak writes: The Seattle Times is reporting that a woman in nearby Tacoma had her rental property stripped of almost everything after someone posted a fake craigslist announcement that everything in the house could be hauled away no questions asked. When contacted, craigslist said they would release data about the poster if they were issued a subpoena.
YokimaSun writes: DCEmu have an article up that asks all gamers to stand up for Region
Free Gaming and be allowed to buy consoles and games worldwide: " Since
the death of Lik Sang last year it is now virtually impossible to import games
into the UK and Europe from companies like Play Asia, Play Asia are obviously
scared of lawsuits from Sony for selling PSP & PS3 games to the UK after Sony
went after UK firms and eventually claimed the scalp of Lik Sang who were easily
the biggest importer of games and consoles worldwide. I suppose you can understand
Sonys point that hardware brought from Japan may not work or with stepdown power
issues not last long but people who import know this anyway. But with systems
like the PSP, Nintendo DS and Playstation 3 all being region free systems it seems
stupid that we cant buy games (and consoles) from anywhere in the world."
eldavojohn writes: "Sometimes I think Google does more negotiating with foreign countries than the United States government. Recently, Tokyo has requested for political speeches to be pulled from the site claiming that it gave certain hopefuls an advantage over others for Sunday's election. You may recall Youtube being in trouble with more than couplecountries. Is it fair that some government officials are being viewed more on Youtube than others or is it simply leveling the playing field for anyone with a message since it costs very little to put a video on Youtube? American politics seem to have embraced it either way."