Best of w/e Friday 29 June 2007

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No external storage add-on for Nintendo Wii
Nintendo has no plans to launch an external hard drive for its Wii games console. It was thought that with the launch of the WIiWare games download service, Nintendo would launch a new storage peripheral. Not so, say Nintendo

Blu-ray plans cheeky disc sales coup

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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is continuing its aggressive attack on the high definition player market. It plans to give away five Blu-ray Disc (BD) movies with every Blu-ray player and PS3 console sold in the US

When Tech Attacks: killer car gadgets exposed
In-car gadgets can become dangerous missiles if they are not held in their mountings properly. A study in Germany has shown that items such as in-car DVD players, satnav and mobile phones can become treacherous hazards during rear-end collisions

Sony upgrades PS3 software for better HD TV
UK PlayStation 3 owners might want to allocate a little extra time before getting stuck into Resistance this morning for Sony's latest firmware update to download and install itself.

PlayStation 3 won't help Blu-ray in HD war
Sony's PlayStation 3 console will not have any effect on the final outcome of the high definition disc battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD. Of the 80 per cent of US households which own a games console, only 13 per cent actually use it to watch movies

Sony PS3 winning console war in Australia
The Sony PlayStation 3 games console is outselling both the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox 360 in Australia. That's according to Michael Ephraim, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Down Under, who cited market research figures

Blu-ray HD DVD hybrid Total HD discs delayed
Warner Home Video's new HD DVD Blu-ray hybrid discs will not make it onto the shelves until 2008 at the earliest. The two-sided discs were expected to make an appearance in the second half of 2007, but now Warner says it's in "no rush".