Play-com archive

  • HD DVD player prices slashed
    Home Cinema

    HD DVD player prices slashed

    By 19 February 2008

    Play.com panicking that it will be left with shelves full of HD DVD products, following today's announcement that Toshiba is pulling the plug on the format, has slashed the prices to a bare minimum. The entry-level player, the HD-EP30 is now selling for...

  • Play.com launches DRM-free music downloads
    Audio

    Play.com launches DRM-free music downloads

    By 14 February 2008

    Online retailer Play.com has "thrown down the gauntlet" to the competition by becoming the first "major" UK retailer to offer digital tracks and albums without Digital Rights Management. Play.com has teamed up with record label EMI, along with other independent...

  • 2007: A year in review, October
    Gaming

    2007: A year in review, October

    By 30 December 2007

    We started October with exclusive news from Sony. The company told Pocket-lint that it had not only decided to reduce the price of its 60GB console to £349 but also was to create a 40GB version priced at £299 to go up against the Xbox 360 Elite. A day...

  • Wii Light Sword on pre-order
    Gaming

    Wii Light Sword on pre-order

    By 21 November 2007

    You just know you're gonna feel The Force with this Wiimote attachment and its 22 ultra brights LEDs... £14.99 from Play.com. Supply-your-own swooshing/low hum sound effects...

  • HMV and Play.com to launch film download services
    Online

    HMV and Play.com to launch film download services

    By 12 November 2007

    New Media Age is reporting that both HMV and Play.com are planning to launch film download services in the next six months. HMV is expected to offer a trial service at the start of next year while Play's offering will come in the next few weeks. "Next...

  • Remote-controlled rubber duck
    Gadgets

    Remote-controlled rubber duck

    By 19 October 2007

    Wow. You know you're living in the space age when something like this comes along. The rubber duck just got all high-tech and is available as a remote-controlled option. For £12.99 you can get a battery-powered bath time buddy that has enough rechargable...

  • Sony PS3 price cut and new 40GB model get official
    Gaming

    Sony PS3 price cut and new 40GB model get official

    By 5 October 2007

    Further to the news we brought you yesterday about this imminent and significant event, Sony has now officially announced that not only has it reduced the cost of the 60GB PS3 to £349 (not £369 as we had reported) but will launch a 40GB version at the...