High-Def Digest-Digest, July 6th 2012

Posted Fri Jul 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

by Dick Ward

June was a busy month for everything HD. Gear was announced and a few incredibly good movies were revealed for Blu-ray release. Of course, the most announcements, if not the biggest and best, came in the realm of videogames courtesy of E3 2012. It's a lot to keep up on, but we're here to help with the High-Def Digest-Digest – a collection of the biggest stories from across the HD spectrum.

Blu-ray News

'The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection' Officially Dated!

In case you somehow missed the big announcement, the Indiana Jones series is finally coming to Blu-ray on September 18th – just a few shorts months away. Details about extra features are sketchy at best, but you can be sure there will be plenty.

'Friends: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Been dying for some high definition 'Friends'? Well November 13th is your day. That's when, not just one season, but the entire series is set to go Blu. You'll get 17 hours of special features from the original DVD releases as well as three more hours of retrospectives, a producer's cut and plenty more.

'Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection' Announced for Blu-ray

Coming October 2nd, a box set of eight monster movies from Universal, featuring commentaries, special features and, of course, newly restored audio and video. How cool is that?

'The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

There's a new version of the classic film on the way and it's coming October 2nd complete with special features exploring the phenomenon of the film's popularity, audio commentary with Rob Reiner and plenty more.

'The Cabin in the Woods' Dated for Blu-ray

September 18th is the day all you Joss Whedon fans can get your hands on 'Cabin in the Woods,' directed by Drew Goddard. Specs are yet to be revealed on this one.

Gear and Industry News

Best Buy Founder May Buy The Company Outright

Founder Richard Schulze is seeking the money to be able to buy the company outright, with plans to turn things around for Best Buy, cutting costs across the board.

Google will Launch a Streaming Player of Its Own – The Nexus Q

Google's new streaming device is interesting looking, and has some cool capabilities, but a Google TV it isn't. It is pretty danged pricey though, coming in at $299.

Vizio's Google TV Set-Top Runs $99, Comes with OnLive Gaming Built In

It's dirt cheap and full of features – Sony and Google have some stiff competition here.

Sony and Panasonic Partner for OLED Mass Production in 2013

The two companies are planning to catch up to Korean manufacturers who are pretty far ahead of the game. They'll be up and running in 2013.

Sharp's 90-Inch Aquos Available Now at Just Over $10,000

Not only is it the largest LED set around, it's also packed with networking features and 3D capabilities.

Game News

E3 2012 Coverage

We've got plenty of coverage of E3, including full recaps of the press conferences by each console manufacturer. Check it all out and see what you missed!

'Indie Game: The Movie' is out

Rarely do we get to see a good movie about games, and 'Indie Game' is just that. It's a full documentary about creating games like 'Braid,' 'Super Meat Boy,' and 'Fez.' It's critically acclaimed and well received by fans – a must see if you're interested in what happens behind the scenes.

'Final Fantasy 7' Returning to PC – No Word on Graphical Improvements

What's certainly the most popular JRPG of all time is coming to PC, complete with achievements and some other cool features to boot. What's not clear is whether we'll see any graphical improvements to the title.

Amazon.de and UK Retailers Set Wii U Prices at Up to $500

While none of the prices that retailers have put up for the Wii U aren't official, we can certainly glean a bit about what they're expecting from the system's cost. And it doesn't sound like Nintendo's new system won't be coming cheap.

'Metal Gear Solid 5' Has Been Confirmed by Hideo Kojima

It's not too much of a surprise, but it's nice to see Kojima get back in the driver's seat for another installment of the adventures of Solid Snake.