Posted Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM PST by Dick Ward
by Dick Ward
It's been a big month so far in the world of everything high def. It's also been a big month for High-Def Digest as we've expanded our scope to include videogame coverage. There's a crazy amount of news coming out and it's nigh impossible to keep on top of it. That's why the High-Def Digest-Digest exists - to keep you up to date on must-read stories and the things you may have missed.
High-Def Digest Holiday Gift Guide 2011: The Best Blu-rays of the Year
If you've somehow missed our holiday gift guides, it's about time you got around to them. Start here, with the best Blu-rays of 2011.
'Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed
Disney Blu-ray releases are always exciting, and this one is no different. 'Lady and the Tramp' comes out February 7th so you'll be able to enjoy some Valentine's Day viewing followed by a peek at special features like "Inside Walt's Story Meetings."
'Straw Dogs (2011)' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed
The remake of Pekinpah's thriller starring James Mardsen and Kate Bosworth will be hitting shelves December 20th, just in time for a last minute Christmas gift. You'll get director commentary and a few other features at a list price of $35.99.
Digital Playground Brings Porn to Blu-ray 3D
'Jailhouse Heat,' the first 3D Blu-ray from Digital Playground, is available now and includes trailers and a behind-the-scenes featurette. It's a comedy apparently, but we're guessing no one's going to buy it for the jokes.
Gear and Industry News
'Arrested Development' is Coming Back in 2013 - Exclusive to Netflix
Boy did Netflix win out on this one. The cult comedy 'Arrested Development' will have 10 new episodes in 2013, all of which are going straight to Netflix. Should be interesting to see what this does for Netflix and for the streaming industry.
Class Action Lawsuit Against Walmart and Netflix Could Get You a Gift Card
The amount hasn't been disclosed yet, but you can get a Walmart gift card if you subscribed to Netflix during a certain time period. You can also get cash if you're willing to put in the effort.
Vizio's Passive 3D TVs are Available Now
It will certainly be interesting to see how Vizio's passive tech does on the market. The sets are out just in time for the holidays and the amount sold will be telling in regards to the future of 3D.
Boxee Live TV OTA Dongle Priced at $49, Coming in January
If you've cut cable in favor of streaming and over-the-air programming, the Boxee Live TV dongle will let you combine the two. There's no DVR support yet, but not having to leave the Boxee Box to watch TV is a nice feature to have.
Xbox 360 Update December 6th Includes Cloud Save Storage
No longer will you have to transfer all your saves to a USB stick when you head to a friend's house or worry about losing everything when you get a new Xbox.
1,600 Cheaters Banned from 'Modern Warfare 3'
On the plus side, cheaters and hackers are gone. On the downside, now you'll have to accept that you lost because your opponent was better.
PS3 Users Get a Free Copy of 'Saint's Row 2' with 'Saint's Row: The Third'
If you're on the PS3 and you pick up 'Saint's Row: The Third' you can get yourself a copy of 'Saint's Row 2' absolutely free. You have until February 13th to redeem your code.
The Simpsons Arcade Game May Finally Come to Consoles
Why on earth was this never released on a home console before? Well because licensing is complicated. Still, it looks like 'The Simpsons Arcade Game' is finally on the way and that has us all very excited.
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