Will Wii Get Blu-ray? - Video Game Bits

By Eli Green
December 6, 2007 - 23:59

Welcome to another edition of Video Game Bits. We're starting today's edition with a strange rumour our editor heard at a local retailer today. It seems that one of the video game associates at that store is under the impression that Nintendo, or one of its partners, will be releasing a Blu-ray drive for Wii in the near future. Even stranger was the associate's information source. He claimed that the store's Nintendo rep told him so. Intrigued, we went searching for any mention, anywhere, of a Blu-ray drive becoming available for Wii at any time in the future. Of course, we found none.

We also contacted Nintendo about this, and are waiting for an answer, but it is very difficult for us to believe that this rumour has any credibility anyway. For starters, Wii is only able to output a maximum resolution of 480p, which is a far cry from the fully high definition resolution of 1080p. Also, Wii has no HDMI or VGA output, which means it also can't do 1080p, even if it was powerful enough (there is a component connection available, so 1080i is technically possible). Finally, would Nintendo really be partnering to sell a Sony product? We doubt it. Our best guess is that the associate misheard the rep talking about the possibility of Wii being used as a DVD player, since the games are on DVDs and there were originally plans to make it DVD movie compatible. Here is today's Video Game Bits.


Playstation Store update

Today's Playstation Store update is brought to you by the letter P, for Playstation. Get it?

Downloadable Games

High Velocity Bowling ($9.99 USD/$10.99 CDN)

Meet the High Velocity Bowlers each with their own unique personality, skill-set, and attributes. High Velocity Bowling uses the SIXAXIS controller to simulate a genuine bowling swing with real lane environments, providing a truly next-gen bowling game. Players will compete to unlock 8 distinctive characters and progress through 8 themed alleys on their way to bowling domination.
File size: 514 MB

ESRB Rated E10+

Add-on Game Content

Folklore Add-On #1 “The Kidnapped Folk” ($3.99 USD/$4.99 CDN)

This Folklore add-on includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Ellen.
File size: 73 MB

Folklore Add-On #2 “Bottom of the Sea” ($3.99 USD/$4.99 CDN)

This Folklore add-on includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Keats.
File size: 91.2 MB

Folklore Add-On Bundle #1 ($5.99 USD/$6.99 CDN)

Get two Folklore Add-Ons for one low price!

This Folklore Add-On Bundle includes- “The Kidnapped Folk” and the “Bottom of the Sea” Add-Ons. Each includes four side quests, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costumes for both Ellen and Keats.
File size: 164 MB

MotorStorm Falfer Domino ($0.99 USD/$1.49 CDN)

Increase your range of MotorStorm vehicles with this unique ride.
File size: 100 KB

Rock Band

Build your Rock Band library by purchasing “N.I.B.,” “Sweet Leaf,” and “War Pigs,” which are cover versions of songs made famous by Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath Track Pack 01 includes all three songs. Please note: you need to actually own Rock Band in order to play these tracks:

* “War Pigs” – Black Sabbath ($1.99 USD/$2.99 CDN)
* “Sweet Leaf” – Black Sabbath (
$1.99 USD/$2.99 CDN)
* “N.I.B.” – Black Sabbath (
$1.99 USD/$2.99 CDN)
* Black Sabbath Track Pack 01 (
$5.49 USD/$6.49 CDN)
File sizes: 27.8 MB - 60.6 MB (singles), 128 MB (Track Pack).


TimeShift Multiplayer Demo

Download the TimeShift Multiplayer Demo and encounter a multiplayer experience like never before!
File size: 757 MB
ESRB Rated M

PS one Classics for PS3 / PSP

Wild Arms ( $5.99 USD/$6.99 CDN)

The metal demons, legendary destroyers of Filgaia are returning. You must destroy these demons of ruin and save the world from destruction.
File size: 300 MB
ESRB Rated E

Game Videos

GTA IV - Trailer 3 “Move up, ladies”

Grand Theft Auto fans get their next look at one of the best-selling game series of all time. The third official trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV is here.
File size: 87 MB (HD)

MGS4 – TGS 2007 Trailer

The Tokyo Game Show 2007 trailer of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots features a montage of characters and offers a candid look at the game’s narrative – the epic, final chapter of the Solid Snake saga.
File size: 169 MB (HD)

Uncharted “Environments” Video

Take a deeper look into the technology behind the amazing environments seen in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
File size: 537 MB (HD)

TimeShift FPS Video 3 (free)

Watch this series of videos on how you can Master Time to Become the Ultimate Weapon!

File size: 79 MB (HD)

Turok Interview Trailer 1 (free)

Join us as we speak to Josh Bridge, Lead Level Designer for Turok, about his experience developing the game and his thoughts on A.I., game strategy and his favorite aspects of the game.
File size: 102 MB (SD), 259 MB (HD)

Battlefield “Frostbite” Video

Get behind the doors of Battlefield: Bad Company with DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson as he leads you through the new Frostbite game engine. With commentary from his colleagues, the true depth and potential of Frostbite is revealed through exclusive gameplay. See how each part of the Frostbite engine was designed to bring out even the smallest details and mesh it all into one unique experience.
File size: 185 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

The Legend of Zorro Blu-ray Disc Trailer (free)

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California’s pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) - and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) - to take action.
File size: 157 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Ratchet & Clank: ToD Theme (free)

Customize your PS3 system with a cool Ratchet and Clank Future: ToD theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 952 KB

Uncharted Theme (free)

Customize your PS3 system with a cool Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 2.97 MB


Turok sneak peek available in select stores

Touchstone announced today that a sneak preview of its upcoming first person shooter, Turok , is now available at select retailers in the United States and online. The company released a pre-order demo disc for the Xbox 360 version, which contains approximately 30 minutes worth of gameplay from the game. The disc is available at select retailers, including Best Buy, GameStop, and Game Crazy. The demo disc package includes a premium item and will be distributed to all customers who pre-order Turok and put down a deposit towards their purchase, while supplies of it last at least. Turok will be releasing for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on February 5, 2008 for $59.99 USD and, well I guess we'll see what the Canadian Dollar is at when it releases. A PC version is also scheduled for release in Spring 2008. For more information on the game, visit .

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