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Submitted by SactoGamer 1602d ago | news

Microsoft: Want blu-ray? Go buy your own

Microsoft's Albert Penello tells News10 that gamers who want Xbox 360 blu-ray capabilities should "go spend $150" on a stand-alone player. (Xbox 360)

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blitz0623  +   1602d ago
Wow that's just a slap in the face to gamers who in the least want blu-ray capabilities. How disrespectful.
BulletToothtony  +   1602d ago
i understand that they don't want to add a bluray addon to the 360 that's fine with me
it's mostly pride that is keeping them from doing it.

but after having an HD-DVD add-on don't come and tell us that bluray isn't needed.. and that streaming it's just as good..

it makes you look like liars and hypocrites because we all know that if HD-dvd would've won they would be shoving that technology down our throats..

oh MS if you would just spend a little more on hardware you would be in such a better place instead of looking for excuses to make your decisions look better.
Greywulf  +   1602d ago
"but after having an HD-DVD add-on don't come and tell us that bluray isn't needed.. and that streaming it's just as good..."
Nuff Said.

If HD-Discs didn't matter. They wouldn't have shot themselves in the foot with HD-DVD & Paying for transformers.

I've never seen MS be humble for a moment. Its sad to watch them act childish. Oh look Bluray sold 200million...
HolyOrangeCows  +   1602d ago
Buying a stand-alone Blu-ray player won't make my 360 games bigger and without major compression, will it?
Blaze929  +   1602d ago
I don't know why this keeps being brought up. Even if MS introduced blu-ray for the 360, it wouldnt be used for anything BUT movies so it's pointless this far in.

@blitz0623, and how many 360 gamers do you think are really asking for blu-ray? Go find some
-Alpha  +   1602d ago
360 games don't need blu ray because the majority of 360 games don't utilize the space
It is however interesting to note that 360 games are beginning to exceed past DVD9's.

The problem is that MS could have never put in Blu Ray to begin with: their whole goal is to be the cheaper alternative. If MS launched with Blu Ray the only thing they would have got them going was Halo. The fact that PS3 was so expensive was what screwed Sony from people adopting their console early and only now do we such a spike in PS3 sales. If MS had Blu Ray they would be just as expensive and that would have made their struggle to gain a foothold in the industry even harder.

I wouldn't say MS NEEDS Blu Ray, but I'm sure that if the Xbox 1 was successful enough and significant enough to gain a strong audience MS *could* have supported Blu Ray with much more confidence. But supporting Blu Ray would have simply drove up the price and I think for MS it was much smarter for them to be the cheaper alternative to Sony.

MS doesn't need Blu Ray, but they sure as hell would benefit from it now and I'm sure some part of them regrets it.

The one thing I fault with Blu Ray tech is that the focus on graphics is so strong that, especially with MP games content is always lost or forgotten because graphics tax the hardware too much. For example while Halo 3 certainly wasn't the best looking game it is easily, to this day, the best packaged experience. Killzone 2 could never do split screen, for example, and the focus of working on the graphics engine was so great that it lacked modes and options in comparison to Halo 3. In this regard I find that if graphics are pursued it can lead to games suffering in more important categories like gameplay. Look at San Andreas to GTA IV and all that content that was dropped. #4 is pretty but I still prefer the sheer variety of San Andreas.

Anyways, I don't care too much for graphics or the capabilities of Blu Ray though I am constantly stunned with what developers are doing in titles like God of War and Uncharted
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SOAD  +   1602d ago
This is the game retards play. They know it's pointless to keep bringing it up but they do so anyway because it sounds good to them.

I will never understand fanboys, 360 or PS3.

Microsoft is not going to release a Blu-Ray player for the 360, whether it be add-on or integrated.

Also, Sony probably won't allow Microsoft to use Blu-Ray next generation without a hefty fee.

So, who's really holding gaming back? In the same way, Microsoft probably patented cross game chat capability and that's why Sony can't implement it.

Both companies are hogging features. Sony with Blu-Ray and Microsoft with social connectivity.

They should just work together against Nintendo.
blitz0623  +   1602d ago
Blaze
WOW. How naive can you get.

You took my comment too literally. Even if there is NO ONE who wants a blu-ray add-on, it was inappropriate for MS to comment like that.

Let's say I ask you, do you want pizza? Go buy your own!!!

That's similar to what MS did.

EDIT: alright alright, try and be the smart alec that you think you are. You're still missing my point. What I'm trying to say is, Microsoft could have said it in a more respectable way rather than just telling whoever wants a blu-ray compartment to just buy his own.
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Blaze929  +   1602d ago
@blitz0623
Then I'd...go buy my own Pizza -_-
morganfell  +   1602d ago
It's funny that a $150 stand alone BD player is cheaper than the HD DVD add on when it was selling.
lightningsax  +   1602d ago
Whoa boy. That's like the old "Go make a sandwich" line... except that sandwiches don't typically cost US $150. Maybe he was just really sick of hearing the same thing over and over, but people this high up get paid exorbitant amounts of money to not speak lines like these. Not cool!
AKNAA  +   1602d ago
what the hell?!
since when did 360 owners ask for blu-ray?! thats ridiculous... and even If they did, I'm sure they would have a PS3 by now;)
wicko  +   1602d ago
He might have well just said "Go spend $300 on a PS3" because you're just going to piss people off with that attitude.
presto717  +   1602d ago
Lol @ Blaze 1.8
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jack_burt0n  +   1602d ago
just remember even buying a stand alone bluray player gives sony money and supports the playstation family :)
aaron5829  +   1602d ago
Gamers who wants bluray capabilities.... buy a standalone player ?
LOL.... why not just get a shiny brand new machine which only does everything....

:)
bioshock1221  +   1602d ago
I don't get how that is disrespectful it's true if you really want to watch blu-ray movies then you should go buy a blu-ray player. Blu-ray isn't really necessary right now not this gen atleast the xbox 360 is holding its own against the PS3 and HDTV are just taking off. Next gen I think it will be a necessity but this gen not so much.
DatNJDom81  +   1602d ago
I'm not defending ms in anyway, but......
they dont need bluray. Heres why:

1. The majority of their games are on 1 dvd. This makes life easier for dev that dont want to spend as much money or work as hard to make actual next gen games. Its like this, make a spruced up PS2/XBOX type game, market it as the greatest thing ever, talk bad about competition, voila!

2. The western media is on their side. They can make a corny @ss game on dvd and they will rate it a 9 or 10. Western media wants western console to win and finally step out the japanese shadow (for the most part they are doing it very well). Why do I say this. FFXIII got an equal score for both systems. Certain sites give GOWIII low scores. Over some bullshit. So modern glitchfare 2 looks better than GOW......... REALLY?????

3. People are actually falling for the "it isnt needed this gen" bullsh!t they are saying. I dunno about you guys, but as far as consoles go (yea pc is more advanced, we get it, now shut up), I would rather have the most advanced one. PS3 exclusive sh!t on anything 360 has. Sorry but its true. Not saying that 360 doesnt have one good game, in my humble opinion of course, (Splinter Cell Conviction, but that it really). At the end its all about West vs East. Americans (and most western countries) want the Western game system that is made in AMERICASZ to beat the big bad Japanese guys. One guy actually told me to buy American at a gamestop. I could have sworn that 360 is made in china and other parts of the world, just like PS3.

It all comes down to preference eventually. I just dont understand why someone will choose to move backward instead of foward. Ah well, back to GOW Collection. Gotta get ready for the beast!
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kneon  +   1602d ago
@SOAD
I agree there is 0 chance of bluray on the 360, it's too late for that.

But Sony won't be stopping Microsoft from adopting blu-ray in the future and won't rip them off on the fees either. There is a separate JV company that handles licensing and the fees are set. Last I saw it was $9.50 for a player. I think that covered all the licensing except perhaps with the exception of Java, that might be separate, I don't know.

MS has no valid excuse for not adopting Bluray in the next Xbox. Unless they really believe that in just a few years ISPs will suddenly be providing super high speed internet to everyone at reasonable cost with no download limits. I'm not holding my breath waiting for that.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1602d ago
He's absolutely right
They should go buy a standalone player, it's called a PS3. Although you might find yourself playing more games than watching movies.
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Consoldtobots  +   1602d ago
"Buying a stand-alone Blu-ray player won't make my 360 games bigger and without major compression, will it?"

obviously MS feels bluray is just for watching movies and of no benefit whatsoever for gaming. Oh wait, thats what the MS fanboys have been saying word for word for the last 3 years. Cheesus they sound like the Borg all taking their directives from the hive mind in redmond.
Millah  +   1601d ago
So basically what he's saying is "go buy a ps3"

nice one Microsoft
pixelsword  +   1601d ago
I would want one to play games, not play movies
I'd love for the 360 to have some type of HD attachment. I even hate downloading things to my HD on my PS3, let alone something that takes gigs and gigs to use.

I also hate downloading games that I buy because I CAN'T RESELL THEM; they're just some digital imprint on my NDD that I cannot sell; unless I sell everything and get a new HDD.

-Selling a rare game for $400? forget about it; won't happen.
-Trading a game for a game to a friend? Nope.
-Interesting art designs for the covers, discs, and booklets? Extinct.
-Bringing a game over to play for Thanksgiving while the womenfolk are cooking up delightful treats? Nada.
-giving a game to a kid and watching him cheer while he opens it up on Xmas? Not if you have to download it.

Not to mention that if the HDD or console goes belly-up, you'll be gameless, and not even able to play your HDD games on another console.

Those are a few reasons why I'm a advocate of physical media. I'm not knocking downloads, but I see the freedom and sense of having physical media, and I see no advantages over a Blu-Ray or disc versus having all of my games on a HDD.
pixelsword  +   1601d ago
This:
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LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVD

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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1601d ago
The disc is a dying format you cant stop it. The only people clinging to this are PS3 fanboys who think if MS added Blu-ray it would extent Blu-rays inevitable death.
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madjedi  +   1601d ago
no it's not even close
@1.16 The 360 is only holding its own with multiplatforms game, but when it comes to exclusives the 360 is way behind atm, even alot of multiplatform games get trampled going up against some the ps3's exclusives.

And let me correct your statement for you, blu ray is not needed if you are a 360 only gamer or you only play multiplatform games.

However for most ps3 exclusives blu ray is needed, gow 3 is 35 or 45 gigs, i think that proves blu ray is needed for ps3 exclusives right there, it's a non issue for the 360, since it wouldn't be used for games.

And people should be glad the 360 isn't gettinga br addon, it would be a waste since the 360 doesn't even support hdmi 1.3, and every standalone br players supports hdmi 1.3, so ms's addon would inferior to every br player out there.
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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1601d ago
madjedi Alan Wake and Metro 2033 look better than anything on the PS3 and they use DVD, not to mention both games are longer than GOW3.
captain-obvious  +   1601d ago
"Alan Wake and Metro 2033 look better than anything on the PS3"

Metro 2033 looks like sh1t on the 360
i got it, i played it
it looks like you guys got it mixed up with PC DX11 screen shots

while anal wake looks nice
you cant deny it got all this fog and darkens in it, add to that being downgraded from open world to story driven

"not to mention both games are longer than GOW3."

wrong agian
i dont know about alan wake
but metro 2033 toke my like 7 to 8 hours, while they said something like 10 hours
i dont know about god war 3, i'll get it later this day
but they already confirmed its 10 hours in length , same as they did with metro 2033

so yes blu-ray is needed for big games with big world's
and no disc format is not dying, not any time soon too
but what can i say a xbox fanboy always stands for what MS says
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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1601d ago
It's funny to me how the PS3 fanboy excuse as to why Alan Wake looks better than any PS3 game is that "it's dark and that hides everything" they seem to forget that the game has day and night cycles. :)

Nice try guys

Blu-ray has offered no advantage in graphics in any way. Crysis still looks better than any game and now Alan Wake and Metro 2033 look better than any PS3 game and they all use DVD.

The only advantage Blu-ray has is space. However on the PS3 with the slow drive speed gimps that because many (MANY) PS3 games have mandatory installs.
pixelsword  +   1601d ago
Alan wake is episodic
It won't likely be on DVD; and if it was, it will be more than one.
Udidntlistenpunk  +   1601d ago
There has been a translation error in this article. Microsoft did not say: "Go buy your own!". They actually said:
Reporter in the room: "Microsoft, I really dig my 360 but I soooo want a Blu Ray drive. Can you finally confirm the date for Blu Ray drive? I have been a supporter of the 360 and I know you have it planned"

Microsoft spokesperson: "umm"

reporter in the room: "just say the date"

Microsoft spokesperson: "GOODBYE, YOURE OWNED!"

*runs away as fast as he can*
kneon  +   1601d ago
@Jason 360
Obviously you are not well informed as to the merits of blu-ray. First off it is not dieing, in february alone blu ray media sold more than all the downloaded movies for all of 2009. Secondly bluray capacity can already do 66gb on a dual layer, and can go to 500gb+. Expect the PS4 to support at least 100gb Bluray. Try downloading that in a reasonable time :)

As for the "slow" bluray drive in the PS3, it is about the same speed as the "fast" DVD drive in the Xbox. The DVD average read is about 10.5MBps versus about 9MBps for the bluray drive in the PS3. The bluray read speed is constant but the DVD read speed varies depending on where on the disk the data is stored, so it can be faster or slower than the average. Also the second DVD layer can only be read at an average of about 6.5MBps.

So when they create the games on DVD they try to put the important stuff on the sections of the disk where they can approach the maximum speed. That helps give a better load time, that and there is just a lot less data to deal with.

Current and future bluray drives are many times faster than the fastest DVD drive. The PS3 drive is only 2x. By the time the PS4 ships you can expect at least a 4x as there are already 12x drives now. But there is an upper limit for both formats and that is because once you get over a certain angular velocity the disks start to wobble. That is a bad thing and not easily fixable given the current physical media format. They would need to be made thicker and stiffer to withstand higher rotational speeds. But then we could end up with the same noise issue as the XBox if they go for a high speed drive.
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pegger24  +   1601d ago
couldn't agree more
why on earth would anyone think a bluray add on from microsoft would be better quality than a stand alone player. and it just cannot be used for games this gen on the 360. I know I bought a stand alone player and am very happy with it, I cannot imagine it would have been better to buy one that hooks up to my 360, sometimes I do like quiet during movies.
wicko  +   1601d ago
@Jason 360
You know, at first I thought you were just misinformed, but now I realize you're just being a fanboy, the unreasonable kind.
catguykyou  +   1601d ago
I'm pretty sure Microsoft was only referring to Blue Ray disks being used for movies. That's why they mention streaming HD in 1080P.

In gaming sense though, they can't use Blue Ray now. It would split their user base too much. That time has passed. They will either use Blue Ray or some form of High capacity storage next gen. That I'm sure of. They have to. The DVD format is definitely reaching its limits.
Inside_out  +   1601d ago
Sony camp CLUELESS...
This has everything to do with money...Microsoft will never pay Sony, the sworn enemy of the empire, royalties for blue ray...case closed, end of story!!!...They didn't want to pay for Sony backed movies on net flix either...LMAO...Sony developers obsessed with long cut scenes...You spend more time WATCHING UC2 and MGS that playing them...lol...Digital media is the future, no doubt...Only the maker of blue ray can't see it...worlds biggest software maker does...real simple...
kneon  +   1601d ago
@cez of rage

I guess you're ignoring that Sony and Microsoft already send each other money all the time. Sony sells PCs with windows and Microsoft sells software that supports DVDs and CDs so that probably requires some sort of license, which will mean money in Sonys pocket as they have patents for both media formats.

Besides, any serious business won't be concerned about paying a competitor royalties. This is quite normal in tech. As long as it provides a net benefit for Microsoft then they will do it.
pegger24  +   1601d ago
no kneon
they are at war!!!!!

some of these kids are ridiculous,
Inside_out  +   1601d ago
@ 1.37 Kneon
" any serious business won't be CONCERNED about paying a competitor royalties "...Really???...that kind of thinking would get you thrown out of alot of boardrooms...LMAO...seriously. Sony vs Toshiba was all about royalties...Look, this is all about making money, always was, always will be...You make a PC, you have to run windows, plain and simple. Would be suicide to do otherwise...Blu ray will not be coming to 360...Sony needs to move on, and so does the Sony fanboys... Maybe next gen but I doubt it...
BYE  +   1601d ago
Proof right here that Microsoft doesn't understand the problematic that games suffer from DVD.
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kneon  +   1601d ago
@cez of rage

Actually I've sat in a lot of board rooms evaluating decisions just like this. You chose to ignore the second part of my statement. It has to make business sense. If you will make money then you will pay the required royalties and licensing fees. If you can't then you won't.

tech companies pay each other royalties all the time. They work out patent cross licensing agreements with competitors all the time as well. It just makes business sense. You seem to believe that businesses should be run based on emotions.

Samsung and Toshiba are now shipping Bluray players even though they were big backers of HD-DVD. Why? Because it makes good business sense, something you apparently don't have.
Inside_out  +   1600d ago
@ Ignorant Kneon....
...LMFAO...well, that explains everything...Thats why a company that outsold both its competitors COMBINED last gen is in the BOTTOM this gen...lol...Bad concept, bad business model, bad results...No blue ray for wii or 360...Sony camp just don't get it...sad really...
kneon  +   1600d ago
My "ignorance" has kept me working in the tech industry for 25 years and put me in the upper 3% of income earners. I wonder what would have happened if I actually knew something :)
Valdass  +   1602d ago
Not again

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Parapraxis  +   1602d ago
Okay, now show me a 150$ player that is as good as the one you get with a PS3.
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IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1602d ago
Now tell me of anyone that spends $150 and expects $300 features?

So what is your point?
aaron5829  +   1602d ago
Why spend 150 for a standalone player ?
another 150 will get you a better machine which only does everything.

:)

I'm sure anyone with a decent job can afford a ps3 now...
oops, i hope i didnt upset the kids... :P
holdmedownma2008  +   1602d ago
I know it's too late from them to adapt to blu-ray right now. But how are they going to help third developers with the storage issue?
Narutone66  +   1602d ago
Maybe MS
will start singing a different tune when third party developers start developing games exclusively for the PS3.
3sq  +   1602d ago
Haha MS is mad because they lost the format war. :P
Deadman64  +   1602d ago
lol blu-ray is all great and dandy for the moment. But I would really like no physical media in the future. I shouldnt have to drive/order a movie or game. I should be able to press buy & download.

And microsoft can easily use HDDVD for the next xbox. Size issue solved. Blu-ray's loading is kind of annoying as well. (although i believe this gets improved with every gen of player...)
SactoGamer  +   1602d ago
I wonder if Sony was like this when they lost the VHS/BetaMax war three-plus decades ago.
Dev8 ing  +   1601d ago
No because Sony started releasing VHS players. If they acted like MS does they would never have made any VHS players. Actually if they acted like MS they would not have made anything until someone else proved it was viable.
infamousinfolite  +   1601d ago
They were really saying:
"Microsoft: Want blu-ray? Go buy a PS3!"
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1601d ago
3sq Microsoft never had a format war with Sony that was Toshiba. Droids are as dumb as retarded circus monkeys.
Udidntlistenpunk  +   1601d ago
"but but but the other bots said that Microsoft is buying Blu Ray and XBOX is getting Blu Ray"
Even though I told them Sony owns Blu Ray and they already gave the middlefinger...

Also I think there has been a translation error in the article.

Article says "MS: Go buy your own!"

In fact, I think Microsoft actually said (when some bot in the room asked whether 360 is getting Blu Ray): "GOODBYE, YOURE OWNED!"

Hahaha
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dustgavin  +   1601d ago
@Jason
Tell that to all the sad 360 fans that invested in the HD-Dvd drive.

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avengers1978  +   1601d ago
The war was with sony over format seeing is the first things avalible with either hddvd or blu-ray were the video game consoles. Plus sony owns blu-ray. As far as microsoft putting HD-DVD into there next system that would mean they are the only people using dead tech. They could have done that this gen, but they are more interested in tring to make money then actually delievering the best console they can. And until they increase the speed in which you download games and hd movies digital is not the way to go.
It's funny for they last 14 years of heard that digital media will take down physical media but it still hasn't happened(except music)
EvilBlackCat  +   1601d ago
"It seems that rather than listening to the growing demand of gamers who want to have a blu-ray capable gaming machine that isn't Sony's PlayStation 3, Microsoft would rather not deal with the issue"

to the growing demand of gamers???

WTF?

WHAT WE DEMAND (GAMERS and NOT PS3 LOYALIST) is MORE GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE LESS FnCKING CG MOVIES.

GO MAKE A SURVEY whoever disagree with this and you will find out that is true.

I DONT WANT A 80% GAME FULL OF CG CUT SCENES!
I WANNA INTERACT IN THE GAME THE WHOLE STORY AND I WANT MORE GAMEPLAY!

WOW apparently those who are playing on PC using DVD drives and those using Xbox360 are not part of that HUGE community of gamers demanding BLU RAY!
Sevir04  +   1602d ago
Good luck as games get bigger, space will be an issue. the next game that is confirmed to have space issues
Team Bondi's LA Noir... LP2... more to follow. but hey it's too late for you guys to adopt it.
Baliw  +   1602d ago
I would love to see
Microsoft crying over GTAV being a PS3 exclusive...
tdogchristy90  +   1602d ago
I wouldn't say it's too late, they are just being selfish really. I love my xbox but yes they do need bluray. I also love my ps3 lol. And what's all this rubbish about going out and buying a 150 bluray player? this isn't for movie watching, it's needed to up the quality on games, not movies!
holdmedownma2008  +   1602d ago
This really bothering me
Microsoft is really disappointing me with this issue. I love gaming, but as of late the PS3 is the only HD console pushing the games forward and Microsoft is doing nothing to compete with them. I'm hope developers don't start jumping ship now, because of this issue, but at the same time I don't believe developers should have to trim their games down either. This sucks, cancel that Natal crap and focus on this issue first!!
pixelsword  +   1601d ago
I can tolerate it as long as Halo: Reach doesn't feel gimped
As much as I love the Halo series and Bungie, ODST was a bit of a letdown... I hate to admit. I REALLY hate to admit that because of the fanboy-crazy environment N4G is; but if it helps to bring about a better Reach in even the smallest of ways, then so be it.

I think Reach will be the best since Combat Evolved. I feel that Reach will be more comparable to Resistance 2 instead of Killzone 2 in terms of a full-feeling battlefield because of the space both Halo: Reach and Resistance 2 seem to have. Killzone 2's had a very effective-feeling firefight environment, but since there were very few times you were able to use vehicles, plus the urban areas, Killzone 2 felt more like SOCOM or Gears of War because of the urban war-zone.
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Hellsvacancy  +   1602d ago
MS really do make me laugh, they bought out the HDDVD format which failed miserably, then years later they say "the 360 dont need anythin like that, digital distribution is the way 2-go" THEN Y THE HELL DIDNT U GO THAT ROUTE FROM THE BEGINNIN YA BUNCH OF IDIOTS
squeeb  +   1602d ago
heh
The irony is thick isn't it?
feelintheflow  +   1602d ago
Did you forget that the hd-dvd add on was only for movies, not games...
so what does that have to do with games. They can't add blue ray now, because they would alienate they 36 million plus owners. An add on, from what I have read, would not be able to play games, just movies. So it would be a waste to add it. people blow me a way.
Rocket Sauce  +   1602d ago
That's right, they're talking about an add-on for MOVIES! Not games!

Blu-ray players are so cheap nowadays - I don't think an Xbox 360 add-on would be much cheaper than a stand alone player.
working4games  +   1602d ago
LOL
I love the "digital distribution is the way" phrase considering 360 HDDs cost an arm and a leg to buy. I'm even more surprised by how many people fall for it.
dragonelite  +   1601d ago
@ 7.3
knowing microsoft with their expensive pricing on Add ons it wouldn't work anyway. But i hate now how the journalists are just making sh!t topic about both consoles just so they can get hits from the fanboys.

I think it goes something like this.

person A:Dam we didnt get alot of hits this month not sure if we get paid.

Person B:Dont worry i have this emergency hit honeypot article for the fanboys.

person A: Dam that kinda cheap you know

person B: Yeah i know those people are stupid for being so loyal, But i have to feed myself and others too you know.

person A: Dam you got that right i think i write a emergency honeypot too just incase will write about how 360 is better then ps 3. And if you write one about how the ps 3 is better then 360 we are totally fixed for the next 2 months.

6 months later you have hiphopgamer kind of website with only fanboy honeypots.
Phaqutomb  +   1601d ago
@ 7.2
Sega cd add on from the 90's says hi
DarkSniper  +   1602d ago
Albert Penello has the right idea, but wrong execution. Dark Sniper wholeheartedly agrees with those who are on the fence on for the Blu-Ray market, they should focus their attention away from Xbox 360. Instead of purchasing a Blu-Ray player that shortens the quality and the experience of high definition cinema, you should focus your sights on PlayStation®3.

PlayStation®3's grandiose scale of AAA games, blockbuster motion pictures, and versatile functions that involve music, pictures and internet web browsing at your convenience. Instead of going to the movie theaters to enjoy the newest flick, grab yourself a soft drink and allow PlayStation®3 to bring the movie theatre to you. When it comes to home entertainment, look no further than purchasing a PlayStation®3 Home Entertainment Terminal for all of your entertainment needs.

Xbox 360 also provides consumers with another high definition disc medium entitled "HD-DVD". Dark Sniper would like for you Microslaves to visit your local video store and search for the newest HD-DVD movies on the market. When you finish your search, hopefully you'll soon realize the irrelevance of Xbox 360 in today's entertainment market.

Xbox 360 has no place in interactive electronics, or movies. Your system is nothing more than a third rate console that's on it's last legs. Good riddance Xbox 360. Dark Sniper will be ecstatic when you are forgotten.

$niper
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Deadman64  +   1602d ago
lolz...please point us to a picture of you? I could use a laugh
Nicholas Cage  +   1602d ago
hddvd did fail
anyone see ninja scroll in bluray? ohhhhh mann
Rocket Sauce  +   1602d ago
I want to see The Wicker Man on blu-ray.

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Agent Smith  +   1602d ago
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Sunny_D  +   1602d ago
Well, M$ don't really need Blu ray since they have Hd D... NVM
Microsft are fully committed to DD offering full retail games... Wait Sony did it first.
Hmmm, M$ next time you say you don't need something, then maybe you actually DO need it.
Treyb3yond  +   1602d ago
Sour grapes much ms?
Yes, I don't think so.
kydrice  +   1602d ago
I miss the format wars. I happned to notice all the usernames that supported HD-DVD are gone like Cdzie, I remember he was fiercely backing HD-DVD. I remember one of them even said something like "Warner Bros will go HD-DVD soon and the rest will follow suit mark my words" and then the next day Wal-mart and all the other major chains committed to Blu-Ray which lead every other studio to side with them including Warner Bros a few days later. It was pretty funny. Microsoft still seems to be pretty butthurt over this. They're quite adamant on not supporting Blu-Ray.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1602d ago
Other than the size discrepancy between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, I think HD-DVD was much more consumer friendly format. Instead of getting a choice, Sony muzzled in with their checkbooks and Toshiba lost the war.

Either way, it doesn't matter anymore.
Narutone66  +   1602d ago
11.1 Toshiba paid
Paramount pictures to support HD-DVD.
http://www.encyclopedia.com...
MS supported HD-DVD in hope that the Blu-ray/HD-DVD rivalry will delay the standardization of any format making DD viable.
Well, we all know what happened afterward.
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kydrice  +   1602d ago
@IdleLeeSiuLung
Cdzie? nah can't be..
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Bush  +   1602d ago
The thing is you cannot get a decent Blu Ray player for 150 all you get for that price is a cheap Wal-Mart knock off that you have to hook up to the internet with a cord and pray it still works in a year. I would rather spend the extra cash and get either a PS3 or a decent brand with built in Wi Fi for the updates.
SactoGamer  +   1602d ago
As a side note, the $109.95 blu-ray player mentioned at the end of the article is a Magnavox. Not a bad brand, but not exactly top-tier either.
Bathyj  +   1602d ago
Jeese M$. Sour Grapes much?

If you were so petty you would have backed BluRay from the start and it would have be adopted immediatly instead of taking a couple years to catch on.

But no, you have to be a child, and now you're missing out, and I hope to stick with DVD next gen too so it really bites your arse.

M$ shunning BR is as pathetic as Sony saying we will only put Linux in our Viao's.
Rowsdower  +   1602d ago
Thats what I did until the ps3 came down in price
I had a 360 and i bought a bluray player, at the time it was cheaper than a PS3 and the 360 played 90% of the same games as the PS3 and I was really into Gears, seems like a long time ago.

later on i purchased a ps3 slim for its exclusives

when I got the ps3 I moved the bluray player to the bedroom

ms will fix their storage capacity issue next gen

what did you expect the guy to say "go buy a ps3", some of your feigned shock and anger at these outrageous comments by a representative of this evil company are quite funny.
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HungPHAT  +   1602d ago
MS suxs as a Company
00  +   1602d ago
well
It's not like they're going to stop production of 360s just to put blu-ray in this late in the game, hell even an add-on wont be used for games.
zeddy  +   1602d ago
you've gotta be a true 360 fanboy to get a stand-alone and ignore the ps3. its undeniably the best blu-ray on the market.
InfiniteRetro  +   1602d ago
wow, talk about bleeding vagina syndrome. now they realise they've screwed up, so they're acting all school yard bully tough in the face of really hiding behind the fact they're closetted poofters.
rjgbyrne  +   1602d ago
God of War 3 is a bit bullish on the content size...
35GB, come on Sony, its also got making of videos and lost level episodes in HD, how much actual Game content does it house!?! Storage is not a problem yet... 2 DVDs, 2 DVDs, not a problem especially if it loads faster off the disc. I am a PS3 owner but blu-ray is not 'required' just yet. When we get good speeds from the drives and an engine like rage to use the storage up, then we need it. Digital downloads are not the way to go either. MS could always supply games on usb sticks with very high encryption, they go up to 64GB or possibly more. I am happy with both machines but blu-ray as a storage medium has not yet been proved. As a movie medium, it is leaps and bounds above DVD but thats it. I will be satisfied when Sony or another developer realease a blu-ray game that is filled with more than 15GB of gameplay data, NOT video as even the mighty Uncharted 2 uses. One thing is for sure, all this competition between Sony and MS is giving us gamers a very bright future. Keep up the good work, SOny and MS!
LeXxXiNgToN  +   1602d ago
Even MS wants you to buy a PS3.
SactoGamer  +   1602d ago
It kind of seems that way sometimes, doesn't it?
xg-ei8ht  +   1602d ago
Or just sell your 360, get a PS3, gaming and blu-ray in one.

dah dahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
crinale  +   1602d ago
In other words...
Microsoft wants customers to buy Playstation3, right?
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1602d ago
microsoft doesn't need bluray
but they d@mn well NEED a "triple or quadruple layer dvd."

there's got to be a way of increasing the size of dvd so that it doesn't gimp games for 360 and ps3 for the next 5 years.

but if those that were here on this site can remember,microsoft was all about **CHOICE.**

but you didn't get to choose if you can have bluray or not.they chose for you.just like they chose the XNE dash board with those funky avatars.

choice at launch,but no choice now.for those that can't afford internet and get that digital content microsoft speaks of(you can't get DD on a core 360 with no HDD),what are gamers to do for HD content?
SactoGamer  +   1602d ago
You still have a choice
You can choose not to buy a 360 if you don't already own one.

You can choose to sell yours on eBay, Craigslist or trade it in for a few pennies at GameStop.

Or you can choose not to care.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   1602d ago
That was something I was thinking about the other day. Is there a way to increase the size of the existing DVD that can still be read by the same laser?

If MS could work with Toshiba or one of the other format makers and do something like this that would be a bombshell. I know there has been advances in space on a DVD9 and dividing the layers further but nothing has ever come to market.

However, I'm playing ME2 on DVD9 and have never been happier. So whatever happens I'm cool.
tripewire  +   1601d ago
GEC:

Not economically viable. With bluray the new standard, movie publishers would not want to cover the costs of new equipment for a format that in all likelyness wouldnt have the legs of bluray.

Industry, particularly tech, progresses.

Why people are trying to fight that is beyond me. I think it might have something to do with backing the wrong horse.
Rowsdower  +   1602d ago
why not - @ 19, 20, and 21
I own both a PS3 and a 360, and I'm better off (gaming wise) for it

this all seems kinda childish
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Akagi  +   1602d ago
Suck on it, bots. Underdog ALWAYS wins.
Quadrix  +   1602d ago
Or better yet, sell your 360 and get a PS3
Rowsdower  +   1602d ago
this is my last post o this topic
but why sell the 360 and miss out on the great games

and while i admit many 360 "exclusives" can be found on the PC there are still some great ones that cant be found anywhere else
Rocket Sauce  +   1602d ago
So you can look cool on the internet, I guess. I don't get it either.
Fade_Walker  +   1602d ago
That is a jerk response. My 360 would be out of the door if it wasn’t for Halo: Reach and Mass Effect 3.
HelghastGeneral  +   1602d ago
Ms stop thinking only about profit.
Saying we should go out and buy a standalone blue ray player isn’t just coming from one person this statement speaks for all of Microsoft. This company is so focused on profit that if it had the resources their next console would be designed by them. If they could they would go as far as to make their own video card and processor and not to forget there beloved digital download future. At the rate which they release windows and all the money they get each time it’s possible they could make everything for themselves. They figure we can force every pc maker to buy windows and use that as the operating system then we can force digital downloads on everyone in the future. They could probably even start making their own computers as well with windows and gaming both console and pc and digital downloads which they could receive every piece of profit from the consumer.

Microsoft is a company that doesn’t care about your opinion they feel they are powerful enough to make a profit from you by force. Gaming to them is not a cultural art and passion instead it’s just a business run by fat cats similar to the ones you read in the news papers. Look at Nintendo they gave up they cartridge format and adopted to dvd format nice and simple and look where they are with the wii. Hmm I wonder if Microsoft followed this easy step and adopted blue ray could they be as successful as Nintendo too? Nahh of course not because they feel they can use force and be as successful as the wii with their own way of distribution because this way means more profit.

The xbox 360 like I said in a previous letter has almost destroyed this generation of gaming if it wasn’t for ps3 I probably wouldn’t have the motivation to play anything. 360 is just a pc it’s a triple core intel processor with ati videocard and its about five year old technology that’s limited both in hardware and space. Because 360 sold in so many numbers developers refuse to ignore it and follow the same step as Microsoft hey why not make multiplatform and see double the amount of sales. Its okay up to a certain point where designing a multiplatform game is based upon 360’s limited aged hardware and dvd disc space. With the ps3 however is a system that is not a pc it’s a true game console and sony a company that cares not only about your opinion but also gaming as a passion and culture rich like the art in japan. When developing for ps3 your not limited at all it’s a like a freedom you don’t have to worry about disc space or hardware not being able to handle what you want to create. The only trouble ps3 developers have is trying to use all that power and tap into it rather than worrying about a system like 360 that can’t handle something and not have enough space to use more discs and pay royalties.

What Microsoft should do is develop a disc format for there next system instead of use blue ray this way people can own their games and have a physical library and Microsoft doesn’t have to worry about using a competitors format.
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