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Submitted by MrSwede 2446d ago | news

War Gets Nasty - Blu-ray Official Site Hacked

Format War Central writes:

"The format war got a little nastier today. It appears that HD DVD supporters have hacked the official BDA site so that it now shows the HD DVD PRG site instead.

Personally I think that stooping to this level is pretty shameful - none the less I guess it demonstrates how strongly some folk feel about this whole deal." (Industry)

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UnblessedSoul  +   2446d ago
It's a desperate attempt, bluray will win soon enough
crazy25000  +   2446d ago
same thought here
its a shame they gotta go that low
TANOD  +   2446d ago
Blu-ray's official website is safe and sound
http://www.blu-ray.com/

:)

MS tards are desperate now

@MR MARBOT

HD DVD is Toshiba's format but they are being financed by MS since if BD wins then X360 with its HD DVD /DVD support will become totally obsolete

MS has a history of doing dirty things
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Mr Marbles  +   2446d ago
HEY MORON
HD DVD is Toshiba's baby, this has nothing to do with MS!
gamesR4fun  +   2446d ago
lol
cant see anyone doing this cause their a hd dvd 'fan'

imo Toshiba or someone at m$ set it up
Lord_Mike  +   2446d ago
Wow this is pretty sad. I mean Sony didn't force them to buy HD-DVD players, so why all the hate? If they hate, they should have hate on themselves for giving in on that $99 HD-DVD player ordeal.
DARKKNIGHT  +   2446d ago
wow, theres alot of negative stuff going on in this generation.....it all point to the same company. thats pretty lame.
drewdrakes  +   2446d ago
As if sony hasnt done dirtier THEMSELVES. Ahem, rootkits.
DARKKNIGHT  +   2446d ago
ur right drew that was dirty.

does it compare to everything happening in this generation of consoles though? honestly ask yourself that question.

is it on the same level??
PimpHandHappy  +   2446d ago
more like
the continuation of the MS viral marketing IMO

shows the level there fan base will stoop just like the company some of most them support
sanderFVCKINcohen  +   2445d ago
!!!Hackers HATE BLU RAY!!!
Blu Ray Limits the Freedom and thats why greedy corporations support Blu Ray.

LET US DO WHAT WE WANT WITH OUR CDs
gamesblow  +   2446d ago
Hey, desperate times call for desperate measures... And lets face it... The hd-dvd crowd is pretty damn desperate right now.
MrSwede  +   2446d ago
It's http://www.blu-raydisc.com/... go check it out
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Marceles  +   2446d ago
Wow, the site is down
MrSwede  +   2446d ago
It's back in business now :)
Jdash24  +   2446d ago
News from Blu-ray.com
The official website of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has been hacked and is now directing traffic to the website of a not-so-perfect competitor. Do not be alarmed by this act of cyber-terrorism; the BDA is just fine. Until the problem gets resolved, please refrain from visiting that site.
hardmetal  +   2446d ago
Officially, The Look and Sound of Blu-ray winning the war.
ATLRoAcH  +   2446d ago
What losers.
They have to hack the site.This will do nothing but hurt their cause.Oh well, rootin' for Blu-Ray anyway.
Jinxstar  +   2446d ago
Lots of format war news today... Odd.

For the record I think this will harm HDDVD more then help. This kind of news will put a very bad PR spin on HDDVD and I feel push people from it... I could be wrong but yeah... Just more ammunition for the BR conference...

Edit: @ Eagle.

I try to stay neutral in the console wars. The 360 has some good games. The PS3 does too. Both consoles have potential and will soon both have enough user base to warrant producing games for either console. It's a war of fans. I own both and enjoy both for now... Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I honestly just have opinions on games. I don't care much for which console they are on... Just if they are fun to play. I used to be an avid sony fanboy but seriously I have opened my eyes to some of the fun games on 360 now as well.

However this is an article about the disc formats. Whichever loses it will be pretty devastating for either side. With the way things are going now and with actions like these... it will probably get worse before it gets better.

I hope you dont get to much flak for your post =P

Edit 2: Ahhhh. kk. Gotcha. Its just it kinda came off that way. Game on.
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eagle21  +   2446d ago
@Jinxstar..lol..bubbles
I feel negative Blu stuff hurts hd dvd more and negative PS3 stuff hurts 360 perception more. Sony has a real brand selling 1.6 million game consoles just last week. It is a POWERHOUSE, BRICKHOUSE, whatever: it can't be hurt. This kind of stuff is just plain funny.

@jinxstar: I don't bash people for their game tastes, I am talking brand strength, and talking bad about a dominant brand makes your growing brand worse. A bully is always turned on. No salt throwing from me. Play whatever your little hearts desire. Some people say "there is no such thing as negative press"..kind of true, if your already popular (that's what I mean).
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aftrdark21  +   2446d ago
bubbles for you
Well said. Just enjoy both consoles.

Game On!
TANOD  +   2446d ago
What a shame?
MS is destroying Toshiba. They are now almost gone. VISTA is a mega flop and now they are dragging down Toshiba along with them

The format war is over.

Give up MS and Toshiba

@FUNK

SONY is way bigger than MS

SONY's total assets exceed 100 billion dollars. MS total assets is around 62 billion dollars

Your commodities in circulation doesnt reflect on your substance

SONY is bigger and MS also has huge liabilities too. In fact over 50% of their assets are liabilities
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OOG FunK  +   2446d ago
lol tanod shmee whateer your name is now.....lool jus shush man MS has pockets lined in platinum and gold....even when they fail they still make more money then your fav companies...its the sad truth...but its the truth
N4Flamers  +   2446d ago
@ Tanod
Do you even look up any information before you start spewing garbage from your mouth. If you did you would see sony makes about 1.5 mil a month and is a 62 billion dollar company, while microsoft makes 14 mil a month and is a 338 billion dollar company. Honestly I mean you do have the internet took me about five minutes to look it up. I was surprised nobody called you on your BS yet.
Lightning Mr Bubbles  +   2446d ago
Sore losers
That kind of thing isn't neccesary.
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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2446d ago
OMFG!
Polluted  +   2446d ago
Wow. Just wow. I can see people wanting the format war to be over so they can buy themselves a high definition media player with confidence, but why, oh why are people getting so worked up over which format is best? It's like people are getting emotionally invested in a war over some meaningless plastic discs. They're just fancy cd's. Some people shouldn't be allowed on the internet.
Meus Renaissance  +   2446d ago
This is stupid, it just puts them in a very bad light (HD-DVD supporters).
MrSwede  +   2446d ago
So true Meus. I love the comment on Blu-ray.com: "The look and sound of lawsuit." :)
OOG FunK  +   2446d ago
hahahahahahahhaahha lol people are so retarded lol
DJ  +   2446d ago
Oh Man.
Can't wait to see the "HD-DVD hacks Blu-ray out of desperation" articles.
Lightning Mr Bubbles  +   2446d ago
I'm a sore loser also
One time when my Girlfriend choose another guy over me.

A few weeks later, I jumped her from behind. I attacked her and beat her up.

After that, I felt a bit better. violence can solve problems but it's never the way to go. Oh, who the hell am I kidding. It's always the way to go.
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Diabloz  +   2446d ago
Lmao i hope those guys get sued.!!! haha
CLOUDJU  +   2446d ago
Er...
People realize their fighting over CD's, right ?
Blademask  +   2446d ago
lol.. deseperate.
Good job though

Bloodmask/Power of Green/The Round Peg. props

This is why they have been so quiet.
Lightning Mr Bubbles  +   2446d ago
so that's what those guys have been up to
We should report them.
aba  +   2446d ago
Or they just don't care.
Unlike the blu-ray tards in here who couldn't wait to comment how "desperate" HD-DVD is.

EDIT: No its not dumbass, its a damn joke. Get over it.
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Blademask  +   2446d ago
how are you quoting "desperate". It is desperate, if you don't see that.. then well? you are "retarded"
Boink  +   2446d ago
wow
the people taking sides in this "war" officially need help...
Ri0tSquad  +   2446d ago
Very sad.
So low. I would be pretty pissed if I was a HD DVD supporter and it still got its ass handed to them even after sinking to $100 bucks. Sucks for you guys, no offense.
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cajuncandb  +   2446d ago
Sounds like Sony needs to focus on SECURITY
First the sony Playstation 3 has viruses written on it enough so to need Trend Micro Virus Protection (www.trendmicro.com) and now the Sony Blu-Ray website gets hacked. I mean don't they know anything about how to prevent the hacking of their stuff. I wonder if the other console needs virus protection -- hmmmm lets see NO! score another one for the MS Fanboys out there i guess. I just love sitting back and watch all this crap.
Ri0tSquad  +   2446d ago
Sony does'nt own www.bluray.com you noob.
Sony just supports Blu-Ray. Stop trying to counter this, you won't win. Go some where troll.

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Polluted  +   2446d ago
You're absolutely right. If only they could lock down their OS as well as Microsoft. I mean who ever heard of a Windows virus? Those Linux based OS's are just so insecure...
Azures  +   2446d ago
I was at Best Buy earlier and was surprised to see a crowd in the hi-def section, except all of them were grabbing blu-ray movies lol.

Superbad on BD was sold out :(
Enigma_2099  +   2446d ago
Jeebus H Christ...
... that's hardcore... and rather pathetic.
Mr Marbles  +   2446d ago
Battles
Involving Sony products and formats always turn ugly, you don't see BMW and Mercedes fans going at it like this. Because Sony tends to exagerate their positves, lie and manipulate the public, all while over promising and under delivering, this angers a lot of people. Add to that that Sony is VERY powerful and has a weird cult like following that never questions them and pushes their lies on other consumers, and you have the recipe for intense product wars. The normal thinking person gets very irritated when they see Sony winning based on lies, manipulation and selling out the consumer. Having said all that, this move does not help HD DVDs position, it only hurts it, they are stooping to Sonys level.
HarryEtTubMan  +   2446d ago
Seriously you are a f$cking IDIOT. SHUT UP.

Yea.... Sony is the biggest and best Electroncs/Entertainment company in the world.... not because they are the best in EVERYTHING... including qualty....because of a "cult follwing"

Seriously. YOU ARE STUPID.
Mr Marbles  +   2446d ago
OK
You just proved my point sir, ask yourself, why did my words upset you so much, Sony is in no way related to you, they have never done anything for you without a price, I doubt you even own their stock, yet you attack another person that you don't even know because of something I said about a faceless Japanese corporation. Think about it dude, nothing I say about Sony should hurt your feelings so much, they own your mind dude.
Ri0tSquad  +   2446d ago
Explain.
How this puts them on Sony's level.

"Sony winning based on lies, manipulation and selling out the consumer."

Haha okkkkk. You should reevaluate your comments before you post them.
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Lord_Mike  +   2446d ago
Its not a cult thing buddy. People like Sony because they make premium quality products, just look at their TV's, cell phones, consoles etc... We all know that Sony has a superior HD format, you cannot denying this. I'm sure if Toshiba developed Bluray and Sony developed HD-DVD everyone would still choose Blueray, its just a better format period.

This is why you don't see many people backing products from cheap manufacters like JVC, Hyundai, Sanyo and so on.
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sml5  +   2446d ago
Do not trash your HD DVD Player. I offer free HD-DVD player recycling program. Lets keep our planet green!
N4Flamers  +   2446d ago
Im not a hater
Well to be perfectly honest mostly anything sony is overpriced, TV's over priced and I've owned about two 32 inchers from them, one HD finally went with a samsung which to me was a cheap sony knock off but you cant beat them on lcd's. I mean better resolution better contrast ratio and cheaper, winning combination to me. Cameras, go with a canon, better color engine same price. Phones, who cant make a phone, I heard apple has one. Whats that sony phone name again the xj900 or something. Consoles, I like the PS3 I'm getting one next year when they get some good games. Where they really shine is in movies, like sony pictures. Blueray, HD-DVD same crap to me waiting for this war to be over and a major integration and I will start buying.
Lord_Mike  +   2445d ago
@N4Flamers
Hey check out Sony phones on gsmarena.com they are awesome. BTW Sony only release crappy phones in America, in the East they rock. But check it out, their phones are pretty tight. I agree that they are overpriced with their TV's but other than that, they are pretty reasonable.
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Blademask  +   2446d ago
lol they hacked it again!
Keep it up HD-DVD losers!

http://www.blu-raydisc.com/...
tordavis  +   2446d ago
Purchasing electronics does not make a person a loser.
Calling a person a loser for purchasing electronics...makes YOU a loser.

My new quote of the year: "I'm a PS3 fanboy therefore I support Blu-Ray to the death."
Vertius  +   2446d ago
People who rebuff people for calling people losers are losers.

Except me. :P
Enigma_2099  +   2443d ago
And just where in the rulebook does it say that you're exempt....
..... hmmmmmmm?
beoulve  +   2446d ago
desperate attempt, sigh... those guys must be sour they bought HD-DVD and cant watch sh~t.
tordavis  +   2446d ago
What does your statement mean? There are no good films out on HD-DVD? As far as I know there are good films on both formats. Hmmm...interesting. You're knowledge is vast and infinite. Bubbles for you!
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rofldings  +   2446d ago
Sure, except anything worth watching on HD-DVD also happens to be out on Blu-ray (warner)
WilliamRLBaker  +   2446d ago
lol
GO GO GO *because we all know the blu ray camp is a bunch of honorable individuals* lol
Blademask  +   2446d ago
i dont remember any bluray fanboys hacking HD-DVD's sites.
do you?
tordavis  +   2446d ago
@blademask
I don't think anyone has been accused or arrested for the hack. I doubt it's Toshiba and MS as they don't need to stoop to such tactics to promote a product. Yeah, it was dumb and makes HD-DVD look bad but it's no different than reading these forums which makes Blu-Ray look bad.

"I'm a PS3 fanboy therefore I support Blu-Ray to the death."
Scarfy  +   2446d ago
This is excellent news...
... for Blu Ray supporters.

This is a very VERY stupid thing for the hackers to do.

Word of this will spread all over the net and to the media industry. It will make anyway who might be considering moving away from HD-DVD even more reason to do so. They won't want to be associated with this kind of action.
retro  +   2446d ago
*lol*
C'mon guys, some script kiddies did a prank (and a bad one at that) - no reason to explode the intarweb, k?
Wonderbhoy  +   2446d ago
Couldn't agree more
Some hackers thought it would be funny.. and it is.

I'm no fanboy of either side of the format war, but if someone hacked HD-DVD site and stuck a bluray logo on there, the sony fans from this site would be laughing their ass off.
darthv72  +   2446d ago
inside job????
it would be really funny if it was bluray supporters that hacked it.

Maybe the taliban will come forward and claim responsibility.
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