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6M Blu-ray Players May Be No Sure Thing

As the economic storm clouds grow darker, consumer electronics manufacturers are looking at a handful of growth categories - including Blu-ray Disc players - to hedge the industry's bets, but one major retailer told TWICE that he fears the category is still not the slam-dunk some perceive it to be.

HighDefinition5332d ago

Is doing fine for a new format, all new formats take time usually.

The economic state is the only thing hurting it.

People love HighDefinition. (lol)

Mr_Bun5332d ago

Of course it is doing fine, but it has been at least a week since the last "Blu-ray in trouble" article...so it was due.

UnwanteDreamz5332d ago

I agree with both of you. I just wonder how long it will be around before this BS stops.

miasma5332d ago (Edited 5332d ago )

but I only buy a select few movies on BD. I have a DVD collection of over 300 movies and I am not replacing them for BD because there is no need to. There are a few i did replace with BD, but even when I buy new movies if it is a movie i don't need 1080p for (like a goofy comedy or something) i would rather spend less than $10 for it on DVD. Any action movie, I get BD. So for people like me adoption rate for BD could be a snails pace for quite a while...

Plus, I buy all my BD on amazon and eBay, so they are almost the same price as DVDs.

UnwanteDreamz5332d ago (Edited 5332d ago )

Phuck VHS, Betamax all day Sony FTW.

Marty83705332d ago

Notice how the article fails to mention the 21+million PS3 owners.

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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake2d ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga2d ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx2d ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga2d ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H92d ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

MrChow6662d ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens522d ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

gpimlott1d 16h ago

I played through the whole game and think she is one of the worst character Ive ever played as

ravens521d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

gpimlott. How?

Christopher2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens522d ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner2d ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist

ravens521d 19h ago

For all the people like synner. Shes actually half white lol. Inferior complexity is a hell of a thing. You'll be ok.

Nerdmaster2d ago

Most of these aren't even that bad. Especially comparing to others like Squall "Whatever" Leonhart, Forspoken's Frey, and the guy from Atomic Heart.

-Foxtrot2d ago

Squall is one of the best developed main FF characters so...

People talk about his "whatever" thing thats at the start of the game, not the character he eventually becomes in the end.

Nerdmaster2d ago

No amount of "character development", (especially the ones that for me feels sudden and undeserved like Squall's), will justify him being a d**k to my girl Quistis. Even if he found the cure for cancer, from that moment on, I would never like him.
The article is about being unlikeable, and he was indeed unlikeable for at least half of the game.

BrainSyphoned2d ago

Squall is the best protagonists in FF so you can go whatever yourself.

H92d ago

My good sir, I need to steal that "you can go whatever yourself" because it's gold