Toshiba Wants Unification

Toshiba Corp. said on Tuesday it would still like to develop a unified format for advanced optical DVD discs, but two competing -- and incompatible -- products are likely to hit the market at first.

Toshiba is a leading proponent of next-generation HD DVD optical disc technology, which competes with the Blu-ray standard promoted by Sony Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., a maker of Panasonic brand electronics.

"We have not given up on a unified format. We would like to seek ways for unifying the standards if opportunities arise," Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida told an annual shareholders' meeting.

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the_bebop6305d ago

While I am hopeing that Blu-ray will win out and not because I am going to buy a PS3 and want it to win the format war and make the PS3 look good but because Stargate SG-1/Atlantis will end up making it to BD since MGM is now owned by Sony, but I would like to see a format that combineds both the formats strength instead.

mikeeno76305d ago

this is just shiit! Yesterday, this site said a hybrid format had been agreed between the two. Now we find out that Toshiba still wants a unified format? Post credible news...

achira6305d ago

all the postings here are only rumours. thats why you should not believe (or at least be carefull) anything on such sites like this.

FamoAmo6305d ago

There is no reason to buy HD DVD or Blu Ray right now b/c neither will probably be the format and I have over 150 dvd's as it is!! Anyone buying either player is retarded!

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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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GhostScholar1d 13h ago (Edited 1d 13h ago )

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

gold_drake1d 5h ago

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

Cacabunga1d 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👍🏽

Rancegamerx1d 2h ago

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

Cacabunga19h ago

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

H922h 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

GooGobbler1d 13h ago

What about that Forspoken Tw*t

MrChow6661d ago

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

ravens5223h ago

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

gpimlott4h ago

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

ravens522h ago(Edited 2h ago)

gpimlott. How?

Christopher22h ago(Edited 22h 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.

ravens5220h 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.

savedsynner18h 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

ravens527h ago

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

Nerdmaster1d 9h 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.

-Foxtrot1d 2h 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.

Nerdmaster14h 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.

BrainSyphoned1d 1h ago

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

H922h ago

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