New Device Reads Both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Media

One of the differences between the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats is the discs' structure. Although both formats use the same laser wavelength (405nm), Sony's format modifies the structure of the disc to achieve a higher value of numerical aperture, which allows Blu-ray Disc to store up to 25GB on the same area a HD DVD disc can store 15GB.

As a result, Blu-ray Disc is incompatible with HD DVD and DVD media because instead of having a 12mm thick disc made of a 0.6 mm disc with 0.6 mm protective coating on top (as in DVD media), Blu-ray Disc is made of a 1.1 mm disc covered by a 0.1mm protective layer.

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FreeMonk6489d ago

Well does that mean then if Sony's Blu Ray disc protective layer is only 0.1mm compared to HD-DVD's 0.6mm layer, your more likely to damage your Blu Ray discs??

I've had problems with DVD discs sometimes that I bought from the shop that wasn't connected to the inside box and had a little scratch on and didn't want to play, so surely Blu-Ray is going to be worse!!

Have Sony dropped yet another bollock?

DG6488d ago

BR uses a different type of coating that is more durable.

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Paying Extra For Early Access Cannot Be The Industry Norm

Charging for early access has started to become a regular practice in several AAA games, and the gaming community should not tolerate this.

CrimsonWing691h ago

Don’t uh… don’t pay for it then? 🤷‍♂️ It’s 3 days early, let people who can’t wait pony up to pay for early access. I’d hope people have more control over themselves if they don’t want to pay extra. I personally, do not see an issue with the option. If I’m hyped for a game and they give you early access, I’ll pay. If it’s something I can wait to play on “actual release” I won’t pay extra. It’s as simple as that.

Crows901h ago

Except your entirely mistaken if you think it's "early access"

Theyre just charging you extra to play it on release. So gullible.

Crows901h ago

It's not early access...it's playing on release...early access is when the game isn't finished and needs a little more time...you also get it months in advance.

Let's not get confused here..

VersusDMC1h ago

Microsoft has been doing premium edition early access for awhile(Forza and Starfield recently) ...so why is it an issue now when Ubisoft does it?

It can't be the gamepass excuse as Ubisoft has day one subscriptions as well.

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It's A Crime That There's No Sleeping Dogs 2 Yet

Huzaifah from eXputer: "Sleeping Dogs from the early 2010s is one of the best open-world games out there but in dire need of a resurgence."

LG_Fox_Brazil22h ago

I agree, I consider the first one a cult classic already

isarai16h ago

You say "yet" as if it's even possible anymore. United Front Games is gone, along with anyone that made this game what it is

CrimsonWing693h ago

That’s what happens when games sell poorly. And I’ve seen people wonder why people cry when a game sells badly… this is your answer.

solideagle2h ago

Majority of the time it's true but if a company/publisher is big (in terms of money), they can take a hit or 2. e.g. I am not worried about Rebirth sales as Square will make Remake 3 anyway but if FF 17 doesn't sell then Square might need to look for alternative. <-- my humble opinion

Abnor_Mal2h ago

Doesn’t Microsoft own the IP now since they acquired Activision?

DaReapa31m ago

No. Square Enix owns the IP.

boing11h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Sleeping Dogs was a sleeper hit back then. It was fantastic. It actually still is. Would love a sequel to this, or at least a revive of True Crime series.

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Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II - PC Wore it Better

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II was an intriguing and unique RTS title, that sadly suffered in its console port.

dadavis199214h ago

Was just thinking about this game and wishing I had a way to revisit it. The way EA scrubs these titles from existence once their licensing runs out is horrid.

Michiel19893h ago

there is a client made by modders and it also works online.

kevco332h ago

Indeed. The game can still be played online on PC.

Xbox 360 players, though? Bang outta luck.