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Originally Posted by xJavontax View Post

But I thought Sony didn't create Blu-Ray, I know they had something to do with it's creation, but it was the co-operative work of many different companies/organizations, right?

I believe it was mostly funded by Sony, but it's been years so I'm not completely sure.

EDIT: Here are the founders, not sure if they all had an equal stake though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc_Founders
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I thought DirectX was from microsoft.
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Hope this is true biggrin.gif Everyone wins tongue.gif
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I thought DirectX was from microsoft.

It is. Sony could still license it though.
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And some people were saying the PC was dying. LOL Consoles have become nothing more than simplified PCs (and getting more and more like PCs with HDDs, USB, firmware updates, game patches, etc), and now they will technically be closer to PCs more than ever.

Really. Next up Sony will be selling laptops with a proprietory OS for simple web browsing, media playback and basic word processing that runs PS4 games
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The next xbox will need blu-ray's for their media if it is going to support native 1080p content.
    
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PS4 emulator anyone?!?!?!
But this makes room for improvement, and the possibility of fast ports from ps4 to pc. Maybe sony will give us killzone,uncharted,god of war series to the pc biggrin.gif. <-YEAH RIIIIGHT

I'm still waiting for a good Xbox 1 "emulator". That used a modified Windows 2000, an x86 CPU, and a nVidia GPU.
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Blu Ray has shown no advantage over DVD for gaming.
Being able to fit more content per disk isn't an advantage? I suppose swapping disks while gaming is a good thing? rolleyes.gif
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If this turns out to be a late April Fools, I'll blacklist that website.
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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is the industry consortium that develops and licenses Blu-ray Disc technology and is responsible for establishing format standards and promoting business opportunities for Blu-ray Disc. The BDA is divided into three levels of membership: the Board of Directors, Contributors, and General Members.[1]
The "Blu-ray Disc founder group" was started on May 20, 2002 by MIT and nine leading electronic companies: Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG (Lucky GoldStar) Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung.[2] In order to enable more companies to participate, it announced in May 2004 that it would form the Blu-ray Disc Association, which was inaugurated on October 4, 2004.
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If you want to help create industry standards, then you must play by the industry rules. This is basic macroeconomics.
Microsoft was never fully invested in a next-gen media format, that's the whole reason we didn't see HD DVD built into the Xbox 360, but existed as an expensive peripheral that didn't sell.
A Blu ray attachment would have been more expensive, suffered lackluster sales, and would have conflicted with the digital distribution platforms that Microsoft launched, all at a time where DVDs were still outselling Blu Ray discs 2000:1. Not to mention, Blu Ray has shown no advantage over DVD for gaming. In fact, most console ports look and play better on Xbox 360.
There was and is still very little incentive to have Blu ray.

Game companies tend to target the lowest common denominator that still matters. Xbox 360 has the most sales so companies prioritize that platform.

That is why cross-platform games tend to be poorer on PS3 and PC. They are held back by Xbox 360's small storage space. Graphics assets and other stuff have more reduced quality to fit on the DVD.
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