Blu-Ray Accessory Coming For Xbox 360?

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  1. Joe Moore

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    Xbox 360 To Get Blu-Ray Add-On? | IshTalkers

     
  2. Recall

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    If it does get a blu-ray player my PS3 is going bye bye. So i'm eagerly awaiting its release.
     
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    Wonder if this is just for games or movies?

    Don't you mean if they play "Catch-up"? :D 
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    I doubt they will ever do Blu-Ray games on the 360. An add-on would likely be for movies only.
     
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    To their credit, they shouldn't put games on BR, because that would alienate anyone who doesn't buy the accessory but wants that fancy new 50 gig game... or.. they could release two versions of the game, but that would be extremely confusing and pointless.

    I've actually decided that if I get Mass Effect 2 on PC I might part ways with my Halo Xbox. It gets pretty bad when the Wii is turned on more than the 360, but my only hesitation is that I just know that when I trade it in, some announcement of a must have game will be made for the system, and I'll kick my own balls for it. But for now, it's been a serious doorstop.
     
  6. Trailbreaker77

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    Dude if your just using your PS3 to watch movies you should get rid of it. Just get a blu-ray player instead your wasting your PS3.
     
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    Yeah and sell it to me. Seriously seriously, if you get rid of it, lemme know. My fiance wants one so we can play online coop games together.
     
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    I thought BluRay was a property owned by Sony, Microsofts rival in this video game war, which wouldnt make much sense for them to hand it over to the enemy?
     
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    I don't believe it works that way for non-playstation related hardware. And BR is primarily used for movies right now. Only PS3 utilizes it for games.
     
  10. Joe Moore

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    It is not owned by Sony. The patents and such are owned by the Blu-Ray Disc Association. The Blu-Ray Disc Association was formed by Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung.Their board of directors consists of members from Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Warner Bros. Fox and a bunch of others.

    Hell, even Toshiba, who created and owned HD-DVD, is now making Blu-Ray players.
     
  11. Smasher

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    It would be cool -but I'm not holding my breath for it.
     
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    To little to late, might as well get a PS3 or a stand alone blu-ray instead especially considering how loud the 360 is.
     
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    Read this on Eurogamer who also had this comment from him:
    Linky

    The also noted that this isn't the first time Ballmer has said something that isn't 100% accurate:
    Also the following is quite interesting:
    DF: Blu-ray makes no sense for Xbox 360 | DigitalFoundry
     
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    I was one of the stupid people who bought the HD-DVD add on and the drive on that thing is super-quiet. Maybe a Blu-Ray add on is going to do be the same way.

    It would have to be hella cheap, too.

    I got a full featured Samsung player with Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and Blockbuster for $170.
     
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    Is the 360 being loud really a problem? I never even notice it making sound when I play it.
     
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    who cares, let me know when that cartridge attachment for the 360 comes out so i can play my mega drive games on it.
     
  17. Hook

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    Pfft. They should fix their shoddy 360 hardware before considering Blu-ray add-on drives.
     
  18. Prowl

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    Not to defend my best bud (because friends rip on each other), but considering that you could still get HD movies at Frys for like 5 bucks (with the same quality as BluRay) I wouldn't consider it that stupid of a move.
     
  19. Smasher

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    Yeah.
    I noticed Shaun of the Dead on HD-DVD there for $5.
    What a steal!

    By the way, if you are in Frye's and you see an Aspen Server hooked up to an 83 inch Mitsubishi TV, piss on the server for me, will you?
     
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    No problem dude. I'll do that for you. And I'll drink a shitload of soda with ice before hand too.
     

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