You might think gaming’s third big player, Microsoft, would feel a little left out, having already released the Xbox 360 last year, but they’re not about to let that stop them. They’ve started the week off with a bang, announcing
the planned HD-DVD support for the 360. For those confused by the whole jargon, Microsoft breaks it down:
To most consumers, HD DVD is probably a new phrase, but it’s simple to decipher. The HD is high definition and DVDs are those hundreds of millions of shiny discs sold worldwide.
Thanks, Microsoft. That was breaking it
way the heck down
. If you’re an Xbox 360 owner, no doubt you’re wondering what this revolution (sorry, Nintendo) is going to cost you.
Stay tuned. We decided to save that good news for another day, but we’re clearly out to make this an affordable option for Xbox 360 owners…
Unless that pricetag is
or, ooh, negative (can we do negative?), I’m not convinced this can be classified as “good news.”
But what of that other next-gen optical format, the
recently delayed Blu-Ray
With HD DVD, it is now becoming evident that the entire ecosystem—from players, drives, the discs, and manufacturing—is more economical than Blu-ray.
Oooh, fighting words. Sony? Your move.