Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD

Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 9:31am CST

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The HD DVD battle continues! Several persistent Transformers fans continue to inquire on Michael Bay's ShootForTheEdit.com why Paramount and Dreamworks released the Transformers Movie in HD DVD and regular DVD formats, while excluding the apparently superior Blu-Ray format. As some of you know, Microsoft is one of the big supporters behind the HD DVD format.

Here's what Michael Bay had to say on his website yesterday: "What you don't understand is corporate politics. Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million dollar checks to studios just embrace the HD DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu Ray. They want confusion in the market until they perfect the digital downloads. Time will tell and you will see the truth."

Let the HD DVD and Blu-Ray battles continue!

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SlashDot.org
ShootForTheEdit.com
Energon Pub Discussion

Credit(s): ShootForTheEdit.com, Electronista.com, Slashdot.org, Swerve


This article was last modified on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 10:01am CST

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Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491260)
Posted by DISCHARGE on December 5th, 2007 @ 9:52am CST
Swerve wrote:
i_amtrunks wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Sometimes I don't know about that man. I'd swear he's Manic Depressive or something.


He is an attention whore. He has to come out and say something stupidly retarded every now and again to get his fix.

In Australia we call that "doing a Mundine".

Wonder how long this post will stay up at Shootfortheedit.com


The post has been up for a little while. The link I got the story from had a link back to shootforthereedit.com where they got the original quote.

I do wonder about Bay sometimes. He totally hated the idea of doing a "kids movie" based on a toy and claimed he knew little about the series. Now he is a self proclaimed "huge fan" with the license to do whatever he wants to Transformers as far as the movie universe is concerned. I also wonder if he means a "huge fan" of the source material or "huge fan" of his own work?



He's a huge fan of cash :lol:
No really, Can't they scrap discs altogether and just sell the movies on memory cards?
Or would that be too easy?
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491262)
Posted by Senor Hugo on December 5th, 2007 @ 9:54am CST
Just proves that Microsoft wants Hollywoodoutof the picture, and that Bay is bat-shit insane.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491271)
Posted by First Gen on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:01am CST
Seeing as a limited number of people have Blu Ray, like the NFL Network, I dont see the big deal. HD DVD may not be as nice (Really I couldn't tell the difference) but at least you got it in a decent quality format.

These PS3 owners are ridiculous.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491273)
Posted by QuietStorm on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:05am CST
What a complete and utter tool. Keep making giant robot movies and stop flapping your mouth about things that you obviously have no idea about.

The bottom line is that Bay wants to reap as much as he can from a movie that was probably his best work. I don't blame him for that--I blame him for being a whiney baby in regards to how the studio, who owns the project, handled the home market distribution.

Word.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491288)
Posted by Prime Evil on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:16am CST
Don't know why everyone keeps on slammin him. He sounds just like any other opinionated TF poster.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491292)
Posted by Ariannus on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:17am CST
What Michael Bay doesn't realize is that Microsoft is a member of the backing group for HD-DVD and that the HD-DVD standard uses Microsoft's Hdi system of interactive content. Therefore Microsoft makes royalties off of everything released on HD-DVD. On the other hand, Microsoft isn't a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association and Blu-ray uses Sun's competing Java system for it's interactive content, so Microsoft makes nothing.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491293)
Posted by Cheetron on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:18am CST
All I can say is ........ Ok.....?

I'm one of those people who finally broke down and bought a DVD player. Not a fancy one, but a DVD/VCR thing because I like to watch the older movies I've already bought and not turn around and go spend tons of money to re-buy them on a format that is apparently on it's way out.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491296)
Posted by First Gen on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:21am CST
Ariannus wrote:What Michael Bay doesn't realize is that Microsoft is a member of the backing group for HD-DVD and that the HD-DVD standard uses Microsoft's Hdi system of interactive content. Therefore Microsoft makes royalties off of everything released on HD-DVD. On the other hand, Microsoft isn't a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association and Blu-ray uses Sun's competing Java system for it's interactive content, so Microsoft makes nothing.


Yeah, thats about right.

Its like "Hi, Im a MAC","And Im a PC". Kinda.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491308)
Posted by Nuke Mayhem on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:30am CST
Maybe he made the mistake of buying a PS3 and wants to get some use out of it (besides watching the game he was playing freeze up before he could get to a save point. :p ). lol

Seriously, it's hard to figure out the mind of Bay sometimes. I wish I could say he's pissed because they're excluding Blue-Ray crowd, but that's too clichea.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491312)
Posted by BingoBrown on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:33am CST
Cheetron wrote:I'm one of those people who finally broke down and bought a DVD player.


Huh? You just bought a DVD player recently? Were you living in a cave? My grandmother has had a DVD player for years!
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491323)
Posted by City Commander on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:40am CST
Strike three to Sony!
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491330)
Posted by TheStarScreamer on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:45am CST
Blu-Ray... superior? HAHAHAHAHA!

I needed that kind of joke this morning. Anyone who thinks Blu-Ray s superior obviously doesn't remember the last few format war spearheaded by Sony *cough* (betamax) (minidisc) *cough*
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491363)
Posted by BigBot on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:03am CST
Blu-ray is far superior. More space per disc, more backing from hollywood, more backing from the electronics industry and a format that has been clearly winning and would have won by early 2008 if Microsoft hadn't paid off Paramount and Dreamworks.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491405)
Posted by Tekka on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:34am CST
It's official, Michael Bay is against HD-DVD. That is until tomorrow when he will say maybe they aren't so bad after all.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491408)
Posted by dabattousai on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:35am CST
Digital Downloads will somewhat suck if Microsoft is aiming at the computer for that, but if they release a system that does it all like the 360 with HD and Standard and stuff like that, then that will be interesting.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491410)
Posted by QuietStorm on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:37am CST
TheStarScreamer wrote:Blu-Ray... superior? HAHAHAHAHA!

I needed that kind of joke this morning. Anyone who thinks Blu-Ray s superior obviously doesn't remember the last few format war spearheaded by Sony *cough* (betamax) (minidisc) *cough*


And you forgot the recently useless (except for it's own system) format of UMD. Goodness what other format is Sony gonna throw out next?

BigBot wrote:Blu-ray is far superior. More space per disc, more backing from hollywood, more backing from the electronics industry and a format that has been clearly winning and would have won by early 2008 if Microsoft hadn't paid off Paramount and Dreamworks.


You seem to forget that Paramount purchased majority holdings of DreamWorks. They are the same company. Sony's not hurting from this--they own tons of movie studios and they've got a lucrative deal with Disney for ALL of the Magic Kingdom's films coming out on the BluRay.

I just want them all to hurry up and lose so that I go purchase the system of the winner and not have to wait on the format wars to be over. This has happened before, and frankly, it will happen again. Nintendo vs. Sega, Coke vs. Pepsi, just to name a couple...

Word.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491417)
Posted by First Gen on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:39am CST
How do you describe Blu Ray?

Anyone remember Sega CD?

Yeah, its kinda like that.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491423)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:42am CST
Michael Bay is a jerk who apparently doesn't know what he is talking about. Plain and simple.
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491426)
Posted by Tekka on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:42am CST
From reading these posts it doesn't really seem to be a case of HD-DVD vs Blu Ray in people's minds, but of Microsoft vs Sony. :P
Re: Michael Bay slams Microsoft and HD-DVD (491462)
Posted by BigDude on December 5th, 2007 @ 12:03pm CST
It's official: Michael Bay is the biggest PS3 fanboy ever.

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