Ah, the Single Play DVD. First it was Best Buy. Then Disney tried it… Now it’s Microsoft’s turn to be totally stupid… well, okay fine, even more stupid than usual.
I first read about this back in July when it was mere √¢‚Ç¨≈ìrumblings√¢‚Ç¨¬ù – believable only in the same vein as Spam Emails because it was simply too ridiculous that they would consider this. Because hey, I’d never actually consider trying to consolidate my phone bill and mortgage while trying to make my penis bigger either. I mean.. because … pfff.. hey.. I don’t have a mortgage.
But sadly, it’s true. Well, it might be – I only have this link I’m about to give you to go on… But either way, it’s proof that far too much money tends to completely clog your brain. Microsoft is working on releasing single-play DVDs. Single Play? Yeah, that’s right. Play it once = it’s death. No more. Just chuck it. You had yer chance. Did you like that really cool part? Wanna see it again? Yeah? Well tough! You get nothing else! While we’re at it, we’re gonna cancel Christmas and take a piss on your cookies.
First off let me say this:
How many of you have ever heard of EZ-Ds? Odds are, unless you’re a geek like myself, you haven’t. Why? Because it was a STUPID idea. And what was this stupid Idea you ask? It was for Disposable DVDs √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú a concept that, is not only exactly like this one, but two years ago was obviously going to flop and Disney tried to push it on people anyway. It failed miserably because, well, the concept was dumber than a sack-o-bolts and thankfully, the general public isn’t THAT dumb yet. (On that note, I’d like to remind everybody to walk left and stand right… you total morons)
Want Proof of this whole, virtually IDENTICAL DVD situation happening and flopping? Yeah? Well, here’s us mocking, complaining and gloating over the failed ‘EZ-D’ concept: almost 2 years ago to the day. (EZ-D Article)
If not the EZ-Ds, then some of you may remember a √¢‚Ç¨≈ìdvd√¢‚Ç¨¬ù format called DIVx (not to be confused with the avi codec ‘divx’). Basically, it was stupid, similar to one-time play dvds, and was masked under the coat of ‘convienience’, when what it was really doing was wiggling into peoples butts and sucking the blood of their income through their tender spots.
This stupid concept has failed twice already √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú not to mention the waste it will create: Imagine everyone throwing away their Blockbuster rental everytime they rented something? Damn. I mean, you could melt it all down and build new civilizations.
Why are they doing this anyway? – Well, they’ll say it’s because they want to give consumers options or some other garbage like that. They’re also saying it will cut down on piracy. Let Me Say That Again. They think it will cut down on piracy. – No It WON’T. Since it’ll only play once, the people who want to pirate it, will just have to get the job done the first time. – or maybe even: get this… They’ll buy a ‘Video Out’ cable from their tv! OOOOhhh Bang! There goes millions of dollars of One-Time-DVD marketing.
Folks, if this goes through, please √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú I know we don’t agree on everything, and we as a culture are lazy asses, but please, let’s all meet on the same level with this √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú and simply don’t buy any one-time play DVDs. I mean good grief, they cost 5 or 6 bucks to buy… Why would I buy one when I could buy the movie on a REAL DVD for a few bucks more? Yeah, that’s a stupid question, but it’s obviously far too deep for the ol’ Microsoft suckers to ponder.
The biggest cure for piracy is to stop making consumers hate you.
I’ll say that again.
The Biggest Cure For Piracy is To Stop Making Consumers Hate You.
If anyone out there ever buys a Single-Play DVD, you are not our friends and you’re not invited to the annual MovieBlog sing-song.