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Old 04-04-07, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default BDA confirms fake forum accounts & blogs created to promote Blu-Ray - "Phase Hydra"

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The BDA has formally kicked off a new PR campaign called "Phase Hydra"....its purpose is to seed "high profile" forums with Blu-ray advocates and target bloggers to promote Blu-ray to get the word out to the world...the campaign will also focus on "smaller, independent studio issues"...
Coming from Sony, the company that created fake movie reviewers to promote their theatrical releases as well as fake PSP users to promote the PSP for XMAS 2006 (iwantapspforxmas). Think NVNEWS was targetted?
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Old 04-04-07, 03:49 PM   #2
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Think NVNEWS was targetted?
If it was we should not trust OWA on anything anymore
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Old 04-04-07, 03:51 PM   #3
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Old 04-04-07, 04:58 PM   #4
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If it was we should not trust OWA on anything anymore
What? Why would that be? What do I say/post that needs to be trusted. Heh, except maybe my movie recommendations and we all saw how that went. I've never claimed to be an expert, audiophile or videophile and anything I post you can easily find at sites like hidefdigest or any other reviews sites. It's not like I'm touting that blu-ray is better than HD DVD or anything like that so I fail to see why "trust" is even mentioned.


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If you're trying to imply I'm a part of this, I'm not. I'm not associated with Sony, I'm not part of any marketing campaigns, I never have been and I don't desire to be.

I just care about the forums here and didn't like the imbalance. I got tired of seeing people bullied/ridiculed in the console forum and the A/V forum here for liking a PS3 or blu-ray. I try to make them feel welcome b/c I care about the community here and want people to feel like they can actually discuss things they're interested in and like. Sure, I'm an easy target and I've been accused of being part of Nvidia's marketing campaigns for defending them as well. Of course, none of it is true but when people get upset that I defend something they're against (for whatever reason), accusations naturally start to fly.
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What? Why would that be? What do I say/post that needs to be trusted. Heh, except maybe my movie recommendations and we all saw how that went. I've never claimed to be an expert, audiophile or videophile and anything I post you can easily find at sites like hidefdigest or any other reviews sites. It's not like I'm touting that blu-ray is better than HD DVD or anything like that so I fail to see why "trust" is even mentioned.
LMAO! I was just joshin' with ya
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Old 04-04-07, 06:32 PM   #6
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LMAO! I was just joshin' with ya
omg you just said "joshin"
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Old 04-04-07, 07:59 PM   #7
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I can't tell if some people think me guilty of making all this up or not, but I assure you, there is a "Phase Hydra" campaign underway...I can't verify what websites/forums/blogs are involved, though. And yes, I agree that the HD DVD PRG likely has a similar campaign, only smaller and relying on people with less bandwidth to post.

The BDA even has a picture of a hydra they are using to generate internal awareness at BDA events

P.S. I never thought this little trifle would generate so much discussion--I kind of assumed we were already witness to this type of stuff and I was just verifying the name. I've only had two posts here deleted by the mods, the first being when I posted Warner's original HD DVD rollout schedule, and now this (my question in the Insider's thread was deleted, but the damage was already done). Spooky...
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Damn, is there something you don't know Alex?

If we ever write a book on this whole story, we need to dedicate a chapter to you .

Wonder how many people will get what we are talking about....
Confirmed by Microsoft, as well, it seems.
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I'm a double secret squirel agent for Sony

Hasn't it already been admitted that MS has a Viral marketing campaign with financial backing in the millions. I say this story is a super secret double agent trying to throw us off the scent of the 1337 MS agents in our midst!

WITCH HUNT!!! Now we just have to find out who weighs less than a duck and the stake burning can begin!
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Confirmed by Microsoft, as well, it seems.
Wow you just suck at the teat of microsoft don't you? Micosoft CONFURMED IT SO IT MUST BE TRUE!
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I got tired of seeing people bullied/ridiculed in the console forum and the A/V forum here for liking a PS3 or blu-ray. I try to make them feel welcome b/c I care about the community here and want people to feel like they can actually discuss things they're interested in and like.
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