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Microsoft and HD DVD team up with "Animatrix"

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 May 2007 11:05 User comments (9)

Microsoft and HD DVD team up with "Animatrix" Microsoft has announced that they will be giving a special bonus to all Xbox Live users who purchase the upcoming Matrix Trilogy on HD DVD. Microsoft, who is an exclusive supporter of HD DVD, is using the new releases as a good opportunity to promote both its Xbox 360 and the format its backs.
Inside every package of the Matrix trilogy there will be "tokens" that will allow users to download the entire Animatrix series from XBL for free.

XBL will also be offering HD trailers and favorite scenes from the movies for free between May 15th and the 25th.

The Complete Matrix Trilogy available for $99.99 MSRP this Tuesday.

Source:
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9 user comments

121.5.2007 11:29
gogochar
Inactive

Yet another reason to stick with DVD (in this case, The Ultimate Matrix Collection). Not everyone has an Xbox 360.

221.5.2007 11:57

Shitty DRM-crippled WMVs, no thanks.

321.5.2007 12:01

...and WHY couldn't the Animatrix be included in this "Complete" pack?

Complete? Yeah, right.

It's like the Myst pack that came out so long ago that said "PC and Mac", but the mac version was a mail-in certificate that expired a year before we bought it. WTF?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 May 2007 @ 12:02

421.5.2007 14:35

Hidef digest in their review of the Ultimate Matrix set said that the Animatrix is standard DVD definition therein ..not HD!

The gall...

521.5.2007 16:54

I rather bye the Matrix pack on its own without the concern of the Xbox.

621.5.2007 21:23

gogochar
you dont need a xbox 360 to play a HD DVD. k thx.

akaangus
it didnt come complete because "the animatrix" isnt in HD. k thx

windsong
cant really understand you. k thx

borhan9
there is no concern for the xbox... if you buy the HD DVD u get a bunch of crap u dont need for the xbox. but you can play it in any standalone HD DVD player. k thx

722.5.2007 1:10

Originally posted by lxfactor:
gogochar
you dont need a xbox 360 to play a HD DVD. k thx.

akaangus
it didnt come complete because "the animatrix" isnt in HD. k thx

windsong
cant really understand you. k thx

borhan9
there is no concern for the xbox... if you buy the HD DVD u get a bunch of crap u dont need for the xbox. but you can play it in any standalone HD DVD player. k thx

Did you not read the original article?
Quote:
Microsoft has announced that they will be giving a special bonus to all Xbox Live users who purchase the upcoming Matrix Trilogy
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Inside every package of the Matrix trilogy there will be "tokens" that will allow users to download the entire Animatrix series from XBL for free.
So you need XBOX LIVE to even get the SD Animatrix series "free" So what the hell happens for people who arent using a 360 as their HD-DVD player?

825.5.2007 8:14
davidrose
Inactive

"Free", is a funny word I am afraid you still have to have a "ring of death" XBOX360 and hd addon which is not FREE. I do have them, besides the point, it is my third one, the first two malfunctioned and craped out on me.$400.00 BOAT ANCHORS.

94.6.2007 18:39

I think I paid around $45 - $55 for the "complete" Matrix collection on DVD at Wal Mart or Circuit City. Most movies there are $12 - $16 when you buy them the week they come out.

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