Posted April 04 2007 - 12:43 PM
Leaked today 4/4 on AVSFORUM by a longtime, reliable AVS insider who hacked the BDA's promo server (he did this once before and gained much info in advance that was later confirmed):
| Originally Posted by BDA Meeting in Fukuoka |
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).
Some links for those unaware of Sony's forays into this field in the past:
And more, from the hacker of the BDA's server with the confidential info:
| Originally Posted by BDA Server Hacker |
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...
| Originally Posted by Amir |
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.
Has HTF been targetted?
We are pretty "high profile," thats for sure.