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Michael Bay's Transforming HD-DVD Tin Foil Hat

Director Michael Bay has been a little butt-hurt about the whole HD-DVD/BluRay format war. But recently, in a post entitled, "I agree with you", the Transformers director proves that he's spent too much time around film development chemicals.

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.

Has Microsoft ever backed a product that it intentionally wanted to fail? (And don't think you're clever by inserting a "Microsoft Bob" reference in the comments... you're not.) Would its shareholders approve of that type of behavior?

Didn't think so. Hey Michael... that sounds like a great skein for Transformers 2... you should go with it.

[via EngadgetHD]