With HD DVD officially dead, there's not a lot of demand for Microsoft's $2,999 HD DVD emulator
, but taking a shot at the Bee Movie
interface that never was now costs the low, low price of $0. Microsoft's reasoning for continuing to release the emulator for free (and refunding those who had already purchased it) is to help those working on HD DVD projects finish them and represent its "commitment to interactivity". Curious about creating your own interactive discs with HDi? The easiest route is to grab a copy of NetBlender's DoStudio MX
and download the emulator to an Xbox 360 via the marketplace, and imagine what might have been.