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An introduction to gamers: What is Blu-Play?

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What is Blu-Play?

In short, Blu-Play is a term used by the homebrew community of game-developers to categorise "Small-scale homebrew games for your Playstation 3, Playstation 4 or Xbox One game console". And we're not talking 3 different versions. No, the same single disc will run on all 3 consoles.

 

In contrast to big expensive mainstream full-blown 3D games released by big famous game-companies, Blu-Play games are typically much smaller cosy 2D games developed by a single individual, or a small group of enthusiastic hobbyists.

Blu-Play games will mostly be completely free to download and play, but in time we expect developers to start asking for a low price for their games.

 

The technology used to create Blu-Play games has been around since 2003. It's called Blu-ray Disc Java, often referred to as JavaME BD-J. All Blu-ray players runs BD-J as part of the Blu-ray specification, which in turn means that PS3, PS4 and XB1 all runs Java games simply because they all feature a Blu-ray player. The whole idea with BD-J was to offer games (among other things) on Blu-ray players.

 

In other words: Your console was designed for this.

How do I run Blu-Play games?

The first step is to download the ISO file. An ISO file is an image of a disc. Once you have the ISO, you can play the game on various platforms in various ways:

  • Xbox One: Burn the ISO file onto a DVD or BD-R or BD-RE. (Requires a DVD burner or a Blu-ray burner)
  • Playstation: Burn the ISO file onto a BD-R or BD-RE. (Requires a Blu-ray burner).
    (If you have a PS3 DECR you can run the ISO from harddisk though)
  • PC: Load the ISO file into a software media player that supports BD-J. For Windows such a player could be PowerDVD from Cyberlink.
    (VLC is also getting BD-J support these days. One of the nightly builds might work...).
  • Blu-ray players: Although Blu-Play is focusing on the gaming-consoles, the games should theoretically also run on any standard Blu-ray player. (Just don't expect any stunning framerates). Most of these players requires that you burn the ISO onto a BD-R or BD-RE, but some of them (mostly Samsung players) also accepts a DVD.
  • Other options: Dune HD Smart D1 / Popcorn Hour C200 / Popcorn Hour C300 lets you play the ISO from harddisk.

 

Source: http://www.blu-play.com

Edited by mr_lou

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