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maybe this is a sign finally a dev dont care about noobbox crap60, and see the potential with pc gaming over console
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post
Sigh... it is on the second disc, you can't buy one without having the other.
I know its on the 2nd disk. Ever hear of "activation"?
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Jesus... The xbox is gimped by its DVD size limit, whereas the PS3 has at least that Blu-ray going for it.
Ther DVD size limit doesn't make any difference really, you just get a second disc. I don't see the big deal over this, there's quite a few multi disc games on the Xbox 360 (Halo ODST, Forza 3, Lost Odyssey, Rage). Most people will just install all discs and then play off one disc. Those that can't due to no HDD can at least play the game (though they can use a USB storage device). PS3 users will probably have a mandatory install (have no idea if Sony have developed better technnologies to get around this or not), I think being forced into an install is worse than having the choice to install or not, personally (though why anyone wouldn't install anyway is beyond me).

Overall though I don't see why any of this really matters. Or is this just another thread to try and justify expensive PC purchases? I wonder how many DVDs a hard copy of Battlefield 3 would take up on PC? Or how long it would take to download. Of course that doesn't matter does it?

Just silly really.

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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet View Post
Doesn't the Xbox 360 still use standard DVD's? 4.7 GB is ridiculous.
They have a different disc format now. It allows up to around 8gb of data allocated to a game. Before it was around 7gb.

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post #24 of 34
Lots of misinformed people in this thread.

Regarding the 360 vs PS3, there's basically no difference:
-PS3 needs an install onto HDD because blu-ray is super slow, and they can't stream game elements fast enough from the disc.
-360 needs an install onto HDD because dual layer DVD is super small, and they can't fit all the game elements onto one disc

I doubt the final texture quality will be at all different, or if it is it's for performance reasons.

The only people who are really losing out are those with an Xbox with only a 4Gb or no HDD, but even then i think they can pick up a cheap USB flash drive and use it. I mean, it's only like £10 for a 16Gb one nowadays here.
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lol, looks like the graphics I dealt with playing BF2 on my 5 year old laptop. But its the gameplay that matters so c'est la vie.
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Oh this isnt quake 3?
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Damn, hell of a difference
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My lord counter strike has better graphics..... and it was released a decade ago
   
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lol.
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