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I thought Blu-ray was a Sony patented design?


Yep, and if i recall Certain companies have to pay royalties to use it.

 

 

 

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I thought Xbox 720 was going to phase out the use of CD/Blu-ray/Physical Media?
This "report" seems to be "certain" blu-ray will make an appearance. I'm not so sure.
The consoles aren't ready for nearly digital-only distribution. The PC isn't there yet.
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If you stop shops selling pre-owned games then video game stores will dissapear from the highstreet all together, its a HUGE percentage of their turnover.

The trade in pre-owned games is already against the EULA in the back of every gaqme manual "This product may not be copied or resold". It's about time they started enforcing it.

This will benefit PC gaming because if brick and mortar stores die, Steam will gain MASSIVE market share.
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The consoles aren't ready for nearly digital-only distribution. The PC isn't there yet.

I was hoping for games to start coming on read only flash drives. They are getting cheap enough these days to where it might work. Movies too for that matter. in a couple years I bet 32GB flash drive will be under $10 and that is with them still making a profit on them. If all they cared about was making the profit on the data they might take a loss on the media. Blu Ray disks are exactly cheap either
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This will benefit PC gaming because if brick and mortar stores die, Steam will gain MASSIVE market share.

As it stands right now I haven't seen a PC game in a Game Stop in years...well, I guess they have a few copies of World of Warcraft, but that is about it. So Game Stop's failure or success would have little effect on Steam
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Bluray? LOLWUT!? rolleyes.gif
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The "mandatory online component" line tells me this is false. MS would lose out on a good deal of money if they put something like that in place.
How? The users they care about play online (give them money for a normally free service) and now they can force people to connect everytime, probably get a few features or view (w/o live) useless features and make them more likely to try live, get hooked and pay for it.
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This is just rumors and speculation, take it with a spoon of salt.

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post #27 of 90
So...

Console game rentals will go away then?

Side note:
I don't really see what's wrong with the spoon of salt thing, according to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_of_salt
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post #28 of 90
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So...
Console game rentals will go away then?

this is rumor, but possibly. Depends on how they do it. It is pretty easy to think of ways that they could allow a game to be used temporarily, but would get blocked for long term use.

Now the real question is if Microsoft can think or not.
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post #29 of 90
Salt = level of importance

The more salt you add, the more importance you give to the argument.

If you say "Take it with a load of salt" it means "take it seriously"...

See why it's supposed to be "Take it with a GRAIN of Salt"? AKA Don't take these arguments seriously...

Duh
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If consoles are becoming more and more like computers, whats the point of buying one other than cost?
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