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post #21 of 56
I sure hope so. biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 56
With solid state storage being so cheap, it's time to go back to cartridges and avoid installations and annoying wait times altogether. Sure, leave the bluray drive for movies and what have you. Ship a game on a USB3.0 thumb drive for example, and you're all set. /dreams
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Let's see if Microsoft will screw up one of the few good things their company has remaining.

Actually Office 365 and their Sharepoint products are pretty damn good.
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Actually Office 365 and their Sharepoint products are pretty damn good.

just started using Office 365 at our office. Very solid product. Anybody thinking google doc's is even partially a decent alternative either hasn't tried office 365 or exploited all of its features. Even the trial of it doesn't look nearly as slick as it is when you actually subscribe.
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post #25 of 56
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I must be in the minority of people who currently install their games to their xbox 360 today. I can't stand not having my games installed. Not because I want the faster load times (which are nice) but because I'm so used to my 360 being quite, and hearing the cd-rom just sucks the immersion out from games

any response to this? isn't this what everybody else does with a hardrive?
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I don't own an xbox and don't plan on getting the next one, but I'm curious how rental games would work??? If you can still rent games, then the same mechanism that allows you to return it to the store should allow you to sell it unless they start making rental version discs. (do they do that already?)
 
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post #27 of 56
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I don't own an xbox and don't plan on getting the next one, but I'm curious how rental games would work??? If you can still rent games, then the same mechanism that allows you to return it to the store should allow you to sell it unless they start making rental version discs. (do they do that already?)
they'll probably have something where you can rent the game, but maybe you're missing features. Some games have portions or features (such as multiplayer) that can't be unlocked unless you put in your "season pass" which only comes with a purchased game. Basically a CD key, but that's what we've been doing on the PC for 10 years....soo no big deal
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post #28 of 56
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With solid state storage being so cheap, it's time to go back to cartridges and avoid installations and annoying wait times altogether. Sure, leave the bluray drive for movies and what have you. Ship a game on a USB3.0 thumb drive for example, and you're all set. /dreams

I think we should do cartridges also, but instead of a usb drive, make the game worth the $60 we pay by putting it on an SSD that we slide into the system. No more loading screens, no installing to the hard drive.
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I think we should do cartridges also, but instead of a usb drive, make the game worth the $60 we pay by putting it on an SSD that we slide into the system. No more loading screens, no installing to the hard drive.

a DVD costs like 50 cents, a bluray might cost 4 dollars. Why would they waste SOOO much resources on cartridges? All the materials needed for mass production? Absolute waste.

secondly, most console games don't have a loading screen beyond the first setup. They've become good at masking loading screen and streaming in assets. Loading times are not an issue. There's people playing BF3 on pc with 5400rpm hard drives experiencing WAY longer load times than consoles do
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post #30 of 56
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I think we should do cartridges also, but instead of a usb drive, make the game worth the $60 we pay by putting it on an SSD that we slide into the system. No more loading screens, no installing to the hard drive.

You've got it backwards. These changes aren't made to provide extra value to the customers, it's to take extra money from our wallets and funnel them to MS and the game developers' coffers.

I just hope that the day doesn't come when we need to purchase an "unlock code" in order to drive a used car or read a book borrowed from a friend...
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