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post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
Well, they could always use the dead HD-DVD format. The low availability would probably help deter pirates as well.
That would actually be pretty smart. The HD-DVD burners are rare and the media is even harder to find.
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post #12 of 46
It must be another way of storing data on the disk. If they were to change format or make changed meaning older 360's cannot take advantage of the new format then there will be uproar and rightly so.
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Apparently this Gen is not expected to die for another 4-5 years.
I don't know how a business model that lets a consumer electronic device stick around for 10 years works...A ton of marketing I guess.

If they used this approach with anything else(ie. cell phones) we'd still be rockin motorola flip phones form the 90's.

Every five years is realistic, they'd make more money that way.
keeping around a console for 10 years holds gaming back as a whole, not just PC's.
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Double-sided, single-layer? Double-sided, double-layer? If it really is HD-DVD and they make me buy another accessory .
    
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Double-sided, single-layer? Double-sided, double-layer? If it really is HD-DVD and they make me buy another accessory .
I doubt anyone will go double sided as a standard, while it does minimize disks they become more likely do be damaged and lack the ability to have printed artwork on the disk.
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post #16 of 46
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I doubt anyone will go double sided as a standard, while it does minimize disks they become more likely do be damaged and lack the ability to have printed artwork on the disk.
I knew that, but they seem just as likely as an attempt to bring a dead disc format that has already failed.
    
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Triple layer dvds is that even possible with the current drives?
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This sounds like a software upgrade to me, maybe compression for more data or some sort of anti-piracy device.
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some sort of anti-piracy device.
Exactly what first came to mind for me.
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Battlefield 3 will not pull a Crysis 2 on me for sure..
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