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post #31 of 46
nooooooooooo

Now I have to wait for a new iXtreme software to come out and most likely my 40+ old games wont work. What a waste of DVD+R DL 's
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post #32 of 46
Signed up. I like getting free things so i hope i get in.
post #33 of 46
Likely some anti-piracy measure. Some format that can't be burned easily/is proprietary.
 
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post #34 of 46
I applied for it, now to see if I get it. The rules say I can't post anything about it if I qualify and get it.
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post #35 of 46
yay looks like I don't have to upgrade the rig for 5 years WOOT
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
This sounds like a software upgrade to me, maybe compression for more data or some sort of anti-piracy device.
This would make the most sense. There hasnt been a ban wave recently, and it should have happen around Dec. or Jan., which is odd. So I'm guessing they decided to try and counter it with a different method, which may be this.
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post #37 of 46
They should just allow for three disc games. I remember reading that triple layer DVD was developed, but it wasn't feasible for mass production or something like that. If that's true, MS could be brining that back.
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post #38 of 46
anti-piracy device
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post #39 of 46
Two DVD drives. ODD RAID FTW

But seriously, another layer of DRM. I for one would love a quieter drive too...
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post #40 of 46
My guess is a new extended DVD format much like GD-ROM extended CD's to 1.2gb, all while still using cheap off-the-shelf CD-ROM lasers and drives. They pack the bits on a DVD closer together, then spin the disk at half speed, doubling the density of a DVD, all while still being able to use the original 360 DVD-ROM hardware. New discs + firmware = more storage!
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