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Poll Results: Should PC games start coming out on Bluray Discs?

 
  • 21% (14)
    YES. sounds good to me
  • 18% (12)
    I dont have a bluray drive, and I wont get one either
  • 25% (17)
    I download my games, so this will only take me longer
  • 34% (23)
    Sounds stupid to me. No need.
66 Total Votes  
post #31 of 39
The problem with digital download versions are our ISPs. Now that everyone has jumped on the bandwidth cap bandwagon you can't just download to no end. If I for some reason needed to reinstall most of my games I'd easily breach my cap. On the other hand physical media means I have access to my games 24/7, no questions asked. Anyone complaining about damage to discs should really take better care of their stuff. I've got games that are in excess of 10 years old and they are just fine. Besides blu-ray are pretty much unscratchable in real world situations so that would be one of the positives to moving to blu-ray. Beyond the obvious perk of more space.
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post #32 of 39
Yuppers on the cap. I have 10 down/1 up, but yet the fastest I've been able to download (which isnt often) is 1.4M/Bs.
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post #33 of 39
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Yuppers on the cap. I have 10 down/1 up, but yet the fastest I've been able to download (which isnt often) is 1.4M/Bs.
1.4 is faster then you should be able to download with that internet. No idea why you are complaining.
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post #34 of 39
why bother when you can digitally download and just play without a disk
    
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post #35 of 39
How many games use so much space that they need a blu ray? WoW uses like 20GB so a pair of DL dvd's should be enough with compression. How many disc did Dead Space 2 come with> its like 16gb large. Maybe when the cheapest integrated gpu with shared memory can play Crysis on max @ 1080p then sure we will need large storage disc. until then DVd's are fine
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post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by donkru View Post
How many games use so much space that they need a blu ray? WoW uses like 20GB so a pair of DL dvd's should be enough with compression. How many disc did Dead Space 2 come with> its like 16gb large. Maybe when the cheapest integrated gpu with shared memory can play Crysis on max @ 1080p then sure we will need large storage disc. until then DVd's are fine
That seems like the next logical step me. Some games already come with 2 DVD disks, why not just put it all on one?
post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by Rangerscott View Post
Yuppers on the cap. I have 10 down/1 up, but yet the fastest I've been able to download (which isnt often) is 1.4M/Bs.
I think the source of the download is a limiting factor much of the time. On my campus we have blazing fast internet connections. I just ran speed test and got 42 Mb/s download speeds.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1227088636.png

Yet the fastest I ever usually see from any site or source is 3 Mb/s and that is rare. I'd say 1 or 2 Mb/s is more common for me.
    
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post #38 of 39
If bluray is still the standard there will eventually be PC games on blurays

Remember over the years as games size has grown the media has had to change to accomodate


5.25" floppy
3.5" floppy
CD
DVD
BluRay is the logical thing instead of 2-5 DVDs
post #39 of 39
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I don't think it's really worth it. Games are really moving towards digital distribution as the only means to buy them. There's no point in trying to drag out the physical media as long as possible.
^this
 
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