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post #11 of 47
I thought it was 7.5GB...
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post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by ehpexs View Post
Every day that this console isn't updated is a day more users come to pc gaming. Win for us.
Win for MS (unless xbox gamers go to PS3) lol because if xbox gamers go to PC then MS will still be getting money out of it.
    
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why wouldnt they use Blu Ray? Too easy?
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post #14 of 47
i think the Op is wrong. i obviously have an xbox and some of my games i have installed to the hard drive are bigget than 6.4 gb, I think Fallout 3 was 7.2Gb
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
i think the Op is wrong. i obviously have an xbox and some of my games i have installed to the hard drive are bigget than 6.4 gb, I think Fallout 3 was 7.2Gb
It would make since if they decompressed some of the files for faster loading after a HDD install, so it doesn't really say anything about the size of the disks.
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post #16 of 47
I have one of their Halo Reach preview discs with the new format sitting in my kitchen. Apparently if you put it in an xbox that isn't registered with Microsoft for the testing they get banned from xbox live till the new disc format is released. I'm tempted to put it in somebodies xbox I don't like to give it a good test
post #17 of 47
I have one of their Halo Reach preview discs with the new format sitting in my kitchen. Apparently if you put it in a xbox that isn't registered with Microsoft for the testing they get banned from xbox live till the new disc format is released. I'm tempted to put it in somebodies xbox I don't like to give it a good test
post #18 of 47
i got the preview disc aswell, the new format seems good but dunno entirely yet.

as for andrews thought what your thinking of is the HD-DVD format which is 25gb's unfortantly it never took off when they made and sold the HD-DVD Player as a accessory and was in competition with Blu-Ray which Blu-Ray won at the end, but HD-DVD maybe gonna be coming back for a second round with all these disc updates, imagine how long a game could go on in a single play through or the multiplayer aspect of many many more maps and modes ect if using current methods of developing a game (without higher resolution texturing and modeling tech's) could play in XBOX's favor with the popularity of the XBL a second time around.


tho the bigger the disc size the less likely the real need of DLC's they'll beable to get everything they wanna do on 1 disc and still prolly have room to spare.
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post #19 of 47
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why wouldnt they use Blu Ray? Too easy?
because that is a "sony" format and it also would not be fair to those who have purchased a xbox360 already. this new format still uses plain old dual layer dvds. the only difference is the parts they are utilizing now. it is estimated that it will gain an additional 1gb of disc space. it will also make the games harder to pirate is you will need certain hardware to burn these same areas of the disc. kind of like how you need special plates to print dollar bills.
    
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post #20 of 47
They are still basically using the same disc as before, up until now the innermost ring was locked from any developers using it because I believe it was where they kept some kind of DRM, but they are drastically reducing the size that said DRM needs, and thus are freeing it up equaling to 1GB which developers can now use. It is still unfavorable to use it unless really needed though because since it is the innermost ring, it takes the longest for the DVD drive to get to and read, and so loading times for whatever is there will be slow.
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