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    Epic: Xbox 720 needs to kill our "over-reliance" on "pieces of spinning plastic"

    http://www.oxm.co.uk/41336/epic-xbox...nning-plastic/
    Well it sounds as though epic is ready to jump start next gen with DD content.
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    Well yeah because publishers want to stamp out the used and rented games market.

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    Good article. Thanks for posting. I for one am hoping for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Good article. Thanks for posting. I for one am hoping for this.
    Same here. It will happen. The disc's days are numbered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Same here. It will happen. The disc's days are numbered.
    Most likely replaced by some alternate physical media but with DD options for every game on the day of release.

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    it is like any new technology, until it can prove itself as a viable alternative in practice, it wont have the uptake the manufacturers want. in this case im guessing the main sticking point will be portability. console gaming is, or was, inherently sociable. much more so than the pc (which has by and large embraced dd). any console maker may well be shooting themselves in the foot if a competitor offers hardcopies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Same here. It will happen. The disc's days are numbered.
    The sooner the legacy optical disks are gone the better. Now, just give us our new consoles!

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    Cool, Epic can also become a global ISP, laying the infrastructure necessary and offering the uncapped data plans needed to bring the net up to speed to make DD only a viable option. Or they can just keep shipping their games in a medium that is available to everyone, including those who still (and will for some time to come) put up with substandard internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    Cool, Epic can also become a global ISP, laying the infrastructure necessary and offering the uncapped data plans needed to bring the net up to speed to make DD only a viable option. Or they can just keep shipping their games in a medium that is available to everyone, including those who still (and will for some time to come) put up with substandard internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    The sooner the legacy optical disks are gone the better. Now, just give us our new consoles!
    That move will also cut costs too. I'm guessing it will be a hybrid system. That's the safest way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    That move will also cut costs too. I'm guessing it will be a hybrid system. That's the safest way.
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    I am fully and wholeheartedly up for this.....so ong as the ISPs around the world provide decent speeds and/or cap limits.

    I know most of you Yanks don't really care about anyone else () but not everyone else has high speed internet (capable of downloading games within an acceptable time) and/or cap limit.

    Maybe South Korea...


    Apart from that, everyone else's ISPs are very restrictive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    I am fully and wholeheartedly up for this.....so ong as the ISPs around the world provide decent speeds and/or cap limits.

    I know most of you Yanks don't really care about anyone else () but not everyone else has high speed internet (capable of downloading games within an acceptable time) and/or cap limit.

    Maybe South Korea...


    Apart from that, everyone else's ISPs are very restrictive.
    Not every "Yank" has high enough internet speeds to download huge games either
    It's funny that in this day in age people can steal as long as they have a reason too. Even if that reason is created by the thieves themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEJ2025 View Post
    Not every "Yank" has high enough internet speeds to download huge games either
    That's actually what was said, or meant anyways, and that is my view on the matter as well. EPIC better be upping the infrastructure needed for such or they can take their DD dreams and shove somewhere unpleasant until enough of the world actually has high speed internet an no/high data caps. Until then I for one will proudly keep my physical media.


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    there are millions of gamers with internet fast enough to support it Look at steam its a content delivery system which you download the games and even when buying the disc only 50% is actually on the disc.

    This generation has seen a huge change of the way consoels operate adn are played, they are basically becoming more PC like with every year.
    First it was hard drives and patches
    Downloadable games
    CD-keys/ online pass
    Next gen is taking an even further stesp towards downloadable content guranteed no doubt every game will be offered a a download option and may even work like steam does buy a code form some where input it into xbox.com and ownlaod te game to your drive.


    USA Government needs to pull its finger out and help get its internet up to speed so it doesnt lag behind.

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    TBH Hollywood movie studios will mo longer support a new disc format Blu-ray will be the last. You can stream 1080p that look just as good as a Blu rau copy. I haven't bought a disc movie in 4 years. Hollywood wants everything DD in the next 6 years.
    I see MS DD service very similar to Apple. If or when Apple enters the video game market you can expect a DD service.

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    Give me either DD or start releasing games on a Flash format. I'm done with disks and their slow load times


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    Well if everyone goes DD, I will sure as hell miss the used games and would seriously think about sticking to one console. It may sound weird but games I enjoy on one console, I buy used for another...


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    TBH Hollywood movie studios will mo longer support a new disc format Blu-ray will be the last. You can stream 1080p that look just as good as a Blu rau copy. I haven't bought a disc movie in 4 years. Hollywood wants everything DD in the next 6 years.
    I see MS DD service very similar to Apple. If or when Apple enters the video game market you can expect a DD service.
    I am the same way. I haven't bought a Blu-ray or DVD in years. I haven't bought a music CD in years. Mine are all DLC purchases. Heck, I even buy most of my games digital as well. The sooner more developers support digital games on day one as an option, the better.

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    there way too many gamers that simply care about going to a shop, buying games and playing it at home. I am one of them. The day gaming goes fully digital, is the day i seriously reconsider as to whether or not it really want to go that route
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    there are millions of gamers with internet fast enough to support it Look at steam its a content delivery system which you download the games and even when buying the disc only 50% is actually on the disc.

    This generation has seen a huge change of the way consoels operate adn are played, they are basically becoming more PC like with every year.
    First it was hard drives and patches
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    Next gen is taking an even further stesp towards downloadable content guranteed no doubt every game will be offered a a download option and may even work like steam does buy a code form some where input it into xbox.com and ownlaod te game to your drive.


    USA Government needs to pull its finger out and help get its internet up to speed so it doesnt lag behind.
    #1: The usefulness of a computer is greatly diminished without an internet connection.

    #2: The US government has more important things to worry about and there is no reason to increase the size of the federal govt for such a petty thing.

    Though it may be in the interest of state governments to find ways to provide rural areas with reliable, reasonable fast broadband internet access at competitive prices.

    And to all the people advocating for day 1 retail game downloads, do you really think Sony/MS/Nintendo have the resources and bandwidth to allow the downloading of games by hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of gamers in a short span of time (pre downloads like steam does) around release?

    Not to mention B&M/online retailers would probably throw a fit.

    There could also be significant negative impacts on the used game market.

    And since its likely MS will adopt blu-ray with the next xbox, games sizes should increase as well.


    Plus even if a person has an ISP that provides them with good speeds, they will likely hit their bandwidth caps very quickly. (even more of an issue with larger games next gen)

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