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  • razor_05 razor_05 Mar 16, 2012 8:59 AM Flag

    MSFT might get rid of disk drives and used games

    How do you conclude more profits for MSFT? If people can't resell their games they might buy less of them. Also, a lot of DLC is sold with used games. So as the game moves from one owner to the next, there is an incremental revenue opportunity for the publisher and GME. The technology to download games has existed for some time; the question is: why do so many gamers still like to have their games on a disc?

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    • Lets say my hard drive gets destroyed or corrupted by a virus.

      I'll still have discs and no worries having to redownload hundreds of gigabytes of data to get my games plus DLCs back.

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      • Varchild- Fair point, but let's say that all gaming became cloud-based and the console maker kept track of all the content you acquired on a central server that you could download to a registered device were your hard drive to crash or become corrupted. This would make discs unnecessary, no? Just trying to understand more about this because it's so important. Is it because discs allow the gamer to re-sell, too?

      • I'm tired of all this pumping physical media crap. I don't care how much you enjoy changing discs or the smell of a freshly opened game . Get over it. Digital media is better and its a fact. I'd much rather have all my games on a hard drive and not have to worry about changing discs. It simply is not better I don't care how you try to spin it.

        What you don't understand is that demand determines the price of games. If a game isn't selling the price drops . Same as physical. It already happens on xbox live. All you gamestop pumpers living in the past need to get with the program . I'm tired of having to change discs and hear the dvd spin up. All it does is keep us living in the past. Pc is already digital and the price of games have never been cheaper. Just let it happen for console games please, we need something new.

      • Varchild- Fair point, but let's say that all gaming became cloud-based and the console maker kept track of all the content you acquired on a central server that you could download to a registered device were your hard drive to crash or become corrupted. This would make discs unnecessary, no? Just trying to understand more about this because it's so important. Is it because discs allow the gamer to re-sell, too?

 
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