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I just bought Dreamfall and it has six installation CDs. Why not one DVD? What is the problem with that, more like where is the logic of publishers and stores not having games in DVD format? Any modern computer has a DVD-ROM drive so what gives?


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I just bought Dreamfall and it has six installation CDs. Why not one DVD? What is the problem with that, more like where is the logic of publishers and stores not having games in DVD format? Any modern computer has a DVD-ROM drive so what gives?

I guese mine isn't very modern... :(


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I agree, DVD's have been standard on computers for the last four years. That's enough time to expect consumers to upgrade their PC. Chances are, if the consumer still has a basic CD player, they don't have the ability to run the game anyways.

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Blame Wall-mart

 

Anyways outside of the USA we do get those nice DVD's... Hmmm... ancient, ancient folks :("

 

Hell; most games force you to use DVD... like Oblivion, DX:IW, Fahrenheit etc.

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Hell, my computer has a DVD Burner and it costed $500. CDs, like 56k modems, are ancient past. Any game that requires to be on 4 or more CDs needs to be on DVD. Its not like DVD ROMs are expensive. $40 can get you a decent DVD ROM.

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DVD-drives can run CD's just fine... there is NO reason why one should keep a CD-one when they can purchase a DVD... :(


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People who don't have a DVD player likely either A) just haven't gotten around to getting one yet because nothing has 'forced' them to, B) use their PC for nothing but email and don't give a hoot (my mother).


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People who don't have a DVD player likely either A) just haven't gotten around to getting one yet because nothing has 'forced' them to,  B) use their PC for nothing but email and don't give a hoot (my mother).

 

In othere words, not gamers.


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Yup. So why release games in CD-format... I have no idea

 

Lack of common sense we do have here in Europe? :("


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People who don't have a DVD player likely either A) just haven't gotten around to getting one yet because nothing has 'forced' them to,  B) use their PC for nothing but email and don't give a hoot (my mother).

Wouldn't those in group B also be part of group A?


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Exactomundo to quote the Doctor.

 

A gamer worth their salt would have a DVD ROM.

Oh that hurts :(

 

DVD-ROM drive: $18.99

 

DVD+/-RW drive: $31.99

 

I don't see any logic behind not getting one.

(w00t) Now only if my games were on DVDs...

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DVD drives on computers are for wussies. I actually have one; but I don't use it. It's evil... at least until I bother to start using it.

 

Only lazy people who cna't manage installing 6 CDs are so desperate for DVD to actually be normal. Or, nature lovers who love animals more than people as well..

 

These are usually the same people who are anti game manuals, and deseve to be ignored. :)


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A bonus with a DVD-ROM is being able to watch movies on your PC.

 

I've got two DVD drives...

 

 

.....and I'd still rather have my games on CD.

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