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Why is that?

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Why is that?

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...because switching disks during install is like pre-gaming before you party!

D'uh!

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Why is that?

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Aren't DVDs easier to scratch?

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I don't think so.

At least not in my experience.


With respect to reading scratched CDs, my DVD player does a better job than my CD-RW....but those are CDs.

Edited by alanschu, 20 May 2006 - 08:57 PM.


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When will PC games come on blu-ray disks :)

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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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If this was a serious post... :blink:

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"If this was a serious post... "

Deadly seriously. I'm with Darque. I have a DVD drive... and, enver bother to use it. If given a chocie between DVD and CD, CD anytime. That said, I'm sure I'll be brainwashed eventually into using the DVD drive.

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Why would you use 6 disks instead of one? The sense behind that escapes me.

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To bug Earth Lovers tm, of course. :D

And, just because everyone knows more > better. :blink:

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More toxic waste doesn't mean better toxic waste. :blink:

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What the hell?

What possible advantage could CDs have over DVDs when it comes to installing games?

I love my DVD burner... I remember having to backup all my old stuff on tons of CDs... Now it's just a couple of DVDs. :D

Edited by Haitoku, 20 May 2006 - 11:25 PM.


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I imagine that all those who don't own DVD-RW drives have no data on their computers worth backing up.

My computer sucks, yet I've had a DVD-ROM (Pioneer 500M) for some... five years now? I bought a DVD-RW (Plextor PX-712A) two years ago. I burn approximately 1 DVD worth of backup every month or so, and I can't remember the last time I actually bought a CD-R. CDs are dead.

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CDs are dead.

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That's an interesting theory...

And yet, games and other media still come on CDs...

I see a flaw to this theory. :blink:

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I hope Atari will release NWN2 in a DVD version in addition to a CD one.

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Volourn and Darque just proved my point you guys are whacko.

No wonder Wallmart delivers on CD then...

Anyways; It is hard gaming with a CD-drive here in Europe and I don't mind AT ALL. The more data on the disk at once without swapping the better. DAMN Kotor2 and DS2 with their silly 4CD's!

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Volo's from Canada, I take no responsibility.

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Maybe the difference is on the manufacturing end. Mass-production facilities for games would likely have an installed base of older equipment, which is expensive to replace and still works. Just a guess. It's also possible that structural differences between CD and DVD formats needed some ironing out. I remember Pandora Directive shipped with both multiple CD's and one DVD in the same box, but I could never get the DVD version to work.

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I think the publishers are more concerned about making sure the product can be run by as many people as possible. Hence they'd rather go CDs than straight DVDs which may only be supported by a % of the target market.

I hope they compromise and make a mix of both though. It'd be interesting to see recent marketing data to see what % of purchases are DVD when consumers have a choice, adjusting for availability etc.

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Volo's from Canada, I take no responsibility.

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Hey now, that's not fair. Not all of us Canadians are technologically backwards cd loving freaks. ;)" I always buy the DVD version of a game if I have a choice. I hate swapping cds. :)

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Why is that?

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Aren't DVDs easier to scratch?

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If you think that's a big problem, take a look at the surface of any DVD from movie rental.

Edited by Diamond, 21 May 2006 - 07:18 AM.





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