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Most games don't even give you the option anymore.

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True. Like I said I always do a full install.

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stupid question from the back: why don't game dvds do the whole flippy over thingy that movie dvds do?

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stupid question from the back: why don't game dvds do the whole flippy over thingy that movie dvds do?

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Because game DVD's have a fancy sticker on the front?

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And uualy games aren't that big. I haven't seen a game, condensed on disc, larger than 4.7 gig yet.

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That is cause the disk is only that big. And so far as I know there haven't been multi-DVD games yet. A second DVD has so far always been used for additional extra fluff...

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Like a "Making of <insert game title>" documentary.

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This is a bit off-topic, but has anyone else had problems with their DVD-rom RW drive not even noticing that some game CD-roms are inserted? ie, the drive spins the disc a while then falls silent, no error message, no nothing...just doesn't see the disc. If I re-insert it several times it'll eventually notice.

It's not the disc itself, cause I can put in the plain vanilla CD-rom drive in the older PC and it runs just fine. Sometimes I think DVD drives are a bit more...picky.

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I would think it would be a problem with the drive itself. I vaguely remember having that happen with an old DVD drive (not RW). I haven't had any problems with any DVD drive since.

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Cheap rickety parts in expensive yet disposable hardware, perhaps?
Maybe we're unlucky, but I've also noticed it in DVD-theater players lately.

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Depends on whether or not you'd consider a DVD player to be expensive.

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It's not just the store pricetag that makes a lot of stuff expensive to me.

I'ev spent a lot of money on stuff that was a good deal in the long run and a little money on stuff that felt like a ripoff. :lol:




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