Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1GB more for the 360


Well there will be a little bit more room to breather for developers on the 360. Turns out Microsoft is trying out a new disc format that will work with current consoles to give the new discs an extra 1GB amount of storage. Now I'm no programmer, but I do feel if I was, more space is always better than less in today's high graphic games. Also MS claims this will also help fight in the was against piracy on the 360 console too.

46 comments:

  1. Sony laughs at your crappy DVD format. -.-

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  2. Kinda doubt if it will be such a big difference!

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  3. I just stuff my 360 full of extra 16 gig flash drives whenever I need more space :)

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  4. Still a big difference between the 360 format and the superior blu ray of the PS3.

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  5. People still play games off BluRay? my 6 Terabytes laugh at you. Optical media is so1985. I think I'll go play one of DirectX 11 games off my Solid State Drive now. Oh what's that, you can only play DirectX 9 games? Let me know when you leave the dark ages and perhaps we could play a game together sometime ^.^

    ~H. Coct

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  6. I only have an old cdrom that can't even play DVDs... I'm oldschool yay!

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  7. I dunno about helping against piracy. The discs that are currently best for burning 360 games aren't made any more, so they're in high demand. If Microsoft switches to a new disc, there's probably more of them, and so pirates can use that new brand to burn games.

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  8. Get PS3 and be done with it haha!
    +followed, nice blog

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  9. Hopefully this means better graphics.

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  10. Lets hope it actually leads to something. I sometimes get the feeling that the next xbox might be right around the corner....

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  11. This is great news! Can't wait to see them utilizing them.

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  12. Should be interesting to see the tech behind this if it works with existing laser in the 360.

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  13. This is interesting, but I don't have an xbox.

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  14. Meh they should just make a new xbox completely

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  15. I'm happy that their making improvements to the current console instead of just coming out with a new one.

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  16. 1 gig of added space is nice to have, as my Xbox is nearly full of stored games and movies. I'm reading that the 360 is also having piracy problems due to being cracked, so maybe this will give them an edge to stop the piracy. Personally, I just like the idea of extra space for my console. :)

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  17. wow i cant wait to see how much better games can even look. i remember when everything went HD i didnt even think anything was wrong with so called regular definition

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  18. cool, ssd are kicking off as well..

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  19. can't really see the practicality of only one gig.

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  20. @Doomsday: Stone age-mode, floppy drive all the way on my server. Can't be bothered to put in a DVD reader as I never use discs anyways.

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  21. Oh well. No more pirating games for me! j/k. Following.

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  22. everything gets pirated now a days. everything.

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  23. This gives MS a fighting chance for longevity against Sony's bluray

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  25. nice means more content hopefully

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  26. Why even bother at this point? I enjoyed the post though!

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  27. wish they would just come out with a new console already!

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  28. They should make a console with windows on it that doubles as web browsing computer or a console.

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  30. probably just means more levels or detailed textures, not much more. ME2's DLC arrival takes about that much by itself. Also, I need $upport, just sayin. :(

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  31. I think if it produces better graphics, it'll be great! I hear u NZ - I'm in the same boat!

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  33. I think that it's impossible. The old readers probably won't read new type of discs.

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  34. Interesting. I can't wait to see what they do with it.

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  35. Can you send me the source?

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