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441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Pre-Order on: January 06, 2006, 02:38:42 PM
No, the PS3 will have Blu Ray as the standard drive.  No seperate SKU's, well, at least not for a non-Blu Ray model.  

So what if it's cheaper then a stand alone Blu Ray player?  Do many home theatre enthusiasts actually use an Xbox or PS2 as their DVD player?  No.  If Blu Ray is good, then the PS3 creates a user base and demand for the product.  If people like the tech, then they'll eventually buy a standalone player.  I'm guessing 95% of the people who would buy a PS3 on day one, would not buy a dedicated Blu Ray drive on day one.  I think it's safe to say many people are hesitant to back either HD DVD or Blu Ray since nobody wants the next Betamax.  I know I won't be buying either until one format is the winner.  But if my PS3 can play Blu Ray movies, well I might just start buying some HD movies afterall.

Consoles are always about selling hardware at a loss.  If the PS3 does end up stealing some Blu Ray player sales at the start, it will be worth it in the end to have a much larger Blu Ray market.  Think about it, if all those PS3 owners already have a Blu Ray film library, which format will they back?  And then which format will they eventually buy a dedicated player from?
442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Daily Show On the Xbox 360 on: December 17, 2005, 12:45:44 AM
You can't save it, but there's a higher res version of the clip on the Daily Show site here.
443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 problem scratched disc on: December 06, 2005, 03:03:40 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Windows98"
Not a problem with my laptop though.  Of course it was designed to move while operating whereas the X360 probably wasn't.

And more than likely, your laptop drive has a spindle thingy to physically attach the CD to, while your 360 has no such thing.


My Xbox 360?  Good God I didn't even know that I owned one yet!  Where is it? Where is it?  Tongue
444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Now official..MS sued over 360 on: December 06, 2005, 02:57:51 AM
If it overheated and burnt his house down then I could see him suing, as it is now...
445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBox 360 problem scratched disc on: December 04, 2005, 02:20:15 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"

Look at it this way - your CD drive on your PC - it never moves, right? Have you ever had any problems with scratched discs? I'm guessing no.

A console however, can be bumped into/jolted around for any number of reasons. And when a disc is spinning 12 times (or whatever the standard reading speed is) normal, any slight jolt will cause the CD head to hit the disc.


Not a problem with my laptop though.  Of course it was designed to move while operating whereas the X360 probably wasn't.
446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More Xbox 360's on the way! on: December 02, 2005, 12:17:42 AM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
But...I want one.


 smile
447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any GG forum regulars that have not yet been spotted here? on: October 14, 2004, 05:07:47 AM
Windows signing in.  Thanks to Laner's help I finally found my way over here.  Good news is that I'm even more stable and game friendly then before...something good came out of all of this. smile
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