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Why are PCs still stuck with DVDs ?

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Why are PCs still stuck with DVDs ?
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Blu-ray players arent cheap enough and the standard in all PC's yet I guess
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Because downloads.
They could release it on Blu-Ray (even then it'd still require two discs), but only a handful of people have a BD-player on their computers, while everyone who has a disc drive in their computer, has a DVD drive.
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>>47433922
I have 1 DVD reader,1 DVD burner and 1CD burner on old P4,and DVD burner on newish hardware.
I cant remember when i used them for the last time even for reading dvd.Seriously i think i stoped using physical media back in 2007
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>>47433922
>Why are PCs still stuck with DVDs ?

Because mechanical mediums long have no place in there.
Which a company that has to stream data from the drive for the game to run 'ala fucking PSX can't possibly know about.
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because the PC has moved beyond the need for primitive discs?
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>>47433922
Expensive BRD player.
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>>47434057
This. Why the fuck would anyone still use these?
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because everyone fell for the digital distribution meme and didn't buy a bluray drive
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>>47433922
wtf are you talking about I haven't used a dvd for the last 5 years or so and I'm still buying games like never before. In fact my computer doesn't even have an optical drive.
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Damn this brings me back to the days of multi-CD games
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>>47434074
>60GB/11.5mbps (US avg internet speed)
>11 hours 35 minutes
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>>47434175
>live in fuck-vile nowhere town
>4Mbit max download speed
>2+days
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>>47434175
This shit confuses me so much. People are so quick to write off physical media, and yet tons of people are stuck with garbage tier internet.
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>>47434175
>Preloading
>Play game -0 after launch
>Disk
>Go to shop
>Wait for release
>Bring disk home
>Install on console
>PCFags already finished the game
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>>47434222
>PCFags already finished the game
yeah and consolefags finished it 1 and half years ago
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>>47433960
They're cheap now, but they'll never become ubiquitous on the PC because everything is going digital and most PC users have no use for a higher capacity optical media format.
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>>47434241
and you'll be stuck with the same game till the end of time only getting updates from rockstar like a good little bitch. meanwhile, PC users will be modding it till the end of time.
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>>47434185
>llive in the middle of fuck-vile nowhere
>50Mbps

U jelly?
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>>47434206
its because people are retarded
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>>47434175
You could just leave it downloading while out or sleeping or whatever. I don't see the problem.
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>>47433922
Top kek, I have it preloaded on Steam. Took half an hour to download 60 GB.

Enjoy your disks pleb.
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>>47433922
My dream is that we'll go back to "cartridges" with the implementation of memristors.
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>>47433922
>2015
>still using DVD
u wot m8?
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optical media is pretty much dead making upgrading to a BD kinda pointless.
It's only there for legacy support at this point.
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wouldn't it be more convenient for it to be a usb drive instead of SEVEN dvds?
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>>47434306

Nope
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>>47434671
Cost way more than optical media
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>>47434471

>thinking the average /g/entooman leaves his below-grade dwelling
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>optical media is dead
lol what the fuck do you guys think movies come on? discs are here to stay for a long time
inb4 "buh muh bitrate starved, DRM laden streaming service"
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>>47434671
$30 of Flash
$0.50 of Disks
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>>47434244
this
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>>47434713
you gotta go to sleep eventually.
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>>47434756
>lol what the fuck do you guys think movies come on?
netflix and itunes?
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>>47434781
We can all sleep when we die.
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Meanwhile I can download the 60gb in 1hr20mins with my 100mbps FTTB...
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>There are people building brand new computers without a DVD or Bluray drive

I still use a DVD-R DL drive in my rig, never know when you're going to need it for drivers, old school media, or you need a recovery disc.
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Only reason I have a dvd drive is because sometimes linux doesn't like to boot from USB.
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>>47433922
>using optical media
Kek, I don't even have a optical drive anymore.
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>>47433922
concrats on paying for your malware
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>>47433922
I haven't used optical media in years.
Actually, I'm not sure if the drive even works; I installed the OS from USB after my last upgrade.
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>>47435327
Not true. Just make sure not to follow any forum posts from 2008 suggesting unetbootin or other trash
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I got a USB external DVD drive along with a couple internal dvd drives, as I do computer repairs and often run into old shit that don't boot properly from thumb drives and shit but run fine on internal/external

I also prefer burning and DVDs when I give people things, so that I won't loose USB flash drives when fuckers don't return them or return them riddled with viruses.
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>>47434756
There was this service that allows you to buy digital copies of movies.
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>>47433960
Wrong
A. Blue ray is cheap
B. Windows 8.1 doesnt have support for blue ray
C. Digital download killed everything before a new standard cpuld come around
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I'm still waiting for archival disks before I replace my old optical drive, I would hate for 500GB media to come out in the same year I upgraded
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>>47433922
Who the hell still uses optical media?
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>>47434175
the average internet speed in america is 30Mbps,. and it took me less than 5 hours to download it with my 30Mbps. the average person who cares about downloading things digitally would probably have a 50Mbps connection
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because at this point why bother? You should probably just downloaded, I don't have a dvd drive in any of my computers
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>>47434175
>11hours 35 minutes downloading an AAA game is much time
when did this meme start?
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>>47435918
Rockstar, apparently.
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>get physical release
>mandatory 60GB patch comes out 1 day after release
>spend eternity getting it on your 1.5mbps ADSL connection
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>>47435804
>B. Windows 8.1 doesnt have support for blue ray
Really? I mean,... really?
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Because of the cloud.
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>>47436209
What he should have said is Windows 8 does not come with a Blu-ray license to decode Blu-ray movies, it comes with a DVD decoding license. (or at least Windows 7 did, and it didn't have Blu-ray support either)
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>>47435780
There are still services that allow it, but they're mostly shitty. Sony lets you download digital copies of movies on the PS3 (and presumably PS4?) but they're locked to one device.

VUDU has a better system, you can activate the Ultra Violet codes that come with 99% of Blu-rays to your VUDU account and then stream them anywhere from any device. You can also download the movies to computers and phones (presumably with some form of DRM) which gives you a little more in terms of flexibility. The streaming quality is pretty good as well.

I only have a VUDU account because I buy a decent number of Blu-rays and they always come with a code so I have a digital library of "owned" movies.
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>>47433922
>2015
>still purchasing physical media
>not using Steam
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>>47436093
>>47435918
every game that comes out for the PC mostly that wants to sell around the world. In many parts of the world, downloading a 60GB file would take days
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>>47434074
>thinking everyone has the same Internet speed everywhere in the world
fuckoff retard
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>>47437937
>steam shuts down/removes your game
>games are gone
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>>47435804

/thread
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>>47437937
>wanting more DRM
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>>47437541
But does gahnoo/loonix have blueray support?
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>>47438005
i wish there were other alternatives besides piracy
too bad there aren't
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>>47434175
Nobody gives a shit about Burgerclaps. The global average is 22.8Mb, which takes in every third world shithole going. It's not the rest of the world's problem that Americunts can't into broadband.
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>>47433922
Because everyone that has an optical drive, is a DVD drive. Relatively speaking, not a lot of people have a Bluray drive. Similar reason why World of Warcraft, Half-Life 2, UT2004 and so on were all on CDs despite DVD being a regular thing.
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>>47438005
>>47438059
Buy DRM free games that come with Steam keys.
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>>47438071
Get raped and kill yourself, you retarded fucking faggot sack of shit with down syndrome.
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>>47438110
Careful, tubby, you'll give yourself a heart attack.
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>>47438071
Broadband in America is defined as minimum 30mbps.
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>>47434175
>11 hrs
>about a nights sleep
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>>47438123
Ebin le maymay, redditor.
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Here's what games should do:
- have a key which works to install it, no internet activation bullshit required
- key can also be used to activate the game on steam
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>>47434244
>everything is going digital
>durr

except for you, you're going full retard.
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>>47438110
>>47438193
kek, typing a bunch of big boy words isn't going to make you sound mature or intimidating. try again.
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>>47438514
>>47438123
>>47438071
jealous of Americas success or what?

Angry that we don't live like you? That you can't treat us like a third world colonial possession? That you can not shame us into servitude?

DAMN STRAIGHT

This is America son. This is OUR website. You are here by OUR grace. Never forget that.

We are the United States, look upon our works and tremble.

Now go take your estrogen pill bitch
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>>47438569
What was the last American success? as in before you invented the obesity epidemic and general stupidity.
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The only reason I use discs is to install things, like my OS. Never use them after that, my hdd just reads it.
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>>47438593
Cucking the rest of the world with our culture and businesses. As we speak your countrymen are paying billions to live like us. Stay mad.

Maybe the Muslims next door will offer you an alternative culture in the next twenty years
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>>47434175
>waiting for the physical copy to arrive
>needing to go out to buy it
well
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>>47438641
>culture
you have no culture, at least no respectable culture.

>businesses
you mean the ones that keep outsourcing to china and other third world nations you mock? kek.
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>>47438641
>failing school system and job market
>unhealthy body and mind is the norm
Fuck I hate living in the US.
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>>47438569
An American website based on Japanese culture.
Top Cuck.
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>>47438659
I don't give a fuck about your culture, you have no choice but to assimilate ours.

Your socialist overlords who you worship are too weak to protect you from the forces of of our corporate might. Bow and beg for mercy like the barbarian kings when they were brought in chains to the gates of Rome and we may throw you some scraps like a good little doggy.

>>47438661
If you want to suck Yurocuck dick go to reddit.

>implying yuroshits learn anything in school besides worshiping their socialist overlords, feminism, and Islamic culture

>>47438665
Then go to Krautchan.

This site is ours, just like Japan is ours. They tried to stand against us and we made them our play thing.
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>>47438661
Kill yourself, you fucking shit stain.
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Because places such as fatclapistan and others have such a shitty, underdeveloped network grid in combination with like three telecom corporations that have a monopoly.

Saged, hidden.
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>>47438843
American is a blend of cultures darling. but I like it here. Lack of obnoxious fat Americans is great. you can keep believing your government isn't shitting you over all you want.
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>>47438869
I hate beta bitches like him

>le living in the U.S. is soo terrible DX
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>>47438923
Our government is infinitely superior to your multicultural forced cuckolding which is going to take place soon enough
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>>47434175
>Living in the USA
it's your fault then. I can download 60GB in under an hour for £35 a month here.
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>>47434585
>paying 60USD for a three year old gayme
>calling others pleb
At least they give you a pretty box with the DVDs
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Digital downloading is the main way PC gamers will be buying this, I'm getting a boxed copy because I've always had a hard copy of GTA games, it's just a thing I do.

Blu ray would be useless to implement at this point since there are zero blu ray media players that work without some sort of fucking around.

I have a blu ray player I had to run AnyDVD HD just to play "Dog Day Afternoon" in VLC was worth since it's a great film and had a BR player but I wouldn't say go out and buy one.
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>>47439033
>Living in the UK
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>>47434759
>convenient
You're not sure about that word are you?
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>>47439165
>not living in the UK
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>>47439033
actually that has more to do with whatever ISP you have. I live in 'murica and can download 60GBs in around 45 minutes
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>>47434175
350mbps for 19 euros a month.
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>>47434241
Thanks for beta testing.
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>>47433968
60GB can easily fit on one disc
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Because CD's are the most reliable way to move information since it's non-volatile.
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>>47438088
Hey, it's that "I love cum" tripfag again.
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>>47435918
consolefags
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>live in Vancouver, 3rd most populous city in Canada
>pay $40/month for pic related

Yeah I really want to download 65 gb of fucking data
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BluRay is still too expensive and unless you have Windows Media Centre edition, you can't even watch BD films without paying $50 for additional software.

Basically you're gonna be paying $100 total to use optical media which is already dead.
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>>47439646
Games are 65 GB now, what the fuck. Last time I played a contemporary computer game they were barely filling up a DVD.

The game industry is literally the least ecologic software branch. I mean, they just don't give a shit any longer. Just program some retarded shit, it needs to get finished, they should buy a new computer if they want to play it. I remember when there was still optimization artists among them. Just look at some late SNES titles, Yoshi's Island for example. They pushed that fucking piece of hardware to it's limits. Nowadays it's all deadlines and this shit needs to be released on 44 platforms at the same date and marketing yadda yadda. No wonder why console games look so shit in comparison atm.
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>>47433922
1. I've owned 2 devices with bluray drives. A PS3 and an ASUS laptop. Neither works anymore, laser failure in both cases.
2. Wait, there are still PC games sold on discs? Why? Why would you do that when you have great digital stores specifically for PC? GOG/Steam/Battle.net ... And then you have the no-so-great-but-sometimes-you-need-to-sign-a-pact-with-the-devil-to-get-what-you-want-without-resorting-to-piracy stores: Origin/Uplay.
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>>47439665
> additional software
MPC-HC.
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>>47439784
because computers nowadays can push the 2-4k textures and higher res models. Maybe the consoles could too if they weren't already five years out of date on the time of launch
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>>47439819
does MPC-HC play encrypted BD discs? as in, any recent, from the store bluray?
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>>47434175
>>47434185
>>47434306
>>47434687

>>47434185
>mfw
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>>47434074
USA here.

glorious enforced 200gb data cap on a 50mbps connection by yours truly major teleco whos the only isp within a 100 mile radius. i also live in a city with a population of 400,000.

60gb is a huge chunk of that 200gb cap. its cause i and a lot of my friends to restart buying physical media.

this week alone i actually bought four blu-rays off of amazon. last time i did that was.... well before blu-rays even came out.

thanks big telecos!
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>>47439784
The first release of GTA V to hit torrent sites is 60GB, but then Rockstar's PC ports have always been trash. GTA IV was 15GB back in 2008 and Max Payne 3 was 30GB in 2012. Their bloated shit is doubling every few years.
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