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Alien426
03-22-2004, 12:34 PM
CGW (http://www.computergaming.com)'s January issue had the full games Deus Ex, Thief 2 and Warlords Battlecry. There was a lot of confusion and complaining about the medium they were on, though. CGW dared to introduce the DVD to American PC gamers!

In Europe (or more precisely in Germany) it's common for the magazines to offer (monthly!) DVDs on the cover. They are loaded with videos (game / movie trailers, game reviews...), demos, mods and the likes.

I'm wondering if there are in fact so few Americans who own a DVD drive.

Sivy
03-22-2004, 01:34 PM
I'm from outside the USA and have a DVD drive.

i think games on DVDs will become more common soon.

Ray Jones
03-22-2004, 01:59 PM
dvd will never be as successful as cd, it will be gone "soon", replaced by "non-mechanical" medias.

:¨:

Skinkie
03-22-2004, 02:49 PM
Man I live in the US and have 3 DVD drives on 3 different computers, how's that for awesome?

SamNMax
03-22-2004, 03:20 PM
I'm from the U.S. and I have both a DVD and a CD drive. Yeah, my P.C. kicks ass.

Huz
03-22-2004, 03:56 PM
I reckon Americans are just too dumb to cope with having games on DVD. I hear they've only recently grasped the concept of the compact disc in a non-frisbee context, so throwing another identical-looking format into the mix is asking for trouble.

James Isaac
03-22-2004, 04:18 PM
I live in the UK and I have a DVD drive. I usually buy the DVD edition of PC Gamer aswell, which is great :)

Skinkie
03-22-2004, 08:39 PM
Frisbee's rule.... what? c....d....? d...v...d...?

Alien426
03-23-2004, 05:15 AM
I'm relieved.

I now know I'm preaching to the wrong poeple, but there still seem to be a lot of guys who want to juggle with 6 CDs when installing UT2004. A good graphics card is around $200 and a DVD drive $30. You obviously need a lot of video power to run Unreal Tournament, so why not shell out some more bucks to get a decent drive?!

Huz
03-23-2004, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Huz
I reckon Americans are just too dumb to cope with having games on DVD. I hear they've only recently grasped the concept of the compact disc in a non-frisbee context, so throwing another identical-looking format into the mix is asking for trouble. Whoa, Huz, that's some completely awesome unintentional pun action you've got going there.

Skinkie
03-23-2004, 06:25 PM
Unintentional my butt.

Guybrush122
03-24-2004, 02:27 AM
Unintentional your butt? Dude, you're thinking of "bun", not "pun"....

Feral
03-24-2004, 03:11 PM
Actually, when PC Gamer changed to a monthly DVD, there was outcry that PC Zone weren't offering DVDs...
Oh, and I feel this is an unfair battleground, since this board is for nerds who own such items as DVD drives.

Mo Goya
03-24-2004, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by SamNMax
I'm from the U.S. and I have both a DVD and a CD drive. Yeah, my P.C. kicks ass. On one of my computers I have a DVD drive and a CD Drive and on the other I have just a CD drive.

Skinkie
03-25-2004, 02:37 AM
Amatuers, three computers, each with a DVD-ROM and a CD burner. Let the good times roll.... I need a DVD burner.

Feral
03-25-2004, 04:28 PM
5 computers, 4 DVD drives, 3 CD burners, 2 CD drives...1 Feral. Go me :).

Skinkie
03-26-2004, 02:01 AM
Dude, you got me whipped.

ptdc
03-26-2004, 11:04 AM
Why do you need 5 computers?

Feral
03-26-2004, 02:26 PM
My mum's, my dad's, my brother's, mine and a sercer. OK, so they're not mine per sť, but still...

Joshi
03-27-2004, 02:00 PM
DVD ROM drive on my PC, CDRW drive on my PC, DVD ROM drive on my laptop, and then a 2 DVD players, but I'm only mentioning them as a filler.

ptdc
03-28-2004, 05:30 PM
Ahhh, I see. I need to get a DVD writer/rewriter/+-whatever sometime.