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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.
I'm from outside the USA and have a DVD drive.
i think games on DVDs will become more common soon.
03-22-2004, 01:59 PM
dvd will never be as successful as cd, it will be gone "soon", replaced by "non-mechanical" medias.
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?
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.
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.
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 :)
03-22-2004, 08:39 PM
Frisbee's rule.... what? c....d....? d...v...d...?
03-23-2004, 05:15 AM
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?!
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.
03-23-2004, 06:25 PM
Unintentional my butt.
03-24-2004, 02:27 AM
Unintentional your butt? Dude, you're thinking of "bun", not "pun"....
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.
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.
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.
03-25-2004, 04:28 PM
5 computers, 4 DVD drives, 3 CD burners, 2 CD drives...1 Feral. Go me :).
03-26-2004, 02:01 AM
Dude, you got me whipped.
Why do you need 5 computers?
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...
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.
Ahhh, I see. I need to get a DVD writer/rewriter/+-whatever sometime.
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