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What Will The Next Generation Of Games Be Stored On?

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3 years ago#1
All this talk about the next generation of consoles but do you ever wonder what the next generation of games will arrive on? Compact Discs are flimsy, fragile and in some ways cumbersome so they won't be around forever. What do you think the next method for storing video games will be? Will we see games one day being sold to customers on flashdrives or maybe they'll go back to cartridges, or will everything just be download only? Discuss.
3 years ago#2
We'll imprint the data onto our brains and consoles will come equipped with EEG scanners to play games directly from our heads.
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3 years ago#3
Digital downloads and Blu Ray discs.
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3 years ago#4
j-fielding95 posted...
Digital downloads and Blu Ray discs.

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3 years ago#5
everything will eventually be digital. until then expect blu-ray.
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3 years ago#6
j-fielding95 posted...
Digital downloads and Blu Ray discs.

Aren't PS3 games already blu-rays?
3 years ago#7
dna
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134672-harvard-cracks-dna-storage-crams-700-terabytes-of-data-into-a-single-gram
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3 years ago#8
Dirk_McHardpeck posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
Digital downloads and Blu Ray discs.

Aren't PS3 games already blu-rays?


Yes.

I agree that it'll likely eventually go full digital within the next couple decades, and probably Blu-Ray until then.
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3 years ago#9
Dirk_McHardpeck posted...
j-fielding95 posted...
Digital downloads and Blu Ray discs.

Aren't PS3 games already blu-rays?


Yeah, they aren't forced to change it, they'll just stick with it until they push for digital only.
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3 years ago#10
lambchips posted...
dna
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134672-harvard-cracks-dna-storage-crams-700-terabytes-of-data-into-a-single-gram


very cool. we'll probably all be dead by the time it becomes viable though.

they have been working on cybernetic computers for like a decade now and they expect another 8 years before we start seeing them in real use.
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