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Thread: Will a Blu-Ray retail version of WipeoutHD be released?

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    Al, no, I didn't. I have just plain ol' DVD. I had no money before HD-DVD was officially discontinued [and my income is still fully committed to debts for a considerable time.] Even had I been able to afford it, I still would have waited till the question was settled of which standard would prevail, and in view of the rapid advance of non-moving non-disc media for portable storage [cards instead of DVD, etc.], I will still wait. I don't think Blu-Ray will be a long-term product, and I don't really need the modestly higher image quality, even if it were. If I were going to buy media off a shelf in a physical store, I'd rather it be on a pre-recorded memory card instead of a disc.

    If Blu-Ray dOes last longer than I expect, it will be because the companies supporting it had successfully used every tool of economic and political pressure to stifle the adoption of a superior technology. Much as was done to win against a cheaper but only slightly less capable technology such as HD-DVD. Back in the VCR tape format war between Beta and VHS, Sony lost to a cheaper but only slightly inferior competitor. This time, they played the game better.

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    Yeah, I can imagine that BluRay may be the last disk format we will ever see. HDDs are cheaper and cheaper and you get 500GB for less than 100 these days.
    In about ten years I can easily imagine things being stored on HDDs or Flashh drives. Hell, I just saw an 8GB USB stick for 20. 8GB!
    Hah! I just remember how much I payed for my 512MB Memory Stick when I got my PSP less than three years back: a bit more than 40 - and that was very, very cheap at these days.

    Nonetheless I'm sure some formats will stay. Such as the CD. For music and stuff. Because the majority still prefers their music to have in their shelfs and not just on the HDD and the quality still is a lot better (a normal MP3 is around 4MB big, the uncompressed file on the CD is around 40MB)
    I think it's different with games and alike, because you don't want to put a disk into the computer/console anyway.

    I, for one, like both: having the original on CD/DVD/BluRay with a nice booklet etc. and then again the same stuff on my HDD.
    Because at least I handle the things different: When I play a CD I listen to the music more consciously than to the MP3s on my HDD I just started with a few clicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapier Racer View Post
    lol stevie *cough its not unlimited either cough*

    Doubt you will ever see it on Blu Ray it's got PSN exclusive plastered everywhere, remember the costs would increase if they slapped it on a disk, would that really be logical considering what the game is? Think about this from a causal gaming assholes perspective.
    Bah I was hoping that wipeoutHD would also be released on disk like GT5 prologue was , with both games being kind of demo games for the next big installment..

    But I guess DLC only makes sense for wipeoutHD with it not being an over hyped game like GT5 prologue , it saves Sony a lot of money and the majority of people purchasing the game will be in first world countries with fully capable internet connections anyway .

    I'll just wait and see what everyone here on the zone feels about the game after its released ..if everyone says it's "omg best wipeout game ever" and the gameplay outweighs that hud, then maybe I'll feel so inclined to pay triple the price of an ordinary game for wipeoutHD..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausehuhn View Post
    In about ten years I can easily imagine things being stored on HDDs or Flashh drives.
    Haha or what about thinking ahead of that many years down the line , I see storage possibly going completely online , where you buy internet storage space , ofcourse our internet connection speeds would have to surpass that of SATA2 or firewire cables
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    yep! that's the future! I can also imagine... in many years, not just the HDD, but all of the components of your computer being run remotely. some kind of super computer up in the sky that everyone can access and pay to unlock software etc, and the software is streamed down to your monitor or ipod or whatever you have. this way, you'd never own any hardware apart from the receiver, monitor and keyboard/mouse; no actual computer.. as long as you had an amazingly fast internet connection.

    imagine an ipod with no disk (hence absolutely tiny), that had unlimited storage space because it could access the HDD remotely, and stream down the content you had access too.

    okay i'm getting carried away now..

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    Sounds like you're channelling Larry Ellison.

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    remote computer in the sky? skynet? Judgement day - When WipEout HD is released.

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    Exactly.

    I never want to see the time when every copy of everything I ever cared about is totally in someone else's possession and control or just plain bad luck or incompetence. I always want to have my own machine, my own copies of all software. Having said that, onweb search engines and online communal gameplay are fine. But I want the game itself in my possession.

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    i agree with you lance, I want my copies too.. It happens for me with every format, from music to dvds; having something only on the HDD would make me feel as i haven't got it (or maybe just borrowed it)..
    .. and just because I'd be glad to see HD disc near the other ones..

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    That, plus a BD cannot corrupt / format itself.

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    but it can easily be scratched to a point where it becomes useless.
    I would be quite surprised if flash takes over as a distribution medium as lance suggests, I can see how it would be a better choice, but I believe that by the time the difference is large enough to drive users to change format, online distribution will be substantially more feasible than it is today.
    I think bluray will not only be the last disc media, but the last commercial physical media for content.

    Will be interesting though.. that shift will mean the end for music stores, video stores, and game stores.

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