1. SkeletonSmith

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    So i was at my bois house and he wanted to show me something in GTA v, and I found the disc and it said "disc 2", does Xbox 360 seriously need 2 discs? Is it really that bad? Didnt we stop that years ago?
     
  2. godreborn

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    yeah, but the 360 doesn't need mandatory installs. plus, gta 5 disc 2 is probably the dlc.
     
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    Xbox 360 was DVDs, just like the Wii, PS2, and OG Xbox. ~8-9GB at most.
     
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    the xbox 360 is 15 years old.
     
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    Yeah, some late games require you to install a data pack from a second disk to use the game. Some of this were just HD textures (as Splinter Cell: Blacklist) but others are forced to play the game. Even some games require you to change between disks, but this were only a few... and yeah, as a lot of people say, the Xbox 360 is already 15 years old, and also the console uses DVDs, which by 2013 (Grand Theft Auto V release year) where already being deprecated by the Blu-ray disk format.
     
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    Wolfenstein the new order has 4 discs...
     
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    Really? That's what "disgusts" you? You must have pretty low standards.

    Did you know the PS4/Xboner has a few multiple disc games, too? Last of Us 2, for an extremely recent example, has 2 discs; one that's a "data disc" that you install to your HDD, and one that's a "play" disc. Same for Red Dead Redemption 2.

    And I guarantee the PS5 and Sexbox will have multi-disc games, too. While I'm sure they'll both support BDXL discs (which can reach 300GB per disc, though I believe currently 100GB is most common), they're still extremely expensive to produce, and publishers are either going to just include 1 disc and have you download the rest (like a fair few Switch titles, and which will probably be the most common), or they're going to use multiple blu-ray discs.

    That's what you get when game sizes become dramatically huge, optical storage can only go so far and going download only is still considered a bad move by a fair majority so we won't be rid of them this gen.
     
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    This console was released well over a decade ago. And has been superseded for well over half a decade.

    Having said that I was listening to Ace of Base on tape deck the other day and I had to rewind the tape to hear the song again. I'm sure we stopped doing that at least a few years ago
     
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    Pretty common for games to have multiple disc, because they can't fit everything into one.
     
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    PS3 was superior to the 360 because of the Blu-Ray... not sure what was Microsoft thinking back in the day not to do Blu-Ray aswell
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If you're disgusted by that, stay away from playstation one and gamecube. :P

    Or would you prefer halo master chief collection on xbox one where you had to download data from server to even play the game... like some nintendo switch games... even if you bought the retail copy. :creep:
     
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    They were betting on HD-DVD, not Blu-Ray. Now Blu-Ray obviously won, but at that time it was not obvious which would come out on top.
     
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    Gotcha i never knew HD-DVD was a thing
     
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    That thing precisely was what made me throw away my interest on getting an xbox one. Having to download more than 60 GB of data (for the Master Chief Collection) to be able to even play the game making the disk useless for the most part (in therms of available disk space) and using it just as a key, that really sucks big. What a waste of resources.
     
  16. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well yeah... every game disc on that system requires the disc to lay. Technically, both Playstation 4 or xbox one game disc won't play without the disc. Data install is mandatory and begins after inserting the disc (Is done to speed up load times. I think it reads from both disc and Hard drive) all disc games on those consoles do that, regardless of file size I believe. Previous generation had similar things.

    ON PS3 you either had a game that

    Required no data install
    Optional data install for faster loading times
    Mandatory data install to play the game

    Even some PS2 & psp games had option to install game data to disc for speeding up load times.

    It honestly isn't good that the halo game needed to download extra data from server to play because it wasn't on disc, but then again. It could be worst, tony hawk pro skater 5 bad where the actual full game wasn't even on the disc. In tony hawk case, is just bad, but halo case, must have needed a fix that was too late to address with disc before they mass produced it. :ninja:
     
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    not really. the bd drive was too slow, so that's why it require installs. a game like gears of war 3 is only possible on the 360 due to lack of available ram. the ps3 os is very poorly optimized and has too much going on to run the game. the game was ported to the ps3, but it can only be run by dech systems with twice as much ram.
     
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    Disks? what are those? Over in PC gaming land disks haven't existed for ages... consoles are only now catching up w/ the diskless offerings. Optical disk read times are horrendously slow even compared to standard hard disk drives. Then theres the fact that games are pushing in upwards of 100+gb these days, and would even require multiple bluray disks if there was no digital downloads involved.
     
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    One disc was an “install disc” and the other is the “game disc”.
     
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    lol catching up by taking options away from you

    makes sense
     
  21. mightymuffy

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    ...I'm just giggling at the 'disgusting' part of it: OP obviously never had Monkey Island 2 on the Amiga (although there are even better examples) - 14 floppy disks of gaming goodness*

    EDIT - I could be wrong with the number! :lol: Monkey Island 1 was 4...... definitely over 10 anyway, but you get my point (although I've probably ruined it now!)
     
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