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Idea for future of PC games

So, I was just browsing some thread about retail copies for Amnesia and someone pointed out that USB-stick is better looking as a present than a burned CD.

This raised an stupid and crazy idea on my mind that on the other hand, might work out well... Here it goes:
Pre-installed games sold on designed USB-sticks that you just need to insert into your USB-port and hit "run" to play.
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11-05-2010 06:22 PM
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RE: Idea for future of PC games

well how would that work? doesn't USBsticks cost more money than regual CD's?

and when you have to transfer all the files manualy, 'cause i don't see how you could do it as fast with a CD. well it's a nice suggestion but i don't se it comming to practice.

buying games of the interwebs and/or your cellphone seems like the best solution (atleast what i know) and the developers gets the money directly if you buy them via internet (the store bumbs up the price a lot imho)

11-05-2010 06:35 PM
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(11-05-2010 06:35 PM)davva Wrote:  and when you have to transfer all the files manualy, 'cause i don't see how you could do it as fast with a CD.

What I meant, was that you just need to plug the whole USB-stick to your USB-port and start playing. No downloading or installing. Plug and play.
11-05-2010 06:39 PM
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RE: Idea for future of PC games

well someone has to "transfer" the files into the USB, otherwise it would just be a empty USB stick, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1YzrbJt3AY

i think that method is much more efficient than having thousands upon thousands of USBsticks manualy put in a computer and getting the files in.

and so on and so forth

11-05-2010 06:47 PM
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RE: Idea for future of PC games

Eeh... And someone has to burn the files into the DVD as well, and you need to install the game to your PC, no?
11-05-2010 06:50 PM
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(11-05-2010 06:39 PM)Scraper Wrote:  What I meant, was that you just need to plug the whole USB-stick to your USB-port and start playing. No downloading or installing. Plug and play.

You'd have to set up a place off the stick for savegames and configuration because USBs gets corrupted by rewrites easily.
11-05-2010 06:50 PM
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RE: Idea for future of PC games

well the majority of the DVD burning process doesn't require much handy work sorta' say, and i don't see a problem with installing games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayviCN0TXMI

thats a quick look how it works

and if someone does this they need to do some sort of script so that the you don't have to copypasta the original files into the USBstick

Edit: remember to watch the second part to

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11-05-2010 07:04 PM
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RE: Idea for future of PC games

DVD's can get scrathed and broken if you don't handle them correctly and data can be loss as well.

(11-05-2010 06:50 PM)superluser Wrote:  You'd have to set up a place off the stick for savegames and configuration because USBs gets corrupted by rewrites easily.

Personally, I haven't had any corruptions with USB-sticks. Not even data losses.
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11-05-2010 07:08 PM
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Quote:DVD's can get scrathed and broken if you don't handle them correctly and data can be loss as well.


well if you deal with good people i doubt that they would make em' scratch, and if there is any scratches you can go back to the store and ask for a new one.

and when was the last time you bought a game or a music album and got home and saw that the CD was broken Confused ?

11-05-2010 07:18 PM
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RE: Idea for future of PC games

I was talking about the user and his ability to use the product.
What I've seen and heard, almost everyone complains that their CD's and DVD's are all scratched, either by themselves or when they borrowed it to a friend and when (if ever) got it back, it was scratched or broken.
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11-05-2010 07:21 PM
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