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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    you have a horrifying name

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Air wrote: »
    no
    other than the backwards compatibility thing, minidiscs would be a good replacement for cds and dvds if they could fit all their shit onto them

    because if someone asks for a cd you have to hand it to them carefully and treat if like a fucking princess so it dont get scratched
    minidiscs you could dropkick from across the room and get it to them on the rebound

    god, fucking tell me about it
    consoles made the same fucking mistake

    cartridge to CD/DVD was a step in the wrong direction

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    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • To Slip AwayTo Slip Away __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    Air wrote: »
    no
    other than the backwards compatibility thing, minidiscs would be a good replacement for cds and dvds if they could fit all their shit onto them

    because if someone asks for a cd you have to hand it to them carefully and treat if like a fucking princess so it dont get scratched
    minidiscs you could dropkick from across the room and get it to them on the rebound

    god, fucking tell me about it
    consoles made the same fucking mistake

    cartridge to CD/DVD was a step in the wrong direction
    No, because if they didn't do this, you would need like six to ten cartridges to fit a single game on.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    Air wrote: »
    no
    other than the backwards compatibility thing, minidiscs would be a good replacement for cds and dvds if they could fit all their shit onto them

    because if someone asks for a cd you have to hand it to them carefully and treat if like a fucking princess so it dont get scratched
    minidiscs you could dropkick from across the room and get it to them on the rebound

    god, fucking tell me about it
    consoles made the same fucking mistake

    cartridge to CD/DVD was a step in the wrong direction
    No, because if they didn't do this, you would need like six to ten cartridges to fit a single game on.

    just make cartridges with larger capacities!
    this isn't complicated

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    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    Air wrote: »
    no
    other than the backwards compatibility thing, minidiscs would be a good replacement for cds and dvds if they could fit all their shit onto them

    because if someone asks for a cd you have to hand it to them carefully and treat if like a fucking princess so it dont get scratched
    minidiscs you could dropkick from across the room and get it to them on the rebound

    god, fucking tell me about it
    consoles made the same fucking mistake

    cartridge to CD/DVD was a step in the wrong direction
    No, because if they didn't do this, you would need like six to ten cartridges to fit a single game on.

    because... for some reason the capacity of a cartridge would never increase. we have things like micro SD cards that can fit 4 fucking gigs...

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    cartridges are super expensive though, potatoe

    for the manufacturers I mean

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    my family had a laser disk player. i hated having to stop halfway through a movie and having to flip the disc. also, beta was awesome. robocop on betamax was the best thing i ever saw till i laid eyes on an hd set

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Skull Man wrote: »
    cartridges are super expensive though, potatoe

    for the manufacturers I mean

    so what, tack on a couple bucks to my price
    it's an investment
    they'll last for 30 years like these damn atari 2600 carts i've got lying around

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    cartridges are super expensive though, potatoe

    for the manufacturers I mean

    so what, tack on a couple bucks to my price
    it's an investment
    they'll last for 30 years like these damn atari 2600 carts i've got lying around

    it's not a couple extra dollars

    snes and n64 empty carts cost the manufacturers about $30 a pop, guess how much blank CDs are

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Skull Man wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    cartridges are super expensive though, potatoe

    for the manufacturers I mean

    so what, tack on a couple bucks to my price
    it's an investment
    they'll last for 30 years like these damn atari 2600 carts i've got lying around

    it's not a couple extra dollars

    snes and n64 empty carts cost the manufacturers about $30 a pop, guess how much blank CDs are

    well if they are saving all that money by using a cheaper media what in the blue blazes am i paying $60 a game for?

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    I used to have a minidisc player


    hahahahahahaha

    I got an MP3 player for Christmas in like 1999. It was some old RCA piece of shit, it was all bulky with a screen the size of a postage stamp. It had no internal memory, and used compact flash cards. Between a few cards, I think I had like 256 MB of storage.

    It was the shit.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    profit

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    well if they are saving all that money by using a cheaper media what in the blue blazes am i paying $60 a game for?

    hookers and blow, of course.

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    my first and only console to date has been a sega genesis

    i was born in 1991

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    cartridges are super expensive though, potatoe

    for the manufacturers I mean

    so what, tack on a couple bucks to my price
    it's an investment
    they'll last for 30 years like these damn atari 2600 carts i've got lying around

    it's not a couple extra dollars

    snes and n64 empty carts cost the manufacturers about $30 a pop, guess how much blank CDs are

    well if they are saving all that money by using a cheaper media what in the blue blazes am i paying $60 a game for?

    It didn't take hundreds of staff in an office 4 years and millions of dollars to create River Raid. Nowadays games are big productions. If you like you can download cheap or free games from the internet that still have 2D graphics and one level if you like. That'll be pretty damn cheap.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    cartridges are super expensive though, potatoe

    for the manufacturers I mean

    so what, tack on a couple bucks to my price
    it's an investment
    they'll last for 30 years like these damn atari 2600 carts i've got lying around

    it's not a couple extra dollars

    snes and n64 empty carts cost the manufacturers about $30 a pop, guess how much blank CDs are

    well if they are saving all that money by using a cheaper media what in the blue blazes am i paying $60 a game for?

    It didn't take hundreds of staff in an office 4 years and millions of dollars to create River Raid. Nowadays games are big productions. If you like you can download cheap or free games from the internet that still have 2D graphics and one level if you like. That'll be pretty damn cheap.

    tell that to bomberman 64!

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    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Killjoy wrote: »
    my first and only console to date has been a sega genesis

    i was born in 1991

    Your batting 100% so far then. That console was the shit.

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    scarab you have mental problems
  • JedocJedoc Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    I used to have a minidisc player


    hahahahahahaha

    I got an MP3 player for Christmas in like 1999. It was some old RCA piece of shit, it was all bulky with a screen the size of a postage stamp. It had no internal memory, and used compact flash cards. Between a few cards, I think I had like 256 MB of storage.

    It was the shit.

    Haha, I remember this one rich older kid who had a special little case for his MP3 memory cards. He had about a dozen, and we all thought he was the coolest thing.

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    I used to have a minidisc player


    hahahahahahaha

    I got an MP3 player for Christmas in like 1999. It was some old RCA piece of shit, it was all bulky with a screen the size of a postage stamp. It had no internal memory, and used compact flash cards. Between a few cards, I think I had like 256 MB of storage.

    It was the shit.

    Haha, I remember this one rich older kid who had a special little case for his MP3 memory cards. He had about a dozen, and we all thought he was the coolest thing.

    It was the coolest thing.

    I bet he got laid so much.

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    man... flash storage has gotten really really cheap.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    man... flash storage has gotten really really cheap.

    Tell me about it. I bought a flash drive in 2003. It cost me $45 and it was on sale. Guess how much storage capacity it had.

    128 megs!

    I'll put that in perspective.

    In 2006 I recieved another flash drive that was also 128mb for free as a promotional item from HP's sales team because I was looking into multi-function printers for the office I worked in. It was the same as giving someone a pen or a coffee mug or a pad of post-it notes with your logo on them.

    I can buy a 1gb (that's 1000mb) flash drive at Blockbuster Video now for $20. It's a name brand and everything. You can probably buy these things at the gas station now too.

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  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i remember that one time like 13 years ago when i was upset that i couldnt install NASCAR RACING 2 because it required 16 megs of RAM and i only had 8

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I got 4 flash drives made by fucking Duracell.

    4gb

    $20.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I remember having to uninstall lego island to make room for lego island 2

    Mistake!

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  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i just got this new PC from my dad

    first thing i installed was Doom 1 & 2

    these will be the games i will play until the day i die

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  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited September 2008
    or you could just get a 2 gig flash for like $20

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i remember thinking zip disks were the shit back in 8th or 9th grade
    at the time, my school had a tiny tiny little computer lab with about 12 computers in it
    the i.t. guy was a friend of a guy who was a friend of my dad
    with a few other guys, we had sweet lan parties

    quake 2 with some crow t robot and something else add-on all on a zip disc

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    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • KetBraKetBra Mixing Drinks and Changing Lives Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I also had a minidisc player.

    It was the shit, man. Even more portable than a discman!

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    How about the fact that you can buy 8 gb memory cards that are the size of your pinky.

    That shit is straight out science fiction.

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I remember trying to clear room on my friend's 20MB drive so we could install the awesome new game he got

    Damned if I can remember what the game was though

    Ten on
  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My last computer had Windows ME, 127MB RAM (not even 128), and a 19GB harddrive. Oh how times have changed.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    How about the fact that you can buy 8 gb memory cards that are the size of your pinky.

    That shit is straight out science fiction.

    i still can't figure out what the hell i would do with an 8 gig card
    the capacity on those things is mind-blowing though

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  • doublehawk00doublehawk00 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    4 gb flash drive right infront of me with nothing on it

    it feels almost wasteful

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  • KetBraKetBra Mixing Drinks and Changing Lives Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Quick, put some porn on it, or something.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    install a linux distro on it!

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    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • doublehawk00doublehawk00 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    eh i'll just fill it with jpegs

    jpegs and pngs

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  • KetBraKetBra Mixing Drinks and Changing Lives Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Of porn?

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  • doublehawk00doublehawk00 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    of zip disks

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  • KetBraKetBra Mixing Drinks and Changing Lives Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That's some meta shit.

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I realised that we live in the future the other day after my wife video called me to figure out which jacket she should buy for me

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