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  1. glcpimp

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    Amazing how it doesn't use the conventional dye, but instead is replaced by microscopic bubbles that form when heated by the laser, resulting in the bits of data.

    If they can ever bring the price of one of these disks down, can you imagine the possiblities for PS3 games in the future?! :eek: With the recent rumor of the PS3's $399 price tag and possible November release, the PS3 may just be the best deal around, even if you just want a Blu-Ray movie player (Link). This dramatically extends the PS3's potential IMO. I'll probably get a Revo...err.... Wii as well(uggh, I may just stick to calling it Revolution). I know it won't happen for a long time, or if at all (mainly due to cost issues), but then again you never know with technology. I could see people paying a premium for a Final Fantasy game that was on a 200gb Blu-Ray disk and combined with the HUB internet service for a truly massive game playing experience. Sony has kept the lead in this generations console war IMO (not profit wise, that still belongs to Nintendo). Xbox360 will still do well too because it is a powerful system, has the popular Xbox Live service, and is appealing to those looking for a Media Center Extender, and maybe Vista when it is out.

    This scenario may never play out and these 200gb disks may never be for commercial use, but it's nice to dream of the possiblities.
     
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    That's like 50 of today's games plus each of their entire sound track in CD format stuck on one disk. A greasy fingerprint on the disk could probably ruin 5 of them.

    When will holographic storage come out....
     
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    I don't think the PS3 will use these. I'm not even sure the PS3 will even be able to read the discs (like early DVD players couldn't read DL DVDs), although maybe they're thinking for the future with the PS3 (although the specs only support 25/50 GB BD discs).

    Plus, even though I think next-gen games could use more space (not so much 25/50 GB, but more than the 7-9GB for DVD), I doubt any game (or movie for that matter) will need anywhere close to 200GB. Only real purpose for using them would be for storage/backup purposes, probably an option for some big businesses.

    I guess they could put these in the caddies that they had for the original BD discs. In fact, I think I even read something about them doing this for the higher storage discs that will be used for storage/backup purposes. Even if the storage was the same (25/50 GB) and the discs had the Durabis tech (or even an advanced version of it), it would probably be smart to use the caddies just to make sure the discs don't get damaged.
     
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    I know, I noticed the commas in the url and even had to clear it and re-paste the url just to make sure I didn't screw it up. I used that site's permanent link, and thats what it gave me. Wierd huh?

    Yeah now that I think about it, that is way too drastic an amout for a video game. Sorry, it was late at night, and didn't think of all of the draw backs (yeah definately fingerprints screwing up the really expensive disks, making them harder to replace), or if there would ever be a commercial need for it. Like RC said it will probably only make it in the business sector.

    Oh well, cool technology. I just wish the heliodisplay (or other seemingly holographic displays) and holographic storage would come out. Then all I need is my flying car, jet pack, and transporter (if it ever happens), and it will start to look like the 21st century that we were all promised. :D
     
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    Bill Gates once said we will only need 640k of RAM. I am sure they can find ways to waster that much space.
     
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    Maybe eventually, but I doubt it would be feasible for a next-gen game. I don't think the current development process would allow for a developer to create a game that needs that much space. The budget necessary for doing so would probably scare away any developer from even considering the idea.

    Same thing for movies too. You can want 500GB discs for movies, but there's not real practical use for them unless we start putting out TVs with resolutions higher than 1080p (although is is already difficult enough to get 1080p sets into homes).
     

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