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AIM discussion by Fussbett 09/11/2008, 4:24pm PDT
Ray of Light: one interesting thing about this bet is we think different parts of it are contentious. I assumed the amazing claim would be the elimination of optical media, but the part you find shocking is that flash cards + circuitry will not be prohibitively expensive
Sanitario666: yeah
Sanitario666: I think the replacement will be broadband delivery if anything.
Ray of Light: maybe in Japan! Here in North America the internet is run by gangsters
Sanitario666: And if you want to talk piracy exclusively, I think Steam-style online DRM might prevail too
Sanitario666: I don't find the elimination of optical media shocking at all.
Sanitario666: I think flash will replace optical everything extremely soon.
Sanitario666: Apple is already one-step towards that conversion
Ray of Light: on a PC the format makes sense, you read it once and throw it away
Ray of Light: well, as much sense as anything that you read once and throw away
Sanitario666: Well two gens from now I expect the HDs to be pretty big on consoles.
Ray of Light: yes but by then the optical drive will look passe and old-style
Sanitario666: huh? I'm saying you load your game off the flash drive to the HD
Ray of Light: which is then secured by steam DRM. I see
Sanitario666: yeah
Ray of Light: that is a good second-most-likely scenario

Ray gives me the runner-up prize.
Long Bet #2: The Return of Cartridges (Ray of Light vs Fussbett) by Fussbett 09/11/2008, 1:16pm PDT NEW
    Important Clarification: flash card+circuitry DOES count, only naked media doesn NT by Ray of Light 09/11/2008, 1:27pm PDT NEW
        But it sounds like what you're basically saying is by I need clarification 09/11/2008, 1:56pm PDT NEW
            Or maybe he's saying that by motherfuckerfoodeater 09/11/2008, 2:43pm PDT NEW
                Sony Memorysticks would not be counted as a cart. by Fussbett 09/11/2008, 4:19pm PDT NEW
    Re: Long Bet #2: The Return of Cartridges (Ray of Light vs Fussbett) by Ice Cream Jonsey 09/11/2008, 2:46pm PDT NEW
    What about console-specific HDDs preloaded with Hexic, do those count? NT by Jerry Whorebach 09/11/2008, 2:53pm PDT NEW
        I would maybe allow HDs with a proprietary housing/port! by Fussbett 09/11/2008, 4:29pm PDT NEW
            The reason being: to win a bet, motherfucker. NT by Jerry Whorebach 09/11/2008, 6:31pm PDT NEW
    AIM discussion by Fussbett 09/11/2008, 4:24pm PDT NEW
    Re: Long Bet #2: The Return of Cartridges (Ray of Light vs Fussbett) by laudablepuss 09/11/2008, 6:05pm PDT NEW
        If they can put 8 gigs on something the size of a postage stamp then "cartridges NT by Creexuls, a monster >:3 09/11/2008, 6:30pm PDT NEW
    2 generations is what - 10, 15 years from now? by E. L. Koba 09/12/2008, 12:46pm PDT NEW
    Things are looking up for Ray? by E. L. Koba 03/09/2012, 1:43pm PST NEW
        No one is going to reinvent the flash interface, maybe just a funny connector NT by The Happiness Engine 03/09/2012, 3:38pm PST NEW
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