Microsoft Invites Testers for New Xbox 360 Disc Format

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Caboose

There's no way it'll be blu-ray unless the DVD drive in ALL 360's since launch have secretly been holding a blu-ray laser and hardware. Which they don't.

And there's no way for the console to magically write a serial number to the disc to prevent it from being re-sold or rented, as NONE of the 360's contain writers or the necessairy hardware.

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DDRDiesel

This is a screen from the registration form.  Looks like a possible dashboard update that can't be changed for some reason

 

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b165/DDRDiesel/XBoxBetaUpdate.jpg

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Scorc

Is it blu-ray?

that is all.

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aarcane

Probably some hybrid rom-rw format that enables console lockins on a disk-by-disk basis or something.

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wolf17

I could actually see this happening.  The first time a new disc is inserted into the console, MP and any DLC/bonus content will then be locked to that console and that disk by burning that console's serial number into a once writeable part of the disk :/

 

Or to go even further, it would completely eliminate second hand sales by not even functioning in another console :/.  I find it hilarious that with all the alleged problems (according to devs/publishers and the like) with PC gaming and "piracy," they are making the consoles more and more like the PC (no second hand sales or easy way to lend and rent games). Sigh, I just don't get it..

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acidic

that makes absolutely no sense at all considering that the xbox doesnt have a burner. and for your content being locked to a console, thats just as silly. with all the rrod happening, they would only be shooting themselves in the foot

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TRYER

Well it could happen and the gaming companies could make more money and if it does, I am not rushing out to buy a $60 game.

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Caboose

How could it happen when the technology required to do so is not in the console?

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Danthrax66

How about they make a new console? With DX11 so i can get some quality PC games?

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graydiggy

Or you can get a Quality PC with direct X11

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Emgtek

I see what Danthrax is saying. maybe if there were DX11 consoles, the consoles wouldn't hold back devs from making awesome looking games that take atvantage of DX11 hardware opposed to what's happening now with games like Crysis 2, all versions would be in DX11 if the consoles were capable, seeing as devs tend to cater more to consoles. of the PC versions will still be the best.

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