yup he is partly right...the part about being hundreds more is wrong but yes they do lose money on the console but gain them back on the games
You'd think that'd be the case, yet it is cheaper for me to import games from overseas.Originally Posted by [ark
New release games generally cost $99-109 in Australia. Yet If I order my games from www.lik-sang.com I can get them for $77 Australian Dollars which includes free shipping, and not to mention I'd also get the games months earlier than I would in Australia anyway!
So how much do I save? $20-30 Australian dollars!
well then Austrailia is corrupted or something cause the games are the same price everywhere you just have to convert the price from yen or w/e to your currency...but what you said is interesting to say the least
I have PAL support on my japanese NTSC PS2 hehe, so importing is something I used to do quite often (not so much anymore since it also plays PAL ps2 games )Originally Posted by KlawHammer
But you'd agree prices are too high to begin with? $129 NZ for a game? thats crazy!
if they use bdrom i could see a small price hike to acct for this maybe 55-60 dollars US
I bet the price will be something like $60-70. The price will likely stay the same.
The GD in GD-ROM stands for Gigabyte Disk. They were developed by Yahama.
I think that Sega used GD-ROMs for Dreamcast games for anti-piracy measures. I'm thinking this because:
There are 3 different layers on a GD-ROM disk. The inner layer holds about 35MB of data, which is accessible by normal CD readers. The outer layer holds about 1GB of data, and can be accessed by normal CD readers. The 3rd layer is inbetween the two other layers, and acts almost as a wall.
Normal CD readers can read the first layer, but can't get past the black section. Even if it was to get past that layer, it would not be able to read the high capacity layer.
Apparently, there is no way to make backups of GD-ROMs onto CD-R using a normal CD-Rewriter. Mainly because:
A CD-R will never hold more than 99 minutes of data, so it can never hold the amount that can be put onto a GD-ROM.
GD-R media does exist, but they were only sold to Dreamcast developers. As far as I'm aware, they aren't sold to the general public.
Using DVD-R or DVD+RW isn't an option, as the Dreamcast can't read DVD-R or DVD+RW media.
Those are the 90 percent paper 10 percent poly-carbonate CD's right?Originally Posted by specialpro
Shit those discs cost next to nothing to produce and are a 100 times harder to scratch.
The latest press release from Sony stated that they had produced a 25GB CD using the Blu-Ray technology, which is made from 51% paper.
I think that Sega still have the rights to GD-ROM, so Yamaha still haven't been able to distribute the GD media to the public.
If Sony could do the same kind of thing with Blu-Ray, then they could finally sort out the piracy problem.
it will proabably be 49.99 like in ps2, i remember Nintendo and i think Genesis games costing $60+ that really sucked.
Actually it was quite easy to copy GD-ROMs to CD-Rs, I know someone who used to do it!Originally Posted by Matt
I did write "apparently", because there was a small element of doubt in my mind. I remember my friend having a copy of Mortal Kombat Gold on CD-R now.
Just called my friend, and he said that he has quite a few copied games, but they all have some sort of error in them. So I'm guessing that that means that there was some sort of difficulty in copying GD-ROMs to CD-Rs.
Probably the fact that the layer with the highest capacity is high density?
might be more, coz the media will change. and there would be more disks for one game...Originally Posted by Pumster
so let us guess....the price will be over $65
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