Derpametric's Rants - Disk-based media.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:23 PM
Today, it's disk-based media.
So. I just got back from Gamestop, where I picked up a cartridge of Mario Kart 7 for my new 3DS. It's not too bad, nice and plasticy, and it feels rather sturdy. Unlike my copy of Mario Kart Double Dash, which was ruined a few weeks after I had it back in my GameCube days after a friend dropped it on the floor.
The optical disk has been around for some time, and it's been fragile, oh so fragile. From the beginning a scratch could ruin it, and once the game system market came into fruition using these disks, a $50 game could turn into a cat's playtoy if you're not careful, and let's face it...
While we aren't careful, our parents/spouse/roommate/siblings aren't.
I think Nintendo did the world a FAVOR by going with cartridges for the DS, and hell, even Sony tried to emulate it with UMDs.
And now, with digital downloading and flash memory at a high... I'm hoping this continues. Forever.
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