Thread: the Lazy Gamer thread
March 24th, 2010, 08:36 PM #1
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I was thinking, wouldn't it be nice to have a multi disc player for the Xbox ( or any gaming console for that matter ). I'd be happy with something as simple as a 3 disc turntable or internally stackable player.
The reason this comes up, is because here I sit on my duff. I can turn the Xbox on remotely, I can turn on my entertainment center remotely, and I can shut said devices off remotely. BUT...I still have to get off my can to change the disc to a different game.
99% of the time, I'm playing no more than 3 different games at any time. It would be nice to be able to jump from Forza 3 to Borderlands to Fallout 3 without having to get up and change the disc. I would prefer that the system allowed me to download the game to HDD and play from there, but it requires the disc to be in at start up of the game. I think it would be nice to be at least able to leave the disc out of rotation and be able to play the game "X" times before the system required the disc to be put back in for authentication...even better, "X" amount of time, so that you couldn't swap discs with friends and make sure to get them back before the system wanted verification again.
Whatcha think? A USB disc changer or at the very least a multi disc tray for the next gen console?this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
March 24th, 2010, 08:56 PM #2
How about a controller, wireless, that has a port on it, and each game come with a "chip" device with your games serial or whatever it uses to verify that it is legit, install the game to HDD, and the Chip device is plugged into controller, transmits its ID to Xbox, and verifies the game is legit, then lets you play...
or something like that, this way the only exercise you have is doing the initial game install on HDD, and everytime after that, all you need to do is pick up the controller and pop in the games chip, for verification, and start playing the game.
though the changer Idea isn't too bad. would also be handy for those MultiDisc games as well, Final Fantasy XIII comes to mind with that.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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March 24th, 2010, 11:23 PM #3
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Or, how about one of those RFID chips that can be detected magnetically or whatever, so that you could just install them on your HD and pile all your games next to your console to be able to play them. Its the future of laziness.
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