Go Back   Forums > Community Chatterbox > Blah, blah, blah...
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 31-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
Sn0w
Newbie

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ,
Posts: 8
Default

Ok was talking to my brother and I was thinkin of a new design and concept for console gaming

A console that does not play cds and or cartridges or anything everything runs from the harddrive that comes with it...you download the games Via internet connection...online monthly fee......25 dollars Canadian

Comments????? negative and positive welcome tell me what you think the ups and downs would be????

still a controller and memory card

but this is just a suggestion like to know what everyone thinks
Sn0w is offline                         Send a private message to Sn0w
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
Black angel
Abandonia nerd

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ,
Posts: 89
Send a message via ICQ to Black angel Send a message via AIM to Black angel Send a message via MSN to Black angel Send a message via Yahoo to Black angel
Default

Considering the today's sizes of the games, you will need a really huge harddrive for that. But why would it need a memory card, if the console will have the harddrive already? :whistle:
Black angel is offline                         Send a private message to Black angel
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 10:44 AM   #3
Yamcha
Home Sweet Abandonia

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 851
Default

Its already made. Its called phantom
__________________
Some men see things as they are and ask "why?". I dream things that never were, and ask "why not?".
Yamcha is offline                         Send a private message to Yamcha
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
Sn0w
Newbie

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ,
Posts: 8
Default

Phantom???? please do post a link

oh yeah....the reason i say memory card...so you may take your save game to your friends house.......see this is the problem I see with a HD only system...you cannot bring games over to play with at your buddies because the game itself is on the hd...and what if your friend has not downloaded it...... Removable hd maybe...double slots for 2 hds so you can transfer games????

I know for a fact the official 40 gig harddrive for ps2 can hold around 5 ps2 games.......since we are already up to 300 gig hds maybe even 400 I dunno but thats like alotta games.......this kinda system can be universal...no more dirty lenses...no more laser burnouts...faster load time...no more cd read error cause of scratched cds

see alot of problems are fixed.......but what could be the new problems???

Sn0w is offline                         Send a private message to Sn0w
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 10:58 AM   #5
Yamcha
Home Sweet Abandonia

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 851
Default

here
__________________
Some men see things as they are and ask "why?". I dream things that never were, and ask "why not?".
Yamcha is offline                         Send a private message to Yamcha
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #6
Sn0w
Newbie

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ,
Posts: 8
Default

Blank post For those who missed My edited reply :P
Sn0w is offline                         Send a private message to Sn0w
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 01:02 PM   #7
FreeFreddy
Guest
Default

Interesting thing. But I'll remain with PC's.
                       
Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2005, 02:11 PM   #8
xoopx
Hero Gamer

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ,
Posts: 493
Default

rofl. people are still investing money in phantom??
never was something better named.. "phantom"
notice there is never a real picture of anything, just a computer mock-up..

check out this old article investigating the ceo and his previous companies where he got investors money and just squandered it, and has fake offices..

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTEy

id be amazed if 'phantom' ever sees the light of day, or that it even exists
xoopx is offline                         Send a private message to xoopx
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 10:21 PM   #9
ultranewbie
Abandonia nerd

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 51
Default

One problem is the industry.

Although I'm merely speculating.. I'm sure there is lots of money to be made from the manufacture and distribution of software.

If you moved to a purely d/loaded system, there would be a lot of vested interests against you. That said though, you would drastically reduce the cost of gaming and therefore bring more people into your market (therefore making those unhappy people happy again).

The other thing I can see happening with a downloaded system is viruses. Naturally you will need a broadband connection: permanent IP address, permanently connected.

It's almost like a PC that you can attach to a TV though. I guess it will be optimised for gaming.

Sounds kinda cool if you can get it to work though.
ultranewbie is offline                         Send a private message to ultranewbie
Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2005, 12:57 AM   #10
xoopx
Hero Gamer

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ,
Posts: 493
Default

not that i like to say "i told you so"*

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0...1835255&tid=235










*ok i do
xoopx is offline                         Send a private message to xoopx
Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Console Wars! Iowa Blah, blah, blah... 23 12-07-2007 07:12 AM
Console Minesweeper Shadikka Programming 3 24-07-2006 05:27 PM
Console Alliances TheGiantMidgit Gaming Zone 20 19-05-2006 09:08 PM
Which Game Console Is Better win98 Gaming Zone 56 27-03-2006 12:31 PM
Console Games Rogue Blah, blah, blah... 5 08-06-2005 04:57 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump
 


The current time is 04:27 PM (GMT)

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.