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Carmack predicts the death of discs

Twelve months after Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada predicted the demise of physical media, another games industry stalwart has declared that the days of packaged games are numbered. John Carmack, one of the most respected and longstanding game programmers in the world, believes digital distribution is the natural and inevitable …

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Gran Turismo 5 is ready

Worried that Gran Turismo 5 was not going to make it to retail in time for Christmas? Worry not, for the game is being pressed onto discs and put into boxes right now. Speaking to Jalopnik, Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed that the discs are being stamped as we …

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Blitz: No discs for PS4/Xbox720

Platform holders’ desire to gain complete control of the software retail chain will mean that the next generation of home consoles will not include any capacity for digital media, developer Blitz Games Studios has stated. Let’s be honest, a lot of us have got smart phones,” CEO Philip Oliver told …

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FIFAs disc-less future

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Sports boos Peter Moore has outlined an ambitious plan to transform FIFA from a franchise that relies on annual disc-based releases to a persistent online game that evolves on a continuing basis. Football for most of us is pretty constant,” Moore stated. This …

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More Hero discs due next year

The CEO of Guitar Hero has confirmed to MCV that retailers can expect more disc-based releases for its music games in 2010. In an exclusive interview, Activision’s music game boss Dan Rosensweig said retailers can expect more Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero games next year – but perhaps …

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Xbox FFXIII to ship on 3 DVDs

Alongside the confirmation that Final Fantasy XIII is to be released simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe next Spring, the game’s producer Yoshinori Kitase has also confirmed that the 360 SKU will ship on multiple DVDs – most likely three. This is not the final count as we’re …

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Forza 3 to come on two DVDs

The increasing complexity of games and the limited storage capacity of DVDs has been threatening to come to a head for Xbox 360 of late, and Forza 3 is set to be the game that finally breaks it. Forza’s content director John Wendl told Joystiq that: It is going to …

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