QUOTE(Carlo210 @ Jul 31 2005, 07:52 PM)
Did you read wurms post correctly??
He is afraid that games might end up the same way as dvd movies with extras.
You mean not be room for them?
There will always be room for extras and the game, most games don't even touch the second layer and they aren't compressed. Awhile back M$ licensed some powerful new compression algorithms, they will be able to squeeze them in there and games are better on DVD-9 so they could spend their money better and forget the HD-DVD drive and invest in new compression techniques. Like I said HD-DVD is only required for movies, it's not that big of a deal and do you honestly think the movie industry is going to ship their movies in HD-DVD form any time soon? If the 360 doesn't include a drive there would be no incentive for them to do so because no one has a stand alone HD-DVD player, so you will still be seeing low quality video, sound etc.
Maybe in a few years HD-DVD will be able to be shipped in masses and alot of people will have the drives but by then it's a possibility that HVD that is far superior in everyway will be out for the public, Hell they are releasing public drives and discs first so they may very well beat HD-DVD to the market and the HD-DVD/Blu-ray generation will never exist. It's just not worth M$'s time and money to include a drive especially if Toshiba is not willing to sell them very cheap (cheap enough to keep the launch at 300) They are marketing to the masses and I have a feeling the masses don't even know what HD-DVD is.