- Sep 7, 2011
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- Pacific Rim
|Memory||Corsair 1600C9 8GB x2|
|Video Card(s)||MSI 390|
|Storage||Seagate 2TB + WD Green 640GB|
|Display(s)||Samsung 40JU6600 @ 200% scaling|
|Case||Coolermaster CM 690 II|
|Audio Device(s)||Xonar DG|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX650|
|Mouse||Deathadder Black, CMStorm Recon, Mionix Naos 3200, and Destructor|
|Keyboard||Corsair K70, Razer Tarantula|
The interview sounds like desperation from Mr. Wong. Optical media is dying rather quickly with PC users. Everything is going the way of digital/the "cloud"/etc. Online distribution of media has exploded. I can't think of one thing in the market that tells me Optical Disc usage will rise. The rise in price just reflects the dwindling demand and the need to keep profits/bottom line where they want it.
I took me days and nights to download a 10GB game from Steam for example, whereas I can go to the mall/shop, buy physical disc of the game, and go home. All in an hour. Btw it's even easier to buy pirated one here. The pirated games sellers are literally everywhere, both in physical and online shop at mere $0.4 per DVD!!
Also, not everyone has unlimited internet bandwith quote, so downloading big files from internet can deeply wound your pocket.
It's hard to justify throwing the optical disc altogether when it's still provide content faster and cheaper than digital (streaming/downloading) over here.