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Cartridges Need A Comeback.

 

08-12-10 08:31 PM
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Okay, I don't know where to put this thread, so I put it here.

The Nintendo 64 was a good system, the last home system to have cartridges as games. I understand that back then in the early 2000's, that they thought that CD's were better for space, but now, I've seen 2 GB memory sticks the size of my index toe. and there are CD's that are big, scratch easily, and hold a smaller amount of space than an SD card or a Magic Memory Stick. I know that for some reason everything is going completely digital, but if it wasn't, the smart idea would be to go back into making the cartridges.

Any thoughts on this?
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I think so, CDs gets scratched and broken to easily. N64 cartridges were awesome. Always liked cartridges more my camera uses them, my backup drive is one as well. Besides the space issue cartridges are a lot more durable.
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The purpose of not using a cartridge is primarily so they are cheaper to make. Also, believe they are using DVDs now, not CDs. I personally like my games, controllers, and consoles to be armor plated and water tight, even if they are a bit heavy or bulky.
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Yeah, they should go back to cartridges. I've have had so many of my Gamecube games stop working because they ended up scratched. Cartridges could survive a beating. =)
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I'm with the CD thing going on with Video Games. Although you do make an interesting point about more space and less fragile.
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This is why I like the psp cd's They're made in a way so they won't get scratched. Here's what they look like for those of you who don't know what they look like.

They have a plastic case around them that you just pop into the psp. I think they should do a similar thing with other systems.
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They do, maybe just one or two for every console, to bring us back to the good ol days
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I think they should bring back the cartredge too.Did you know they had must faster loading times?I mean do you ever remmember waiting on a loading screen on ocarina of time?
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gameface138 : I know, that's actually almost the reason I made this thread. I also know that they would hold more space, AND they don't get scratched. It's overall better.
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Zamiel : Those are nice too but they can still get scratched But I do like that a lot better then a unprotected disc. My old computer scratched the crap out of all my disks so sometimes its the devices fault for messed up discs. But I think cartridges still win the competition
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I agree that cartridges are miles better than discs, a common let down with disks are scratches but this can be easily repaired just follow these steps.

1. Wipe down the damaged disk with soapy water to remove any dust or built up dirt.

2. Dry the disk.

3. Then use metal polish and wipe from inside to out so not to make the scratch worsen after a while the scratch should start to disappear.

4. Polish up.

5. Good as new.
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it may be relatively easy to clean or repair but why waste your(or even money)on doing that when a cartridge is generally more cheaper and its more reliable?i think they should be for a few upcoming systems.
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The odd thing with technology is that the cartridges were alot sturdier, blow some dust off the contacts was the only problem besides my dog getting ahold of one of the games and using it as a chew toy, but the card on the inside survived his vicious attack. Now just playing a game off a disc runs the chance of it being scratched or a smudge that will cause the game unplayble for a bit if not needing a replacement. The other day played some COD, after the game match on Live, screen popped up saying the disc was dirty and couldn't be read, it wasn't smudged or scratched going into the xbox but just spinning around on the inside it became dirty and had to be ejected just to clean so the laser could read the disc. And yes with the size of flash drives these days you could easily run a bigger game on a cartridge now then on disc.
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cartridges can be fixed by blowing on them, no matter what the problem is. This is a win. 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit, 64 bit, that was good s***.

Personally, I would like to see a system that utilizes sd cards as the cartridge. Rather than using them to store memory, put the games on it. Of course, I think we are still a ways from that level but... maybe?
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i think its a win for cartridges because i have old playstation games that don't run anymore because they get badly scratched where i cant get them to work anymore. if they were ran on cartridges then i think i would only have to blow out the dust then they should work fine.
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um i think so its much harder 2 break a cartridge i thought it would be kewl 2 see nintendo make some new games for older systems and make some more of them it would be cool, great idea
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Cartridges were decent. They could handle along of dropping and throwing (many an NES game suffered while I was a child) and with the 64 they proved they could pull off decent graphics with them (as well as with the DS) however, discs can hold my data, and allow for long and more in depth game play.
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Yeah, cartridges defeniatly need to come back, discs are not only to easy to brake, snap in half, loose and scratch, but they are also used for movies so it can be easy to loose a game in a pile of CDs and movies, cartridges take a lot of presior ( is that how you spell it?) to brake, are easy to find kinda, and are popular among most or some people. And if it's broken, just blow in the bottom part to get it fixed! They don't get lost in a pile of discs either.
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I wonder if graphics will suffer if they return to cartridges and wouldn't the cartridges be to fat to haul around or store anywhere? It's true that CD's are far more fragile however if they make them small enough, I'm all for it.






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I wouldn't mind a return to cartridges (or something similar to them) for consoles. It would eliminate problems like disk grinding. Also cartridges load faster than disks.
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