Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming for your disk space

ddferrari

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Downloading so much data for just a game....

If I had to download this game to play it and it's 250GB - that's 1/4 of my monthly datacap from Comcast.

With the whole "lockdown" BS from the stupid leaders and things being so limited/restricted my family is home so much more than we used to be. It's not hard with a family of 4-5 people to hit 750-1000GB of data in a month. A game this size just isn't a good use of data, at least not in my opinion.

Perhaps crap like this might sway companies to looking into moving back to physical copies more. A dual layer Blu-ray disc can easily hold up to 50GB and according to Samsung they could hold more:

"A dual-layer disc can hold 50GB. To ensure that the Blu-ray Disc format is easily extendable (future-proof) it also includes support for multi-layer discs, which should allow the storage capacity to be increased to 100GB-200GB (25GB per layer) in the future simply by adding more layers to the discs."

A multi-layer blu-ray (or two) could easily house any game out there and I'd much rather take an hour or two to install the game off a disc or two over downloading 100s of GB of data that takes several hours anyway and eliminate the massive data hit I would take towards my monthly datacap.
And... then we have five million (?) more non-degradable plastic discs and their jewelboxes in our landfills. Paying a little more to reduce waste is a noble thing.

It's not like you'll be downloading 250GB games on a regular basis anyway, right?
 

Adi6293

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This is not about what and how much you have, it's about the ineficiency and user-unfrindlines of those game developers and publishers. We are ranting here about that and threatening them with not buying their products.

I'm not sure why you edited your post but I can tell you right now that I wish I was rich, even just doubling my current income would do wonders for me ?
 
I wholeheartedly agree with this article, especially about how much of a storage hog Modern Warfare 4 is being. It needs to be addressed and the Warzone updates need to stop. Nobody cares about it, anyway.
 

Neatfeatguy

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And... then we have five million (?) more non-degradable plastic discs and their jewelboxes in our landfills. Paying a little more to reduce waste is a noble thing.

It's not like you'll be downloading 250GB games on a regular basis anyway, right?

By that logic you should convince beverage companies to stop using plastic, or glass bottles or aluminum cans/bottles because they don't degrade/decompose or take thousands and thousands of years. Many of these bottles end up in landfills or the ocean.
 

Gastec

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I have 170 GB free out of 447 GB (480.101.003.264 bytes) on a SandDisk SSD marketed as a 480 GB drive. 1MB=1024KB, 1GB=1024MB so basically 33GB lost because of Marketing shenanigans. And because of Marketing I'm not going to buy 1000 marketing-GB SSD's just to install Calls of Duties and their "surprise mechanics".
 
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Endymio

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By that logic you should convince beverage companies to stop using plastic, or glass bottles or aluminum cans/bottles because they don't degrade/decompose
Leaving out the issue of plastic, you realize that aluminum and glass both came out of the ground in the first place? In fact, they (silica and aluminum) are two of the three most common elements in the earth's crust, and have been sitting there refusing to decompose for a few billion years already.
 

Ultraman1966

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And... then we have five million (?) more non-degradable plastic discs and their jewelboxes in our landfills. Paying a little more to reduce waste is a noble thing.

It's not like you'll be downloading 250GB games on a regular basis anyway, right?
I agree that bringing discs back is an environmental faux pas but when I had MW installed over the past year there were at least once a month or two where I had to redownload the entire 200GB because they kept borking up the updates.