TDK eyes early release of 200 GB disc

TDK Corp. is aiming for an early launch of a six-layered write-once 200 gigabyte optical disc it has developed recently.

The disc, compatible with the Blu-ray Disc format developed by a consortium led by Sony Corp., is on display at the five-day CEATEC Japan 2006 electronics exhibition being held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, east of Tokyo, through Saturday.

TDK hopes to commercialize the disc as early as possible after obtaining certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association.

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bilal6266d ago

but doesnt make great deal of difference now...
obviously games would not use it and movies can do with 50gb now...
200gb could be handy for tv series.....

Marty83706266d ago (Edited 6266d ago )

Sony has made a great decision goin with Blu-ray.This provide's PS3/Blu-ray with a great upgrade path when needed.

FordGTGuy6266d ago

do you really think that gaming will need 200GB of space anytime soon?

RuffRyder6266d ago (Edited 6266d ago )

PS3Fan you really have no common sense.

omansteveo6265d ago

This is really dumb its pretty much hype to get people to think that this is a format with endless possibilties and its really needed when its not Sony said it them selve that they doubt in the future we will be even using disc formats but yet they backing this like its no tommorow and totally contradicting(sp?) themselves

Boink6265d ago

whatever ps3fan, we know why you have 2 bubbles, probably 1 soon.

HD dvd and blu ray are almost obsolete already as they are now talking about terabytes of storage on a CD thanks to a new laser technology, that is going to be commercially ready next year.

Arkham6264d ago

Wicked, so people can buy the TB-CD add-on for their 360?

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Nintendo's New Contest Rules Harming Community Events

The new rules set by Japanese gaming giant, Nintendo, might threaten future content, directly impacting the profitability of many community-driven events.

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Games1st2d ago

"The profit of these tournaments is directly impacted by these new rules, as sponsorships are being forbidden, maximum prize money is limited to $5,000, and food/drinks can’t be sold at the tournaments."

Why even bother.

Inverno1d 18h ago

1 thing I've realized over the years is that Nintendo likes bragging about "fun", but it's "fun" how they see fit, and they often go against their consumers for the dumbest reasons. Just gonna do this stuff underground style, who are Nintendo to stop anyone from organizing community based tournaments anyway? How does this actually hurt em?

Michiel19891d 14h ago

They've always wanted smash to be seen as a fun, casual game and nothing remotely competitive, which is in stark contrast with how Sakurai develops smash. He puts in so many little things to master for high level competitors. It's just sad, especially for the melee community. They kept the community going for 2 decades now even while all the time nintendo was trying to sabotage them.


The Game Deflators E262 | Video Game Genre Fatigue + Tunic Nintendo Switch Review

This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the PlayStation Portal, Nintendo’s adults only application in Japan, Starfield player base figures and video game genre fatigue.

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Embracer CEO confirms TimeSplitters studio faces closure before Christmas

TimeSplitters studio Free Radical Design faces closure before Christmas, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors has privately acknowledged.

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Obscure_Observer3d ago

I hope those (selectively) against acquisition of studios are now satisfied.

Nitrowolf23d ago (Edited 3d ago )

What does this even mean lol, this very studio was formed out of a acquisition (purchase of the IP)

How does that in any way serve towards your comment

Not to mention the layoffs from Embracer

Obscure_Observer3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

"How does that in any way serve towards your comment"

Had Xbox acquired that studio from Embracer before gone, you know N4G would gone riot.

Nitrowolf23d ago

So you're making up scenarios for a studio that was created for the sole purpose of this IP, for console warring?? Where has Xbox ever said they were interested in buying them, and vice versa?

Where's this assumption that they would want to even save them? If that was the case, we would never have any studio closure.

Crows903d ago


Wow...cant even begin to imagine the lengths you take to be so inaccurate.

This studio has barely released anything in the last decade. You think people would've rioted? The contrary. It wouldve been an investment into elevating the studio to be able to bring back timesplitters. I wouldve been grateful.

shinoff21833d ago

He's basically saying ms acquisition is good embracer bad

mastershredder3d ago

^ Obscure observer is denser than lead.
Obscure’s mouth flaps, and a whole lot of stupid comes out every freak’n time.

northpaws3d ago


Don't even try, Obscure_Observer has the special power to make every single news into a "XBox good, PS bad" story, powered by infinite amount of delusion, you can't win.

ocelot072d ago

He just liked to ramble and spout nonsense. Just politily nod and back away slowly.

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Crows903d ago

Tell me how ignorant you are without telling me how ignorant you are.

ChiefofLoliPolice3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Dude Obscure_Observer is a complete idiot. He always and I mean ALWAYS make comments and responses that make no absolutely NO sense. Trying to get that moron to learn anything is like trying to teach calculus to a drywall.

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-Foxtrot3d ago (Edited 3d ago )


People lose their jobs before Christmas


I hope those (selectively) who wonder why you get disagreed to oblivion are now satisfied.

Profchaos3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Xbox dont want studios they want publishers and all the studios that come with it and this isn't even about them not everything is a Xbox slander piece