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Vid-game changer

Video game Cd-changer
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Isn't it a pain to have to always get up look for a video game cd, then push the eject button, wait for the whole system to load, and then put it in and hit the reset button? The whole process takes nearly ten minutes. Wouldn't it be easier if you could just hit a button and have your next game load. To my knowledge, there has been no system designed, or customed fitted, that has a changer for the new cd shaped games. Why would it be so hard to add one? I am not nessicarily talking about even a normal three cd changer, but one of the special ones that holds twenty and is external (they are only $45 at best buy and are about the size of a cd case.) All it would require is that you program twenty buttons on a clicker with the systems eject and reload functions. (and I guess you would have to synch those functions with the changer moving up and down.) That means you would simply have to push a button and you could automatically have your game load. You would save yourself a lot of time on a Saturday night with your friends.
Ebassick15, May 26 2004


       Most of the time "wasted" is not time for physically changing the CD - that only takes about ten seconds - it's time reading and loading them. Having a CD changer wouldn't help with that.
jutta, May 27 2004

       + This would be great business for the VG publishers - consumer tend to fill available space - a three car garage should have THREE cars! A 300 disc VG juke box would be filled in a year or two. Sony/MS/Nintendo should get on this.
1st2know, May 27 2004

       What [jutta] said. With Flash RAM prices dropping maybe we'll see a return to the days of cartridges.   

       Having said that, keeping all my game disks in a changer would be convenient.
phoenix, May 27 2004

       I understand about the loading. Regardless, Most people don't spend a ton of time organizing their games alphabetically, so it is a pain in the ass to try to find it, even if you do store them all in one place. this iliminates having to get up and get the game (even if you know where it is) Instead, all you have to do is push a button.
Ebassick15, May 27 2004

       dude it's called installing a hard drive into a ps2 or modding your xbox.
Itsmy6, Dec 20 2004

       I'd prefer not to have an external changer. It would be a lot easier if a company built it into the console (so you wouldn't need a seperate clicker or anything). A built-in 5-disk changer in a game console would be perfect for me. It is simple enough, and the 360 and PS3 are big enough to include an internal changer. But they don't. I guess I'll have to see if they get smart by Xbox 430 or PS4.
billybob5982, Jun 15 2006

       There will never be one system to play ever game in existence.
travbm, Nov 05 2015


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