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Billyionaire
05/14/22 2:32:06 PM
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Did they have to start with the standard sized DVDs and cut them?

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sauceje
05/14/22 2:33:12 PM
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that would be a huge waste of materials. They likely just had them pressed at that size to begin with

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GranolaPanic
05/14/22 2:33:46 PM
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When 2 discs love each other

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ZevLoveDOOM
05/14/22 2:34:39 PM
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GranolaPanic posted...
When 2 discs love each other

yeah, i dont need that image on my head. lol
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Michael_Booth
05/14/22 2:34:43 PM
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They had a team of cutters, IIRC. My cousin worked as one, they did it by hand ~ it took each disc an hour of their time to be made.
It's why Gamecube games were more expensive.
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Tropendrope
05/14/22 2:35:22 PM
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Why were they so small to begin with?
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Billyionaire
05/14/22 2:37:40 PM
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Michael_Booth posted...
They had a team of cutters, IIRC. My cousin worked as one, they did it by hand ~ it took each disc an hour of their time to be made.
It's why Gamecube games were more expensive.
Interesting.

Tropendrope posted...
Why were they so small to begin with?
I guess because they gamecube disc tray was so small

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Hambo the Hog
05/14/22 2:38:48 PM
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Jesus Christ people, they didn't fucking cut the discs. What an asinine response. All you have to do is stick a regular disc in the oven for like 15 minutes and it'll shrink down. Didn't you guys ever do shrinky dinks when you were a kid? Society is fucked if this is how people think these days.

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JanuarySun
05/14/22 2:39:11 PM
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Tropendrope posted...
Why were they so small to begin with?
Probably because of Nintendo's obsession with being different, no matter the cost or toll.

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Pitlord_Special
05/14/22 2:54:56 PM
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It was based on the mini DVD format which didn't really gain a lot of widespread use outside the GC.

Not many people probably have them anymore but you might've noticed at one point how a DVD drive's tray can have two tiers/circles. The small circle is the space meant for mini-DVDs.

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FurryPhilosifer
05/14/22 3:09:24 PM
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IIRC they went with them over normal DVDs to make it harder to pirate games.

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dummy420
05/14/22 3:11:32 PM
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Michael_Booth posted...
They had a team of cutters, IIRC. My cousin worked as one, they did it by hand ~ it took each disc an hour of their time to be made.
It's why Gamecube games were more expensive.
Wow. The more you know I guess.

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AmishDoinks420
05/14/22 3:12:29 PM
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Michael_Booth posted...
They had a team of cutters, IIRC. My cousin worked as one, they did it by hand ~ it took each disc an hour of their time to be made.
It's why Gamecube games were more expensive.
Pretty sure they were still $50-60.

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Solar_Crimson
05/14/22 3:21:33 PM
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JanuarySun posted...
Probably because of Nintendo's obsession with being different, no matter the cost or toll.
It was moreso an attempt to curb piracy.

AmishDoinks420 posted...
Pretty sure they were still $50-60.
Yep. GCN games were still $50, just like PS2 and Xbox games.

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Vyrulisse
05/14/22 3:24:04 PM
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A shame they went with those gimmick discs. If they had used normal DVDs the Gamecube could've probably taken or at least challenged the PS2. It was a powerful system for the time and it doesn't get enough credit. RE4 had much better graphics and lighting than the PS2 port for example.

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Questionmarktarius
05/14/22 3:26:08 PM
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FurryPhilosifer posted...
IIRC they went with them over normal DVDs to make it harder to pirate games.
The bizarre burst-cutting-area ended up being more effective than the size anyway.
Burners couldn't do that the time, and most of them still can't.
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FF_Redux
05/14/22 3:29:30 PM
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GranolaPanic posted...
When 2 discs love each other

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/3/0/7/AANGKsAADO3L.jpg

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Damn_Underscore
05/14/22 3:30:13 PM
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Interesting how Gamecube piracy protection turned out to be one of the most worthless of any disc-based console.

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Prestoff
05/14/22 3:32:34 PM
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FF_Redux posted...

Watch out, you might get modded.

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Damn_Underscore
05/14/22 3:33:28 PM
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LOL if that is moddable

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MabusIncarnate
05/14/22 3:33:37 PM
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Shrink ray

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Prestoff
05/14/22 3:36:48 PM
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AmishDoinks420 posted...
Pretty sure they were still $50-60.

I'm pretty sure he meant "more expensive to make". Which was true, Nintendo was paying a bigger cost making gamecube's than microsoft and sony's Xbox and PS2 in general. On top of them being much bigger than Nintendo, they had a larger buying power which allowed to bargain down parts. They still were hitting the red selling Xbox's and PS2's consoles, so only imagine it being worst for Nintendo on top of GC discs costing more to produce than regular dvd discs.

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HornyLevel
05/14/22 3:43:40 PM
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Are people believing what that poster said about cutting it by hand? Lmao.

They were made that way and they weren't more expensive. Like, they used to give out mini AOL discs for free and RW versions existed in bulk.

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AmishDoinks420
05/14/22 3:45:31 PM
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HornyLevel posted...
Are people believing what that poster said about cutting it by hand? Lmao.

They were made that way and they weren't more expensive. Like, they used to give out mini AOL discs for free and RW versions existed in bulk.
Yeah Im willing to bet he or his cousin are just boring liars.

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