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7 Forms of Media by betterwatchit 7 Forms of Media by betterwatchit
Here are several forms of media used for storing computer games...

1: Cassette tapes could hold up to 660 kilobytes using the Kansas City Standard (KCS) Some of their savvier users have since learned how to copy the data onto a CD and use that instead.

2: Cartridges were used by most consoles, and their capacity varied. The last console to use cartridges was the Nintendo 64, but they are still used on handhelds.

3-5: Floppy disks had a capacity varying from 360 kilobytes on the earliest 5 1/4 inch disks to 1.44 megabytes on 3 1/2 inch disks.

6: Hard disks are used on PCs, Macs, and some modern consoles.

7: CDs were the biggest game-changer to ever affect gaming as we know it! Room for greatly improved audio and graphics finally made gaming popular.

This photo was taken at the Computerspielmuseum in Berlin.
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Sricketts14381 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I remember all the floppy discs, even the big floppy discs. Back when I was about 8-10 years old, the school I went to had a computer that took discs like that. :)
And I had an Amstrad computer that played the other type of discs. :)
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