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who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« on: January 20, 2013, 04:00:49 AM »
"Atari Tapes" "Nintendo Tapes" "Sega Tapes" "Playstation tapes" "Xbox tapes" .Some places have even advertised their games as "tapes". These people are probably stuck in the days of the NES. Nothing has ever been released for those consoles on magnetic media. These are probably the same people who "tape" programs on their DVRs.
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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 05:07:29 AM »
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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 05:42:31 AM »
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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 10:17:02 AM »
Only time I did that was for a few years after switching from a VCR to a DVD recorder, I'd still say I was going to tape a show.  But haven't done that in probably 10 years?

Don't remember anyone calling discs or cartridges tapes, even back when they were new.


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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 10:19:39 AM »
I never called them 'tapes'.. I always called them cartridges..
Only cassette and VCRs played 'Tapes' ???


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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 10:25:48 AM »
I never called them 'tapes'.. I always called them cartridges..
Only cassette and VCRs played 'Tapes' ???

Man, how could you forget 8 tracks?

And reel to reel?

Jeeeez!


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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 11:40:08 AM »
I never called them 'tapes'.. I always called them cartridges..
Only cassette and VCRs played 'Tapes' ???

Man, how could you forget 8 tracks?

And reel to reel?

Jeeeez!
Well my mom and dad loved 8 tracks.. I didn't care for them :P


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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 12:53:37 PM »
I actually played a few games on literal tapes back in the day. After that, I adopted the official Nintendo "Game Pak" term. (Part of the origin of my username!)

I do still call DVRing and filming video with a digital camera "Taping."


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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 04:03:50 PM »
I actually played a few games on literal tapes back in the day. After that, I adopted the official Nintendo "Game Pak" term. (Part of the origin of my username!)

The first Sinclair ZX80 computer you had to use your own cassette player to load and save programs.  The Commodore 64 had a neat little dedicated cassette drive, took me a year to save up to get the 1541 floppy drive (5 1/4" floppy drive).  Ah the days of playing a tape for 10 minutes to load your game, and sometimes having to start over if the volume setting wasn't quite right.


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Re: who calls or called video game cartridges or discs "tapes"?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 11:39:57 AM »
I never called them 'tapes'.. I always called them cartridges..
Only cassette and VCRs played 'Tapes' ???

Man, how could you forget 8 tracks?

And reel to reel?

Jeeeez!
Well my mom and dad loved 8 tracks.. I didn't care for them :P
Dissing 8 Tracks?  How dare you!

Kidding.  They sucked.  Especially as mix tapes.  They did tend to have generally better sound than cassette, but that's not saying much.

Early cassettes had a lot of hiss, fixed when they added Dolby noise reduction.  8 Tracks had a higher tape speed (so less hiss), it was basically the same tape and speed as reel to reel by in a crappy loop system that didn't hold up to a lot of use.