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Hour 21. Designing Your DVD Project and ... > DVDs Are Driving the Next Technologi...

DVDs Are Driving the Next Technological Wave

A decade ago CD-ROMs ushered in a new era in computer entertainment and ultimately fostered many technological innovations. Their massive storage capacity gave savvy game developers opportunities to enhance their offerings with video, deep graphics, and CD-quality sound. After enough gaming pioneers demonstrated the viability of this formerly unproven technology, there was no turning back. When's the last time you bought computer software on floppy disks?

Until now, games have driven the PC technology boom. CD-ROM drives, 3D graphic cards, and high-end sound cards are standard equipment because of PC games.


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