>>256826750 Why would you choose physical? >Copy can be lost/stolen/destroyed >more money goes to developer/publisher from not having to make boxes/cds/booklets >Physical copies will always install out of date versions which then need to be updated, steam keeps all installed games up to date if you set it to as well as auto installing the newest version >overall cheaper games
I don't necessarily like digital over physical, but it is easier and lowers costs. I just bought around 15 games in the last week and didn't have to leave my home. As long as I sign in on my Steam account I have access to all of my games, rather than needing to bring my discs along with me.
>>256826750 Digital games are easier to obtain and don't break/get lost, and i don't need to rummage through a pile of cases to find my game I think i can deal with logging into steam once a day to play muh vidya also
>Flooded with garbage meme games, indie rip off after indie rip off, no quality control what so ever >Big releases are all £40-50, to "rent" a digital copy of the game vs £25-35 it costs to buy a physical copy >Rather than putting out any real improvements over the years, its mostly been more gimmick shit for kids such as trading cards and achievements >Its as bloated and full of garbage uplay and origin but valve fans will defend their master to the death
>In bed this morning >Wii U is in another room >Gamepad charging next to bed >Turn on Wii U and load up digital copy of Mario Kart >Play for a while >Instantly swap over to digital copy of Monster Hunter >Never have to leave bed
I don't know, OP. I just accepted that digital is where the gaming industry is headed. I stopped fighting it.
I have a teenaged cousin who made me understand what happened. The way he talks about games is the way most people talk about movies. He doesn't pay more than $5 for a game, and because of that, he thinks of games the way most people think of going to a movie. He knows he doesn't have any ownership rights to it, but "It was five dollars. What do I care?" Long story short, Steam indoctrinated gamers into thinking of games as a service you're buying a temporary pass to instead of a product that you own. The damage caused by this shift is going to be immense and is already being felt now ("Sorry, but this game is digital only in the US.").
>>256829267 >Quinten on hiatus >Ruggerell FUCKING WORST PIECE OF SHIT NIGGER SCUM >Dave/Skeleton preatty bad >TheDude/SexGenie more like boogeyman aka if you don't praise nintendo you're the dude >Kronie cunt was fucking worst, i hope he's dead >sym who >40% who
>>256826750 Digital is kinda retarded because the game aren't your property even if you're paying for them. I don't understand why they don't make digital games cheap as fuck because they're just giving you the rights to play the game while if you buy the physical copy you can do whatever you want like lend/trade it to your friend or sell it on ebay. Steam has sales sure but full priced digital games should have been much cheaper than their physical counterparts. The only exception is DRM free games like on Gog because you can do pretty anything you want with the installer except resell it.
There is no trick, game purchases have always been licenses instead of an actual product you own. This concept as been around since software was conceptualized. This is because they're essentially selling interactive data that can be reproduced and copied with minimal effort and the people who began the software market knew this, especially after the government kept enforcing standardization laws to prevent jewing at the time.
>>256826750 I am usually all for allowing both as an option, but PC gaming sucks nowadays for this. If you're buying a physical PC game, you usually have to go through DRM hoops instead of just installing it simply the way you used to. I just moved over to Steam after Dawn of War 2 and a slew of other games packaged with Steamworks or some other type of DRM, because I felt like I bought a glorified CD key in a box.
>>256830106 He's also convenniently forgetting that unless you're talking about John Carmack, Shigeru Miyamoto, or some other MASSIVE name in the industry, the devs get paid a flat rate for their work. The publisher is almost always the only one to see a single fucking penny from sales.
>>256829680 >more like boogeyman aka if you don't praise nintendo you're the dude TheDude commonly post Xdog/Sinking Xbone pic and poorly Sad Iwata pics. Also uses insults like Xbots, Nintoddler, PiiU, PiiPoo, Xdone, and mention his sour grapes (put halo and mario on PS4).
plus if you hear him mentioning KurokawaThundersword, a boogeyman he doesn't like, it's him.
>>256828643 Fucking kiddies like you is what ruining this industry. The feel of actually obtaining your game is amazing. That freshly plastic scent by opening the case is like sniffing pantys. Fuck this new generation
>>256828643 >being a clumsy retard who somehow manages to damage their games >being a parent with games out to be damaged by their tiny clumsy retards >living near thieves >not having a lock on your door >not being a neet who is always there to defend their games >losing your games ever how did you even find your way here? you fucking knuckle-dragger
>>256829267 I'm still fucking mad at Grafics (not the cat, the tripfag). He fucking talks like this dumbass cartoon horse that always talks snooty and haughty. One day a guy says "good day, sir", and you know what he does? He says "back to Reddit" with a picture of his stupid horse drinking tea. That shiteating response will always be in my memories. Fuck you Grafics, you fat cowlick-having fuck.
>>256831668 Unless it is ridiculously undercutting the price of physical, lots.
Less control over the product you purchased, inability to sell and usually lend/give away your digital purchases, reliance on a non-permanent service to maintain access to your product, and in some cases you might even be remotely disabled from being able to access your purchased digital products.
>>256832145 For ps3 and vita sony cant actually remove the games even if they wanted to. Once its on your harddrive its good forever. Once they gave me a refund for Corpse Party and I still was able to keep it on my vita. I just think its more convenient to have around 20 games I can play any time I want on my vita without having to carry around the different games or commit to playing just one.
>>256828639 >>256828914 Goddamnit there's basically no such thing as a physical PC release anymore. They either come with keys for Steam, Origin, or some other digital download service or you need to register the CD key making the physical release completely fucking pointless unless it was a collector's edition.
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