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>people right here on /v/ are now in favour of digital over physical

What happened?
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>>256826750
Its not our fault when pussy publishers tend to go digital only because muh fear, see shinovi versus in EU
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I don't get it
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>>256826750
gog happened
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>>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Physical copies will always install out of date versions which then need to be updated, steam keeps all installed games up to date if you set it to as well as auto installing the newest version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
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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.
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>>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
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http://boards.deniableplausibility.net/v/search/text/%3Epeople%20right%20here%20on%20%2Fv%2F%20are%20now%20in%20favour%20of%20digital%20over%20physical/

holy shit, what is wrong with you
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>>256826750
Do people consider that an ass? Fucking gross.
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Remember when steam was good?

>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
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>>256828184
>digital
>account can be hacked
>more expensive
>most of the money goes to valve
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There's no reason to go physical anymore.

Can't be damaged
Can't be easily stolen
Can't be easily lost or misplaced

Give me a couple reasons why I should bother with a physical copy? There aren't even instruction booklets anymore for fucks sake.
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Why don't Ruggarell imposters try something new?
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I don't mind either, to be honest.

Depends on the game too, I honestly like Animal Crossing more as a digital release, for example, because this way I always have it available.
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>>256828634
>implying you're not renting a game when you buy it physical as well.

digital copies are usually priced lower than physical. What backwards BR country are you living in?
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>>256828639
>Physical
>Niggers can break into your house and steal them
>Just as expensive as retail with little chance of sales
>Most of the money goes to fucking Gamestop
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>MUH PHYSICAL COPIES
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>>256828634
All those things are untrue marketer ^_^
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>>256828898
>digital copies are usually priced lower than physical
hehe
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>>256828914
stop living in a place full of niggers
>hurr digital is better because i'm literally choking on nigger dicks
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>>256828898
>digital copies are usually priced lower than physical.
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Amazon is so cheap when it comes to buying physical copies of games, I love it
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alright /v/, before the mods catch Ruggashit's bait thread, tell me who's is one of the worst shitposter in /v/?

>Quinten
>Ruggerell
>Dave/Skeleton
>TheDude/SexGenie
>Kronie
>sym
>40%

also here's where this tripneet is at: http://archive.foolz.us/foolz/thread/1300230/#1301305
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>>256826750

There isn't much of a difference anymore

they now have the technology to enforce DRM on consoles.

Gone are the days of choosing alternative formats such as cartridges or different disc sizes to prevent piracy.
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>>256826750
Why would anyone ever choose physical over digital?
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>>256829267

Probably manly tears.
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>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.
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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.").
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Who hurt you?
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ITS THE SAME THREAD

THE SAME THREAD

3 FUCKING TIMES JUST TODAY

STOP
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>>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

fuck anime, fuck animu for life
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>>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.
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>>256826750
http://boards.deniableplausibility.net/v/search/text/%3Epeople%20right%20here%20on%20%2Fv%2F%20are%20now%20in%20favour%20of%20digital%20over%20physical/

>he does it for free
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>>256829307

Ask those weebshit neckbeards from the less normalfag parts of 4chan. Theyd rather fap to drawings than to real people.
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http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Ruggarel
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>>256829230
Ah, the UK. That explains a lot.

Good thing I live in a 1st world country. :^)
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>>256826750
convinience.
why the fuck would i need to display a big bulky physical collection of games?
are you underage?
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>>256829542
>Steam indoctrinated gamers into thinking of games as a service you're buying a temporary pass to instead of a product that you own
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>>256828184
>more money goes to developer/publisher from not having to make boxes/cds/booklets
>Yet the price is still the same as a physical release
>But my developers!
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>>256829542

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.
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>>256828184
>digital
>Hard drive dies
>Lose all your games
I understand if you're using steam, but why anyone would buy digital copies of console games is beyond me
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>>256829990
Chart covers both US and UK you retard. Let me guess, just pretending?
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>256828639
>>most of the money goes to valve

can you prove that?
no?
then shut the fuck up kid
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>>256828643
>>256828643
>>256828643

This,besides all these reasons digital is overall better for the environment.
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>>256828639
>account can be hacked
>i lose a collection of 5 dollar games
>i can just torrent it back
say it aint so!
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>>256828898
How are you renting a game when you buy it physical? Is the publisher going to come to your house and take it back?
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>>256829713

While you are right about lending an re-sale physical copies do not contain property rights, they never did. If a company wanted to they could seize your games.
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>>256830338
>those few game developers such as a games as witcher 2
>Charge same amount for digital and physical copies still

Digital copies should be cheaper
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>>256829542

But a physical copy of the game gives you no ownership over what's on the disk. Therefore it's no different than buying it digital, but instead has added risk.

TL;DR: your cousin is a retard

>>256830106
That's just the industry continuing to fleece idiotic consumers who don't question prices because they gotta be playin' wat everone else be playin' and don't want to be left out.
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>>256830225
probably made by a muslim whale fucker.
post real proof
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>>256830183

>Not having a million and one backups.

You're doing PC wrong.
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>>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.
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>>256828639
>account gets hacked
>recover account via paypal payment recipe or retail game that needed steam

where is the problem?
do you think the account is gone forever once it gets hacked?
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>>256826750

Way cheaper and I don't have to wait for 1 week delivery time?
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>>256830726
I said console games. The only way to have backups of those is to buy more consoles/harddrive
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>>256830597
You don't own the disk in the sense that you cannot make money off of the data on it, but you can't exactly be locked out of it unless there's some shenanigans with CD keys or DRM.
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>>256830225
$5 says the chart is going off the used prices of those games. because looking at new and recent releases all show at normal retail price on Amazon and then discounted used copies.

in other words: eat shit and post a real source.
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>>256830597
>But a physical copy of the game gives you no ownership over what's on the disk

It gives you an at-will transferable licence of the contents of the disk in the EU and USA
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>>256830454
>i can just torrent it back
>HURRR DURR PIRATING IS CHEAPER THAN BUYING PHYSICAL
no shit, numbnuts
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>>256830351
can you prove that it doesnt?
no?
then shut up, babby
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>>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
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>>256830875
but kurokawathundersword is the biggest animu nintendo drone on /v/ and unlike the dude he's the same fucking trip faggot all the time
you kiddy loving subhuman
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>all these people listing the inability to be stolen or lost as a plus of digital
God damn, you people need to take better care of your shit.
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>>256831361
Your autism is showing real fucking bad, dude.
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>>256831330
if you claim something you should be able to prove it or else your are a stupid kid
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Small apartment and a collection of 6 generations of gaming, that's what happend.
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>>256826750
wait whats wrong with digital?
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>>256831451
>>256830875
They're the same fucking person.
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>>256830225
>us
>1st world country
WAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA
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>>256829768
I guess you can call him a master baiter
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>>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
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>>256831361
>Fuck this new generation

im 25 and if i can buy a digital game for 5€ instead of 10€ as retail im going digital... even if its the same price i would rather go digital.

much easier to install and the developer gets more money from it
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>>256831769
>us
>not 1st world country
WAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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>>256831668
underage
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>>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.
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>>256831967
underage is the problem with digital? Not seeing the connection but ok
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>>256826750
Too many boxes of DVDs, BD, HD DVD's and random games.

It was nice when I had them displayed, but they take up too much space.
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>>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.
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>>256831361
Fuck off autist.
Been playing since the NES.

Fuck physical media, I was so happy when shit started to get digital.
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>>256831612
Is that every response shitposters can think of?
I'll bet on my dick that you dont even know what autism means haha.
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>>256831670
>They're the same fucking person
holy shit if it's true than this guy is the biggest most dedicated shitposter on /v/
even half inch niggerell is a lesser evil compared to him
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>>256831919
Im 30 and if I can buy physical I'll buy physical, even if that means import

Maybe your part of the problem anon
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>>256831769
You're probably Brazilian you fucking monkey
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>>256831873
>implying a neet wouldn't shit and piss his pants and beg them to take his games and computer in exchange for not hurting him.
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>>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.
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>>256830183
Just download them again, then.
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One of pluses is that the shitty "you have to put the disk in everytime you want to play" idea was removed. Also you don't have to worry about your disk condition anymore.
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>>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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>>256830631
>Dark Souls 2 on steam: £40
>On Amazon (Sealed copy): £25
>Borderlands 2 GOTY Ed on steam: £35
>On Amazon (Sealed copy): £20
>Wolfenstein New Order on steam: £35
>On Amazon (Sealed copy): £20
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