Anybody else just mainly buy games digitally these days?
This is my whole PS4 collection of games so far, every game is digitally purchased except for Tomb Raider, which I got for free as a used game.
Xrd is amazing (also the main reason I bought a PS4)
Ground Zeroes is highly underrated, got me pumped for MGSV when I lost faith in the series
Warframe is shit
TLoU is pretty good
Destiny is pretty boring after a while
Tomb Raider is OK
Injustice is a funny but shitty fighter
P.T. made me scream like a bitch
Post your digital collections on any platform
You do realize those games aren't even yours, right? If somethig were to ever happen to you account they are gone.
And you'd have to pay for them a second time if you want them on your console again.
>buying only digital
Yup. I don't want to store physical media and I don't want to deal with shitty hardware breaking down. When everything is downloaded you just select and play whenever you want. Trouble is storage space, but upgrading your HD is piss easy.
And what are the odds of that?
>you realize those physical games only exist in one place, right?
>if your house were to burn down they'd be gone forever
>you'd have to buy them again if you wanted to play them
I don't buy games digitally. Only if the game is digital only then, but I always want to buy games physically. And I especially want to physically own games that I enjoy. That's just how I enjoy things.
>bought a ps4 for a game that is on ps3 and was ported to ps4 mid dev cycle
brilliant. explains why blacks are the biggest player base for fighters. fucking retards every last one of them.
Gamesharing on 360 is fine.
Doing it on ONE/PS4/PS3 is literally retarded because you don't own the games, you just own the licences. And if Sony or MS catches wind of that they can terminate your account.
Physical media is destined to be junk. Digital media has at least a chance to be useful on consoles though the jews will make sure that becomes obsolete as well.
PC is the only platform you should be buying games for if you can help it.
How does that make me a goy? The developers get the most money from PC games and you can actually play your games 10 years into the future on superior hardware. I'm fucking pissed at Sony for the psp to vita business and ps4 is even worse, charging you to fucking stream games you own.
Nintendo is the only good console yet they're releasing some shitty games so its not even worth buying that system..
>I'm fucking pissed at Sony for the psp to vita business
> and ps4 is even worse, charging you to fucking stream games you own.
A feature whose pricing is not yet final, and which is not even offered on other consoles.
The vita has backwards compatibility but doesn't let you play hardly anything you own and nothing that is physical.
>actually defending anything about the PS4
Fuck off, shill. It's worse than the xbone.
this is the no.1 reason I don't buy games digitally
Games are also getting much bigger over 15+ Gigabytes in size.
Internet here in Murrica is expensive too, I'm paying 80$ (which will soon go up more) for 75mbps
Yeah, no. I actually just wanted to play the best version of the game since Guilty Gear is one of my favourite series of all time. Bought Xrd the other day with my Hong Kong PSN account. So I was fully willing to buy a PS4 for it, since it's a Sony exclusive anyways. I'm going to be using this for Bloodbourne, New Gundam, DBZ Xenoverse, Persona 5, Street Fighter V and MGSV too (might as well since I have it, cheaper than PC with all the other games I want). Overall I'm very satisfied with the PS4, all other games I can play on my Wii U or my PC (which is really a StarCraft 2 and multiplat machine at this point).
What I don't get is why 4chan neckbeards have to bring race into it when they're clearly too poor for a new console or decent PC hardware.
I pretty much buy digitally all the time now when I can. My country has an insane markup on everything so games are like 90 bucks here.
Honestly even if that wasn't the case I'd probably still try to go digital because I'm anti social and hate going out in public.
500GB I believe.
I figure I might as well make use of it. Only game I think I might ever buy physical are Limited Editions of MGSV and Street Fighter V. Definitely grabbing a PS4 Xrd stick since it's going to be handy for PC, PS3 and Street Fighter V too.
Oh, yeah I bought that shit for like $7.
It's a pretty shitty fighter.
Because /v/ is full of /pol/ scum
How big are certain games? And can you install your discs to the hard drive anyway like on 360? I'm interested in buying a PS4 instead of a one since my friends mostly have PS4s now.
Since I am getting $50 from Sony, should I get GTA V on PS4 or TLoU Remastered?
Price, lack of control over your property and price.
Seriously, at least in the UK it costs at least £10 MORE on average to buy any game digitally than it does to order it day one with release day shipping. I'm fairly sure that covers the rest of the EU too.
>What I don't get is why 4chan neckbeards have to bring race into it when they're clearly too poor for a new console or decent PC hardware.
Aren't arabs generally rich?
Wasn't the guy with the biggest Nintendo collection from an Arab whose only job was being a police?
Have you played either?
TLoU is the better game, but get whichever you haven't played.
GTA V will be on PC eventually, so you could also wait for that.
What the fuck? Why is physical MORE expensive?
What's wrong with your country?
You made a claim.
"PS4 is worse than xbone."
You cited paying to play games you own as evidence.
I asked you, how the fuck is that worse than not being able to play them at all.
I'll give you one more shot to respond, after which I'll just assume you're a shitposter with no argument and move on with my life.
I'm not sure if you can install a game onto the HDD, I haven't even tried doing that with Tomb Raider to be honest (only physical PS4 game I have).
Honestly depends entirely on the game. I think Injustice was way too fucking big for what it is, like 20GB or some shit. Xrd was about 5-6GB, Ground Zeroes is like 4GB.
Basically depends entirely on the game. I imagine something like GTAV PS4 or The Phantom Pain is like 50GB. How you use the HDD is your call.
Eh, I'm not Arab despite the name, I live in Canada. But I'm just a junior field engineer on construction sites.
Yes, I agree.
TLoU is pretty good, and GTA V is pretty mediocre. TLoU has the better campaign and the better multiplayer. GTA V only wins in the replayability because it's a sandbox.
Hell, TLoU even has the better soundtrack.
It feels so convenient lying down on a bed or sofa or whatever, just casually switching from Ground Zeroes to some other game without even having to get up. Digital has made me even lazier than I already am, I love it.
>I live in Canada
Doesn't Canada have data caps on their internet?
They have fast Internet and relatively low prices, but caps on everything
I wouldn't buy games digitally in Canada if I were you. I'm guessing you don't watch videos on HD?
>next time, when I post something and you ask me about that thing, please clarify which thing you were talking about
Okay, shitposting. I'm gonna just hide your posts and go get some breakfast.
It depends a lot of the time.
For 3DS if it's a game that has infinite replayability or something I'd want on me at all times (like Smash, Animal Crossing, Pokemon etc.) then I do it digitally, but for stuff I'll play once and then never again I prefer hard copies.
For consoles I prefer boxes but seeing as I'm running out of storage space on the shelves, digital is nice too.
cheaper prices on the US xbone store (ausfag reporting in) and instant game switching make it worthwhile. If there's a game I probably won't keep, I'll foot the extra $20 and get it physically, play it, return it and get my money back.
Checked my PS4 cause of this thread, it's 400GB. Even with all of this bullshit installed and tons of videos saved on the PS4, it's still got over 250GB free.
No, I have an ISP that isn't run by the Israeli Mossad. Not going to mention they're name, but they're smaller and cap it at 300GB. Even with torrenting a bunch of shit and buying digital games all the time, I think maybe once in 3 years I actually went over the cap. It's only $40 a month too and relatively fast, it's already compared to Rogers or Bell or one of those jew companies.
PCtendo master combo here
PC I buy digital. Mostly because I can't lose those games. If Steam shuts down my account and takes muh games I can just crack them and move on with my life.
Nintendo I buy physical. Their digital game account system is shady at best. I may switch to digital when their account system is immensely improved. Until then I only buy digital Nintendo games if they're only digital, like Dual Destinies
Backcompat drives the price up a lot.
They only included it to augment the games library, once the PS3 had a strong lineup it became smarter to lower the price instead.
External storage, nigga.
Man, this generation is your fucking time.
>offscreen play supported by both consoles worth owning (PS4/WiiU)
>Amazon will ship you games release-day for free (at least with prime)
>can pre-download new releases on PS4 (unsure about Wii U)
>two different virtual reality headsets (occulus and Morpheus) approaching
Alright, one last post.
How the FUCK did I need to clarify "Please tell me how paying to play games you own is worse than not being able to play them at all." In what way was this misleading?
Is English your first language?
It's kind of unrelated to the thread but maybe someone knows.
Is there a way to make sure that the PS4 uploads shared videos to YouTube in 1080p60fps? It seems to always upload 720p30fps and I don't know if it can be changed.
Currently, the PS4 only captures at 720p.
I would guess the same is true for the framerate but I don't actually know.
If you really want to upload 1080p60fps (maybe you do YouTube things idk) you'd need to buy a capture card.
Well, since you're Canuck, it's TekSavvy. If they're available in your area, buy one of their modems, get a decent router and switch to them. They might even be able to use the same Bell/Rogers cable wire in your house. One of the best decisions I ever made.
>Every paying for digital shit
It's Not gonna be around by the time a new console arrives or even earlier
The only time I play digital games is if I pirated it. I'm not spending it with my hard earned money. It's like buying air.
I'm old fashion sorry.
I saw a one man show (french from quebec) talking about this, the difference from here to going a couple of months in the US. Shit was funny.
It's the same thing with cellphone contract, we have limited minute to talk (except after 6h00pm and week end) plus limited messages and still pay like 50$
I don't think you know how things work. Each company has their own unique security system.
Also, Sony been getting attacked alot so I wouldn't trust their service. So I think you should be going physical from now on
Pretty much. I only buy physical copies of games that I know I will want to bring to a friend's house to play on their console.
So far the only game that's hit that criteria is the PS4 version of Diablo 3
That doesn't change the fact that one's online information is vulnerable regardless of which company they're dealing with. Simply because one is a bigger target than another does not mater the latter invulnerable.
Don't consoles have a relatively high rate of failure? I've had problems with my 360 and my PS3. Both stopped reading games, discs would just sit there, etc. I figure digital would get around this.
How is this different from Steam, the holy saviour of gaming according to /v/?
you don't own the game if you own the disk
same goes for physical
enjoy not playing the game when your console is invalidated or on other systems you own
the ability to lie in bed and switch from xrd to ground zeroes to destiny within seconds and without having to get out of bed outweighs all of that.
i never want to sell my games
i can lend my games with gameshare, I already have to a few friends IRL
i don't imagine i'd ever want to mod a console game
the updates for games have always just improved the games in my experience, dunno what world you're living in where people patch games to make them worse
as for the ownership issues, i genuinely don't care enough.
i was going to buy the limited edition of xrd, and then that shit got delayed until two weeks after dec 16, so the game might finally arrive physically by fucking january. i've been playing the shit out of the game for the past few days and don't imagine I'm going to stop, already a ton of players are in lobbies in various regions. and all i had to do was make an HK account, buy HK codes and download the game.
digital is infinitely more convenient. dealing with discs is a hassle. i just want to play my goddamn games.
>you don't own the game if you own the disk
Some Steam games can ban you or refuse to start if you mod them.
>same goes for physical
>your console is invalidated
You think you do.
You don't care about your video games then, you're just poor.
Not true at all.
True actually. Many games on disks have day one updates, consoles have them even.
That isn't even a game, nice cherry picking though. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/metal-gear-online-shutting-down-june-12/1100-6350345/
You must be underaged.
>You think you do.
I do. Even the the game is somehow pulled from user accounts, I still have it.
>you're just poor
So if I want to sell games I didn't enjoy or no longer wants (like duplicates), I'm poor? Okay.
>day one updates
Nice. I don't have to accept them. On Steam on the other hand... See: San Andreas
>this isn't even a game
Maybe, but they still can do it.
>you must be underaged
You must be retarded.
No, I don't care, so me and thousands (sorry, millions) of other people are going to buy digital because it's convenient, easy and available and no matter how much you go on about physical discs being better, digital sales are still going to continuously increase. Pre-loading and starting games up at midnight on release date has made Day 1 digital bundles sell like hotcakes. and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it, because no one besides Luddites and old people still care about physical discs.
half the people i know who insist on going physical only seem to hardly play games at all. they just love staring at their collection of game boxes for some reason, it's weird.
I literally have about 40 game boxes (DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PC etc.) all in a big cardboard box in my basement, and I keep all of the games in a CD book like this. it's easier to deal with this than the boxes, and I don't care about seeing the boxes because it doesn't matter, I just want to play the games.
It's almost 2015. If the game devs and console developers want to stop you from playing the game, it doesn't matter if you own a disc or not. If you're connected to the internet, they could block you if they wanted to. there's no difference between data stored on an HDD or data on a disc.
I feel like I play physical games way less because I have to actually get up, eject the disc, put the disc in it's box, put it back, get the other game, take it out of the box, put it in the console, start the game then FINALLY I can play it. With digital I just press the PS/Home button and click the other game, and switch. Or in PC case, I just close one game and open another with a few clicks.
>It's almost 2015. If the game devs and console developers want to stop you from playing the game, it doesn't matter if you own a disc or not. If you're connected to the internet, they could block you if they wanted to. there's no difference between data stored on an HDD or data on a disc.
If developers want to stop you from playing the game, they can pull it out from your Steam/PSN/whatever-crap-you-use account. But you can still pop the game in the console and play it.
>I feel like I play physical games way less because I have to actually get up, eject the disc, put the disc in it's box, put it back, get the other game, take it out of the box, put it in the console, start the game then FINALLY I can play it.
That takes at least, what, 10 seconds? Wow.
>Or in PC case, I just close one game and open another with a few clicks.
Guess what? You can do that with discs. It's called "installing the game".
You don't actually. Educate yourself.
Yes you do have to accept them and San Andeas things happen on consoles all the time. At least you can fix it on PC.
And consoles do it more than PC.
>there are still people who have never bought a digital game
the data is literally still on your hard drive even if that happens
i've never experienced anyone ever trying to take digital games away from people. i really don't care if they can because they're probably never going to do it unless I try to hack the game's online component or some shit, which I'm never going to do.
so I don't care and the millions who buy digital don't care either. it's just nicer to have it digital.
if i could convert every single physical game I had to digital, install them on my console and then sell them all, I'd do that.
>Being this asshurt that people prefer physical
Physical media is fucking archaic. It irritates me that my consoles still have disc drives, I have no need whatsoever for it. The idea of having to actually walk to a shop and buy my digital information on a disc, or wait for a man to bring it to my house, and to have to get up and swap discs around because I want to access different data, it all feels so old fashioned. I get it if you're a collector but from a practical view its terrible. People go on about ownership which seems pretty autistic to me, nobody's stolen my digital content yet and if it disappears in ten years, hey I'd probably have binned the discs by then anyway
>At least you can fix it on PC.
You could also fix it on PC if you had some kind of backup copy of the game before the update. Oh wait...
>And consoles do it more than PC.
I have about 200 physical console games, and the only time an update was available I was not forced to apply it.
Again, all you own either way is the license and it's up to them to use their discretion. It can be removed. You can still play it if you don't go online after it is announced that the game has been pulled but that also applies to digital games. Once you log in they have access to your system and can remove the ability for you to play the game, physical or otherwise.
On PC sure.
I check out PSN from time to time to look if they have any interesting deal. I own a PS3 and I've never seen a good deal.
I suppose i'll get Megaman 9 and 10 sooner or later, but otherwise? I'd rather get physical.
If possible I'll always try to get physical copies just because I like seeing my collection on my bookshelf. Although recently I've been getting more digital games just for the convenience of not switching out disk and not having to go to gamestop.
I buy everything I poosibly can in physical form. If I get digital, it's because it's free or hyper-discounted. Even then, if a physical copy is released later, I'll buy it and delete the digital copy.
I don't even know anybody who still buys discs. it's just so weird to actually buy games physically or have them shipped or something
a video game is data. 1s and 0s. You can download it within an hour or so, even if it's a big game. you can pre-load games and start playing them as soon as they're available.
the only reason I'd ever buy physical anymore is if there was absolutely no other way to get the game, or if buying physical came with a bunch of collectibles of some kind.
>You could also fix it on PC if you had some kind of backup copy of the game before the update. Oh wait...
the pirate bay
>I have about 200 physical console games
get a fucking life holy shit
ITT: ADD generation
I'll never stop buying physical copies of games. The year/decade that I can't buy physical games anymore is the moment I stop buying new games. I'll pirate everything that comes out new from then on.
I'll never understand people like you.
I'm 24, I grew up in the age of cartridges, of discs, of the game cards in DS and so on. Having a fuckton of physical games is just a pain in the ass. As soon as digital games became I thing, I couldn't wait to hop on it.
I genuinely can't see how anyone can't view digital games as anything but a huge convenience. You never have to worry about games getting broken or whatever, or where to store them. If I had all my video games in my room, I'd probably have enough to fill a whole bookshelf. I actually enjoy having my space relatively open.
People just have this bizarre connection to physical that completely evades me. It's a disc with data on it in a box, that's all it is. Functionally, it's the exact same as a digital game. You can even put it on a hard drive and move it from console to console or pc to pc if you want.
How having a box to look at makes the game experience better is just weird.
I don't really care for physical games anymore since I don't care about plastic shelf ornaments that don't even have manuals anymore.
Plus, having all my games revoked one night is about as likely as someone breaking in to your house and stealing all your shit, so I don't know why that is even an argument.
You get something
I can play my games anytime I want, I don't have to hope the cloud isn't down or if my firmware isn't updated
If I'm just going to have a digital copy, I might as well just pirate it
I'll never understand people like you.
I'm 19, I grew up in the age of discs, of the game cards in DS and so on. Having a fuckton of physical games is just awesome. As soon as digital games became a thing, I couldn't wait for them to disappear.
I genuinely can't see how anyone can't view physical games as anything but a huge convenience. You never have to worry about your Internet connection, or if the game is gonna be pulled from your account. I actually have all my video games in my room, and they indeed fill a whole bookshelf. I actually enjoy the view of this bookshelf.
People just have this bizarre connection to digital that completely evades me. It's just a bunch of date, that's all it is. Functionnally, it's way less. You can't even sell it, share it,...
I can share it, I have my internet disconnected from my console all the time while still playing digitally purchased games.
Let me guess another person who doesn't know fuck all about buying digital and is too scared to buy one because they think it's still the 90s?