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    Posted: 09 Jul 2018 at 7:56am
Which Do You Prefer?

Physical or digital copies of a game?

Do you like -
the ole Standard?
Steelcase version?
The Special Edition?
Or Collectors Editions?

Personally, I prefer physical copies - Because of ~

I love collecting them... Something to decorate my pc table with or wherever you put em.
If you don't like the game you can either trade or sell - Or if you are huge collectionist you can keep it just to collect it.
Plus you can always go big and get the amazing collectors edition   which I do love
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 12:34pm
Physical. It's probably an artifact of when games had resale value. This is not the case anymore which means that the rare times I buy a game, I wait quite a while for it to be <$30. The only exception was when I bought Fallout 4. Don't have to worry about Fallout 76 due to the online multiplayer aspect.
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 1:03pm
Digital ..I have enough crap stored here and there with a music collection and a (~many~ years ago) photographer. When I want to play games i don't want to look for them.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 2:20pm
I don’t have a preference but it’s been all digital thru Steam, etc for years.

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  Quote Batman34 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jul 2018 at 4:19pm
Most games, digital. Very easy to access everything at the click of a button. However, I do prefer the CD for mod supported games, mostly because I can run a stable version without worrying about any future updates on Steam.

Edited by Batman34 - 13 Jul 2018 at 4:25pm
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  Quote barbergambian Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jul 2018 at 9:29am
It kinda depends. For (cheaper) indie games, I don't mind a digital copy. But for triple a titles I prefer a physical copy. Can let my friends borrow it if needed, and even sell it if the game isn't for me.
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  Quote Jerrar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 5:36am
I am all digital now, it's way more convenient than having and constantly changing discs. And then there is the whole scratches issue to deal with.
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  Quote AWONG11 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jul 2018 at 8:06am
I agree with you. I think physical copies are better because it's good to have them in hand. Also if your console gets destroyed or something, you'll still have them.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jul 2018 at 2:00pm
Digital here. Mostly because of the aforementioned issues of clutter. However, if collecting them is your thing, then Digital would be woefully lackluster I would think. Big%20Smile

Earlier on I had concerns about true "ownership" of Digital-only games, but anymore I'm not too concerned about that.

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  Quote JudgeJury Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Aug 2018 at 2:51am
I always preferred physical one in past but years have gone and now just don't care whether it would be physical or digital; the only thing I care is to play Big%20Smile
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  Quote K00lk4tty Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Aug 2018 at 9:51am
Physical games any day. I like to be able to have all my game boxes displayed on my shelf. Kind of like trophies.. lol. I dunno, just feels like I'm getting more bang for my buck when I have the actual game as opposed to just a download.
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  Quote Morphiekid Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Aug 2018 at 1:24am
Originally posted by K00lk4tty

Physical games any day. I like to be able to have all my game boxes displayed on my shelf. Kind of like trophies.. lol. I dunno, just feels like I'm getting more bang for my buck when I have the actual game as opposed to just a download.

I totally agree with you kitty as having the actual CD and the case makes you feel like you're probably getting your money's worth although I don't keep my games in the cases, I put all my games in thia cd game binder kind of thing. The conviemce of being able to buy the games right thru the game console is pretty cool though considering we didn't have that back when I first started playing video games.
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  Quote emilyidk Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Aug 2018 at 8:55am
I prefer digital copies :) I'm a big fan of it tbh. CD's are sometimes really annoying, another reason games might be faulty. Sometimes the files might be corrupted because of it xD
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  Quote Terane Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Aug 2018 at 1:38pm
When i was younger and we didn't have USB drives yet, i really did not like using the CD-ROM, it looked so impractical to me and i literally prayed for that tech to go away and something better to come out. Since the release of USB drives and digital platforms for buying games, i have never had ROM in my PC builds.

Now that i think about it, the feeling you get having a physical copy is much better than the digital. Something i loved about the art on cd covers and stacking them all in collections
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  Quote Kilogan Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Aug 2018 at 9:15am
I prefer physical for my consoles and digital for PC library. Wouldn't trust anyone giving usb full of games though lol
I have my trustee cd caskets with zippers, classy
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  Quote Falloutkid Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Aug 2018 at 7:45pm
I have to agree with the member who posted above me @kilogan, when it comes to my playstation and Xbox I rather have physical games because I enjoy my library of games that I have for all my systems. I have 7 different game systems to date, and my cousin built me a custom shelf to hold all my games on so it looks pretty rad seeing them all on the shelves. I've never purchased any games online for my gaming systems, and I don't think I ever would. As far as for the computer goes, I don't do as much gaming on there as I once did but I have bought a few games online for the computer and everything went smooth. The big bulky gaming boxes for the computer don't look right on the shelves like how the gaming systems do so I don't mind buying them online. I guess it's a visual thing for me.
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  Quote SmeagalType Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Aug 2018 at 3:30pm
I like the convience of digital copies for my games no matter what gaming system they're on, or even if it's on computer. It saves me a trip to the store and is just the new way of doing things. We must evolve with the times people.
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It won't be long before all games are no longer distributed on a physical disc, with the exception of the server(s) from which you will have to download them from. In a sense, all you'll be paying for is a one-time activation code that will be connected to a registered account.

The art of writing game manuals is becoming lost in favor of cutting costs. At least that's the way I see it for PCs.
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  Quote Marylle Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Sep 2018 at 9:40am
Originally posted by Acetylide

It won't be long before all games are no longer distributed on a physical disc, with the exception of the server(s) from which you will have to download them from. In a sense, all you'll be paying for is a one-time activation code that will be connected to a registered account.

The art of writing game manuals is becoming lost in favor of cutting costs. At least that's the way I see it for PCs.


That is so true. 20 years have passed, we don't use floppy discs anymore, CDs are for consoles mostly now, as movies are digital too.
Consoles are moving major assets to the digital stores, and we even have minor digital platforms for the pc games merge into bigger ones.
I think it's simple a matter of time since we outgrow even digital platforms and move toward some centralized cloud like you mentioned, where you only need one universal key to access your storage
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  Quote kingdomslayer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Sep 2018 at 11:51am
I personally like physical copies , I like watching them on my shelf every time, it gives me a sense of accomplishment xD
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  Quote waipowrectdeapr1976 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2018 at 11:51am
Whatever is cheaper.
I'm bloody stingy!

With music I always buy physical. I like to look at the booklets/sleeves while the music is playing.

For games, don't care
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  Quote Jerrar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Sep 2018 at 2:31am
I prefer all digital.
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  Quote Alex175 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2018 at 5:18am
I have always preferred physique.

But now it gives me more of the same.

They no longer bring manuals or anything and they must be installed as if they were a digital format.
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  Quote neverstopgaming Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 12:15am
I go with physical copies of games over downloaded games any day. I just have the fear that what if something occurs and I need to reinstall the game and I'm unable to because they've went out of business or their server is down? No bueno.
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My children are destructive little creatures. Digital all the way.
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  Quote Sideer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2018 at 10:33am
I can assure that both digital and physical are useful and will be useful in the future. Digital is compact, that's for sure, but you don't feel that luxury of having a stacked case full of games in digital library versus the physical collection.

I value physical collection more, i feel the luxury to have one. They come with extras, even if useless these days, i find these little cosmetics like a collectible. Small apparel to have and remember.

While digital copies are smart, compacted, but they lack the individuality and the feeling. They are just a bunch of GBs stored in a computer.

That's the same point comparing the music casettes vs vinyls vs digital streaming. It's sure nice to have a casette and play it on a retro magnetophon. Vinyls also have their own feeling. But digital is just digital. You don't value single EPs as much digitally. You value the artist and the music, but you swap them so fast versus when you put thecasette in, or do an oldschool tape rewind, even record some of your own off that on a blank casette. Idk, feels different.
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  Quote muppetrat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2018 at 10:54pm
Well this is an easy one, surely I'll keep digital copies, so I won't have to take all the physicals ones everywhere when I need to move
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