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BraLoD said:
dharh said:

If you need to delete a game to make room for another.  Own more games than you have space for.  This is a problem for my PS3 and Steam btw.

Even physical media these days are not immune.  How about when PS3 is completely end of life-ed.  Will we still be able to download patches for games? DLC? Do I seriously want to play a game that required a 50gig day 1 patch that can no longer be patched?

What about when that console dies.  Swap hard drives into another console?

There are probably mmos that have been completely lost to the ether.

I know you can keep your games that you've already downloaded, that's a given.  But I respectfully disagree that you are immune from losing your stuff.

I'm immune to losing my games.

There is no problem with space on PS4 as I just need an extra external drive.

On PS3 where I can't do that, there are basically no games that need big patches, even if I somehow deleted the patches I already have I still could play those games without big problems.

Always online games as MMOs are mostly faded to that by default, that is not a problem, that's their model, also, I still have to play a MMO on my consoles, so that can't affect me.

As long as games come on in people possession there is always a way to make a copy to something you already have to keep that game safe from sudden loses/equippment failures (as carts, discs or drives), and as long as I possess a game I can keep such copies.

Streaming is completely dependant on who you are getting it from, if he can't or don't want to keep it up anymore everything can simply get wasted forever.

Streaming is a nice option, specially to smaller games, it can do wonders for them, but it's a terrible singular media.

If streaming only is the future of gaming, gaming is dead.

If it keep physical/download only (no mandatory connection)? It can last forever.

Ownership is always better in my hand than into someone's else, that's my take on it, and as long as I can I'll not want it to get taken away from me.

And I already have a whole lot they simply can't.

I agree physical ownership is the best choice.  Generally speaking ive only purchased digital copies of physical games I already own.  I just happen to own a ton of games which is why my PS3 is overloaded.

Anyway, streaming is the future just not the whole future.  I see consoles, steam, apple game apps, android game apps, streaming, etc.  All being a part of the giant game industry for long into the future.

A warrior keeps death on the mind from the moment of his first breath to the moment of his last.