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VGPolyglot said:
It's worth it for me. It would take me days to download a game, instead of the minutes/hour that it takes with the disc. Granted, I don't have an Xbox One, but considering that my PS4 can take a day to download 8 GBs of data, it would be a nightmare to try to download a 50GB game.

I would check your connection to make sure it's all working; my PS4 downloads 8GB in about 20 minutes. 



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Buying physical games in general don't make sense. The effort of changing disks all the time, worrying about scratching them, wearing out the laser and storing the game on your shelves plus you still have to download half the games anyway since 99% of them require day one patches.
Digital is simple, download it and its there when you want it all the time. Cant be stolen, damaged or requires you to put the disk in the machine.



Azzanation said:
Buying physical games in general don't make sense. The effort of changing disks all the time, worrying about scratching them, wearing out the laser and storing the game on your shelves plus you still have to download half the games anyway since 99% of them require day one patches.
Digital is simple, download it and its there when you want it all the time. Cant be stolen, damaged or requires you to put the disk in the machine.

But with physical, you can either sell the game when you're finished, or trade it to somebody, for another game that you want to play. If the game sucks, you're not stuck with a $60 piece of garbage. The effort of walking 10 feet to my tv, isn't too much for me or most others to handle. It's not like i'm changing discs 10 times a day, or anything like that. You don't have to worry about scratching blu-rays, they're not like the old discs were in the past. You really have to try and screw up a disc on purpose, for it to not work. I've honestly never had a laser wear out either, but then again, i usually flip my console for a newer model, about 5 years into the generation.



Knitemare said:

Ok, I am not a follower from M$ clearly... but Ive tried, and Ive tried hard...

I never liked Halo, even tho, i was good at its multiplayer, so one day, at work, like 1 year ago, I had this copy of Halo 1 for PC. So I had nothing better to do, so started playing the story mode. I even payed it with the touchpad, because i had no mouse on my office. And for my surprise, I really enjoyed the story, the music, even goddamn masterchief. So I decided to go in a rampage buying a Xone as the first M$ Console that I ever had. And so I did. I even tought it was a good idea since I could play RotTR before (I have ps4, ps3, ps2, and even an old ps1) in the Xone.

Everything was OK until I put the MCC blu ray disc... It took ages for me to start to play since I had a 2 Mb Connection... But I took the waiting like a champ, so I could get to play again that awesome game remastered and in a goddamn big screen (60" instead of 14" from my work's laptop). But oh was I in for a ride... Every goddamn game that I buy, physical of course, have to download and install a hugeeeee amount of I dont know what data... Today I finished Halo 4 and make the mistake of wanting to play Halo 5 right away... Ohhhh dear, was I wrong... 41 Effing GB to update.!!!!! WTF is this? are you kidding me Microsoft? whats the point on selling Physical games at all?? Why do I need to buy a goddamn charger instead of being included?? why every goddamn time that I quit from the missions, the effing Xbone would ask if I want gold?????

5 Games and my storage is at 75%!!!!! only 2 of them are digital and were included in the bundle, otherwise I would have get them physical, but there would be no point at all since maybe Physical would require another huge amout of download data just for the game to actually start!!!!

I would never ever buy another M$ console ever forever and ever.

Well after all this rant... what do you guys think??

Are you feeling about your PS4 the same way? You can also fill up 75% of the 500GB-HDD of a PS4 with 5 games, it's not a big difference:

Upgrading HDD memory is both easier AND cheaper for the Xbox One... just connect an external 3.5-HDD, which has a much better GB/$ ratio than a thin 2.5-HDD and it also allows bigger capacities.

And I can see some very big PS4-patches on the horizon due to the PS4 Pro, even for owners of the normal PS4.

 



Azzanation said:
Buying physical games in general don't make sense. The effort of changing disks all the time, - You've gotten lazy.

worrying about scratching them, - I got 20+ year old disc games and music, all fine. 

wearing out the laser, - Still have all my disc consoles working fine. I maintain them.

storing the game on your shelves - If you have the space, what's the problem? Lazy?

plus you still have to download half the games - So downloading everything, is better?

anyway since 99% of them require day one patches. - Better question. Why doesn't MS and Sony allow us to backup the patches? Then that would never matter. I'd just restore the patches, from a hdd, disc, sd of mine. If I needed to.


Digital is simple, - Put in drive, install, download patch. Simple.

download it and its there when you want it all the time. - My physical games are there when I want them.

Cant be stolen, - Hacking your account would make it stolen too. Just like the low odds of people breaking into your house.



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smroadkill15 said:

Every game on both the Xbox one and Ps4 require the game to be installed, even if you buy the disc version. I own the disc version of Witcher 3, and it requires to be installed, plus every update since release. As for Halo 5, 46.2GB was on the disc itself. There was a 9GB day 1 patch. So day 1 the game was a 54.8GB. Since then there has been a steady stream of updates ranging from 2-6 GB each month. It adds up. 

I know, and I agree with isntallation, but that was not the problem, the problem was the massive amount of data that I had to DOWNLOAD. I have only 10 Mb connection, and this kind of "update" destroys my gaming time, which I dont have much these days...



                          

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Knitemare said:
smroadkill15 said:

Every game on both the Xbox one and Ps4 require the game to be installed, even if you buy the disc version. I own the disc version of Witcher 3, and it requires to be installed, plus every update since release. As for Halo 5, 46.2GB was on the disc itself. There was a 9GB day 1 patch. So day 1 the game was a 54.8GB. Since then there has been a steady stream of updates ranging from 2-6 GB each month. It adds up. 

I know, and I agree with isntallation, but that was not the problem, the problem was the massive amount of data that I had to DOWNLOAD. I have only 10 Mb connection, and this kind of "update" destroys my gaming time, which I dont have much these days...

Why is this kind of "update" destroying your gaming time? I could understand that argument if downloads in the background weren't possible (big improvement of the 8th gen compared to the 7th gen) and if the XBO were your only system.

For multi-platform owners this is a non-issue... just play something on system B (or C, or D,...) while installing/patching a game on system A.



Conina said:
Knitemare said:

I know, and I agree with isntallation, but that was not the problem, the problem was the massive amount of data that I had to DOWNLOAD. I have only 10 Mb connection, and this kind of "update" destroys my gaming time, which I dont have much these days...

Why is this kind of "update" destroying your gaming time? I could understand that argument if downloads in the background weren't possible (big improvement of the 8th gen compared to the 7th gen) and if the XBO were your only system.

For multi-platform owners this is a non-issue... just play something on system B (or C, or D,...) while installing/patching a game on system A.

If you have a limited amount of time to play, required updates will cut into your play time. 



Knitemare said:

I know, and I agree with isntallation, but that was not the problem, the problem was the massive amount of data that I had to DOWNLOAD. I have only 10 Mb connection, and this kind of "update" destroys my gaming time, which I dont have much these days...

That's the beauty of instant on mode. Everything downloads while I'm asleep so by the next morning it's all ready to go. For instance Halo 5 had an update today, but by the time I woke up the game had already updated. This goes for all my games. It does suck that you have a 10 Mb connection. Mine is 118 Mb last time I checked, but mine was pretty terrible less than a couple months ago so I feel your pain. 



smroadkill15 said:

That's the beauty of instant on mode. Everything downloads while I'm asleep so by the next morning it's all ready to go. For instance Halo 5 had an update today, but by the time I woke up the game had already updated. This goes for all my games. It does suck that you have a 10 Mb connection. Mine is 118 Mb last time I checked, but mine was pretty terrible less than a couple months ago so I feel your pain. 

And a month and a half ago, I had just barely 0.5 Mb connection, because for the ubication of my town, there was no other speed available from the only ISP. Thank god they upgraded their systems, or I would never be able to play Halo 5... Just for fun, I finished the campaing in less time that it took me to download... Didnt like it as much as the past 4.



                          

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