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Would you quite Modern Gaming if its Digital Only?

yes 197 44.57%
 
no 245 55.43%
 
Total:442
Ruler said:
potato_hamster said:

i think they mabye wouldnt quite but they would be cheap as f@ck and piracy would also increase

Pavolink said:
Being digital only is the last of the problems to bother me. In fact, I expect to embrace the digital only future soon.

its allready a digital future. There is not one game being released only Physicley like it used to be. Even during the PS360 era games like MGS 4 were not avaible digitaly until last year.

Why you want Physical medium to die off ?



 



I never said I want to die, but it's easier to me to just buy digital games. On the comfy of my bed, I can just tap a button and start playing. On top of that, the exact amount is charged to my credit card.



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I figure that by the time my console becomes beyond repair, emulation would be good enough to run my games.



Azzanation said:
My simple question to those who would is "Do you play the game or the Box?*
Google what a video game is and what its meant to do and you will find your anwser there.

Yeah, I'm flabbergasted by the results of this poll. Gamers quitting gaming because they can't put that box on their shelf.



Depends. If it has DRM, then yes.

If not, it would just drastically reduce my number of purchases, but i probably would put up with it. I don't think i would buy many games at release though.



CladInShadows said:
Azzanation said:
My simple question to those who would is "Do you play the game or the Box?*
Google what a video game is and what its meant to do and you will find your anwser there.

Yeah, I'm flabbergasted by the results of this poll. Gamers quitting gaming because they can't put that box on their shelf.

Currently more expensive, can't get a refund of any kind, can't exchange game you don't like or have completed in exchange for paying less for a new game you do, can't sell games you just don't want to play anymore, buying used game for £10 because the game is out of print yet it's still £55 on digital, hard drive space.

There are more reasons than 'putting a box of a shelf'. Make digital more consumer friendly by allowing some of these things above and maybe it'll become a valid option.





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Lauster said:
Azzanation said:
My simple question to those who would is "Do you play the game or the Box?*
Google what a video game is and what its meant to do and you will find your anwser there.

 My simple question to you is "Do you prefer to buy a product, or a service that you don't control ?"

 If your Steam account is closed (for whatever reason, like not accepting a new EULA for example) you loose all your games.

Note : link redirect to a french site, so there is this that is not the same story but seems to have the same result.

Iv had my Steam account since 2004, it has been more relyable then any console purchase i have made. All my games are playable today with free updates in 2016. 

Look at the benefits

My games cant get lost, Stolen, Damaged, my home storage space increases, i dont have to put the disk in the machine to play it, and i can go anywhere around the world and not have to worry about taking my games with me.

Disadvantages

That assumption electricity no longer exists.

Sorry but iv been collecting games since the 80s. I have no room or the patients with phyical games anymore. Its no longer needed. 

I game because i want entertainment,  not so i can look at a box on my shelf knowing that its mine forever when in fact even phyical copy of games can still be taken away. I own many CD based games that no longer have support though a server. What if Live or PSN go down and you own 500 phyical games and you need a day one patch?

Exacty.



Modern gaming, Yes. Also, Lol at everyone thinking all digital will be cheaper and DRM free. If consoles went all digital I would expect even PC discounts to greatly diminish.



Ruler said:
potato_hamster said:

i think they mabye wouldnt quite but they would be cheap as f@ck and piracy would also increase

Pavolink said:
Being digital only is the last of the problems to bother me. In fact, I expect to embrace the digital only future soon.

its allready a digital future. There is not one game being released only Physicley like it used to be. Even during the PS360 era games like MGS 4 were not avaible digitaly until last year.

Why you want Physical medium to die off ?



 



Well they actually can. All they have to do is force you to install a firmware update with a new game (pretty common) and then in that firmware update require your console to phone home to play, or prevent you from playing any game you already own.

Sure, in your current PS4's offline state it will play all the games you own right now and play them offline right now, but that could literally change with any new game release. There's absolutely nothing stopping them from locking your console down and preventing you from playing any future games from this point forward unless your console is connected to the internet. If your PS4 is connected to the internet they could push an update to your PS4 that would lock it down as I type this.

Will Sony do that? No of course not. But they certainly can. So can Microsoft. So can Valve.



Hardly; I buy 99% of my games digital already so it wouldn't make any difference to me.



I'm really confused by people.

Even if we lived in an alternative Universe where you could only rent a game for a 7 year periods; my gaming habits would be mostly unchanged. I don't buy new games, put them on the shelf and then salivate at the thought of playing them in 2035. 99% of my enjoyment for the vast majority games comes from my experience of it in the first handful of years of purchase.

I lost my Ocarina of Time Cartridge in the early 2000s, it didn't suddenly make me regret my purchase and wish I'd never bought the game in the first place. My first play through of that game was worth the £50 it cost and more, all play through's which followed were just the icing on the cake.

Granted not many games are as great as OOT, but the principle still stands. You're essentially saying the experience a game offers you is not worth its asking price unless you have access to it for eternity? Something physical media doesn't guarantee either.