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Would you quite Modern Gaming if its Digital Only?

yes 197 44.57%
 
no 245 55.43%
 
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The Fury said:

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.

And those are valid reasons.  I'm not sure the situation is as bad as you indicate, though.  I've gotten games digitally (on Steam and PSN) that was considerably less than the retail copy. It works both ways. But even as valid as those reasons are, I can't imagine just giving up gaming because of it. 

And let's be real. There are a lot of game shelf builders out there that are using that as a major factor in their love for physical and their disdain for digital. They're not selling their games.  They're padding shelves.  Which is cool, I guess.  I just don't understand placing more importance on a game being physical, than the actual act of playing a game.



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I definitely wouldn't. I've already gone all digital for my Vita and I'm thinking this might be my last gen going physical on home consoles.



CladInShadows said:

And those are valid reasons.  I'm not sure the situation is as bad as you indicate, though.  I've gotten games digitally (on Steam and PSN) that was considerably less than the retail copy. It works both ways. But even as valid as those reasons are, I can't imagine just giving up gaming because of it. 

And let's be real. There are a lot of game shelf builders out there that are using that as a major factor in their love for physical and their disdain for digital. They're not selling their games.  They're padding shelves.  Which is cool, I guess.  I just don't understand placing more importance on a game being physical, than the actual act of playing a game.

Depends on the case, person or game. I mean Dragon Age Inquisition, currently on PSN for £30. GOTY Edition is £55. Go into a highstreet and internet store and get the GOYT Edition for £25 or less at the moment, which is the price of the included DLC alone on PSN without the full game as well. Inquisition isn't even available on Steam because EA. This would have hurt their PC sales, they seem to not care however.

If it means you can't afford it because pricing isn't competitive, it's not a choice to give up gaming. And most people have said they would stop modern gaming. Meaning going back to older games they've not played. 

Those last set of people you mention are collectors. Kind of like me and comics. I recently gave up collecting comics not only because they are currently dire beyond words but because they are getting expensive for me (even if I only got one or 2 a month by the end) and the 'discounted' digital version are just not the same. I prefer to actually hold and read it and, if need be, sell it one day. I can't do that with a digital copy.





Hmm, pie.

I wouldn't be happy, but wouldn't quit gaming as well.
PC gaming is pretty much digital only already, it's not something absurd to think.

I wouldn't like games to become online only, that would make me avoid gaming a lot, even if they are digital I want to be able to play them always I wish to do it, and move them to a back up drive as well, so I can still own them and bring them with me to some friends place if I wish to do it.



Azzanation said:
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.

 Cool story bro, but you miss the point if you think that people that doesn't want the digital-only  is just for a "look at a box on my shelf" purpose.

I collect games since the 80s too, still not a problem for me, but I can understand your point about the space occupied.

I wish you to never have problem with the society of the man on your avatar.

In your 500 physical games, lets say there are  only 20 that are unplayable without their day one patch ? Still better to have 480 games playable than none if your Steam account is closed, isn't it ?

Exactly.

But it's more a DRM problem than a digital problem.



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on console? yeah at that point you might as well just play on PC yes i know i would miss exclusives but screw it. I dont trust any of these HW makers enough with an all digital machine, the gmaes WONT be cheaper, ill be limited by the amoutn i can get unless i spring for a bigger HD, Not to mention i like to sell borrow and trade in some of my games.



A great example of one of the downsides from physical only: Panzer Dragoon Saga was only released in something like 50000 copies worldwide. Sadly the source code was lost and the game will likely never be remastered. Had it been digital, it would be available to all and more people could've enjoyed it.



I'm a gamer and collector so the luster would be lost. Some people don't understand why I care about physical copies. It is a hobby of mine. I already don't like how pretty much all games no longer come with manuals. I have tons of digital games but I usually delete them for hd space and because they just don't give me the same feeling of popping that cartridge or disc into the console. I hate to say it but I might as well go PC if we loose physical. I guarantee I wouldn't buy 10% of what I buy now. There is even a company called limited run games that makes low run physical copies of digital only games. I love that. Maybe I'm crazy but then again so are many like me.



Puppyroach said:
A great example of one of the downsides from physical only: Panzer Dragoon Saga was only released in something like 50000 copies worldwide. Sadly the source code was lost and the game will likely never be remastered. Had it been digital, it would be available to all and more people could've enjoyed it.

 


It was more like 150,000 copies for the western world (minus an unusal number damaged in shipping). I bought it years ago and absolutely fell in love, it's a real pity that so few will experience its greatness.



No. I will adapt. I don't like having my games tied to any service, though, just like my movies. And yes, I'm not one of those who just throw away a game the one time after I'm done with it. Like movies, I will play a game years or even a decade or two down the line like I have done. Nothing wrong with that. I prefer my physical games, but I would adapt to the circumstances being presented should they go away. I will still resist for as long as I can, though. :p