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    Physical baby!!
  • 61% (13)
    Download FTW
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post #1 of 11
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Do you guys buy the physical media or do you prefer to download from a system like steam or so forth.



P.S , what do you guys think has the least DRM on it that can harm a system , im old school and like physical media , but if steam is DRM free or lite , i will make the switch.
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post #2 of 11
Download, that way I can always get them back, disks get lost, or they do with me

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I want Physical but its kinda hard to get them here, but I recently prefer Digital nowadays, Unless of course, You can get Both, Buying a Physical and registering it on EADM/Steam for safe keeping.
   
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post #4 of 11
Steam has freed me from the horrible days of messing with discs. I am so lazy though ... if there is a game I want to play but I have to open my disc drive to play it ... i will pretty much just not play it.

That is why I have not played crysis 1 in a really long time ... I own it on disc.
    
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I don't hate digital media, it has it's advantages, but I prefer physical media, I'm "old skool". Too many times I have wiped the hard drive to re install windows and forgot to backup my steam games. Which means I have to spend AGES downloading them again. Plus, I like having a disk and case + a manual with my game. When I buy a game, dammit I want my manual to come with it! But yeah digital downloads are considerably easier, don't have to go to a store or have it delivered, games simply download and install themselves (atleast, on steam) and of course you don't have to insert a disc to play your games. And if you're the kind of person who buys HEEPS of games, you wouldn't want to have to store all those dvds. AND steam often has sales and sells games real cheap.

So yes, digital downloads have become very popular. I expect that the next generation of consoles, atleast, will heavily rely on digital download. They might even not have any need for an optical drive. Physical media, whilest not immediately, will be replaced by digital media in the long run. The only problem with it is download allowances and speeds. You will have to have pretty good internet to download the 35 or so gb's contained on a blu ray disc for god of war 3, or a blu ray/3d movie.
    
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EDIT: Oops, sorry for the double post, don't know how that happened ^^
    
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post #7 of 11
Which ever is cheaper, which digital is most of the time.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Which ever is cheaper, which digital is most of the time.
Maybe in the US, in Europe Steam rips people off so it's cheaper to buy retail (not counting deals and discounts).
    
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post #9 of 11
Yar, in EU anyway, id defo go for the hard copy over download, cheaper. Plus the game feels more yours when you can hold it lol.
post #10 of 11
Steam! Steam's DRM is very lite and comes with plenty of features that are worth using.
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