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post #11 of 20
Sure, if you like Steam's DRM and subscription-style terms.

Personally I don't purchase any retail titles that require Steamworks.
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post #12 of 20
The physical market is still bringing money to publishers and developers. Only some have abandoned it but not all. Though there will come a time where publishers will go fully digital to save on costs. This has already happened with manuals(ubisoft don't provide physical copies of manuals anymore).
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I buy physical. Because it costs roughly half the price of a digital download in Europe.

I cant remember exactly what the sale price for Portal 2 was on Steam. But at the time you could get a retail copy for about a tenner less. Now that the price has gone back up, it is double the price again.

Battlefield 3 Limited Edition costs €50 on the majority of digital download sites. Yet I can buy a retail copy from Amazon, Zavvi and any number of other retailers for about €30. Very rarely is digital download the sensible option here.
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I buy physical. Because it costs roughly half the price of a digital download in Europe.

I cant remember exactly what the sale price for Portal 2 was on Steam. But at the time you could get a retail copy for about a tenner less. Now that the price has gone back up, it is double the price again.

Battlefield 3 Limited Edition costs €50 on the majority of digital download sites. Yet I can buy a retail copy from Amazon, Zavvi and any number of other retailers for about €30. Very rarely is digital download the sensible option here.
This is one of the best pounts IMO....

I can get most new pc games for £27 pre-ordered as oppossed to overpaying with steam. I always buy physical copies, also as my net would take a day to download a 10GB game as oppossed to 20mins tops from a disc...
 
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post #15 of 20
I buy physical too ... like the look of all my games sitting on my shelf
    
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post #16 of 20
I don't even put DVD drives in my builds anymore.
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post #17 of 20
The only physical games I have are Crysis (1) and GTAIV
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post #18 of 20
I think retail will be around for a while. Anyone who says Digital is the only way to go and will not buy retail more than likely has a fast, uncapped Internet service. I like digital downloads, but still like to buy retail as well because I can drive to the store, buy the game, get back home, install, play, eat, take a nap, play again long before I could even get a game downloaded.

I don't have a capped service, but it is not that fast and until majority can get a fast service (ie. download and install game in ~ 1 hour) and that is not capped, digital download will never become the only/best option.
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post #19 of 20
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because i cannot smell the new manual scent from a digital download lol
Every physical copy of a game I have recently bought had the manual on the disk as a .pdf anyway.

I like digital, but then I hate having stuff laying around. I think I have the oposite of horders disease. I through stuff out or give/sell it away just to find my self buying the same thing again a short time later.
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post #20 of 20
Oh sure. I think it will still be around in some for. Kinda like vinyl records. There is still a market even though it is small.

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