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I would like to see these expensive games ship on a flash drive. Smaller, faster, easier to market. I see 8GB thumb drives going for $3 at Walmart. It's not like it would cost that much more.
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you gotta be kidding me..so..your comp crashes..then you have to retrieve your files from an online server? yah..that should work out well..
That's why most individuals have some form of back up device.
 
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There is no need for disc(s) in game distribution anymore, it's the 21st century afterall. Besides the fact it saves the company a lot of money if it was download only. Distribution is expensive....

You download it once and back it up yourself.
What do you mean with no need?

For one, some people have slow as snails internet connection, and many others have ridiculous caps.

And two, Retail >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Digital.

If you don't like retail no need to hate the world for that, you can always buy digital-only if you want.
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What do you mean with no need?

For one, some people have slow as snails internet connection, and many others have ridiculous caps.

And two, Retail >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Digital.

If you don't like retail no need to hate the world for that, you can always buy digital-only if you want.
It was only my opinion on how things should be. And for the record i do not hate the world... maybe the french, but not the world.
 
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
That's why most individuals have some form of back up device.
Yeah, it's called putting the game back in the case once you're done installing it :/

Anyways... Until consoles make this leap of faith and ISP's start playing fair, i don't see online-only as being the primary method of distribution for the bigger devs/publishers. Not for a long while no...
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Isn't it Steamworks?

I thought Steam games on discs were encrypted with AES-256.

Do these people have a quantum super computer or something?
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I like buying the physical disc, not only does it free up the computer from having to download a large file, I have it as backup, and it looks nice on my game shelf.
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I would like to see these expensive games ship on a flash drive. Smaller, faster, easier to market. I see 8GB thumb drives going for $3 at Walmart. It's not like it would cost that much more.
I would like to see a return to ROMs for games and even OS's. Ultra fast read speeds and zero chance of losing the data.
    
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you gotta be kidding me..so..your comp crashes..then you have to retrieve your files from an online server? yah..that should work out well..
Never heard of an external harddrive?
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To be honest it's about time we didn't purchase games via CD or DVD anyway, since optical drives are now the slowest component. All games should be purchased online and be download only imho.

There's simply no need for backup media like CD/DVD's anymore, all development can be stored on the companies local fileservers. Then such things as stealing software is far more unlikely to happen.
Not everyone has Internet. It's not like people can't install it to the hard drive anyway...
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