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Hardly realistic to be available everywhere.
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Hardly realistic to be available everywhere.

Oh everywhere. Yes you did mention that in the post. Well. I want it just for me. mad.gif

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it is Origin store only, u still can buy from other stores.

EA Digital games directly from Origin should have been priced lower than Physical disc, since EA does not need to share income with recording/retail industry. Make new digital games $50, Physical $70, lets see how can physical games survive.
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it is Origin store only, u still can buy from other stores.

EA Digital games directly from Origin should have been priced lower than Physical disc, since EA does not need to share income with recording/retail industry. Make new digital games $50, Physical $70, lets see how can physical games survive.

If let say games sell for $60 physical and digital game is introduced it will still be $60. The savings will go towards more profit not lower prices.
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post #125 of 189
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5.69 hours? Cry me a river, dude. Not like you can't download a 20GB game. Just sayin'
And I pay $45 a month for 15mbit.
!

as said in my previous post your not going to get 8mbps on any ISP consistently for 5.69hrs straight, more like an initial burst then a reduction to 4 -5mbps which would effectively mean 10hrs to download a game. Trust me, Im down at 8mbps at the moment from 80mbps whilst i move location and it can take longer. You cant just put out a bunch of numbers and expect that to translate in the real world.

Example: My ISP starts to heavy throttle after 4gb is reached of p2p traffic down to 0.5mbps for 30 min periods, in fact i have had it sit for hours before picking up again and its one of the best ISP's but given steam is P2P and this it the most throttled type of traffic then you can see the problem. So given that there is network slow down and throttling (ignoring data caps entirely) your looking at more reasonably 7 - 8hrs for a 20GB game. Thats a whole working day!

Now, here is where people will differ.. Some will come home from work, download a new game and because of other household members wanting streaming services for TV the amount you can hammer is less during the evening so in reality you could be looking at two whole evenings before you get to play your game.. when you could of walked into a shop on lunch and picked it up and had the physical copy forever or had a pre-ordered USB key / Blueray disc sent in the post. ohh and not everyone wants to leave a noisy/warm pc on over night or leave it on during the day when nobody is in.

Im not defending Hard copies they are going away and overall its better but not always and not for everyone.


When streaming takes over TV and 4K streaming comes, games go 40gb - 50gb etc.. even decent internet speeds are going to mean nothing when data caps hit home.
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First of all, you'll still be able to buy physical games on Amazon, etc.

Now as far as capped bandwidth, I suspect most of the USA has these caps. Amazingly enough, I live in a small pocket of Maryland called Washington County, which has its own ISP called Antietam Cable. No caps and you get 50Mbps for $95 a month. I sure hope they don't get gobbled up any time soon as I can DL over a terabyte a month and they don't care.

This is the exception though. My folks live in a small town not to far away and are stuck with outrageously priced 3G!! No cable, no DSL, nothing for them but cellular. And a 20GB cap. No netflix, no Hulu. No steam. They have to buy all their content on discs, and as a result, they use Amazon Prime to death.
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It's funny how, exactly as when Microsoft wanted to go fully digital with the Xbox One, reading from Americans makes you realize that while they've got much more luck with cars (in terms of price, availabilty, choice, regulations, etc...) they really get shafted when it comes to having access to the Internet.

I currently pay 33€ a month for 100Mbps Fiber and over here caps are unheard of. I may even switch over to the 500Mbps Fiber next month which is only 44€. Oh and those prices include TV Chanels and Telephone.

Do you lot still get charged for phone calls too Oo ?
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I have terrible internet so digital really isn't an option unless hard pressed. Unfortunately, nothing else is available in my area. Not going to pack up and move for faster internet.

And another thing. Unless its CDProjekt RED style DRM free where I have full rights to my purchase no questions asked...then don't bother. I have only four games on Origin, and eight on Steam. I can't stand having to use either.
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and this last few comments says it all. One of the biggest tech forums in the us and people are on here explaining clearly even they dont have the bandwidth or plan to be able to go disc less yet. Furthermore anyone who thinks 1080p streaming quality and 2.0 ch 16bit compressed audio is a replacement for proper 1080p or 4k Blueray with 7.1 24bit lossless DTS sound is barking mad. Its a good start but we have another 10 years of discs yet.

then there is 8k ...
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and this last few comments says it all. One of the biggest tech forums in the us and people are on here explaining clearly even they dont have the bandwidth or plan to be able to go disc less yet. Furthermore anyone who thinks 1080p streaming quality and 2.0 ch 16bit compressed audio is a replacement for proper 1080p or 4k Blueray with 7.1 24bit lossless DTS sound is barking mad. Its a good start but we have another 10 years of discs yet.

then there is 8k ...

Or more. I love the rural area where I live, but you should see the "quality" of the rural internet. No fiber...nothing. None of the area ISP's want to upgrade their equipment either.
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