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Because everyone on the planet has a minimum of 40Mbps download? I try to buy hard copies whenever I can specifically for heavily modded games. For instance, I will never, ever buy an Elder Scrolls game online. Ever. And anyways I love having my boxes with my manuals. Even though the manuals for games had gone from 30+ pages in the SNES era down to like 5-7 pages for modern games.

But then again.... Less waste is produced. And... you can always store a backup on your storage drive. No... I'll take my boxes and manuals with the occasional map/poster thrown in thumb.gif
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on a cable service, it is completely possible to see the connection degrade that much, in fact in the middle of last year in my home town a new company bought out our cable provider and started provisioning hundreds and hundreds of connections maybe even more,

over a period of a month we went from 100Mb/s stable to down to 0.82mb/s with 15% or more packet loss due to gross congestion we had a single 100mb/s backbone link,

Alot of us complained about the terrible service and it took three months for them to fix the issue i ended getting a full refund for the service while it was unusable

so it does happen, it just isn't advertised very much

This is an indication their back-haul, the pipe from them to the rest of the world, is over saturated; not that their local network is overly saturated.
    
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That's why I find it more beneficial for big corps to jump into the same pool as the rest of us. they have bigger mouths to shout so should be easily heard. IF they notice that bandwith issues affect there customers, Take netflix for example who are well aware and are shouting.

I have Charter, one of the most hated companies in St. Louis, where I am from. I have never had a problem with their internet. For $50 a month we get 60 Mbps. After net neutrality ended, we expected all of them to start charging ala carte mode. But that hasn't happened. My speeds haven't been throttled either. I download a lot and I stream a lot. I can't say this for everyone, but nothing changed for me.
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Hmm. Well, along with most of you I stopped using disks a few years ago for the most part. Unfortunately in around 3 years I'll be moving to a place that has two options: 3G or satellite, both with dismal speeds and caps. Online play is pretty much scrapped but if I can't get a disk, certain games may also be scrapped. Guess I'll have to find another hobby/pleasure at that point.
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Could be alright. For me at least. I got 100/100, but when I'm downloading from origin I get up to 50-60mb/s. Origin/ea must have some kind of local caching server. Have anybody experienced anything similar when using origin?
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maybe with the lack of physical game media, and more emphasis on digital distribution, as well as the fear of bandwidth caps, maybe i will be more critical of AAA titles, and not bandwagon every year for the next Battlefeels, hopefully hinting at "positive" innovation and more creativity in future titles.
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Hmm. Well, along with most of you I stopped using disks a few years ago for the most part. Unfortunately in around 3 years I'll be moving to a place that has two options: 3G or satellite, both with dismal speeds and caps. Online play is pretty much scrapped but if I can't get a disk, certain games may also be scrapped. Guess I'll have to find another hobby/pleasure at that point.

I use both satellite and 3G. Satellite SUCKS, I only use it for web browsing. In games I get around 1500-2200 latency using satellite internet. Gaming is very possible with 3G though. I can't speak for online shooters, but I can play WoW just fine with around 150ms latency. I had to use an air card with an external antenna to get a decent and stable signal. If you have to pick between them I'd go for the 3G. We pay around ~$100 per month for the satellite internet with a 300mb data cap per day and probably around $80 or so for the 3G internet with a 15gb cap per month.
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I use both satellite and 3G. Satellite SUCKS, I only use it for web browsing. In games I get around 1500-2200 latency using satellite internet. Gaming is very possible with 3G though. I can't speak for online shooters, but I can play WoW just fine with around 150ms latency. I had to use an air card with an external antenna to get a decent and stable signal. If you have to pick between them I'd go for the 3G. We pay around ~$100 per month for the satellite internet with a 300mb data cap per day and probably around $80 or so for the 3G internet with a 15gb cap per month.

I've heard MMO's are pretty light on the usage, so that is what I will have to go to if I want a MP fix. Currently playing BF4, but for the most part I have avoided FPS multiplayer games. I'm horrible at them, but having fun anyway tongue.gif Thanks for the info on the satellite vs 3G speeds. I'm hoping that they at least run DSL out to the area by the time I get there, or implement data over powerline but I'm not counting on it. There are maybe 3-4 homes per sq mile, and that is certainly not cost effective.
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I'm for replacing discs with small encrypted USB drives or something similar.

I'm against digital download only type of stuff.
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Shoot my area just got LTE, and I get 40mbps/8mbps w/ it. As oppposed to my $65 a month 15mbps/1mbps w/ my isp. While they don't have data caps, and still have yet to roll out to 50mbps or 30mbps plans due to the inf. not being upgraded yet, I'm probaby gonna tether to my router, wonder how much I can push on an unlimited plan. biggrin.gif
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