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Havnt had a disk drive for the last 3 years and last game I got on disk was BF3.
But disks are useful for a lot of people. Some of my mates only get 1-5GB per month internet and just getting game updates kills there whole data cap.
I have them coming over with USB sticks just to copy updates off me.
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Havnt had a disk drive for the last 3 years and last game I got on disk was BF3.

I don't have a DD either on my main computer, but I do keep one on the server rig.

The reason why I want the physical media is merely collectionism, and something physical to hold value.
   
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I don't have a DD either on my main computer, but I do keep one on the server rig.

The reason why I want the physical media is merely collectionism, and something physical to hold value.

You know those disc's only store the install data, nothing more.

Pretty much why I don't keep game discs anymore. I just toss them out if I did get a retail version. Though I simply don't like game cases cluttering things, already bad enough with console games taking up space.

Though I had a friend that was like you, always wanted a game case to toss on the shelf. I guess to each is own.
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for games maybe but, they won't just like HDDs they keep making them bigger and bigger. they have discs that can hold well over 25gb of data now.

Though I doubt they will ever switch to blu-ray for game storage. I feel that dvds will be the last physical storage for computer games, as not many people have blu-ray drives on their gaming PCs.
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Discs are overrated. Most stuff goes to cloud backup so physical backups aren't really needed anymore. But for games I would like to keep discs because downloading 8 gigs or more isn't that fun. For programms discs are useless, things updating so fast so it's pointless to install it from disc and then download the latest updates what have the same filesize from the internet.

Or if origin could invest into a bittorrent service it wouldn't be that pain to get bigger files.
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Discs are overrated. Most stuff goes to cloud backup so physical backups aren't really needed anymore. But for games I would like to keep discs because downloading 8 gigs or more isn't that fun. For programms discs are useless, things updating so fast so it's pointless to install it from disc and then download the latest updates what have the same filesize from the internet.

Or if origin could invest into a bittorrent service it wouldn't be that pain to get bigger files.

Origin downloads faster then steam, or atleast for me on avg it does.
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Those are installation sizes, Not actual download sizes, An installed game is typicly far bigger than it's download, Titanfall being the only example of 20+ GB in a download and that is only because of uncompressed multi lingual audio (Srsly who thought that was a good idea?) And is still 50GB of actual disk space

8Mbit is more than fast enough to download games over night, It's the people on 2mbit that have a right to complain not people on 8+ like the other guy was.

but to counter your argument. a copper ADSL 8mb connection is often throttled and dependent on WAN traffic + weather conditions, the likely hood of a full 8Mbps per sec permanently is very slim, there will be large portions of a typical 10GB download that are only coming down the line at 4Mbps. Also You forget factors like other house users nightly downloads or phone updates etc..

so there is still quite a degree of pain in downloading on an 8Mbps connection. In fact once the honey moon period is over on a nice fast 50-80 meg connection many ISP's manage your traffic quite badly and it can still take considerably longer than it should to get a game downloaded due to extreme throttling and caps.

Im not arguing for discs, merely arguing for better internet without the Bull crap.
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/29/14 at 4:50pm
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Save the environment and stop using discs !
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Save the environment and stop using discs !

what and use more heavy metals and chemicals to make more routers, switches, cabling and data centres wink.gif

no environmental saving has been made from not using discs when you cost up the huge alternative replacement infrastructure. In fact, id wager it is much more damaging now.
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what and use more heavy metals and chemicals to make more routers, switches, cabling and data centres wink.gif

no environmental saving has been made from not using discs when you cost up the huge alternative replacement infrastructure. In fact, id wager it is much more damaging now.

There are more benefits to the infrastructure though.
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You know those disc's only store the install data, nothing more.

Pretty much why I don't keep game discs anymore. I just toss them out if I did get a retail version. Though I simply don't like game cases cluttering things, already bad enough with console games taking up space.

Though I had a friend that was like you, always wanted a game case to toss on the shelf. I guess to each is own.
Though I doubt they will ever switch to blu-ray for game storage. I feel that dvds will be the last physical storage for computer games, as not many people have blu-ray drives on their gaming PCs.

i'm talking about blu ray and dual layer blu ray.
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