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This is a non issue... steam isnt going anywhere... although i do wish if you purchased the game you could send in for a hard copy as hell.. ive bought many a steam game in retail stores... then just activated on steam... never touching the hard copy... but guess what... all those discs are gone now... which means if it wasn't for steam.. i'd be SOL... DD is a plus for me
     
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post #12 of 64
Blame the publishers not the developers. They're just not doing it right.
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http://www.overclock.net/technology-...-internet.html

maybe for you, but for us, 60GB gets cut down even lower if i had to download new games i buy from steam
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lol I downloaded my entire steam collection pretty much over night all 400 some GB of it =) I love steam because what happens if you lose a disc?? you going to waste the money to buy your favorite game over again?? besides steam games can be backed up multiple ways. Personally I have a 1tb drive with all my games on it now Thats all its for I install steam to it each time I have to format and thats it im back up and running again I don't have to dl them all again.
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Fail article is fail, I wanted to buy Mirror's Edge, and it was $19 on Steam, D2D and EAStore, so I bought it from Amazon digital download for $8, so I still was able to shop around.
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post #16 of 64
good article
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post #17 of 64
What is PC gaming without internet anyways?
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This article seems to shoot itself in the foot. It made a very strong point, albeit touching on it very briefly, about how digital distribution makes it much easier for smaller developers to get there product out there and be able to focus more on the development and content of the game as opposed to reserving a massive amount of revenue for publishing costs. The counterpoints it offered both seemed very weak as well. Seriously, my heart is breaking that I cant go to gamestop and root around in a bin of scratched up discs for something playable. The other point it makes about removing competition from the marketplace is just completely false.

Digital Distribution will save PC gaming.
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post #19 of 64
My take is quite odd on this, I like purchasing boxed copys of my games but sometimes its best getting a DD Copy of say fallout/oblivion for example, Not just because it saves space but because it installs the game while downloading so its basicly taking the same time for a 6gb game as the disc would when installing/patching ect.

But sometimes i would like the disc copy as for some games it seems more convenient
like i want to get DA:O Complete retail rather than get it from DD
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post #20 of 64
You do realize this issue is addressed by the retail copies simply being Steam versions right? And there are pre-order bonuses for purchasing from Amazon, Gamestop etc, even for Valve games (these benefits do not exist if you pre-order on Steam)
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