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Second hand games? No thanks for games that are multiplayer (see CoD series). For the rest wait for a sale on steam: crysis and the add on for a fiver. XD
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you can back up steam games on to a CD you know.
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Article? That was more like a blog post rant.

Wish people would stop calling 500 word rants 'articles'. :<
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
I know people will pretty much say something along the lines of "get with the times dude", but I would never buy a digital copy of anything as long as there are retail boxed versions available. I actually feel like I own something. I can hold it in my hand. I can sell it, or let a friend borrow it, etc. I can easily install most of them on the computers in my home that lack an internet connection. I enjoy the box art and reading the game manuals for many games. I can back up my hard copy to an ISO so I have it forever, regardless if the developer or anything has went under. I can't get my entire games library revoked from me over a screw up or misunderstanding (STEAM horror stories). I don't know if all the backing up lending is legal, but I'd rather not get into a piracy discussion in any way. Short version - I will never support digital distribution. I will accept it once it is forced upon me, but never by choice.
This pretty much, but i likely wont buy new games very often once that happens, as i jsut hate the idea of that, hell i already dont get out of the home enough, just to go to class and get food, i dont want another reason to never leave my dorm. Plus i like having the Box copy as true proof that i have the game, and if steam ever goes away i will be able to install them still and then use a crack, even though if steam does go under i am sure they will find away to still allow gamers to play, but still.
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