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Poll Results: Physical or Digital?

Poll expired: May 27, 2011  
  • 54% (45)
    I prefer to download the game after buying it from steam or other online retailers.
  • 42% (35)
    I prefer to have the actual game disk with me.
  • 2% (2)
    I prefer to download the game only because I am pirating the game.
82 Total Votes  
post #11 of 40
physical
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post #12 of 40
Who voted the last one. /facepalm
I prefer physical because Canadian internet sucks.
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post #13 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
Buy the disk, then use the key on steam.
Just in case I format, I can reinstall via disk so I don't have to download all over again on my 2MB/s connection :|
What is so slow about a 2 Megabyte/s connection?
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post #14 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metal425 View Post
What is so slow about a 2 Megabyte/s connection?
Try downloading a whole game.
Takes about 5-6+hours.
post #15 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
Try downloading a whole game.
Takes about 5-6+hours.
5-6 hours? Are you sure you aren't talking about a 2 MegaBIT connection, not Megabyte?
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post #16 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Singular1ty View Post
I'm just curious what percentege of people here prefer digital downloads for their games or physical CD's.

I prefer Cd's personally because I got banned from steam once for hacking and I have yet to care enough to plead my case.
wait what, you can access your games?
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post #17 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
Try downloading a whole game.
Takes about 5-6+hours.
I got ~700KB/s... try 10+hours.
    
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post #18 of 40
I like to have the CD.
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post #19 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
I got ~700KB/s... try 10+hours.
Back at home, I had a max of about 250. But I still prefer DD. Even more so I have 50meg where I am now.
post #20 of 40
Physical no question

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
I got ~700KB/s... try 10+hours.
I get 300-400 KB/s... try 13+ hours easy
    
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