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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 #21 of 40
at 2mb/s speed i was able to download a 5gb demo in about 45 minutes. unless you are referring to your entire library, it just makes me want to go lolwut?
post #22 of 40
basically every game i buy is on steam, so i don't see a difference between buying a cd or just downloading the game.
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post #23 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
Who voted the last one. /facepalm
At least they're honest.
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post #24 of 40
Digital for as much as possible. Games, music, books, movies, etc. Might have to actually build a dedicated data server soon since I've filled about 6 TB out of 8 in my sig rig
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post #25 of 40
Digital.

Physical copies I eventually misplace/lose years ahead. e.g. Diablo II, Baldur's Gate, etc. Digital: it's always there.
post #26 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFan View Post
Physical no question


I get 300-400 KB/s... try 13+ hours easy
I get a little bit faster, but I still only have 15gb a month...
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post #27 of 40
this is a bit off topic, but i always like to get the actual disk from the local game store, but often find that the drm makes it nearly impossible to install some games.

in that case its surprising that it is actually easier to download a pirated copy from the internet, and use my key that i purchased with the game, because often the cracked installers work 100% easier and more straightforward than the retail disk

edit: also steam never seems to work for me. i have tried the thing where you enter your key and it tells the servers you own the game and "lets" you download it, but every time it doesnt work for me.

steam doesn't work for me, my dad, or my brother unless its exactly 2:43:45 PM on the third saturday of the month and the moon is visible in a red shade with large sunglasses on the "man on the moon" and everybody in my dads house is wearing a purple shirt. in other words "that junk no work"
Edited by rocker22dallas - 2/26/11 at 7:46pm
post #28 of 40
Steam is just easier then running to the store. You actually save money in the long run. I also think digital copies of media should be $10-$20 less then physical copies.
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post #29 of 40
I only buy digital now, but I don't restrict myself to just Steam. I still shop around for the best deal. I've used Steam, D2D, GOG, etc. I do it because I live way out in the sticks and no one around here sells PC games. Aside from that, I can either save the download or use Steam backup to make a back up of the file, so I only have to DL it once and it's mine forever. I can't tell you how many games I've bought on disk and either had the disk go missing or let my kids borrow it and ended up getting it back scratched beyond usefulness. Among others, I have had to buy the first FEAR game 3 times, and Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, and Icewind Dale twice each. With digital, once I buy it, it's mine.
 
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post #30 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
Who voted the last one. /facepalm
I prefer physical because Canadian internet sucks.
I almost did because I read it wrong
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