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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 #31 of 40
Also you really can't beat the sales you get with digital... I got about 40 new games during the Christmas sales on Steam for less than 200 bucks.
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post #32 of 40
With the advent of steam I have bought most of my games at least 50 percent off and with the weekend and midweek deals the prices are just so insane. I love having such a large library at my fingertips knowing I can install and play any one of them at any moment without having to sift through hundreds of boxes and discs.

Steam has revolutionized PC gaming.
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post #33 of 40
The CD because in practical terms I have relatively slow internet down speeds, and I share the connection with other gamers, and they would get pissed, also not to mention it is so much faster. But in impractical terms I just love to having the case on my shelf.
    
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post #34 of 40
I have no use for CDs. I don't even have a drive to put them in. So if I can't get the game on Steam, I buy a CD version and then torrent an ISO, using my legit key to activate it.
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post #35 of 40
Due to usage limits on my internet, CD/DVD's are my only real option :/

I'd much rather use steam, however.
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post #36 of 40
I just download through Steam. Makes it very easy. I have gone through 4 computers in the last 5 years and every time I just download steam login to my account and download my games.

If I bought the physical CD it would just clutter my already cluttered up desk or end up getting smashed or what have you.

So simple a something something caveman something something...
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post #37 of 40
Download, specifically Steam. I recently was gifted Metro 2033 and it was as simple as him sending me the key and me entering it and downloading. That key came from another continent. Convenience like that is hard to beat IMO.

It's as simple as buy, in a couple of clicks, and then download. At worst you leave the game to DL overnight. Steam rocks IMO
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post #38 of 40
I forgot to mention auto-patching with steam! No more looking for patches... ever!
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post #39 of 40
How about an option D: Whichever is cheaper?
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post #40 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristian View Post
How about an option D: Whichever is cheaper?
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I think it won't be too much longer before developers make purchasing discs, less appealing.

Now, this currently doesn't apply to PC and is console related. My brother just let me borrow Bulletstorm so I could decide if I would keep and open my PC copy. Well before the main screen, I was welcomed with a notice screen to enter a key for online play and if I didn't have the key, I could purchase one for 800 points. WHAT? Obviously I refuse to spend that 10 bucks. Anyway, it's obviously there to return as much money possible to the developers for resold games. How much longer before this is applied to PC CD's? Is it even possible, who knows? But I think they're working on it.
Edited by dedmonwakin - 2/27/11 at 10:21am
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