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What kind of a dumb peasant would still buy physical copies in an age of digital distribution? Oh wait ...
D2D with steam is currently fail for me. Games with my 1.6 mb connection are slower to put on harddrive then a disk. If i have library say currently on my steam account of 5 triple A games.. I can only access those games on 1 machine. So when i have people over we cant play on 2 machines... Which is the biggest BS ever. For ex. Can't play tf 2 and cod at the same.. Like this is a huge issue and no one really bring it up, which leads me to think people don't invite people to there place to game.. Also Boxes are awesome .

Ill be buying crysis 2 retail, brink, red oc 2 retail.But I think pc gaming is declining in market share when it comes to Triple A fps shooters. This makes me really sad and the developers are the blame for this.
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post #22 of 95
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What kind of a dumb peasant would still buy physical copies in an age of digital distribution? Oh wait ...
if there isn't a huge steam sale or something I buy all my games retail, it's just nice to have the box and the user manual, and maybe something extra.
 
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post #23 of 95
With the increase in coverage and lowering in price of higher speed internet, digital copies provide an ever-growing amount of consumers with a more convenient and better priced option to retail. Obviously there will still be demand for boxed copies of games but that's dwindling. Special Editions, etc.

I hope we will start getting discounts on digital distribution as the cost to produce/distribute must be lower.
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I hope we will start getting discounts on digital distribution as the cost to produce/distribute must be lower.
We already do they were having GTA IV for $7 on Steam sale for crying out loud!
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post #25 of 95
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if there isn't a huge steam sale or something I buy all my games retail, it's just nice to have the box and the user manual, and maybe something extra.
I actually think the opposite. I don't like the clutter or the possibility of losing/damaging the disc. I do like the ability to tie a physical copy of a game to my STEAM account though. Best of both worlds i suppose
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Who cares. It's moving to digital distro. Good bye, and good riddance.
    
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post #27 of 95
I presume that digital sales have taken a pretty big bite out of the retail PC game market. *Cough* Steam */Cough*

I have gone over pretty much 100% digital for my PC game purchases. I have so many old PC game boxes laying around I don't need any more.

I also love that Steam allows you to re-download the games easily, instead of having to pray that I can find the discs.
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post #28 of 95
Pc gaming will never die.
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Apparently PC Games revenue is up 19%...

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...Paper,+Shotgun)

And set to continue to rise beyond 2014...
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Last I head PC was had an increase in sales(money made), while the consoles were all down.
     
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