anyone like physical copies of games better than digital?
Physical copies are just a waste of resources that could be used for something more helpful than videogames.
All video games are digital.
Well, except for maybe that one on the oscilloscope.
Signatures are a waste of time and space; that is why I am leaving mine blank.
Physical. more permanent, and things eventually fall to a reasonable price. 60$ is way too high for most games.
I only get physical copies of games. I'll never purchase a game which is DD only.
I prefer physical just because I know I will still have that game in five or six years, and I don't have to worry about licensing or publishing issues that might make my game go away.
That said, I still have a pretty large digital library - I just don't know how I'm going to go about preserving said data in the future.
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Except that it does allow piracy. It's why most places won't allow you to rent PC games. Too easy to take it home copy to your computer and install a Crack.. Basically if this was allowed by sony someone could just sign up for gamefly rent various games, copy them to their memory card and return the games then get new ones and repeat.
I prefer physical so I can give them to friends and such to play when I'm done, especially if it's a particularly good game that some might of overlooked. I also prefer a physical copy and some of the special things in the limited editions of great games.
Never been worried about a company dying, Hackers will always fix the problem of not being able to recover the stuff we bought if the company doesn't fix it before they go out of business. Pirates might get a bad rap but they do us a great service in ensuring that old games don't die out when copies are lost or destroyed. Still I'd rather have a physical copy. Especially on the PSV with the price of memory cards.
I go physical because I go (and have lived) places where Broadband does not exist. No way to get your games if you can't download 'em.
Also, as others have posted, I like being able to share with my brother, and lend or give to friends.
I don't sell my games, so that isn't a factor.
But I am one of those weird people that, when they pay for a good, likes to be able to hold it in their hands and actually see what it is they have paid for. That's why I own something like 1000 CDs, and maybe three dozen songs bought online, mostly for bands that sell a demo track for $1 or something, thus I support the artist, get something early, and get something unlikely t be released otherwise.
That having been said, have purchased a few games on Nintendo's eShop, have rebought games I already own UMD's, and have bought Ragnarok Odyssey both physically and digitally (Mercenary Edition, which my brother immediately nabbed and decided to play, and so I bought a second copy digitally so that we could play ad hoc together).
Physical, just like girlfriend.
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Yeah which is why I said Sony could implement some security to prevent that.
I don't know, maybe each game that you save to your memory stick will need to be re-confirmed once per week or so.. That feature could be built into the firmware. Say if you can't confirm it will be locked...
I see some potential issues with that idea, say you're on a trip and you don't bring your carts along. Suddenly you need to confirm but you can't, so the games iwll be locked etc
but I'm sure there are better ideas sony could come up with... but I'm convinced that its entirely possible without allowing piracy.
Anyway, that's just what I prefer but it may not be practical for Sony. I enjoyed that feature on the PSP, but if something like that isn't available for the PS Vita, then I am sticking with physical carts.
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Pc is the only thing where I have more digital. Mostly because it's far cheaper with the constant sales which most other platforms lack.
Also have a TB to work with instead of 32GBs.