From: Paradox_Knight | #008
"Bandwidth limitations" are little more than lies, and nothing more than scams. You're sounding like an old man with a huge white beard, shaking his cane about the good old days and how the VCR will never die. You really think that as long as there's a physical medium available that it's going to continue to be widely used? Do you know how business works? The very second that digital-only breaks the cost-effectiveness barrier, physical distribution will be dropped like a bad habit. At most, it'll be reserved for "special editions."
All that aside, it's still a foolish reason to not play a great game.
It'll take more then cost efficiency. This threatens multiple jobs, multiple industries and multiple business relationships.
You are literally oversimplifying a case here for the idea that things will just magically transform into a digital only world where the transition is not going to be a smooth and efficient one.
It is literally leaving a whole market in the hope that this market will follow you without question and that's not going to happen until they become habituated to the new market, that's a lot of potential money to be had and again, there are multiple layers here at work. I only briefly touched on a single one and you're poking fun at me for just touching one aspect. That's nice. But you can't just try to dump this idea and expect everyone to just nod and agree that "Yes. In 5 to 10 years, everything will be digital only".
It's a pipe dream right now.
And yes... I DO agree with you. It IS a silly reason to not play a good game.
Yes, it's a shame for those who like retail when a game comes digital only, but that by itself is no reason to not play a good game that you know you'll enjoy.
Made on 18/03/2012 due to recent games
We need a reclassification: DLC is Downloadable Content. DUK is Downloadable Unlock Key for locked on disc content.