Are physical games superior to digital games?

#41iamdanthamanPosted 7/17/2014 10:56:28 AM
jeneki posted...
ShippFFXI posted...
They also can't get lost or broken.

Not true. I can't play my digital copy of City of Heroes anymore, and multiple non-optional patches frequently broke the game.

Can you play a physical copy of that game? Physical vs digital means nothing when an MMO takes it's servers offline.
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#42MuryoPosted 7/17/2014 11:01:11 AM
Try finding the TMNT re shelled game...

.that's right it no longer exists, now try finding the nes, snes, etc carts and discs.
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#43Killah PriestPosted 7/17/2014 11:25:46 AM
Physical games are superior but its actually rather nice to not have physical goods cluttering space too.
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#44UtinilPosted 7/17/2014 12:31:25 PM
Physical Game Pros:
Used games - ability to buy and sell
possibility of playing many years down the road
able to be lent out
Can easily be brought to another's house for local multiplayer without lugging console around or waiting on a long download
Ability to play immediately

Digital Game Pros:
Don't take up physical space
Don't get physically damaged easily and if your hard disk goes you can redownload (for as long as the console is supported)

I have only ever sold a couple of games, but have bought a lot of used games. I still occasionally hook up my NES or Genesis and get much enjoyment from them. Years ago my first NES finally died, but because my cartridges are not linked to the system, I don't lose them. With digital downloads, 10 years later, you better pray your hard drive never goes out, if you don't want to rebuy everything on a new system..

The pros just far out weigh the cons atm for me to leave physical. The one exception is Steam on PC. This is because they sell games at a discounted price which to me makes up for part of it and because Steam has yet to stop carrying anything I purchased from them.