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So hard copy or digital copy?

#1justinraPosted 8/18/2013 9:33:39 AM
I want a hard copy, but a digital copy is so much easier to obtain. I can do it with a simple click. But with a hard copy, you can move it around and share it.



So conflicted. Can anyone chime in on this so I can be comfortable with my decision to possibly get a digital copy of a game?
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#2ThePCElitistPosted 8/18/2013 9:36:42 AM(edited)
In 2013 I can't think of a single hard copy game that you can even share because they require a DRM client and account just to do the installation with (ie: Steam or Origin). There's little point in even having a physical copy these days because of this. Also you can't lend out cd-keys.
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#3justinra(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 9:39:12 AM
Well that works.


So if I get an online code from anything that's not from a place like Steam, would it still be possible to play the game if I were to switch computers or something. I really haven't bought a PC game in a while.
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#4FaPaThYPosted 8/18/2013 9:45:32 AM
The only good reasons to get a hard copy of games these days is if it's a collector's edition or something that comes with physical crap you want or if you live in the middle of nowhere and have crap/low capped internet. If you need to move a game to a different computer, you can make backups to DVD or a USB drive easy enough.
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#5DragnfyrPosted 8/18/2013 9:48:44 AM
All digital games are account based these days so as long as you have access to the account you have access to the game. Digital games are easier to backup and transfer to different PCs than hard copies as well. The only reason to buy a hard copy of a game is if your Internet sucks or if you're a physical game collector.
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#6Orestes417Posted 8/18/2013 9:49:20 AM
Or if it's significantly cheaper.
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