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I'm finally starting to convert to full on digital. (Consoles only for now)

#1HappyBullPosted 11/22/2013 10:25:42 PM
I finally see what you guys were talking about after all this time. There really are far more pros than cons for a all digital future but I just didn't want to accept it I guess. Just went digital on both ps3 & ps4 and soon the Vita and am just loving the convenience of it all.

Now to save up some monies for the almighty gaming PC lol.
#2BendoHendoPosted 11/22/2013 10:31:39 PM
I didn't accept digital at all. I had shelves of games that I loved to collect.

But I bought game after game until all my games are digital now.

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#3WyzeGyePosted 11/22/2013 10:37:49 PM
I bought big titles on disc, but over the years ammassed a huge PSN library of digital titles. I'm saving it for a rainy day when I can pick up a PS3 for 75-80 bucks.
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#4dragon504Posted 11/22/2013 10:41:35 PM
Digital is pretty great, but the lack of consumer protection and not being able to resell or trade your games sucks.
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#5PraetorXynPosted 11/22/2013 10:50:52 PM
Buying digital on console is pretty much pointless.
1. Games will be the same as physical prices
2. When the next console comes out, you lose all of them (though this shouldn't be a problem anymore because they should be sticking with x86 if they have a clue)
3. They're pretty much completely uncompressed (digital PS4 games are weighing in at around 50 GB) and there's a 500 GB hard drive. Yes the hard drive can be upgraded, but for the price of a console + a 1.5 TB 2.5" HDD you could probably build a better PC than the console.

The main reason they won't drop in price is because each console manufacturer has a monopoly on their respective digital marketplace, so there's no one for them to compete with on price.

On the PC side of things, you have GOG, Steam, GamersGate, GreenManGaming, Amazon, GetGames, etc., etc. that frequently drive each others prices down. I've bought abotu 30 games this month on one of GOG's big sales, and it probably cost me about $80 total.
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#6Flaktrooper123Posted 11/22/2013 10:52:45 PM
Hey, I have nothing against digital allright, and I doubt I know what it was back then either. I just missed the boxed collection of my games.
#730aught6Posted 11/22/2013 11:12:27 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
2. When the next console comes out, you lose all of them (though this shouldn't be a problem anymore because they should be sticking with x86 if they have a clue)

Multiplayer games, such as Battlefiled or exclusive PSN or XBL games, won't be available at all once the servers for these consoles go offline.
I know it will be many years, but people who purchased those games will never be able to play them again, which really sucks.

Nintendo probably made the worst packaging for their games back in the day. With all cardboard boxes, it's amazing as many of them are in such good condition.
But the PC games of yore, with the big boxes, manuals and posters, were glorious.
That's what I miss the most about going all digital.
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#8kobalobasileusPosted 11/22/2013 11:14:33 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
Buying digital on console is pretty much pointless.
1. Games will be the same as physical prices
2. When the next console comes out, you lose all of them (though this shouldn't be a problem anymore because they should be sticking with x86 if they have a clue)
3. They're pretty much completely uncompressed (digital PS4 games are weighing in at around 50 GB) and there's a 500 GB hard drive. Yes the hard drive can be upgraded, but for the price of a console + a 1.5 TB 2.5" HDD you could probably build a better PC than the console.

The main reason they won't drop in price is because each console manufacturer has a monopoly on their respective digital marketplace, so there's no one for them to compete with on price.

On the PC side of things, you have GOG, Steam, GamersGate, GreenManGaming, Amazon, GetGames, etc., etc. that frequently drive each others prices down. I've bought abotu 30 games this month on one of GOG's big sales, and it probably cost me about $80 total.


Thanks for saving me the effort of typing all that.

Digital on consoles is moronic.
#9JavelinPosted 11/23/2013 1:00:52 AM
kobalobasileus posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
Buying digital on console is pretty much pointless.
1. Games will be the same as physical prices
2. When the next console comes out, you lose all of them (though this shouldn't be a problem anymore because they should be sticking with x86 if they have a clue)
3. They're pretty much completely uncompressed (digital PS4 games are weighing in at around 50 GB) and there's a 500 GB hard drive. Yes the hard drive can be upgraded, but for the price of a console + a 1.5 TB 2.5" HDD you could probably build a better PC than the console.

The main reason they won't drop in price is because each console manufacturer has a monopoly on their respective digital marketplace, so there's no one for them to compete with on price.

On the PC side of things, you have GOG, Steam, GamersGate, GreenManGaming, Amazon, GetGames, etc., etc. that frequently drive each others prices down. I've bought abotu 30 games this month on one of GOG's big sales, and it probably cost me about $80 total.


Thanks for saving me the effort of typing all that.

Digital on consoles is moronic.


Consoles are moronic in general.
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#1050inchDLPPosted 11/23/2013 1:13:22 AM
I love my digital PC games. But is anyone else scared for the future generations that will eventually never know what its like to own physical media? Like it or not we are slowly turning to a world where everything (movies, music, games, ect) are either digital downloads or streaming services. eventually people will own no physical media at all so when you die your accounts will also "die" and you have nothing to pass to your children. its kind of sick and sad at the same time but the businesses must love we are heading that way.
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