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2 years ago#21
Physical for many reason.
*Can be cheaper sometimes
*No need to be connected to the internet to buy or download the games then
*No chance of the download being interrupted since no download required
*If a game is taken off the digital store (like Too Human) it'll still be possible to find a physical copy of the game
*Harddrive space is limited to the games saves and update, not the game as well
*Ability to play the game at a friend's house without having to download on to the friend's system
*The ability to rent the game
*The ability to return the game if i don't happen to like it
*Physical games can be sold later on, which you can then used to acquired money to buy another game
*No matter how old the game, you will almost always be able to find a physical copy of a game, new or used, opposed to a digital copy of the game
*No need to spend time downloading the games if your system breaks down and you get a new one, or transferring the license in the 360's case
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2 years ago#22
BrightFart posted...
physical

there have been times when Xbox Live or PSN has been down or my local service provider is down for repairs. How would I download games then?


Wait until the network is back up a few hours or days later. :P
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2 years ago#23
I buy both so it really doesn't matter to me.
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2 years ago#24
I definitely prefer a physical copy. Even with cable internet it takes forever to download a game. Plus, I have a monthly download limit with my ISP.
2 years ago#25
SoincMetal posted...
physical, just how i like my women.


^ LoL
Same here.
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2 years ago#26
Physical with Marketplace prices.

Digital with Steam sale prices.
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2 years ago#27
KtuluheroII posted...
Digital. Steam prices just can't be beat.


PC=/= Consoles

Steam is PC only.
PC games have no royalty fees, which results in a much lower cost.
All console games have to pay royalty fees to get their game on a particular console....which drives up the cost.

Last time I checked, the average royalty fee was around $12 or $13 bucks (per game)...although it varies from company to company (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo).

So the comparison is flawed.
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2 years ago#28
Physical
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2 years ago#29
SoincMetal posted...
physical, just how i like my women.


Always best to touch and feel.
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2 years ago#30
Physical of course. Read about too many bad things happening to digital copies of games.

Of course I'm not filthy rich to re-purchase digital copies of games I already had if something goes wrong, like a lot of people here are.
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