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ITT stupidest arguments related to gaming you have heard this gen

#61VegetableBoyPosted 1/10/2013 7:35:26 PM
Um...Sony vs Microsoft, and every single argument that comes along with this.
#62BlinkWinkelPosted 1/10/2013 7:42:24 PM(edited)
jakestar0306 posted...
este914 posted...
Digital Games > Physical Games

hmmm.........!


Tell that to any PC gamer.


This is a PS3 board though, not a PC board.

On PS3 or any video game console, I always prefer to buy discs. Here's 10 reasons why:

1 - We own the game, not just a copy of it. We can sell/trade it whenever we feel like.
2 - If you lose your PS3 account (get hacked, banned, PS3 dies or lose your password for some reason) you lose all of your digital games.
3 - Say 10 years from now you want to re-download a game you bought digitally and replay it for the nostalgia, will PSN still be active? I doubt it.
4 - Say a friend wants to borrow one of your games, or you want to borrow one of his. It's impossible to do that with digital games.
5 - Where's the instruction manual in digital games? This can be a problem in games with a complex battle system like Record of Agarest War.
6 - It's a pain to download large games for people who have a slow internet. Like me, it took me a few days to download Record of Agarest War.
7 - Some physical games have some really nice limited edition packages and come with extra stuff like artbooks or soundtrack CD. Nice for collectors.
8 - Digital games take unnecessary space on the hard drive, which can be a problem if you have a small hard drive.
9 - Navigating through the new store trying to find the game you want doesn't help either, the new PSN store layout is a real mess.
10 - You can only install your games on two PS3s max, so if you get unlucky and two of your PS3s die and had the game installed on it, you need to buy the game again.



The only advantages I can think of digital copies:

1 - No need to switch discs.
2 - Games usually cost a bit less than the disc version.
3 - Can play the games on a PS3 with a broken disc drive.

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That is all I can think of.
#63hyjinx17Posted 1/10/2013 7:42:51 PM
BlinkWinkel posted...
jakestar0306 posted...
este914 posted...
Digital Games > Physical Games

hmmm.........!


Tell that to any PC gamer.


This is a PS3 board though, not a PC board.

On PS3 or any video game console, I always prefer to buy discs. Here's 10 reasons why:

1 - We own the game, not just a copy of it. We can sell/trade it whenever we feel like.
2 - If you lose your PS3 account (get hacked, banned, PS3 dies or lose your password for some reason) you lose all of your digital games.
3 - Say 10 years from now you want to re-download a game you bought digitally and replay it for the nostalgia, will PSN still be active? I doubt it.
4 - Say a friend wants to borrow one of your games, or you want to borrow one of his. It's impossible to do that with digital games.
5 - Where's the instruction manual in digital games? This can be a problem in games with a complex battle system like Record of Agarest War.
6 - It's a pain to download large games for people who have a slow internet. Like me, it took me a few days to download Record of Agarest War.
7 - Some physical games have some really nice limited edition packages and come with extra stuff like artbooks or soundtrack CD. Nice for collectors.
8 - Digital games take unnecessary space on the hard drive, which can be a problem if you have a small hard drive.
9 - Navigating through the new store trying to find the game you want doesn't help either, the new PSN store layout is a real mess.
10 - You can only install your games on two PS3s max, so if you get unlucky and two of your PS3s die and had the game installed on it, you need to buy the game again.



The only advantages I can think of digital copies:

1 - No need to switch discs.
2 - Games usually cost a bit less than the disc version.

...

That is all I can think of.


I'll take a disc over digital 9 times out of 10, but I'll take a 75% off digital copy over a disc 10 times out of 10
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#64SinfullyvannilaPosted 1/10/2013 7:43:43 PM
Any argument based on the words "hardcore" or "casual".

Story is more important than gameplay. Sorry, unless it's IF, gameplay is always more important. This is coming from a guy who used to play RPGs almost exclusively for their stories.
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#65MercuriusPhiPosted 1/10/2013 7:45:57 PM
"Call of Duty is the best FPS franchise."
"No, Halo."
"You're both wrong, Battlefield is best."

Can't we all agree that they all suck to some extent?

"Playstation All-Stars is such a ripoff."

As if every fighter hasn't ripped off one another for the past 15 years.

"Too Human was awful."

A bit of personal bias on this one. They tried something new, that's all. Too bad SK caught that lawsuit.

"Sonic '06 was an okay game."

Yeah, okay for a laugh due to the absence of playtesting, physics, and an apology from Yuji Naka.

"Final Fantasy XIII is the best RPG I've ever played."

No. And f**k hallways.
#66Battleship_GrayPosted 1/10/2013 7:48:05 PM
MercuriusPhi posted...


"Too Human was awful."

A bit of personal bias on this one. They tried something new, that's all. Too bad SK caught that lawsuit.



Too Human had a lot of flaws, particularly the overly long death animation, but I too quite liked it at base level and was hoping they'd finish off the story.
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#67SinfullyvannilaPosted 1/10/2013 7:48:47 PM
"Too Human was awful."

A bit of personal bias on this one. They tried something new, that's all. Too bad SK caught that lawsuit.


I loved that game too. It was deeply flawed and the developers were pull a last minute BS move knocking 4 player co-op to 2-player, but I had a blast with it.
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Polite conversation should never include Politics, Religion or what constitutes an RPG.
Playing a game for it's story is like watching porn for it's story.
#68BlinkWinkelPosted 1/10/2013 7:50:11 PM
hyjinx17 posted...

I'll take a disc over digital 9 times out of 10, but I'll take a 75% off digital copy over a disc 10 times out of 10


I've never seen a digital PS3 game cost 75% less than its disc version though. More like a 25% discount max. Besides, you can find used physical copies for even cheaper than digital copies sometimes.
#69SinfullyvannilaPosted 1/10/2013 8:01:06 PM(edited)
BlinkWinkel posted...
hyjinx17 posted...

I'll take a disc over digital 9 times out of 10, but I'll take a 75% off digital copy over a disc 10 times out of 10


I've never seen a digital PS3 game cost 75% less than its disc version though. More like a 25% discount max. Besides, you can find used physical copies for even cheaper than digital copies sometimes.


It happens regularly on Steam for PC games.

I got the following all for $5 each:

Mirror's Edge

Dead Space

Deus Ex:HR

Fallout NV

Mass Effect and ME2

Asassin's Creed 2

Dead Rising: Off the Record

I'm certain there's more but this is just off the top of my head. I've only paid more than $20 for a handful of games, and those were generally brand new releases.
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Polite conversation should never include Politics, Religion or what constitutes an RPG.
Playing a game for it's story is like watching porn for it's story.
#70hyjinx17Posted 1/10/2013 8:01:09 PM
Sinfullyvannila posted...
Any argument based on the words "hardcore" or "casual".

Story is more important than gameplay. Sorry, unless it's IF, gameplay is always more important. This is coming from a guy who used to play RPGs almost exclusively for their stories.


I disagree in some situations.

I'll play an RPG through if the gameplay is bad, but the story grabs me, but if I hate the story I'll stop playing no matter how good the gameplay is.

I'll also play a survival horror game with annoying gameplay(Like old resident evils) and a good story and atmosphere, but I'll get bored with solid gameplay and weak story, characters etc...

If anything Story=Gameplay in many situations because what's the point of playing the game if you aren't getting a pay off, but slugging through a horrid experience diminishes your enjoyment of the story.
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