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Re: Why would anyone buy digital copies of store available games?

Nov 26, 2013
I like having the disc based game because I like to look at the collection of games on the wall. It also is just a comfort thing about having the disc available as an actual physical asset not just something imaginary.
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Besides being able to play it on more than one console at the same time to a lmited extent, I don't see real reasons to go "digital" instead of disc.

 

As far as having to go to the store to get a disc, you are either:

 

  • Close to the store, and can get there, back and install the game in less time than it takes to download the game.
  • Far away from the store, in which case you can order from Amazon (or any online retailer), and even get "release day" or expedited shipping for less than what you spend on gas to get to the store.  You won't be spending the driving time either.

There are real benefits to going the "physical" route:

 

  • With the disc, it is only seconds or at most a few minutes before you are playing the game on initial install, or if you have to reinstall.  With "digital" it will be hour(s) before you are playing the game .
  • You can lend, trade, and resell the disc when you are done with the game.  (Preventing this is the big reason game publishers want a shift to a "digital" future.)
  • You are not at the mercy of the "cloud" for permanant access to that game.
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Convenience, that's why.

 

Personally, I prefer a disc but I am old and gizzled and clinging to the ways of the old guard.

 

 




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@fallenaceslayer - don't feel too bad for Xbox one owners. They can upgrade their HDD. It will just void the warranty because it has to be completely opened up.
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Considering my toddler almost destroyed my brand new copy of GTA 5 last night, digital is becoming a bit more appealing at the moment.
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@waynefield.

But knowing Microsoft, if their service detects a different hard drive than intended, its very possible to receive a console ban for system tampering.
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Switching between games is super fast when you don't need to swap out your disk every time
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I download games mostly because I got "free" PSN funds available through Sony Rewards and stuff. Makes it cheaper for me than the store.

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Murderstyle75 wrote:
@waynefield.

But knowing Microsoft, if their service detects a different hard drive than intended, its very possible to receive a console ban for system tampering.

M$ said that it won't recognize an unformatted HDD.


So it wouldn't work anyway.

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reisb wrote:
Now I'm a little confused. I have fifa14, have played a season, and went to start yesterday without disc. It said insert disc.

So how are the discs installing onto HDD if I still need the disc?

for faster loading.

The disc is still required for authorization purposes.

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