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25 / F / Rhode Island
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Posted 8/29/14
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Posted 8/30/14
digital copy, physical things tend to break, get lost, get dusty/scratched, and if you have a large collection they take up a lot of space.

I guess i am just remembering the SNES and N64 days when there were seemingly countless games.
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Posted 8/30/14 , edited 8/30/14
Physical over digital all day for me. With physical copies, I can actually bring them wherever I want and play them in other people's consoles, rather than bringing a damn console just because it has a certain game installed digitally, thus making it a console saver. As a collector, physical copies seem to have more value as they are more limited than digital ones. Like everyone said, they also consume a console's less memory space. I don't know why, but having physical copies make my collection even more legit, perhaps because video games were originally that way. They also easily validate my possession as well.
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27 / M / Online playing......
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Posted 8/30/14
Seems the majority so far is for the physical copies of games.
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30 / M
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Posted 9/1/14
Physical. Downloading games at 5-10 Gigs per game can fell a hard drive up.
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23 / M / Palmdale, Califonia
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Posted 9/2/14
Physical Copy, I like the really thing at front of me, I used all my space on my Xbox One (500gb) in a matter of 3 months because of the stupid on-demand games and DLC's.
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35 / M / Texas
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Posted 9/3/14
Physical, cause I'm old and like seeing the collections on my shelf. I'm a collector, so I normally buy collector's editions, day one editions, and limited editions.
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Posted 9/3/14
I try for physical copy if possible; always nice to have the real thing in your hand. I'm not opposed to digital though.
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26 / M / Norway
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Posted 9/3/14
10 gigabytes or less: Digital
11 gigabytes or more: Physical

Why? 5Mbit connection. The worst part of this is that I do consider buying Diablo 3 through the american PSN. And that game is by no means big. I mean, close to 60GB of data is nothing on 5Mbit connection, right? RIGHT? Too bad that is the max speed right now. Wish they could hurry up and make fiber*something* internet available here.
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Posted 9/3/14
I obtain physical copies and create digital archives thereof for my own personal use and storage. Never saw the need to choose.
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Posted 9/6/14 , edited 9/7/14
I don't really care either way as long as I play and besides the future demands digital distribution.
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38 / M / Kansas
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Posted 9/6/14
What do y'all think of this? http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/04/buying-games-at-retail-greener-than-downloading
Personally, I'm sticking with digital. Still, it seems relevant that the findings fly in the face of the "conventional wisdom" on this topic.
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Posted 9/7/14
I like to collect video games (mostly RPGs), so I tend to buy the physical copy if I can. It's nice to have the box art/manual and such to look at and keep. I could also let friends borrow the game to play. But having so many games, it can also get a bit cluttered.

I do have quite a few Downloaded Games off PSN. Unlike a physical copy that I could possibly lose somehow, I'll always be able to retrieve the game again by re-downloading it, so that's nice to know. It also can save some storage space in my room.

There are some advantages and disadvantages to both, so it depends. Overall though, I'd pick physical copy especially if it's a favorite series I'm a fan of.


I'm against Downloaded Games for Nintendo though since they are only tied to the system itself.
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Posted 9/7/14 , edited 9/7/14
I don't want to spend 50$ on a physical copy of a game from 2002. I don't have a preference one way or another, but physical copies of a lot of older/less-respected titles are very cheap off Amazon, so I'll often buy the disc without a case and keep them in little slips for convenience of storage.

As a sort of anti-hoarder, I'll generally sell games I've finished in order to pick up new ones on my low budget, and I have no complaints with this system.
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Posted 9/8/14
I prefer physical for handhelds, so I can trade / lend them to friends.
Still, digital is pretty tempting since we don't have to carefully organize the game cartridges.
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