I have to pay more, so I can be charged more to download a game [that I can't return or resell if it's bad] all because some game company wants more money.
The gaming industry can [censored] off. And once they've done that, they can [censored] off some more, until they're back where they started. Then they can [censored] off again.
Last edited by JJonas; 14th June 2013 at 10:21 AM.
I'm a big fan of digital delivery be it subscriptions for music, Steam for Games, iPad/Kindle for e-books etc etc. One plus side I've found is that given time, certain physical copies will become useless and the item you have physically paid for won't work (BetaMax, Tape, Minidisc, VHS, 3.5" floppy, etc). Either the hardware has changed or the media has so it won't work either way. You may have a favourite item that will no longer work rendering it obsolete. Looking at steam for example, there are some classic retro games that have been re-worked for modern day rigs and they just work. If you had the same game on 4-5 floppy disks, chances are it would not work correctly unless 1) you still have a floppy disk, and 2) you'd likely have to create a separate environment (like a DOS VM) to load it into.
Also there is the green aspect. Digital delivery (I assume) is significantly more environmentaly friendly.
Not to mention space saving!
I have games that work perfectly fine on newer systems, I also have other that will barely run [don't even think about trying to play... it'll crash.]
Paying full price for a game you've already paid for is stupid. The Vita did this pretty well... in Japan. Any PSP game you own that is on PSN, you can get for REALLY cheap. All you're paying for [pretty much] is optimisation and support.
Back in my day, you had to walk to the store to get games! In 500 feet of snow! On your hands!
Last edited by X-13; 14th June 2013 at 10:35 AM.
Was in Game the other day and noticed the the "PC Games" section had been expanded from an End Rack to a full length of 3 shelves!
(Still pitiful compared to the entire walls dedicated to PS and XBox games..._
I like Steam, but also like them on CD/DVD - though that's probably the old Speccy/C64 side of me where everything was on tape and the "thrilll" of waiting for them to install without a "Tape Error"
Where did those days go?
Like how they push CoD. [I'm buying BATMAN, stop trying to sell me CoD.]
Also, re:bolded. I see your stealth advertising.
Side-note: I just told out deputy head not to buy her kids the new Xbox. When I told her about the "has to connect every 24 hours" she literally facepalmed.
drm is only inevitable if we let it be. I can cope with kindle level drm that just works and dosent get in the way (basicly as long as i have the device registered to my amazon account it works for ever more) Stuff like sim city as much as id like to play it i wont cough up for that level of inconvenience it would be a great game to play on my win 8 tablet in the odd 5 mins when im eating dinner or waiting for something to finish etc but always on drm kills that.
as to internet connections its not the isp to blame a lot of the time its the physical providers. Virgin havnt as far as i can tell laid any significant new cable since the 90s openreach have a silly fibre deployment plan that seems to be lets upgrade people with decent speed connections first and people with poor broadband who would chew their arm of to get the service they ignore (so round me they did one cab (not mine) and they needed more fibre cards within about 2 weeks of it going live round my parents they have 5+mb connections and for most people thats enough iplayer works downloads dont take weeks it will do)
digital downloads just dont work even something as simple as my sat nav wanted an update it took 9 hours that was 3gb iirc i hate to think how long something like forza5 (thats shipped on a 40gb blueray iirc) would take
as ive said looking at the 2 new consoles i just cant see a reason to buy either there is no real killer app yes id like forza 5 butr am i willing to put up with drm and a £420 console to get it probably not esp if games do cost £60. Surely if you have drm piracy is so much less so you dont need to make as much per copy so you can sell them cheaper as you lose less to pirates? £40 now is to much so i think njow is the time to give up gaming for anything more complex than tapped out/mah-jong/freecell until they sort themselves out
I am going to Game this weekend, to trade in a tonne of my games (some not listed on here as know they'll give me a better price than I could sell for). Game in Luton, has a wall dedicated to games purchases, but instead of getting the physical game with most of them, you get a steam code or an origin code. Yup, that is what you get.
Distributors are pushing this also, when I asked for a physical disk, I was told the store had none, and they only have the steam/origin codes to give. For me, this works. I don't mind, and the fact that almost all of the games I play I can pick up on steam for pennies, bonus. I install them as I please, and play them as I please. Win Win for me
Having to have the disc present in the drive before you can play is what PC gaming was like before Steam came along a decade ago. With consoles you can't even download 'NoCD' patches!These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.
Last edited by Arthur; 19th June 2013 at 11:25 PM.
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