40°
Submitted by pinwheelherman 677d ago | opinion piece

My Internal Battle With Digital Distribution

MasonicGamer.com - When I was a kid, every piece of media I wanted involved a trip to the store and a physical, boxed copy of the product. Whether it was a movie, album or video game, I could hold every item in my hand and look at it on my shelf. It’s become clear in the last decade that people are moving away from this idea, replacing it with downloadable, digital copies instead. Music was first, with iTunes quickly becoming the world’s number one seller, and movies soon followed suit. Video games are no different, and are also moving in the direction of non-physical media.

Maybe I’m just old fashioned, as I’ve always liked owning actual copies of music. I’ve never purchased a single song from iTunes, and proudly display my CD collection. My movie and game collections are similar, but I’ve begun to see a little difference with the gaming side, which is pushing me in the direction of digital distribution: With music, I can always buy a CD then rip the mp3 and stick it on my device. The same goes with movies, but games don’t offer this luxury. With games (on console, anyway) you always need the disc, which is beginning to feel like an inconvenience. (Culture)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

PlayStation LifeStyle: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review – High Caliber Low Gravity

1m ago - "Playing as Claptrap is hilarious and never gets too annoying, low gravity adds a whole new facet... | PC
20°

Defining Moments – Forza Horizon 2’s opening sequence

4m ago - Continue Play's Oliver McQuitty takes an in-depth analytical look at Forza Horizon 2's opening se... | Xbox 360
40°

Forza Horizon 2 Review - TXH

50m ago - Neil writes "Not content with being the premier track based racer on Xbox, the Forza series is go... | Xbox 360
40°

Soul Axiom Swings to Steam Greenlight in November

1h ago - Wales Interactive, developer of Master Reboot, has announced that their latest project, Soul Axio... | PC
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
40°

Get To Know Resident Evil Revelations 2's Claire And Moira

1h ago - The Resident Evil franchise has a lot of well-known characters, many of which have remained mains... | PC