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Movement Toward Mainstream Digital Distribution

One of the hot topics from the last couple of weeks has been EA's announcement regarding the pass for online content; if you purchase a new game, you receive a free code for the online portions of the game, but if you purchase a used game with a used code, you must pay an additional $10 to receive a new code. This is most likely a giant step toward digital distribution of games becoming the only distribution method. As the digital distribution system currently operates, this is in no one's best interests. If they want fans to receive digital distribution with open arms, they need to take into consideration a few changes.

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joeyda2991d ago

Being frank... digital distribution is garbage for full retail games. I get it, pubs want to save money by pushing digital copies. But I'm a collector at heart. And getting digital versions of games that should be in full cases is a bit of a bummer.

Part of collecting as a hobby is standing back and enjoying the quantity of goods. How can you do that digitally?

It's fine for smaller, indy arcade type titles. flOwer, Braid, Castle Crashers, etc. But for full games like LittleBigPlanet PSP? No. Give me the physical copy please.

MattG-PTB2991d ago

"Part of collecting as a hobby is standing back and enjoying the quantity of goods. How can you do that digitally?"

You can't, but the publishers don't care about that. It's sad, really.

stewie328872991d ago

I agree. I often don't feel like I've purchased anything unless I can see it sitting their on my shelf. Although, I have an easier time with digital distribution of games than books. For reason that just really rubs me the wrong way.

keysy4202991d ago

fck that i need my disk