Should video games only become available via download?

With serious environmental and economical issues existing in today’s climate, should video game discs become obsolete to help combat the pollution, extra costs and time involved with manufacturing?

This article discusses whether should video games only become available via download?

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Hanif-8762802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

The day when games are downloadable only is the day i'll stop being a gamer.

rockleex2800d ago (Edited 2800d ago )

Whether they think games should become available ONLY via download.


And that's without even putting the internet speed into consideration yet.

If we did, I'm pretty sure less than 5% of the world can feasibly download full games within a reasonable amount of time.

Then you have to consider hard drive space, and whether people want to switch hard drives back and forth to switch between games that aren't on the same drive.

StbI9902801d ago

Should video games only become available via download? NO

But it is the future guys...just not our future LOL

AllroundGamer2800d ago

what future? 2012 is right around the corner... ;))

Pandemic2801d ago

Countries like Australia have internet quota's so we don't have unlimited downloads, so it would be bad for families with low monthly internet quota.

emk20042801d ago

i hate dd personaly i like owning the digital copy and having the box and manual

HolyOrangeCows2801d ago (Edited 2801d ago )

Too many internet limitations that won't likely change in the mainstream for decades.....if ever with these greedy companies; they'll probably still give strict limitations by being cheap and cutting corners and giving limits that you may easily go over so they can charge more, when they actually switch to the newer options.

Retailers, manufacturers, and myself would prefer to just stay with discs.

gamerzBEreal172801d ago

i wouldn't mind it i love being able to download full games as soon as they launch without leaving the house its awsome i think they should make it an option

PotNoodle2800d ago

A gamer will game regardless of the media.

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stephmhishot2802d ago

"There are just so very many ways for me to say this to you: never, not in a million years absolutely not, no way Jose, no chance Lance, nyet, negatory, mm-mm, nuh-uh, oh-oh, and of course my own personal favorite of all time, man falling off of a cliff......
-NOOOOOOOoooooooo!"- Dr Cox

iamnsuperman2801d ago

and download times increase so that downloading a game takes around a minute or two

Fierce Musashi2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

Perhaps for PC gaming, but maybe not for console gaming, imo. However, it would be quite helpful not to have to worry about any like disc scratches among other things.

deanobi2801d ago

obviously you have steam at the moment for pc - but it would certainly help end the time required to take a game out of its case and put it into the game console.

Fierce Musashi2801d ago (Edited 2801d ago )

Yes, I made a Steam account recently. However, I have not really used it yet. I'm a console gamer mostly.

Your point?

vickers5002801d ago

You don't really have to worry about scratched discs very much when it comes to PS3 games.

Non_sequitur2801d ago

Blu-rays are required to have a scratch resistant coating, but sadly DVDs aren't required to have protection.

vickers5002801d ago

Yeah :(

But blu rays have brought in a complete peace of mind when buying used games. It would be a pretty rare occasion to get a used ps3 game that DIDN'T work.

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