Adiran, a featured writer for Gaming Irresponsibly, covers the pros and cons of living in a more digital gaming world.
Author's name was misspelled. Was written by Adrian. lol.
I like my boxes and manuals! Don't ever take them away please *sadface*
I remember when I was like 8 and Super Smash was released i used to sleep with the carton LMFAO.
The manuals are already starting to go (Fight Night Champion), and look how they make the cases now for newer games. You know where they take off some of the green plastic, I can actually bend the cases like a fucking novel, it's crazy how shit is changing and don't get me started on that online pass thing. I'm scared for the future of gaming.
hardcopy is always better. the product is in the buyer's hands which is the closest to thing ownership as one could get. i keep saying this to those who want dd only. dd is NOT the way to go. i dont care about how trendy dd is, ill take harcopy everytime. its like paper dollars vs gold/silver. gold/silver has intrinsic value while paper dollars(money note confetti) do not and if the dollar falls youre f****** while gold/silver would be widely valued to any economy. i wish people would think about this
"hardcopy is always better." Not always. Hardcopies can be stolen, 'borrowed' and never returned, stratched, and no longer work on the next platform. As well as burn in a fire. Enter Steam on PC: Your house burns down, you get a new PC and redownload all your game purchases that have been forever saved on your Steam account. I like hardcopies myself, but let's think a little bit.
The new eco friendly cases make me nostalgic for those hard as a rock SEGA cartridge cases. These new lame cases are broken before they get unwrapped or while you unwrap them with the cheap plastic they're made of. I can't tell you how many games I've heard rattling before the plastic was even off. Bring back the old cases that lasted.
There still is no better feeling than opening up a game. Taking the clear wrap off and scoping out the contents... it's like xmas every time!
It's honestly not the same without having that actual collection, to be able to physically see what you worked for and purchased.
For PC games, steam is awesome because of the ability to UNinstall and save space. I agree 100% though with how awesome it is to have the box and cartridge for your own private collection.
You have always been able to uninstall programs off computers.
Sorry, I should have worded that better. What I meant was that I can install and uninstall quickly without hassle. As long as my internet connection remains quick, steam has streamlined my gaming library to work with varying amounts of hard disk space between computers. Laptops are a good example of how that works - or if I'm at a friend's house and want to show them a title I own but don't have the disk or my computer with me.
keep on clutching to your discs, they will be antiques in 10 years... all the things people are saying in the comments people said about VHS and CDs, remember them?
Yes. Both are still alive. I buy more CD's now than I did years ago.
but you can still buy hardopy to this day as far as music and video. i just want hardcopy whatever form it is
I still buy CDs because I'm not an idiot and I like lossless quality. The VHS thing...uh, hardcopies followed in new form, DVDs and now BD. People DO like to own things. I'd never purchase a movie that is just stored on a HDD.
I can see all my games just fine on my PC thanks to the power of my Monitor. I used to care about perfect discs/carts/manuals etc but it just isn't worth it anymore. I play games to play games, not have a shelf full of cardboard and plastic. I say cater to both crowds and take advantage of each market. DD should be cheaper (It's the isp's with the bandwidth BS is whats really stopping DD)and the brick and mortars can have all that useless junk with pre-orders.
Importing uncensored games could ONLY be done on the PS3.
The day download only becomes the norm is the day I stop gaming! Agree and bubble me up if you wish to join my rebellion to ensure a no download only future!
...in what will signal the day you stop breathing. :o
bubble down for personal attack have a good day sir!
There are good sides to each side of the argument, but I think perhaps it's maybe an evolution. Nowadays, I don't carry cash and do everything through a debit card - In some ways, I still enjoy paper money but I have more options and tend to lean towards digital money.
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