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Submitted by BeardedGamerShow 1598d ago | videocast

gamrTV Weekly - Quality vs. Quantity: The Limits of Physical Media

This week on gamrTV Weekly: Deus Ex DLC, Diablo III, and Star Wars: The Old Republic are in the news. Reviews of Disgaea 4, F1 2011, Kirby: Mass Attack, and Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. Finally, VGChartz Editor-in-Chief, Chris M. Arnone, talks about the compromise in modern gaming between quantity and quality and how physical media limitations play into that debate. (Culture, Demon's Souls, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dev, Diablo III, F1 2011, Industry, PS3, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, Star Wars:The Old Republic, Tech, Xbox 360)

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naznatips  +   1598d ago
I used to be a physical only guy till a few years ago when I got addicted to Steam. Now I honestly prefer digital. It's just so convenient, and so cheap.
ATi_Elite  +   1598d ago
plus with Steam you can ALWAYS burn your games to media if you choose!
kcuthbertson  +   1598d ago
Are you serious? You can really do that?
badz149  +   1598d ago
Not so much for new games
U still pay full price for most new games. Better off have the physical copy if you're paying the same IMO. And many gamers still don't have the Internet speed fast enough to download games. I download games from steam too and took me 1 whole day at the quickest to fully download 1 game. Last one I did was the free TF2 and now with me having to format my pc due to a major problem, I have to download things all over again, which I don't really keen on doing. Physical copy would be handy in situation like this.

What I'm trying to say is, it's just not applicable to everybody just yet. Plus, blurry has at least 50GB available for dev's use.
bmw69  +   1598d ago
Another great episode...
Torillian  +   1598d ago
I think a big reason that a lot of those games you mention are shorter is because of the cost of development particularly on the side of visuals, and I doubt going to digital will change that much. Sure there are some times where the physical media is what holds the developers back from including some content, but I think much more often it's just the cost of it that makes a 15 hour game 15 hours
Spectator1  +   1598d ago
E3 t-shirt?! That was ages ago :P
bmw69  +   1598d ago
He can wear old shirts surely?!
Kantor  +   1598d ago
I don't even buy PC games at retail any more, now that Steam exists.
MrPickles1  +   1598d ago
I've never bought a digital game that was available physically, and I never will--I prefer it when the owner of things I buy is me, not the developer.
Godmars290  +   1598d ago
Yeah, just commenting on the title.
Which should be: the limits of DVD vs Blu-ray in a digital download age w/exploitive DLC.

(That wasn't as long in my head...)

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