Lords of the Fallen studio head Marek Tyminski says digital distribution is changing the way his company makes games.
I'm 100% digital on the x1. That way, I can buy one copy of a game and me and my brother can play it at the same time.
2 bad you can't upgrade hard drive without loosing warranty, that's how bad Microsoft wants you to go digital... and no buying portable storage and having usb wires sticking out of a console ain't upgrading it's called expanding.
To bad you dont need to upgrade internal hdd and you can use any 3.0 usb hdd. Lol...like the 3TB I have on mine. Worst use of one bubble ive seen in a while. Edit...expanding or upgrading dont matter. You sound mad lazy too like you cant do a lil wire managing. Cant even see the wires on my setup.
Shhh, dont publish that trick, the less ppl know the better. I do that too with my 2 x1.
If I have the choice I alway choose physical. Digital games seem to have too many problems at launch and with patches to endorse it at this point.
what if the game is awful then you can't trade it in and have it sitting there inyour hard drive reminding you that you wasted money on a turd. gaming is an exposable hobby to me. once i 100% a game i sell it.
I'm doing the same with my PS4, I love the convenience and if you buy cheap top-up cards (I bought a £35 PSN voucher yesterday for £28!) you normally get the games at the same price as retail so it's not too bad. Also, I bought a 2tb HDD for PS4, hopefully that will take quite a lot of time to fill lol
I only buy the physical copy if they have something special. Even if its just a t-shirt. Collectors editions are sometimes amazing
Have to disagree with them, all digital provides no benefit to me whatsoever. With physical I get a box, cover, manual etc (that's not including the stuff with collectors editions) and it costs far LESS! e.g I can buy Shadow Of Mordor on PS4 boxed for £25 brand new, it's £54.99 on PSN It's no wonder certain devs want to switch to digital, they pay less in packaging and then sell it for a higher price. I think better management of their operating costs would help them far more, than trying to squeeze as much as possible out of consumers.
You forgot one of the most important aspects of physical copies. The ability to sell them.
I agree that is a major plus, but I've never sold a game I've purchased :) Still have Atari games boxed up somewhere :)
Manual? You mean piece of paper with advertisement for another game from the same developer? The game manual is dead. I do like physical copies but the convenience of digital out ways the coolness of a physical copy imo
"convenience of digital out ways the coolness of a physical copy imo " Have to disagree with you, with a disc I put it and and play without having to wait for a huge download (besides patches of course). There's also the convenience of lending it to a friend Adding to that, if I were to be without internet, or the PSN servers went down, I can still play a physical copy (as in the ability to DL the game). :)
He's not saying that retail will go away at all, just that the uptake of digital is much higher than it ever was, in reference to their last release at least. Basically he just says games will be sold where the gamers are. He also goes on to say that as gamers move into different purchasing spaces, the adjustment in retail space just happens naturally, which is pretty true....the market will decide. It was a rather balanced look at the issue to be honest, particularly from a developer.
Derp! Obviously digi dist. Will help sales,cause peeps dont have to wait on post. But i only buy disc games cuaes they cheapr.and if u wait they get cheapr as months go bye. Buy digi when released games are same or around disc games.
yea you can always find cheaper on retail and so easy to swap with friends or trade in. I can understand why they push digital but I dont think its gamers interests
I am all for a digital future if games cost $20 less ($40 should be the maximum)
I'd rather wait a month and buy physical for 40 dollars than have a game I can't sell, borrow, put in my game collection and all of that. Plus on consoles digital games stay priced highly for a very long time since there's no compition. With physical games you can get every game brand new for 40 right now due to GCU and all the various retailers price wars. The day I have to buy digital is the day I stop gaming or pirate every title. I'm a gamer and a collector. No physical copy means no buy. I don't mind having both but a purely digital system is doomed to failure. Even PC has physical releases.
I disagree with you. Not everybody on this planet has super-fast internet access. Physical copies are still important.
And why aren't those people taking that issue up with their ISP's or their government? People not having decent internet access is not the publisher's problem.
So you agree with him because he didn't say that retail will go away because that's where gamers are. He didn't even give any kind of time frame of when everything would go digital, and indirectly said that retail will always have a place.
Sucks man, they want us to go digital and still want to charge $60 for a new release. Meanwhile physical copies go down in price and digital prices stay the same or only go down like $5 a yr. I remember buying Mass Effect for $20 at GS new. The game was still at $30 digital like 2 yrs after release. Sheiit Halo 3 and Red Dead to...seemed like that $29.99 never wanted to get any lower. Keep the physical copy going and offer better digital pricing.
Are you slow?? Buy a PC and enjoy the steam sales. You're wasting your money.
Lol.... PC? Why would I do that? For a third of the price Im enjoying games that will never see PC or STEAM.
Too bad services like GOG can't offer all kinds of new releases as well, because then i would agree with him. The Publishers / Developers are simply too afraid in that box of theirs called DRM. As it is right now, i'm just waiting for digital titles to be heavily discounted, because it's just not valuable to me. Steam seems to be cracking down on resellers as well, so i may just have to stick to older games for longer.
Digital!!! I don't give a s*** about it as long as i can grab my physical copy. Choice matters more to me than whatever format!!!
Sorry but phisical games are cheaper to buy come down in price faster i can own the game forever without fearing that eventually latter i will not be able to download the game due to the service not been available,i can trade,sell,loan ._.._ . theres no way im picking digital when phisical gives my better options for my money .Yeah for developers and publishers its better because they spend less and dime gamers even more with the absurd digital prices!
Personally, I still buy physical whenever possible (with the exception of Steam games), so I have to disagree...
PC gamer reads these posts, feels pity.
Well as long as I'm not denied the right to buy a physical copy I have no issues with digital copy's. Only exception would be small indie games.
I don't like digital because you have to re-download everything if you upgrade your hard drive or your hard drive dies. Plus, you can't resell digital when you no longer have a use for it. Plus, what about way ahead in the future, you want to play an old game. I can pop an NES cartridge in my NES and play old games, good luck doing that with digital if the servers are offline to download the games.
PC is already years ahead. We're on full digital.
I'm always going to buy physical games when possible, but I have accepted that soon enough most games could be digital only on consoles. It's inevitable, but hopefully one of the console manufacturers still make disc based consoles
I personally love physical games for trading towards affording newer releases! Also I know plenty of friends who are game sharing digital versions amongst eachother... If that trend were to blow up amongst console gamers of digital copies... That actually could really hurt the industry!
If it were hurting the industry the industry could do something about it rather quickly by restricting the ability to do it. DRM is a harsh mistress. Happened when Sony went from sharing with 5 consoles and dropped down to 2 due to publisher pressure.
My buddies little brother has like 15 Xbox One games at his disposal from game sharing... His rich friend downloads them all & my friends little brother swaps around through all of them deletes and downloads a new one whenever he wants!
But would your buddies little brother had brought all those games had he had no access to them? I'm not saying that people don't take advantage of it, but if it were truly a problem the industry could do something about it by just not offering the ability to do it. There is really no reason for them to do so other than it's a nice feature.
Honestly for me allways will better when I can buy physical game version. Why? Because if I don't have connection to the net I allways can install the game from DVD:)
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