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Northern49 May 3, 13
So you're saying 40 percent prefer digital format? I think that's a pretty fair statistic. The majority of people do not watch their television online, despite it being easier, more convenient, with less commercials for less money. It's surmounting popularity doesn't change its impending doom. Digital format is the future of gaming. Current popularity does not change that.
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blaze drago May 3, 13
As long as I get a hard drive with an outrageous amount of memory, I don't care if its physical or digital
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Slash May 3, 13
Physical > Digital
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Mikau Kahn May 3, 13
quote blaze drago
As long as I get a hard drive with an outrageous amount of memory, I don't care if its physical or digital
Don't you care about having that classic pile of games? It's like a gamer's signature: the size and content of his game pile will determine the type of gamer you are.
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Lorx May 3, 13
quote Mikau Kahn
quote blaze drago
As long as I get a hard drive with an outrageous amount of memory, I don't care if its physical or digital
Don't you care about having that classic pile of games? It's like a gamer's signature: the size and content of his game pile will determine the type of gamer you are.
I digitized my pile. I still have a giant stack, it's just not taking up space in my room anymore.
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Alex Noone May 3, 13
As long as they don't start selling the main Pokemon RPGs digitally, then I'll continue to buy physically.
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Solid-Snack May 3, 13
i dont play games as much as i used to...not many good ones these days
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Zombie_Barioth May 3, 13
quote Northern49
So you're saying 40 percent prefer digital format? I think that's a pretty fair statistic. The majority of people do not watch their television online, despite it being easier, more convenient, with less commercials for less money. It's surmounting popularity doesn't change its impending doom. Digital format is the future of gaming. Current popularity does not change that.
To be fair part of that comes down to what you like to watch, since certain programs require some sort of television service. A lot of popular sports networks are that way. Most of what I watch on TV are weekly programs one of which, the Walking Dead, even goes so far as to require cable specifically.

Not really surprised at those numbers since we're steadily working our way into the digital age. I have nothing against digital I just prefer physical for the most part. If theres a good deal on the digital copy of a game I'll get it but I'll wait to go all digital on consoles until everythings ironed out.
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blaze drago May 3, 13
quote Mikau Kahn
Don't you care about having that classic pile of games? It's like a gamer's signature: the size and content of his game pile will determine the type of gamer you are.
I already have a mountain of games...
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Mikau Kahn May 3, 13
quote blaze drago
quote Mikau Kahn
Don't you care about having that classic pile of games? It's like a gamer's signature: the size and content of his game pile will determine the type of gamer you are.
I already have a mountain of games...
Don't you want to keep growing it?
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THM May 3, 13
Too much online gaming in the U.S. nowadays!!!! It's not good!!!!!
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Mikau Kahn May 3, 13
quote THM
Too much online gaming in the U.S. nowadays!!!! It's not good!!!!!
The best multiplayer is friend-sitting-on-the-couch-next-to-you gaming.

Hit up Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance for Gamecube for a perfect execution of that.
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anacreon May 3, 13
I like having pysical stuff because i can let my friends borrow the game. its a bit harder with digital games.
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anacreon May 3, 13
Also thinking about about the size games now take up on hard drives. I have calculated my game rack is the equivalent of a 1TB hard drive. Because of the ps3 games there.
ps3 discs are dual-layered blue ray discs
there are 20 or so on my rack.
dual-layered blue ray disc holds about 50gb
20 * 50gb = 1000gb which is a little less than 1TB of storage my game rack has this is without factoring the wii, ds, 3ds, and ps2 games on my rack. I also made a few assumptions about the file size of ps3 games which resulted in something higher than what is accurate.
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