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Author Topic: Lets discuss Physical media vs Digital media. Let us know what prefer & why  (Read 125 times)
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« on: October 12, 2017, 10:47:11 AM »

1st off I own a couple of game stores in Ohio called C&C Games. We sell everything from Atari to current gen and also have a few arcade games. So obviously I'm a little biased towards physical. I am not anti digital. I honestly thought by now I would be buying and selling both physical and digital games in my stores. I hope someday our laws will catch up with our technology  and we will be able to resell/trade/gift our digital purchases to others. Me personally I just don't get the same feeling from digital that I get from owning a physical game. I think items like the nes and snes classic are good examples of a physical item in a digital world. I think most diehard gamers at there cores are collectors and the reason why an item like the nes/snes classic appeal to them. It's something to collect. Its very easy to emulate all these older systems for free but there's just something about owning that Nintendo branded item. Well enough rambling let me know your thoughts...
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 10:44:35 AM »

Laws? Are there laws against selling digital or TOS created by sellers like Steam?
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 06:29:34 PM »

Definitely in the physical camp. I prefer to have something I can sell back if it sucks. Not to mention something I can still play in 20-30 years when they no longer have the servers up for PSN or Xbox Live because they wanted to change the backend (see the Original Xbox 1 for example) or if Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft just no longer do game consoles. It's the one reason I don't buy more PC games, I just want to have a backup for down the line, just in case.

It's why I love things like Limited Run where they put digital only games onto a disc or cart.
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