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1. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 17:36 BST
Download for me. The only drawback is that the game won't ever go down in price and you can't sell the games when you're done with them. But other than that, I do like all my games to be contained on the console already so I can just turn it on and play the game I want instead of having to search for the game and physically change games.
I used to have a huge collection of SNES games. Physical games take up physical space. It got to a point where I sold most of them just to free up the space.
Edited on Sat 26th September, 2009 @ 18:27 by Bass_X0
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2. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 17:40 BST
Physical for me. I still feel better about having spent my money on something I can actually touch. And now that I haven't had the energy to really play games in a good while, I feel better just watching the backs of the disc cases
3. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 17:56 BST
There are advantages and disadvantages to each.DOWNLOADADVANTAGES: all games on one system, no cartridges to store or maintain, never discontinuedDISADVANTAGES: price never decreases, can't use original controler, no peripherals, not all games available, can't sell the games, saves use memory on the WiiPHYSICALADVANTAGES: peripherals, can get any game, cartridge games save to themselves, games can be sold, can use the original controlersDISADVANTAGES: some games rare and/or expensive, games require maintenance, games must be bought used, storage can become a problem
I prefer hard copies. I get more excited holding a cartridge I just bought, even if it was used, knowing that I finally have a game I've been wanting for awhile, than if I simply download them. The re-releases are exciting, but knowing that the game is there provided I have the cash is much more fun.
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4. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 18:51 BST
Well, since I don't have any consoles before 6th generation (excluding my PS1, no games) I prefer download. But I do prefer physical copy because it doesn't take up as much memory.
5. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 18:53 BST
I don't really care either way. As long as I have the game.
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6. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 18:57 BST
I prefer download and I believe download is the future. But I do miss lending games to and from my friends and of course... the ability to sell my "license". Issues that I´m convinced will be solved.
7. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 18:57 BST
Probably physical for me, because I think they're still more dependable, but that's not saying digital downloads are bad or anything.
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8. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 18:59 BST
I prefer downloads because I have no room for all of these game boxes.
9. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 19:04 BST
Yes, download probably is the future. That doesn't mean I won't miss the cartridges or dvds, but at least I can't misplace downloads!
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10. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 19:07 BST
Lol, So do you prefer downloads or physical copies ?
I do prefer downloads as I like to embrace new technologies although I do have a irrational fear of losing all my downloads and not being able to get them back.
Edited on Sat 26th September, 2009 @ 19:08 by Stevie
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11. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 19:09 BST
as a collector, i own the best of both, but i definitely prefer my hard copies. i love to be able to open my entertainment cabinets and see a pretty expansive library of all the best titles of a generation.
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12. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 19:13 BST
physical all the way its just awesome to see all those white boxes next to each other.
13. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 19:16 BST
Yes. That would be a terrible thing to happen. But at least I don't have to worry about downloads getting scratched or dirty which can stop physical games from playing.
14. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 20:10 BST
I prefer owning the actual game. It's nice to be able to loan/trade/sell it if you want.
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15. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 20:13 BST
physical. looking at the box is cooler
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16. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 20:24 BST
I think downloads are great for portable gaming.When I take my dsi out of the house I'm only going to bring a few physical cartridges. Now though I have more choice of what to play when I'm out because of dsiware
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17. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 20:26 BST
Well, since I don't have any consoles before 6th generation (excluding my PS1, no games) I prefer download.
Hope that answers your question.
Anyways, it depends for me. Mostly I prefer downloads, since they're cheaper, take up less shelf space, and don't own any systems older than a PS1. But I also like getting physical copies, since they don't take up the storage space on my other consoles, and I can show them off.
Edited on Sat 26th September, 2009 @ 20:26 by Ricardo91
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18. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 21:15 BST
Physical copy since I am a collector.
There is some advantages of having physical copies:1.) It is tough to emulate some systems currently based on what I heard.2.) Homebrew video games for the Colecovision, Intellivision, Atari 5200 and the Sega Genesis for an example are available on Cartridge only because homebrew authors don't share the rom or the code with anyone else. That means Homebrew video games can't be played on emulators.3.) You can sell your games.4.) You don't have to worry about losing
Here are some disadvantages of having a physical copy of a game.1.) Older systems are known to breakdown due to use and age.2.) Some systems have durability problems and can't last for a while like the 360 for an example.3.) Takes up space for games and systems.4.) Games cost more.
19. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 21:34 BST
Physical for me. While download is technically better since you can download the game again if your digital copy is messed up and it doesn't take any physical space, the feeling you get when you play the game on the original console can't be beaten.
Edited on Sat 26th September, 2009 @ 21:34 by V8_Ninja
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20. Posted: Sat 26th Sep 2009 21:43 BST
I would defindently go for phsycical copy, but I also respect digital downloads, especially from Virtual Console.
So yeah, both are great, but I go with phsycical copies for newer games.