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Agreed.. but we might just do away with all physical copies very soon and go straight to digital..
I think thats the way to go since it cuts out the middle man and saves ALOT of money on distribution and packaging and manufacturing.
Games will be alot cheaper like they are on steam.
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25GB-50GB BluRay/Wii U optical discs are still pretty cheap and likely as cheap as a 4GB flash drive, meaning a few bucks so no. Also, "CD gaming" stopped when all new consoles from 1999 and on stopped using "CDs".
Even then, these discs will just be upped to 100GB or eventually 1TB in capacity, thus making it hard for flash memory to catch up. Check out Holographic Video Disc for reference.
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No way in hell. Technology is becoming less and less reliable by the day. There used to be a time when hard disks would last you 10 years easily. Now you're lucky to get 5 years out of them. IMO, flash based storage still is too new on the market to be seen of just how reliable it is compared to other storage mediums.
Thanks for the offer but, no. I'd rather have hundreds of discs laying around, ready to transfer over, than have a hard disk or flash drive die without warning.
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So besides paying for the game, you have to pay for the storage medium and the game. Oh and of course for fast internet too, because you'll need it to download all those GBs, hopefully without errors.
It just doesn't seem like a good deal to me.
Furthermore, game companies are selling their digital copies for the same price than physical ones. Which is just a huge scam if you ask me.
Back then there use to be automated floppy disk vending machines, where you could purchase games in generic floppy disks and save on some money.
Now you don't even get generic DVDs,BDs or whatever, don't save on anything, or get anything extra, but you still have to pay full price.
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Also, I don't mind digital as long as it is like gog.com.
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No. You have no collection if you have nothing to show for it. If you show me a hard-drive or hi-dens flash stick and say that's your games collection, i'll just laugh at you. ;)
People like collecting things. Things, not data!
Having said that, if they make all next-gen games (new and old) data-stream-only then maybe people will feel they don't need their old PS2 games anymore and increase the availability of physical copies for collectors like me. :)
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