What will you do in this (hypothetic) situation?

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#1 JuarN18
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You want to play.... rayman 2 for example and you have two options

digital form= 10$

disc/cartridge form= 15$

which version will you buy? and why?

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#2 Koi-Neon-X
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I have to go with the disc/physical copy because there is something about seeing a line-up of PS1, PS2, and PS3 games lined up in organized fashion on my shelf. It's the collector in me as well. I'm also a sucker for liner notes as well:P

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#3 Emerald_Warrior
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The disc for me, no doubt. The only time I like going with a digital copy is if the physical copy is either ridiculously expensive or very hard to find. But for only $5 more, it's definetly worth it. If you ever tire of the game you can sell it or trade it. You can't do that with a digital copy.

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#4 LankyKong
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Disk/cartridge. When I'm done with it, or if I don't like the game I can sell it.

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#5 xWoW_Rougex
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It depends how easily obtained the analog version is. I'd rather not wait one week for a mail just for a more expensive version of a game I could download for cheaper price in one hour...

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#6 Darkman2007
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if its just 5 dollars (ie £3) then I don't mind paying extra for the physical copy

if the physical copy was an extremely expensive game , I would get the digital one.

for instance, if Radiant Silvergun gets released on PSN, I would buy it because the physical copy costs alot.

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#7 0diN_7
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The physical copy because I like collecting them and building on to my library. It just doesn't seem good enough to have a game saved to ahard drive.

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#8 Eikichi-Onizuka
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A few factors can can change for me. PC I always go digital, same for PS1 games now so I can play on PS3 or PSP(though most games I've bought on PSN I already had and kept the physical copy), and for cartridges I get them on VC if I want to play multiplayer(since who I play with has a wii), cartridge otherwise.
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#9 Second_Rook
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I get digital. I never even consider physical copies of anything older than last gen.
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#10 Darkman2007
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I get digital. I never even consider physical copies of anything older than last gen. Second_Rook
why is anything older then last gen out of the question? any particular reason?
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#11 Second_Rook
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[QUOTE="Second_Rook"]I get digital. I never even consider physical copies of anything older than last gen. Darkman2007
why is anything older then last gen out of the question? any particular reason?

Just accessibility really. It's not that I wouldn't get a cart or disc should I happen to come across something rare or that I really want. But my main gaming now is done on a ps3 so I'll even get a digital copy of a game that I already have just to put it on PSP or the convenience of playing it right from the menu.

Also I still own my consoles from last gen, many of the older ones I have sold or given away, so in a lot of cases digital is my only option.

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#12 JuarN18
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The physical copy because I like collecting them and building on to my library. It just doesn't seem good enough to have a game saved to ahard drive.

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yeah, i agree :P i even like those PC games with big cardboard boxes because they look so cool
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#13 Megavideogamer
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I'm a collector So the physical media will always win.

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#14 superdum2
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i never download

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#15 Xenogears_Rocks
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The actually disc for me! I'm a collector and I don't like downloads really much at all! The extra 5 is well worth it!
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#16 deactivated-57ad0e5285d73
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Digital, if you own a psp. For me, that is the best thing about the psp.

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#17 kit352
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i will always buy the physical game. digital is never an option for me even if its way cheaper which ironically it usually isnt.
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#18 deactivated-57ad0e5285d73
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i will always buy the physical game. digital is never an option for me even if its way cheaper which ironically it usually isnt.kit352

What about when the digital version offers more? Say you buy a 50+ hour rpg. The ability to play at home, and then take it on the road, does not interest you?

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#19 M3tr4nk0
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With the exception of PC games, I usually prefer having a physical copy.

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#20 Darkman2007
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With the exception of PC games, I usually prefer having a physical copy.

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pretty much my opinion yesterday

I bought GTA1/2/3/VC/SA from Steam because they were on offer for £5 combined

its those kinds of deals where the digital copies are better

and yes, all of the PC versions of the GTA games are better then the PS1/PS2 versions (VC and SA look great in high res)

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#21 hurriflash
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Digital is a mess

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#22 kit352
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my main problem with digital is it gets useless over time. any game thats bought digitaly is essentially useless next gen. i like being able to pop in a game and play it even the old ones. plus i actually like to display them. digital just ruins game collecting in my mind.
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#23 Talldude80
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the Disc version is cheaper than $10 on Amazon FYI. I see it for as cheap as $3 (ps1). Where did u get $15? Disc is always better and nearly always cheaper. Once in a while you'll pay more for the disc, but at least you can share it with friends. a digital purchase is final and usually a ripoff.

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#24 ImBananas
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Disc/Cartidge, I'm a fan of owning the ORIGINAL media of which something appeared on, so I can show the box to people and stuff.