So it seems consoles are going digital.....

So what do you guys think?

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I'm not naive enough to think consoles have no digital games, but for the most part games are bought through retail.

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Stay cool....it really is a great feature.

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What are some of your concerns?  Having been a digital buyer for years now, I want to put your minds at ease.

 

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glorious isn't watching it evolve

plenty of games are on ps3 digital for ok prices... some games are day 1 digital, i don't think it happens on xbox as much because the option for digital is fine but I rather own a copy then rent one.

I hope not, I've always preferred to have physical copies.

Buy from gamestop or Bestbuy INSTEAD of Microsoft Market an download direct to your HD?  I would love to have that!! As long as they had the great savings or Sales, sure!

[quote user="ICN3D"]

So what do you guys think?

.

I'm not naive enough to think consoles have no digital games, but for the most part games are bought through retail.

.

Stay cool....it really is a great feature.

.

What are some of your concerns?  Having been a digital buyer for years now, I want to put your minds at ease.

[/quote]They are not going completely digital next gen, so it's not a concern for me, but apart from that, i have many digital games on iOS and have no problems accessing them...

I've been a Steam user since the release of Half-Life 2. The Steam content delivery service doesn't bother me as I can upgrade my PC and everything still works. Digital content for a console, however, would be limited to that specific console generation (this theory is formed by looking at console MFR's track record of not supporting BC). I'm a fan of going back and playing older games and my NES/SNES/Genesis see weekly use (currently playing through Earthbound on SNES). If the console's content servers get taken offline, then my games are gone (the XBox 360 doesn't offer a backup option to DVD-R like Steam offers).

If the console MFR were to announce a platform that all future consoles would be built upon and insure that purchased content would still be compatible, then I would be much more interested.

The pricing structure also needs to be adjusted. I bought Hitman Absolution on Steam for $16.99 a week after release. That kind of pricing makes me very happy.

I'm okay with it I guess, still I prefer a hard copy that way I know 100% that I own it and can always use it.

[quote user="Ascenion"]

I'm okay with it I guess, still I prefer a hard copy that way I know 100% that I own it and can always use it.

[/quote]I prefer disc's too, but i do not fear digital content as much as i used to, as long as it's not on a Microsoft machine, as they are far too strict with their DRM.

you all can use ur 360 digital games whenever u want simply back them up and the profile

[quote user="PhilMarck"]

you all can use ur 360 digital games whenever u want simply back them up and the profile

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