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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 21:48

UK - http://www.mcvuk.com...l-games/0132881

 

US - http://www.destructo...es-274838.phtml




#2 Bonfire

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 21:57

For consoles I do, but for the PC usually not.



#3 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 21:59

I'd agree with that, depending on the 'edition' of the game in question



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 22:02

Totally agree! I like having the physical medium for pc and or console.  Its a tangible and collectible commodity for what I have paid for, in as much the same way I prefer to pay for the magazine RetroGamer in paper version



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 22:09

I much prefer physical games for any console but for the PC, I leave it to Steam.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 22:10

I'm sure if eveyone had 100Mb Internet minimum, no one would care.



#7 perochan

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 22:10

For consoles I do, for PCs usually not.

 

same.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:56

I'm sure if eveyone had 100Mb Internet minimum, no one would care.

 

I have a 100Mbit connection, I still buy mostly physical disc games for consoles.



#9 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:59

I'm sure if eveyone had 100Mb Internet minimum, no one would care.

still no good if the server you're downloading from capped their upload to 20 kbs :p

#10 Torolol

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:41

i demand physical media for non multiplayer games,
but i would almost seeks for patches so said media wont be needed in my drive when i play the game.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:06

I prefer physical copy, but getting a physical copy is nigh impossible these days.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:33

I have a 100mb connection, but the only things I buy digital are things I know I'm going to replay. Physical is still King purely from being able to resell or trade in.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:54

I'd prefer to go all digital, it's just unfortunate that the costs make it seem like a bad idea. They've really gotta bring down the prices to have parity with the physical. It makes no sense for Titanfall to be £55 digital or £39 physical, as an example

#14 TheExperiment

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:05

I have 5mbit and I only buy digital.



#15 Steve B.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:25

Unless the game is available only digitally (Basically eShop exclusive titles) I will buy physical for my 3DS, whereas I happily purchase from Steam when on my PC.





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