• Jagex: Physical games retail gone within 10 years
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The last thing I bought retail was the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collectors Edition. And it was worth it. No e-book, e-download, e-crap version of it would replace the beauty of it. Oh and it came with the WoW TCG. I love TCG's.
[QUOTE=Chrille;34816228]Even console games?[/QUOTE] Considering how much console devs hate resells definitely. Things like XBLA and the PSN store will just become the sole outlet where you can buy the content on the console. Though I personally still buy the majority of my stuff retail (or well physical copies ordered of online stores) because it's still roughly 20% cheaper than steam on good days.
I like to look at a physical library, but Steam is offering so much good service (including ridiculous 75% off sales) it's hard to justify not buying from Steam instead. It's a real shame they don't offer you to get a physical copy for a few extra bucks, but that option would probably be more trouble than it's worth for Steam. So I sometimes buy Steam games and after a while when the price has dropped really low I buy a second physical copy if the game was really worth it.
The only time I buy physical copies of PC games is when I want the fancy case and collectables, like the X Superbox or Civ5, or when I see something dirt cheap in the bargan bins.
You know something is wrong when physical game costs less than digital one.
I really do hope PC games still release retail. They're as of now, still faster than downloading.
I bet Jagex will be gone in 10 years aswell.
If retail turns out cheaper than download for a certain game, I sometimes buy a physical version, like how recently I preordered my copy of ME3 from Amazon since it's cheaper than the Origin price (Origin asks for £35, I got mine for £30 on Amazon). I did a similar physical ordering for Skyrim, shaved off about £6-7 off the Steam price. But the last time I ever actually went into a store to buy a game was on impulse many months ago, buying Assassin's Creed 2 and Stalker: Radioactive Edition.
[QUOTE=Black;34816161]In my time, boy, we stored our games on CDs![/QUOTE] In my day we stored games on floppy. [img]http://gaminghistory101.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/floppy.jpg[/img] and cartridges
[QUOTE=ironman17;34817800]If retail turns out cheaper than download for a certain game, I sometimes buy a physical version, like how recently I preordered my copy of ME3 from Amazon since it's cheaper than the Origin price (Origin asks for £35, I got mine for £30 on Amazon). I did a similar physical ordering for Skyrim, shaved off about £6-7 off the Steam price. But the last time I ever actually went into a store to buy a game was on impulse many months ago, buying Assassin's Creed 2 and Stalker: Radioactive Edition.[/QUOTE] Same here, I can find games that activate on steam in bargain buckets for sometimes half the price. Origin is also a massive ripoff with SWTOR too, £40 digital and as low as £28 retail in some places
[QUOTE=Awesomecaek;34816197]I say 5. At least vast majority of it.[/QUOTE] No because of consoles
[QUOTE=frankie penis;34818010]Same here, I can find games that activate on steam in bargain buckets for sometimes half the price. Origin is also a massive ripoff with SWTOR too, £40 digital and as low as £28 retail in some places[/QUOTE] Steam's a ripoff with games plenty of times.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;34818102]Steam's a ripoff with games plenty of times.[/QUOTE] They do have those bank balance molesting sales though.
[QUOTE=MR-X;34817848]In my day we stored games on floppy. [img]http://gaminghistory101.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/floppy.jpg[/img] and cartridges[/QUOTE] *cough* My ZX Spectrum reads games from one of these [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BDCqpuwRnf4/TGLQLLCGYTI/AAAAAAAAGT0/afDN2xxKnPQ/s400/ultima+escape+mt+drash+tape.jpg[/img] :colbert:
I still buy physical PC games because I'm impatient as fuck
[QUOTE=geogzm;34818221]I still buy physical PC games because I'm impatient as fuck[/QUOTE] I buy them because I like looking at my collection on a shelf.
I buy physical games all the time, Steam's a ripoff when stuff isn't on sale. I hope to see more platforms like origin, (or even better - simple download services which don't even need a client) because otherwise Valve can run a shitty monopoly.
[QUOTE=geogzm;34818221]I still buy physical PC games because I'm impatient as fuck[/QUOTE] What's with some people here suggesting everyone has slow internet? Mine downloads games in like 30 minutes.
Has everyone really forgotten Valve is trying to incorporate Steam into the PS3? I really think even Sony sees the possibilities of a digital store.
[QUOTE=qwerty000;34816830]I buy physical copies because it's a lot cheaper[/QUOTE] Quoting to kinda clear things up: buying a physical copy is a lot cheaper in Russia (and some ex-USSR countries too IIRC). Steam recently lowered prices for us tho
I still buy a few retail games, just because i like having the boxes.
[QUOTE=elowin;34818379]I still buy a few retail games, just because i like having the boxes.[/QUOTE] I just gave you a box :wink:
I wonder if I can stock up on some relatively old games before they acquire an antique value.
Last physical game I bought was Morrowind :v:
[QUOTE=BrainDeath;34818266]I buy physical games all the time, Steam's a ripoff when stuff isn't on sale. I hope to see more platforms like origin, (or even better - simple download services which don't even need a client) because otherwise Valve can run a shitty monopoly.[/QUOTE] I'd rather have my eyes cut out of my head than have to use an EA service. Terrible company, will probably never buy from them again because of all this anti preowned bullshit they're pulling, trying to force me to buy the over priced new copies.
I still buy retail copies whenever I can. If I'm going to be dropping $60 on a game, I actually want something tangible for my money.
[QUOTE=qwerty000;34818314]Quoting to kinda clear things up: buying a physical copy is a lot cheaper in Russia (and some ex-USSR countries too IIRC). Steam recently lowered prices for us tho[/QUOTE]Fucking steam didn't lower shit for us even though we are ex-ussr country and get games from russia imported and sold. Localized russian retail game = $20, steam $66 (50 eur) I can buy three games for that price, come on now.
I like having a box because it shows that I bought this game on my book shelve but then again, 10 years from now, we will have 1Gbit/s Internet
I remember when we could buy games In dollar, now we pay in euro and it's even more expensive than dollar. Buying a newly released game on steam is pretty costly like 60 euro, its insane. You can buy the same damn thing in a shop for around 40 euro.
Last physical copy I bought was CoD 4, wow.
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