Pros & cons of downloadable games

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  1. Born in 1952
    Born in 1952 Guest

    Pros & cons of downloadable games


    The pros....1 You don't have to get off your couch to buy games

    2. You don't have to get off your couch to switch between games.

    The cons... 1 Downloadable games are more expensive to buy than the physical game.

    2 You can't resell off your old games you no longer play.

    3 When Live has its frequent issues your downloaded games are unavailable to play.

    4 Downloading large games may put you over your data cap and you may have to download the game more than once.

    5 You may need to purchase an external storage device to keep the games available to use adding to your costs.

    Feel free to add to this list, I've probably missed some of the Cons but as far as I can see not having to move off your couch is the only Pro

    :)
     
    Born in 1952, Aug 21, 2016
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  2. OUgroundGAME
    OUgroundGAME Guest
    OPTIONS, not a rant, just an observation.

    I love how Microsoft is the only company that can't design & package THEIR product how they see fit. Numerous products are made where we have zero say in options. You either like it & buy it, the pros for you outweigh the cons & you buy it, or you don't
    like it & don't buy it, or the cons outweigh the pros & you don't buy it.
     
    OUgroundGAME, Aug 21, 2016
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  3. Digital Vs. Physical

    Disc = 1 set of pros vs cons

    Digital = Another set of pros vs cons

    Which do you prefer = people bickering over petty differences in their preferences.
     
    A Blue Illusion, Aug 21, 2016
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  4. Farscape247
    Farscape247 Guest

    Pros & cons of downloadable games

    The pros....1 You don't have to get off your couch to buy games -
    agreed

    2. You don't have to get off your couch to switch between games. -
    agreed

    The cons... 1 Downloadable games are more expensive to buy than the physical game. -
    sometimes

    2 You can't resell off your old games you no longer play. -
    agreed

    3 When Live has its frequent issues your downloaded games are unavailable to play. -set offline then play as normal

    4 Downloading large games may put you over your data cap and you may have to download the game more than once. -
    affects some people, not me as unlimited

    5 You may need to purchase an external storage device to keep the games available to use adding to your costs. -
    same with disc based games then as they all install fully.

    6. with digital games you purchase the licence to use said game, after 3 years( or whichever they decide) they can make the game unavailable to download, has been this way since the beginning on most platforms for digital content
    and not alot of people know this (most companies keep them available though as to keep the people paying for more.

    Feel free to add to this list, I've probably missed some of the Cons but as far as I can see not having to move off your couch is the only Pro
     
    Farscape247, Aug 21, 2016
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  5. brandiesel1
    brandiesel1 Guest
    Other benefits of digital downloads is , you won't lose them or scratch them plus you save wear and tear on your disc drive.
     
    brandiesel1, Aug 21, 2016
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  6. Born in 1952
    Born in 1952 Guest
    Lose them or scratch them? That doesn't apply to me I don't have 12 year old's using my games. I've been gaming for over 35 years and I've never lost one or had any of them scratched. Wear and tear on your disc drive? I still have my original xbox console
    and I bought the 360 the first week it came out and they still works fine. I'm thinking you're reckless with games and consoles I look after my stuff. It's different I guess when mommy and daddy buy everything for you and will replace things you break.
     
    Born in 1952, Aug 21, 2016
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  7. brandiesel1
    brandiesel1 Guest
    Well lucky you. I have kids that use mine. Disc drives fail on these consoles all the time. Consider yourself lucky. I hear of people in ambassador chat with a failed disc drive nearly everyday.

    I'm stating other things that happen. I'm 41 and take very good care of my things. I don't scratch them and my disc drive never broke. Before you start making assumptions you should realize that not everyone else is careful like us.
     
    brandiesel1, Aug 21, 2016
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  8. Daft Badger
    Daft Badger Guest

    Pros & cons of downloadable games

    Only time I get up off my couch to get a physical copy of a game is when it comes through the letterbox.

    Don't get off my couch to buy one,just buy them online.

    I can manage the 20 feet or so from my couch to my front door.
     
    Daft Badger, Aug 21, 2016
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  9. brandiesel1
    brandiesel1 Guest
    I also get digital games way cheaper. Gamestop want €74.99 per new release. Cdkeys.com have digital codes for less than half.

    I used to only be a brick and mortar guy myself and hated digital. May 2015 I've gone all digital and I like it more. Changing discs seems so old and outdated now.

    I've been gaming since I was 4 so that's 37 years now. Digital games are better than using a disc or a cartridge. I don't need the 2 dollars Gamestop will give me for my trade-ins. I have better things to do than waste my time going there.

    If you use Gamestop and trade in games, you are doing it wrong.
     
    brandiesel1, Aug 22, 2016
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  10. This is the most asinine post I've seen in quite some time.
     
    Crafty-9F37DC1A-A075-41F6-9740-50B30F987653, Aug 23, 2016
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  11. Born in 1952
    Born in 1952 Guest
    Gamestop? There's no such animal where I live, We has a site called kijiji where we can sell anything and this is where I sell of my used games. Depending on how new the games are and how many of that title are being sold you can get a good return on your
    original costs. You already pay double for new games than I do, where you pay 74 pounds I pay 74 Canadian at todays exchange that = 43.4 pounds. The last game I sold was the COD Black ops 3 I sold it about a month after its release and I received 50 Canadian.
    That's far more than the $2 you get at Gamestop. I'd rather toss my game in the ocean than allow a rip off store to take advantage me like that. I just checked out Cdkeys.com and although some of the older titles are cheap the newer ones cost the same price
    if not more than Amazons, Walmart or Bestbuy. for instance Cdkeys.com has Forza2 on for $60.18 I bought it from the Microsoft store for $29.00 and Cdkeys.com has Borderlands on for $72.07 I payed $59 at Walmart. You may get games cheaper digitally because
    your physical copies cost you so much and you get ripped off re-selling your used titles. I was really referring to the MS store digital copies. 1 example is Forza 6 it's over 1 year old and they still want $74 and its not available on Cdkeys.com.
     
    Born in 1952, Aug 23, 2016
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  12. brandiesel1
    brandiesel1 Guest
    ^^ Digital prices are pretty expensive on the MS store. Cdkeys will have really short sales that you need to be alerted to. I usually have alerts sent to my phone. They had MGS IV on sale for €20.00 for 2 days only a week after it was released. I got AC
    Unity for €9.00. I got The Witcher 3 on pre-order for €50.00 instead of €69.99 on the MS store or €74.99 at the shop. Games are super expensive here in the store, but unless I fell like paying for them and having them shipped from England, then I need to buy
    digitally.
     
    brandiesel1, Aug 23, 2016
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  13. Pros & cons of downloadable games

    AmuricanPatriot, Aug 25, 2016
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  14. Farscape247
    Farscape247 Guest
    I've never paid more than £50 GBP for any game digital or disc. no point bringing in exchange rates.
     
    Farscape247, Aug 26, 2016
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  15. Elohmn
    Elohmn Guest
    [quote user="Daft Badger"]I can manage the 20 feet or so from my couch to my front door.[/quote]

    lol I'm lazy and this is by far a challenge. I cringe at the 3 feet from my bed to my TV.

    On Topic though, I'm not really seeing any benefit of Physical Media for myself. Buy Online (Physical oxymoron in itself) and wait for shipping or buy brick and mortar and arrive at midnight in the cold with people you don't want to be around. It takes up space,
    it gets lost (not talking days or months but decades), its a pointless remnant of past Media Content Delivery and many more negative traits.

    I have Unlimited Internet so no issue with that and I don't barter a Consumer Grade Product away as if it has monetary worth. For me the single most important aspect of Gaming is the experience itself. Not the trinkets of antiquity that come with it. Digital
    Media does this just fine with delivering the Content and I can enjoy the experience itself without the negatives of above.
     
    Elohmn, Nov 2, 2018
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  16. Dirty Loco Win User

    Please explain: Purchase Physical Game vs Download from Marketplace.

    [quote user="I Am Malice"]

    Download

    - Con: eats up massive storage space.

    [/quote]

    Actually, that's neither a pro or a con, because all games on the X1 (disc or download) have a compulsory install, so the storage is going to be used either way.
  17. NUKE Freeman Win User

    MW3 Pros and Cons

    Pros: ...Uhhhhhh...

    Cons: The Game.
  18. brandiesel1 Win User

    Pros & cons of downloadable games

    Well lucky you. I have kids that use mine. Disc drives fail on these consoles all the time. Consider yourself lucky. I hear of people in ambassador chat with a failed disc drive nearly everyday.

    I'm stating other things that happen. I'm 41 and take very good care of my things. I don't scratch them and my disc drive never broke. Before you start making assumptions you should realize that not everyone else is careful like us.
  19. Elohmn Win User

    Pros & cons of downloadable games

    [quote user="Daft Badger"]I can manage the 20 feet or so from my couch to my front door.[/quote]

    lol I'm lazy and this is by far a challenge. I cringe at the 3 feet from my bed to my TV.

    On Topic though, I'm not really seeing any benefit of Physical Media for myself. Buy Online (Physical oxymoron in itself) and wait for shipping or buy brick and mortar and arrive at midnight in the cold with people you don't want to be around. It takes up space,
    it gets lost (not talking days or months but decades), its a pointless remnant of past Media Content Delivery and many more negative traits.

    I have Unlimited Internet so no issue with that and I don't barter a Consumer Grade Product away as if it has monetary worth. For me the single most important aspect of Gaming is the experience itself. Not the trinkets of antiquity that come with it. Digital
    Media does this just fine with delivering the Content and I can enjoy the experience itself without the negatives of above.
  20. Daft Badger Win User

    Pros & cons of downloadable games

    Only time I get up off my couch to get a physical copy of a game is when it comes through the letterbox.

    Don't get off my couch to buy one,just buy them online.

    I can manage the 20 feet or so from my couch to my front door.
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