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PostSubject: DC's Thought of the day! Digital Vs Retail launch night   Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:35 am

Ok so was listening too a podcast in work today and they mentioned that xbox was hoping to introduce a "pre-loaded games" for digital download which steam does at the moment I think, and basically what it does it let's you download a game 1-2 weeks before release but is locked from you playing, which results in less stress on the download servers and faster download times as not everyone is going too be trying to download the game at 12:01 on release night! Then once midnight hit the game becomes unlocked for you too play!

Now my question is: would this make you choose to go all digital I they decided too to do this or would the fact you can trade your games in, or whatever reason you choose retail over digital, stay the same!?

For me it takes so long too download a game and most of my new purchases comes from trading a game in is why I prefer to stay retail, but if they introduced this and I knew it was a game I would keep for a long time to the point it wasn't worth trading it I think I would defo do this as would save me a lot of time. But for the games I pick up once they been out for awhile I would stick with retail.

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PostSubject: Re: DC's Thought of the day! Digital Vs Retail launch night   Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:44 am

Well for me digital works out better because of the dual console benefits.

But for others the size of downloads is a major issue. Not only due to time but not everyone has unlimited broadband and may incure extra costs.

Also they need to bring down the price of digital games (I hear they are working on it).

One last thing is preorder exclusives. They need some of their own or to include them all with digital purchases. (Although that makes others non exclusive)

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PostSubject: Re: DC's Thought of the day! Digital Vs Retail launch night   Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:20 pm

I'm a collector so until they force us into all digital I will still be getting physical copies of games.
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PostSubject: Re: DC's Thought of the day! Digital Vs Retail launch night   Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:02 am

only way for me to go all digital is to lower the price and on certain games i like to do video unboxings
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PostSubject: Re: DC's Thought of the day! Digital Vs Retail launch night   Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:34 am

I can't say I'm opposed to digital releases, but like most have already said, they've got to get the prices down, or I'd just as soon have a hard copy in hand.

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