1. Post #81
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    June 2011
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    they've said this about the music industry for 10 years
    Though, alot of audiophiles still buy phyiscal. because you get better quality. Its like, 320 KBPS vs. 196. Or the numbers are something along that. Maybe 324?

  2. Post #82
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    January 2006
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    In my day we stored games on floppy.

    and cartridges
    I still remember having individual power switches for hardware, my case was made of oak (it caught fire once), and floppies doubled as coffee tables.

  3. Post #83
    caw caw motherfuckers
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    July 2007
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    I don't think physical media will ever completely die out... it may not be the norm in the future, but it's likely that there will always be a group of people that want a packaged product.

    I love box sets, especially when it's clear that there was extra effort put into their packaging. There's just something special about them.
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  4. Post #84
    PM ME FOR /TWO\ RUST KEYS!!
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    April 2011
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    Doesn't Jagex only publish or make free downloadable games?

  5. Post #85
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    In my day we stored games on floppy.



    and cartridges
    i remember in europe you couldn't get those legally.
    so my mum's coworker got Doom 1 and 2 bootleg floppy's during queens day in the netherlands.
    those were the days
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  6. Post #86
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    August 2009
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    Doesn't Jagex only publish or make free downloadable games?
    Yep. Honestly I wouldn't consider them a good source of predictions about the future of the industry, though I do agree with them to an extent on this one. Although currently I prefer to go out and get physical copies because it's still usually faster than downloading.

  7. Post #87
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    September 2008
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    Of course.
    Easier, cheaper and faster*.

    *depends where you live, your Internet connection and so on.

  8. Post #88
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    Though, alot of audiophiles still buy phyiscal. because you get better quality. Its like, 320 KBPS vs. 196. Or the numbers are something along that. Maybe 324?
    Well, that's sort of moot point. FLAC sounds exactly like the CD. Except most of the mainstream downloading services don't offer it. I think the biggest advantage is that collectors can display physical media much easier. And of course there is still vinyl.

  9. Post #89
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    i honestly prefer retail copies of games, specifically ones that aren't tied to things like Steam. the only reason i don't have as many retail copies of games is because of the constant Steam sales that retail stores just won't ever try to compete with.

  10. Post #90
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    September 2008
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    Though, alot of audiophiles still buy phyiscal. because you get better quality. Its like, 320 KBPS vs. 196. Or the numbers are something along that. Maybe 324?
    Eh, you can still get flac just not a lot of places.

  11. Post #91
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    In my time, boy, we stored our games on CDs!
    I had cartridges when I was a kid. now those were the days

  12. Post #92
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    November 2010
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    Doesn't Jagex only publish or make free downloadable games?
    yep, all of them are also shit
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  13. Post #93
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    April 2009
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    Just remember that as long as you're buying all your games through Steam or PSN or Origin, you're only one corporate handwave away from losing all your "property" forever. Every person that has installed Steam has agreed to let them ban you from using your legally purchased games at any time, for any reason.

  14. Post #94
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    December 2011
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    If it has any extra physical goodies I will of course buy a physical copy.

    Otherwise it's pointless really.
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  15. Post #95
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    Just remember that as long as you're buying all your games through Steam or PSN or Origin, you're only one corporate handwave away from losing all your "property" forever. Every person that has installed Steam has agreed to let them ban you from using your legally purchased games at any time, for any reason.
    And this will only get worse when they want to move to having you play your games on a cloud, such as onlive.

    Why would they do this? How can you pirate a game in-which your computer never touches any of its files.

  16. Post #96
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    August 2008
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    I love Box Art but digital copies are so much more convenient