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I refuse to go all digital

:icontheonenonlyyazzy:
TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
If I ever get the PS5, I WILL NOT BUY THE DIGITAL EDITION. If that day ever comes when all consoles go all digital, I’m out. I will be done with modern gaming forever.
Sorry, but I’d rather spent $500 dollars on a console that has a disc drive, and pay for physical games that I purchased with my own money fair and square, and that I can keep that copy of that game until the disc breaks and I buy a new one fifteen years down the line, than buy a box that only downloaded games and you don’t even get to keep those downloaded games forever. Because as soon as the PS5 servers ever goes down for the PS7, all of my games, the money I spent on those games, and the $400 I spent on the console will be all wasted. It’s better for me to buy something worth keeping and using for decades just like the SNES, PS1, Genesis, PS2, and GameCube (which are consoles I own and repair), than boy a useless box that will have zero games after the servers go down, and I feel like I’ve been scammed out of my $400.

All digital media can go screw itself
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stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever the game industry finally collapses, I can at least hold on my collection of physical copies to prove they exist.

Timespinner, _iCEY_, River City Girls, etc.
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believeinya Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2020
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You buy a computer and you dont want it to be digital ?

Stupid Me! 
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xendious Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Though at least with pc they are never gonna take the store down. Since pc doesn't have generations. The only difference between your new pc, aside from it having a newer version of windows, is it's faster. Delisted games can also be got though unofficial means as well not the case with consoles unless you can hack it you can easily hack most Nintendo consoles but PlayStations have never been easily hackable same with xbox.
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Zoltor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2020
I have a high end gaming PC, and I not only still prefer to game on console when viable, but if there's a physical version for a PC game that I want to play, I'll get the physical version.

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GrendalUnleashed Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020  Professional General Artist
I wrote code for sinclair games, was the first to use an Apple II to create 'artwork', so why do I now use a PC to play games rather than a dedicated Box?

Simple answer is cost.

All the consoles have a base capacity fixed by the hardware therin and to fix even the silliest of faults can be more than buying a new unit.

But a PC can out strip the same capacity for a fraction of the cost.
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Zoltor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020
Yea same here.

Luckily it doesn't seem like Nintendo will ever push for a all digital future(it will do nothing but devalue their trillian dollar IPs), and carts are infinitely better then this Blu-ray POS tech, that requires you to install games on a HD/SSD, which if you're going to have to install games, might as well just play on the PC..

The Internet infrastructure could be destroyed today, and most of my games would still be playable :)
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AleVesper Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The Internet infrastructure could be destroyed today, and most of my games would still be playable"

You and I think alike, good sir. :la:
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GameTrek Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020  Professional General Artist
Join the PC side of gameverse and together we will enjoy millions of titles via a SSD without spending a cent.

I mean seriously a Digital only edition. ROTFL.
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niotabunny Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020
I'm rather enjoying my free digital games I get thanks to Plus, but your choice.  disks are cool, I got quite a collection that I pop in and play, however playing digital is a bit smoother on the system vs the disk.  so it doesn't really matter with digital vs disk the space isn't going to change none.  and I rather like the extra storage space, those disks are nice, but they take up room I don't have to spare.
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BullMander Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020
Don't be done with gaming forever if things go all digital, just get older systems. Besides, the day that things go all digital will be the day when those older systems boost up in popularity because of the many people who dislike digital only consoles.  But yeah I agree, the 500$ version is the way to go. The price will exceed 500$ anyway for either system when the SSDs are taken into account too, so may as well get a system built with quality in mind and without having to rely on the internet for both single and multiplayer games. I know I wouldn't want to forgo all of my PS4 games that I have on disk either, kinda defeats the purpose of backwards compatibility then anyway.
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020   Digital Artist
I meant to say that, Iíll be done with modern gaming.
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Citrus-Chickadee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontroofsplz:

That, and if something happens to your system, well, too bad for you. Now you've just lost every single digital game you bought.
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020
That is a good point. These consoles are made to last a long time, but not forever.
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:iconxendious:
xendious Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Older consoles tend to last more then newer ones due to no moving parts or less moving parts like cartridge based systems. 
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2020   Digital Artist
Also let’s not forget that if your console dies and you wanna buy a new system, the same thing that happened to my PS2 and ended up getting a new one... if you have downloaded games on you all digital console that’ll end up getting delisted in stores, and won’t get deleted unless you delete them, guess what? Your console dies, all those games die too, and getting a new all digital system is worthless.

There ya go!
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2020   Digital Artist
Bottom line is, going all digital is a bad choice in the long run. I will never buy an all digital console, I’m sticking with all physical all the way.
You want more reasons why the PS5 all digital version is not worth it, go watch TetraNinja’s video on YouTube.
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TheCunningCondor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
I only purchase smaller indie games digitally since physical copies are harder to come by for them.
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Jphyper Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
Plus, the drives you store the downloaded games on fill up quickly, so you keep having to spend hundreds on external drives. With physical media, you don't have to put the whole game on a drive, which saves a lot of space.
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
I can delete any game on my PS4 and that saves me a lot of space. Plus I can reboot it again whenever I want and I can continue from that game where I left off on as long as I don’t delete the save file.
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Jphyper Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
When you delete a game off Xbox, it deletes the save files, too. I'm pretty sure they can be recovered from a cloud storage somewhere, but I've never tested this. There's also the issue of some games being data hogs with their save files, so keeping even that much may be problematic. For example, the save files for the Dragon Age games can be almost as big as the games themselves.
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TheCunningCondor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
If the ps5 really does have only 800gbs of storage, itll fill up almost immediately whether you buy digitally or physically. 
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Jphyper Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
Agreed, but digital exacerbates the problem.
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:iconthecunningcondor:
TheCunningCondor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
I mean its good to have options. As long as it isnt enforced, im cool. Plus, most would agree having all your pc games digitally is perfectly fine.
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
What are you talking about? You keep the digital games you purchase. They're stored on the system, not some playstation server. If the server goes down, you just don't delete your own digital games. It's as simple as that.
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
What about when they’re delisted by the company?
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
In the store yeah, that sucks. But if you download it before the delisting, it's not like you lose the game unless you purposefully delete it.
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
And the save storage filling up quickly? For discs, I can just delete the application to make room for other games, and put it back in and delete the other application if I feel the need to go back and play it after playing the other games.
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xendious Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
not a good solution if you don't have super fast internet that can download massive games in less then an hour for most people it takes hours if not a whole day to download a huge game.
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
I bought a 5TB external hard drive recently for around $60 (the price of a video game). All you have to do is plug it in and use it as an external storage. It's really not that difficult to figure this all out.
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Zoudai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where did you buy it from? An online store? Is it still listed at that price?
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020
I bought it off Amazon. I'd have to check again. But I think it was just around $60.
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:icontheonenonlyyazzy:
TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
Besides, that’ll fill up too eventually to the point I have to delete the already delisted games, and I have to spend more money on another hard drive which is not worth it.
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
How many big games do you buy? You do know 5TB won't fill up that quickly, right? Plus most PS4's have 1TB already.
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Zoudai Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm unfortunate enough to have only a 500GB model but I have plenty of external hard drives and SSDs to use so it's good
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TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
In the future.
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:icontheonenonlyyazzy:
TheOneNOnlyYazzy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020   Digital Artist
Still not going digital
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:iconthecunningcondor:
TheCunningCondor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
You keep the physical games too. Plus companies have the ability to remove their games from the store if they want i.e. P.T.
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020
Yeah, the store, not the console itself.
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Zoltor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2020
however it should be pointed out, if you ever get banned from PSN, for some dumb reason, you can't play gamed you DLed, even in singleplayer mode.
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TheCunningCondor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
But if hypothetically, you uninstall to make room, Or if the application data is somehow lost, you will be unable to reinstall.
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