PSXE Poll Update: We Still Prefer Physical Media
The debate continues to rage: how do gamers feel about the seemingly inevitable switch to digital media that may be in full swing within the next few years?
Personally, I've already spoken about my stance on the issue, and while I can appreciate the benefits of digital downloads, I still think it isn't the same as having a physical, tangible video game collection. So it's kinda cool that the majority of you agree with me; most of you say it's "okay," but you still prefer disc-based media, and I'm guessing it's because you value your collections as highly as I do. However, perhaps it won't matter what we think; there may come a day when purchasing the latest and greatest video game will only be a matter of logging on to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace and hitting a few buttons. That's cool and all, but there will always be something special about having that case and keeping it in your collection, and perhaps a bit of pride in keeping your favorites in perfect mint condition. But at least we don't have to worry about a full takeover any time soon; analysts say it's not really feasible until the vast majority of consumers can have easy access (as easy as simply picking it up off a store shelf, basically).
This week's poll is expected: as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves released this past week and many of you have had sufficient time to get acquainted with it, what's your analysis of Naughty Dog's gem? Is it really one of the best games ever made, or is it very much overrated? Or something in between? Make your vote count and reward the developers as you see fit.
10/18/2009 9:37:17 PM Ben Dutka