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Increase In Digital Distribution To Have Impact In 2010?

You know, a whole lot of video games get released every year. This means that shelf space will become a definite premium very soon...

According to figures from EEDAR's GamePulse service, analyst Jesse Divnich told GameSpot that the market saw 1,099 new titles across all platforms in 2009, which is nearly identical to the 1,092 that launched in 2008. But there's a lot more to these numbers, as there usually is when dealing with statistics. Said Divnich:

"For just the current generation home consoles (PS3/360/Wii), 2009's release quantities increase the total availability of games to consumers by 55 percent. Unless retail shelf space grows by the same amount--and it isn't--than the retail shelf life for an average game decreases dramatically. Additionally, each year there are at least 50 games that achieve a permanent spot on retail shelves (Greatest Hits, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc.), which decreases the total amount of retail space available for newer titles."

Yeah, we've noticed sixty-five million empty boxes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on GameStop store shelves. Furthermore, because the number of releases is a little out of whack with the recent year-over-year growth (which wasn't much), every released game will face a stiffer battle to obtain the consumer's increasingly valuable dollar. And while the DS and Wii saw significant rises in the number of releases, the PS3 and Xbox 360 remained mostly flat, and Divnich attributes this to the big rise in downloadable content and digital distribution. Not only are more games being released without the standard disc and box, but developers are also spending more time with digital content overall. This could lead to a drop in the total number of games on store shelves; Divnich expects a 5-8% drop in this category in 2010.

Basically, we could already be looking at the initial decline of physical media in the industry, although most analysts will tell you we've still got a ways to go before digital becomes the accepted means of distribution.

12/23/2009 9:08:44 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (103 posts)

kevinater321
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:05:14 PM
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Yeah of course it will be bigger and better in 2010.

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Akuma07
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:33:37 PM

I do not think it will happen.

and will NOT support any and all publishers who distribute big game titles via digital distribution.



we dont ALL live in the USA you know publishers.

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Charger7302
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:05:39 PM
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They should stop telling us this and instead tell the Internet providers. Because if we really are too move into digital only games than attnt and all the other Internet providers need to upgrade and increase download speeds. And unless something like verison fios becomes the norm I don't see people buying digitable copies of games over physical media.

Especially after videogames ditch DVD and go for Blu-Ray. Anyone want to download a 40 gig or more game with current speeds?

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www
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:44:08 AM

You nailed it!

The friggin ISPs is the problem unless SONY and MS can offer their own built in modem and internet connection to cater for gaming needs right outta the box, if possible! And pay them yearly rather than paying the isp and paying for LIVE in addition.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:19:30 PM

Hammer time!

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Xbox_Killer
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:10:16 PM
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Say no to digital. Just say no.

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Charger7302
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:38:50 PM

If only they had car bumpers stickers that said that.

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Xbox_Killer
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:45:05 PM

I'd buy one.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:41:06 AM

You're insane, digital is the way to go. Quicker, cheaper, win win.

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oldmike
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:16:23 AM

whats cheeper about it

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:23:54 AM

Um let's see...Um........oh YA

The PRICE, what the hell do you think?

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G8GTdriver
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:06:04 AM

No bumper sticker for me.

How is it cheaper? I thought, so far atleast, they have charged the same for download as they have for disc form?

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:15:47 AM

Digital isnt cheaper. Even if they knock 10% off the price to download a game vs buying the disc in the end its not cheaper. Physical media has resale value, and that can be worth about %50 of the game's original cost. You cant sell or trade in a download.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:30:55 AM

Um every game I've downloaded via digital has either been ONLY available in that format or has been reduced in price to the point you'd have to be crazy not to think about downloading it. Case in point would be getting Fallout3 for 10 dollars, Stalker for 5 dollars. Also you're logic is flawed because not everyone buys a game assuming they will be reselling it down the road a few weeks after purchase.

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Geobaldi
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 12:14:07 AM

And Steam has some insane prices on the games right now during the Holiday sale they're having.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 12:29:25 AM

Hell ya, they have the Rockstar collection for under 50 dollars, many games for 80% off.

Have fun finding deals like this at Gamestop.

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Fane1024
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @ 3:40:04 PM

You do all realize that all games are "digital"? ;)

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Geobaldi
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 1:16:05 AM

Yep we know. And lots of purchases have been made so far.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 10:51:08 PM
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Digital distribution is a joke.

I download the Bayonetta demo and it took me 1 hour, my internet speed ain't like those in the US.

For casual games like Fat Princess or Shatter it's fine.

But no for games that should be physically distributed.
I wouldn't want to have a digital copy of Final Fantasy XV.

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Charger7302
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:11:59 PM

I live in the US and it took more than an hour to download the bayonetta demo.
Do you remember the recent demo for ratchet and clank took me more than 3 hour to download. And I'm signed onto ATnT "high speed" Internet.

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hellish_devil
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:24:08 AM

Yeah, I don't live in the US either, and I remember that my system update took like 6 hours (I don't do many updates)

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:44:03 PM
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Hard copy > Digital

Don't listen to these "sources"
Though I do like the PSN games

Overall though Hard copy > Digital

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Highlander
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:00:11 AM

PSN games count as games if there are 100 PSN games this year, then that's 100 games that might otherwise have seen a budget physical release, or simply not exist. Either way Digital distribution is already reducing the number of physical releases.

Just look at all the PSP games available.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:44:44 PM
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They can toot the digital distribution horn all they want, but no one is listening. Just ask the PSP Go.

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Charger7302
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:04:36 AM

Actually I don't think it's the "digital only" aspect that's killing the go, it's the heavy price tag it's carrying. 250 bucks for a psp is alot of money especially when you consider that for 50 bucks more you can buy a ps3.

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___________
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:50:05 PM
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yup and pink fairies will be delivering my christams presents tomorrow ;)

i seriously cant see where these people are coming from, maybe they live in tokyo and are ritch and because of that they think internet access is the same everywhere as it is there.
well heres a news flash for ya.
ITS NOT!

yesterday i downloaded little big planet and assassins creed bloodlines off the PSN.
2.5GBs and guess how long it took me?
6 frigging hours!
if it takes me 6 frigging hours to download 2.5GBs imagine how long it would take me to download a full ps3 game which are normally 20GBs or more.
ive said this a million times.
why is society so lazy these days?
people would rather download a game eating up their download usage, taking 6 hours to download and if your HDD bites the dust you have to do that all again.
over just spending 5 minutes going to the shops.
hell EB now offers home delivery so use your CC and you can sit at home and have your game within 24 hours of payment.
society always takes the easy road out, even though in the long run its the hardest road.
why are people so short sighted?
go to the store and have no problems, nothing can go wrong.
download it and a million things can go wrong.
so they chose to download it.

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Highlander
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:01:00 AM

You just made the case against digital distribution of HD video. Congratulations....

;)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:45:43 AM

I'm praying to the fake baby jesus that you're murdered over the Holiday Season Mr. Nobody.

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oldmike
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:45:16 AM

umm that whoud be a ban right there

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:51:31 AM

Why, I'm not allowed to pray to a fake god knowing it will have ZERO impact on the future?

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___________
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:53:35 AM

god LV your a asshole!
anyway same to you, and say hello to my friend when you get there.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:31:37 AM

Blank boy, you're complaining about something you yourself just did.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:28:05 AM

Hence the praying to sweet ole baby jesus.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:23:25 AM
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The day games go 100% digital is the day I stop playing games. New ones anyways. Games like MGS4, Uncharted 2 and FFXIII will cease to exist.

Kaz Hairi has a point. Well go out and have a week of binge drinking while we wait for our 50gb game to download. No thanks.

Seems like a easy way for devs to cut costs while still charging us $60 bucks for a game. Just look at the ridiculous prices of the minis and some of the old psp games in their digital form. What's Ratchet and Clank psp going for on PSN? 20 plus dollars? I can get a hard copy on amazon for $15.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:44:19 AM

It used to take me an hour to download an mp3 back in 1999. Now I'm able to download GTA4 on Steam in under 2 hours. You need to realize that the speed of downloading has quickly been catching up to the size of data.

Also keep in mind that apps like Steam allow users to pre download games before their release date. I downloaded the 3+gigs that make up L4D2 2 weeks before it ever came out. So I actually was able to sit down and play the game before anyone that chose to drive to the store and pick it up. Oh and it cost me 15 dollars less on Steam than it did at Gamestop.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:42:34 AM

Comcast tells me I get 16mbps. It's more like 5 on good days. Takes me an hour to download a gig or two. I just bought a Bjork CD and ripped it to my iPod. When I opened up my box of CDs I've collected to add my new Bjork to the collection it was glorious! Haha I wouldn't mind having the choice as we do now with some PSN and PSP games. I just wouldn't want to lose the option for a hard copy. Peace of mind I suppose. Nice know if I lose my data I have the CD, game or DVD in hand for back up. I still collect vinyls, would suck if everything went all digital and no physical. Not too worried. Mp3s were said to be the CD killer. But they are still readily available.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:46:44 AM

All my music is in digital form (Well over a TB) and as far as PC gaming goes all my games are automatically backed up through Steam and External HD if I ever lose anything or use a different PC.

I'm just a good example of someone with the ability to download a lot and fast, I don't see why I shouldn't have the choice of doing so.

It is nice to see the old games on my shelves but I wonder how many will work in 20 years. CD/DVD/Cartridges don't have a very long lifespan.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:59:13 AM

My god over a TB in music! Ha I can't even imagine how many songs that is. I have a 80gb iPod and only 40is being used. That like 7500 songs or so.

Some one with your equipment and service speeds is a good candidate for digital delivery. I am not quite there. Ha my sad little 1TB iMac and "16mbps" speeds limits the amount I can download. And your right choice is good. I suppose in twenty years we may not be able to play our old games on our old hardware. Hard to imagine games will continue to get bigger and better if devs are forced to limit the size of their games for digital deliveries sake. Maybe I'm just getting old. Ha! Old man wants to hold onto his turntable and vinyls.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:06:17 AM

My biggest worry is as the size of games increases and the budgets the wait for them increases. The wait in between FF12 and 13 will be short compared to what the future holds.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:09:03 AM

You think well see Final Fantasy XV this gen?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:14:27 AM

Nope. FFX was only a year or so after the PS2 made it to the States while FF13 is well beyond that point. With XIV and Versus coming out down the road I don't see it happening. I hope so though.

I hope I enjoy the battle system in XIII, I loved XII's battle system far more than X.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:22:50 AM

Is the system in XIII close to what XII's was? I read your only allowed to control on character and at random. I liked XII's too. A lot more then I thought I would.

Man too bad I'd like to see FFXV too.

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:29:00 AM

It's kinda like FFXII in a way. Though now I think it focuses a lot more on combos. Also your HP gets refilled after every fight now I think. And there's no real MP anymore that I know of.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:30:28 AM

XIII is similar to X, it uses a form of the ATB.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:33:28 AM

Forgot to mention, Bjork is a great artist. I have all her CDS as well. My top 5 artists/groups would be:

Enigma
Delerium
Armin Van Buuren
ATB
Chicane

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:42:24 AM

X battle system was ok. XII was great. A lot of fun. Man I can wait for XIII.

My top artists/groups in no paticular order

NOFX
Radiohead
Bjork
Saves the Day
Bad Religion
Billy Holiday

I don't have all of Bjorks records yet, but I'm working on it.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:45:48 AM

Your list doesn't count; you put 6 instead of 5 artists/groups. :)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:46:59 AM
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I'm all for the Digital movement. Anyone against it can get the f-u-c-k out.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:03:39 AM

Limited, how big is your harddrive for gods sakes?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:05:37 AM

500 gig for my PS3
4 TB for my PC (not counting Externals)
320gig for my Notebook
8 gig for my Phone
32gig for my PSP

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:12:58 AM

I'm against digital and you.

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Highlander
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:21:37 AM

@LV - I hope you have good backups, or you'll spend the rest of your life downloading it all again when your 4TB system has a failure.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:24:52 AM

Everything is backed up atleast Twice Highlander. I learned my lesson in the summer of 2003 when I lost an 80gig HD. Ever since then I've been a backup whore, no worries on my end.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:26:54 AM

@Xbox_Killer

I could give 2shi-ts if you're against me, you're rather narrow minded if you're against another form of media distribution that allows for game developers like PJ to release games.

I'll be enjoying PJ Shooter, guess you wont since you're against it.

IDIOT.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:31:01 AM

Out of all the games on the PSN, you bring up PixelJunk Shooter. You can have that game.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:33:18 AM

As a collector, I've been adamant about saying "NO" to DL games, and I shall remain adamant.

I want my collection out there to see, all my game boxes with cover art just the way I have it now, all there in alphabetical physical format.

I don't want a bunch of flash drives sitting on my shelves, all in a row looking like a bunch of fugly ducklings.

Nor do I want bunch of frigging drives that I'll have to figure what games are on which frigging flash drives either.

Also my 756 DSL was slow as molasses in January, so I've just upgraded to their highest DSL(supposedly 3x faster) and the Bayonetta demo still took me almost 2 hours to DL(and I just can't afford Comcast or Verizon's FIOS).

And as others here have already stated, DL shouldn't cost anywhere near the price of of physical discs!
There's no discs for them to buy, therefore there's no pressing cost, no casing or manual, no cover art, no cartons, no shipping, etc, etc. So why are they still trying to squeeze the wallets dry of the very same consumers that are keeping them in business?

So these companies need to give us the choice of going either physical discs or DL(for those who really like the DL idea.
And if not, then I say screw you & your full game DL!


@LV,
I'm gonna get the f-u-c-k right out now
(but I'll be right back after 3 quick shakes)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:34:08 AM

@Xbox_Killer

I brought up my most recent purchase and a game that's been getting AMAZING reviews.

With your ignorant stance I could have brought up ANY game since you're against digital completely.

Ya, you're an idiot.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:37:26 AM

@BikerSaint

Of course there should be a choice, I've never said it should be one way or the other. Those speaking out against digital media are being extremely narrow minded.

As I already pointed out I was able to not only buy a game for cheaper digitally but play it before anyone that bought it's physical form.

I understand you're all about the collecting aspect, I am too when it comes to FF but other than that I don't care. I have GREAT download speeds, no caps, and the PSN continues to offer games that can only be found digitally.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:39:38 AM

@LimitedVertigo

Life is simple unless you make it confusing.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:42:42 AM

@Xbox_Killer

Replying with a random quote that has nothing to do with the topic being discussed just further proves your stupidity and inability to grasp simple arguments.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:45:09 AM

@LimitedVertigo

You cannot limit love, unless you lack understanding.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:48:33 AM

@Xbox_Killer

Typical poster on here, you're unable to prove your point or make a valid argument against mine so you give up and just flood the comment section with BS. I mean christ, this isn't politics just videogames and you're unable to have a conversation. Pretty sad.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:49:26 AM

Limited,

I'm not 100% against it. You make good points in support of it. For some games i wouldn't mind digital, but big stuff like FF or MGS I'd like a physical.

Ha don't worry about Xbox killer. He usually doesn't make sense. I mean, he think Max Payne is a better game then Final Fantasy. Gimme a break.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:51:07 AM

@LimitedVertigo

How could something know death if it never knew life?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:52:18 AM

His name says it all, he's just an idiot fanboy.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:54:07 AM

@LimitedVertigo

I Tried to paint the walls with my brains
but the gun jammed. At my first shoot out I stayed everyone ran.

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:01:51 AM

"I hope you have good backups, or you'll spend the rest of your life downloading it all again when your 4TB system has a failure."

That's where the online backup companies like Carbonite and Mozy come in. For a modest fee they'll back up everything on your hard drive so when the inivitable happens, and it will, you can just download it all again.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:02:27 AM

@Jawknee

Max Payne is better.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:06:59 AM

What ever you say cutie pie. :)

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:11:22 AM

"Max Payne is better"

Better used as a coaster.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:15:52 AM

I suggest you both do what I've decided and ignore the xbox guy. Replying just feeds his idiocy, we need to kill it and make him go away.

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Xbox_Killer
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:17:36 AM

@LimitedVertigo

Your the idiot that started it.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:26:00 AM

Calling me an idiot and in the same sentence miss using the word your isn't helping your argument.

Go ahead and edit it, hell edit all your comments if you wish. I've continued to engage in an argument related to the article while you have done nothing but act like a total fool and finish by displaying your inability to write past the 4th grade level.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 8:38:23 AM

STOP.

Limited, YOU were the first one to flame and the original comment was destined to cause problems. Cool off.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:34:09 AM

Actually my first post was not a flame but rather a broad statement meant for the movement against change. The same people against digital are against choice and the reduction of choice leads to higher prices and fewer outlets for smaller companies to hit the market.

Whereas Xbox was just flaming to flame and offered nothing but spam.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:22:53 PM

Yeah, not what I see. I see someone making a purposely inflammatory "everyone who doesn't agree can get the fu** out" comment," whether it was sarcastic or all in good fun or not.

Then I see a post where you called someone an idiot before any other name-calling began.

Maybe I'll just repeat myself again: STOP.

XboxKiller: No senseless spam posts.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 12/24/2009 12:23:45 PM

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:50:00 PM

Correct I called him an idiot. His comment SCREAMED of idiocy. He made a point with ZERO reasoning to back it and than said he was against me with ZERO reasoning behind it.


Stopped

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oldmike
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:30:56 AM
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lets all rember this most likely couts all the iphone games

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:54:34 AM

couts? I don't get it.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:24:35 PM

Scouts?

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:51:04 AM
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I too am all for digital distribution. I've slowly been getting rid of my physical collection. I just don't need all that stuff lying around anymore. Though the really special stuff like the Lunar boxes and so on will stay here with me.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:55:23 AM

I love you.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:59:23 AM

Geobald, don't need that stuff lying around anymore? The games take up the least room. I find what takes up the most room are all the guitars, drums, microphones, turn tables, wheels, and god knows what else I have forgotten. I have two guitars, and that is enough for me. Oh, forgot about the two dance mats for DDR.

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Geobaldi
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 12:20:58 AM

When you have the collection size that I have, that started back in the Atari 2600 days, after 20+ years of buying countless games for various systems, you tend to run out of space eventually. Transferring them to the digital format allows me to clear up some of that space but allows me also to keep playing the game without having to go hunting on Ebay, garage sales, pawn shops, etc., to find it again.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:39:28 AM
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Hey, get a room!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:41:18 AM

That was only 2 shakes, bro!

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:42:51 AM

Haha

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LittleBigMidget
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:31:39 AM
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I'm with LV. I don't see anything wrong with digital distribution as long as we have access to a physical copy. *Goes back to PJ shooter*

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:06:58 PM

Damn, my crapper must be bugged

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RadioHeader
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:30:20 AM
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Is it really because there isn't the shelf space? Or is it because they'd rather give us nothing for our money, and eliminate the pesky 2nd hand market?

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flamefury42
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 5:37:17 AM
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Wow, Sorry Limited Vertigo but you need to just stop commenting. You sound like someone that has no life and just posts intelligent statements because you have nothing else to do..Yeah you've been on here for too long. Listen we're all playstation fans and that's good and all. I don't mind if they do digital distribution, but I'm sticking to the hard copies.

And there's no need for a "get the f-u-c-k out".

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 10:26:23 AM

How exactly does someone come across as a person with no life if they post anything of intelligence? Seriously please re-read what you wrote and attempt at making sense of it.

Oh and everyone needs a little "get the f-u-c-k out" from time to time, it's called tough love.

Okay I'm off to work, oh lordy my terrible terrible life!

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 11:04:43 AM

Flamefury, I think I have figured Limited out. You brought up the fact that we are all playstation fans. Well, everyone needs an enemy. For years playstation fans percieved their enemy to be XBOX owners. Now that they are obviously defeated ;o) with no one to fight with anymore, a new war has sprung! Digital vs. physical, take your side!. Limited threw the first gauntlet, now everybody has picked up arms.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 2:48:35 PM

::Dancing around the ring::

"You aint so bad, you aint so bad"

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RustEDalex
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:23:16 PM
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For me the problem is how are the going to do special or collectors edition of digital only games. I still want my little book art and soundtracks and the extra stuff.

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photo K
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 12:27:21 PM
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sounds like is an issue with too many games coming out and not enough shelf space for them? that's not a problem to us gamers. most of us know about a game and where to get it even if its not on the shelf at Target or Walmart.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:10:28 PM
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LV,
You've got a Maypole over there?????
Damn, you just might be a tad older than I think
LOL

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:15:13 PM

I am half German, but no..I'm only 28.

Nice try.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:19:46 PM
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Hmmm, so what do I do....Do I keep buying physical discs or change to DL instead

1408 games taking up all my available space, all lined up on shelving units going down the hallway

or

60 flash drives on a 2 inch knick-knack shelf.


Nahhh, I'll keep buying discs(I can throw out furniture if I need more space)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:47:13 PM

You could do both like me. I think both forms of media can coexist. Too many people on here are acting like it's one or the other. I would LOVE to see your collection, especially since currently I've added to it :)

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 6:28:10 PM
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OK, you're still quite a young'en then, LOL

1/2 German also(dad's side hence the Schilling family name). The other 1/2, Italian mom. 57BTW

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @ 2:22:24 AM
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Yup, but I don't dare put it on the shelves with the others, it might just like hanging out a little too much with the other 846 of it's Playstation relatives, & just might not want to come back home, LMAO


BTW, had a chance to sample a taste & am liking it so far, just completed the 1st stage.


I'll have to take some collection pics & then email em out to ya(after the 1st of the year)

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Akuma07
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:37:58 PM
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This would be a massive stuff up by publishers to completely swap to digital distribution anytime soon.

It is not a viable option until unlimited download ISPs and high speed broadband connections are made available on a global scale.

They might save space, but the amount of people it would be cutting out of the equation is MASSIVE, the gaming industry would take a significant blow.

BTW it IS christmas, what about all those Xmas presents?
"hey son, merry christmas, i bought you GTA200 here you have to spend the next week downloading it"......"THANKS DAAAAAAAD"

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