Poll: Do you buy digital or physical games?
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All or mostly digital
36.36%
4 36.36%
All or mostly physical
18.18%
2 18.18%
About the same of each
36.36%
4 36.36%
I don't buy games at all
9.09%
1 9.09%
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Digital or physical?
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Cross-posted from the old board:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/the_coff...=70&t=3292

Traditionally, video games have been bought and sold in the form of physical copies (such as CDs and cartridges). However, in recent years, digital platforms (such as Steam and Origin) have risen and become a popular alternative. Do you use these, or do you tend to buy physical media?

These days, all of my purchases are digital. The last time I got a physical game was actually in 2011, when I got Total War: Shogun 2 on CD. I can't see this changing any time soon either - not least because my new laptop doesn't even have a CD drive :lol: !

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I kinda do a mixture. If I see it in the store may just buy it there. If I’m impatient download. Though certain games like say Zelda I’d buy physically.
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Small games or free games then digital. Any first party games that i really care about then physical. I always prefer physical games, i like having collections.
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Digital, since the game cartridge can't be lost.
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Physical games for me.
Not a fan of digital titles.
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Nearly all my video games are physical.
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I prefer to get physical copies, but with the onset of Steam, more and more games can't be bought that way. As a result, my collection is rather a mix.

I suppose the advantage of something like Steam is you don't have to haul around the physical copy, or worry about your disk drive corrupting. But on the other hand, it's a bit risky having all your games on an internet cloud service. Hey ho.
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Mostly digital, I'd rather have physical, but PC gaming isn't like that any more sadly.

Heck some times you can't even get a collector's edition on PC any more. A recent example is Borderlands 3, the collectors edition comes with some physical goods but is Xbox and PS4 only.

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It used to be just physical when I was still little. Now I buy digitally through steam and the nintendo eshop.
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If the game comes packed with goodies (such as a really good map folded inside the CD case) then I'd always prefer to buy the physical copy, but if it is something that offers no real advantage over owning this way, then I'd buy the digital copy.
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