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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 11:17 AM
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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

Hopefully not in my lifetime, but I do see it taking over eventually. I think Nintendo will still release physical media for their systems after Sony and MS move completely to digital, but even Nintendo will switch over at some point too.

Hell, even now, while we still have physical media, 90% of the time you still have to download gigs of the game anyway, either because they didn't put it all on the disc or there is a day one patch to make the damn thing actually play.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

nah. look at vinyl records. there's still a market for physical copies. collectability for one

i'm all digital for PC games (obviously)

but still a mix for ps4, mostly boxed

i'd still rather have a physical copy of a game unless it's something that doesn't have a physical copy for ps4 i.e psn download or similar
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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

so when your internet is down how can you game then if you have to stream the game to play. I dont think it would work out. I still love opening a brand new game and popping it in the system.



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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

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Video game streaming services are coming out soon. This means, to play a game, you just click the play button (like on YouTube). When streaming something, there is no such thing as updates, no such thing as hardware requirements, and a stream doesn't take up space on your hard drive. The stream playing depends on your Internet connection working.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think game streaming will eventually replace physical discs (and physical media entirely)?
No because of IPs, bandwidth limitations, and not everyone has good internet.

The question you should be asking is will digiral sales replace physical and the answer is yes. Because companies will save a lot of money not having to make all the plastic discs and cases.
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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

Hope not because

1) My internet is nowhere near good enough for it, I tried PSNow and my internet was having a stroke.
2) I like buying discs because I can trade them in after I am done playing. Or hand the game to someone else so he doesn't have to buy a copy

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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

I sure hope not. There's something about buying the game and taking the disc out for the first time that's way more special than just buying something through their online store.

Physical copies are my heart and soul.


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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

Of course it will, its not even debatable. You really think these triple ayyyyy companies are going to keep giving profit to physical shops if they can just keep it all in house online?

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nah. look at vinyl records. there's still a market for physical copies. collectability for one
Vinyls were replaced by tapes, tapes were replaced by CDs, CDs were replaced by MP3s.

It doesn't matter that you can still by CDs.

The question was specifically will it replace them, not erase them.

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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

I think it will eventually. Hopefully not anytime soon. I enjoy being able to beat a game and resell that game for however much money. I get some money and the gamer gets a game for cheaper than any store.

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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

People have been saying this is eminent for a decade. I don't believe STREAMING will ever replace physical copies. Streaming is too janky, people's internet connection strength is too inconsistent and gaming companies would be losing too many potential buyers who live in the bumfuck nowhere places of the world where internet isn't so crisp and powerful that streaming a game holds up for the 4 - 6 hours necessary to escape from the constant sensory deprivation of living in a cornfield.

I do think DIGITAL copies will soon replace physical copies but digital copies aren't the same as streaming games. I think digital has already outsold physical in Europe and I think that game companies typically do whatever they want when it comes to either cost cutting or profit gouging and that gamers will put up with it basically no matter what so I could see some big companies just diving right into digital only soon
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Re: Do you think video game streaming will eventually replace physical discs?

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so when your internet is down how can you game.
You can't, no more than you could play a YouTube video.

That is one of the negatives of streaming, it requires Internet.

No Internet = No YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, and other streaming services.
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