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Physical media 17 56.67%
Digital releases 4 13.33%
Both 9 30.00%
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:07 AM   #1
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Do you prefer physical media or digital releases?

Do you prefer physical media or digital releases?
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:47 AM   #2
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Do you prefer physical media or digital releases?
I generally buy physical media. Mostly, in the case of 3DS games, because it can be found cheaper second-hand than the Nintendo eshop prices. It generally depends on whether something is exclusively digital, or whether the digital version is cheaper than the physical version.
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:20 AM   #3
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For games, physical. Because the Xbox, PS4, 3DS, Vita etc has limited drive storage.

For movies & musics - digital. Because I have vast storage and I like carrying large library around. Easy to add drop even. Physical media won't cut it.

So ultimately I prefer digital over physical. Physical medias will likely die away like Blockbuster and the Dodos did.
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:12 AM   #4
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Physical. Digital comics can never be signed or framed or really even sold second hand if money gets tight. Hard drives can crash. Cloud storage can be hacked. And actually, I own a ton of digital music files on Amazon but neither my ohone or tablet has the right player or passcode or some such that will allow me to download it to play it whereever I want. And its nice to be able to disconnect for a while too and throw a cd in the player and drive...

Never could understand the digital only types...

Had some digital comics I bought, computer crashed and I lost the files. Went to the website to download them all to my tablet and the site closed up shop. Could go to the site they're on now but I'd have to buy them again...

Print/physical media will never go away completely.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:59 AM   #5
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I would say physical... but I haven't bought a blu-ray in years.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:11 AM   #6
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I like being able to purchase things that live in the cloud, and then tangible copies to keep for me.

I do this a lot with comics. Buy digital to read, and then physical to collect.
(Because let's be honest, unless we can download DRM free, we don't own any digital media we buy. We rent it.)
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:04 AM   #7
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Cloud storage can be hacked.
It depends on what you're storing and whether it's something you wouldn't particularly want other people getting their hands on. Dropbox was hacked, but the passwords were encrypted and they forced password resets.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:03 AM   #8
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I buy music digitally, and I have been known to download the odd game from Steam or wherever, but for the most part, I still find disks more convenient than the cloud. Still, games are getting to the point now where you have to pretty-much download the whole thing again anyway, so maybe the disks don't make much sense anymore.

I much prefer movies on disk. There's no farting around, no need to back stuff up, or worry about connectivity, and all the audio tracks, subtitles, and extra features are in one place. Once I've bought a disk, I can watch it whenever I want; I don't have to worry about it vanishing at the end of the distributor's license period. Plus, it looks cool having loads of movies on a shelf.
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:40 PM   #9
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It depends on what you're storing and whether it's something you wouldn't particularly want other people getting their hands on. Dropbox was hacked, but the passwords were encrypted and they forced password resets.
There is also that little issue of things that either don't get backed up and/or the hosting site being shutdown... A friend had a digital comic that I paid to read and I didn't get them backed up before my computer crashed. Now the site is not up and running. I could always see if he would email them to me, but... space is an issue on my tablet.

Although, space is an issue in my home with my physical comics... haha
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:39 AM   #10
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I get my games physically because of the discount I get at Best Buy; if it wasn't for that, I would absolutely buy them digitally.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:42 AM   #11
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I like physical copies but Everything I do is digital nowdays so that gets my vote.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:43 AM   #12
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I like having my Movies Physical I always give my Digital Copies away.

I prefer having Comics Physical cause I like holding in my hands what I am reading. Trying to read on my computer a digital comic is weird.

I have Digital Music because its Easier and Itunes keeps it nice and organized.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:52 PM   #13
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I like having physical media, but also like building up my digital library, so when ever I get a new blu-ray I always register my digital copy.
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