RedEye9 wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 15:05:
Luke wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 04:38:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 11, 2015, 17:03:
Luke wrote on Oct 11, 2015, 16:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 11, 2015, 15:11:
The future is here.
is it hmm i see .. well what a future ....what a future , no media even tho the price is up , i guess people wanna be ###
You might prefer the stoneage, but digital delivery is all there is going to be in a few short years except for a few niche
You might prefer the stoneage
On some things yea , i still use a keyboard , a mouse and i guess you also do so who are you to say You might prefer the stoneage, I want to have a feeling i got something for the money instead of a code and a pdf file of a manual and some fucking skin for a gun or whatever....and the price is still if not higher for a shitty beta game here in the "future"
Digital delivery is here to stay. It's better for the environment, lower carbon footprint and all that jazz.
I don't know why you brought up mice and keyboards. I use a g602 mouse and ducky zero one with cherry mx browns. The boxes that these input devices came in had no sway on my decision, they were each ordered sight unseen, digitally, from the internet.
And the fact that that gaming companies can shunt costs that would've covered production of those dvd's onto the populace by way of raping their bandwidth and caps and saving buttloads of dosh, while still
keeping the price of the game artificially high even factoring in that huge reduced line-item costs for the physical media and buying shelf space.. well, I'm sure the decision is making someone at corporate rather rich, er... pleased.
And here I thought making manuals into .pdfs was a douche move. (hugs his Falcon 4 3-ring-bound cardboard encased manual from days of glory past).
It used to be cool to open up a new game. Those of us who've been around awhile know what's missing, and we're not seeing any quality of life improvement by way of the move to try to shove everything down 'teh intertoobs'. I still have my cloth maps from the various Ultima games, a few of the coins and manuals lying about, and way too much other stuff from various other games that made it feel
(subjective, I know, but still) that devs gave enough of a damn back in the day to try to give you more of an experience than just opening an box empty save for a game code.
I know, I know.. I get it. I'm officially old now. And as I sit here going in my head 'damnit, it was
better back in the day!', I join a long distinguished line of humans going back in time that were all sure in their head that they were right.
p.s.: murmer mumble global warming
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