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    So, on the AS blog, someone asked LJ if there were going to be physical copies of MID and she said it was in the works but very limited...

    I'm just wondering what you all thinking of getting: Physical or Download?

    I have had some downloads and two bonus edition physical copies of the games in the past and now, I'm not sure what I feel like at the moment but when I get the sneak peeks of the game, I would probably get a download, although I do like physical copies...
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  • #2
    I'm going to get the physical copy of the game provided they don't run out before I can order it.

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    • #3
      My personal preference is the physical copies although I do see HeR's point in not making them. I'm sure it costs extra to make and since you can install the disk once and never need to touch it again its almost pointless. But I like to have all the copies of the games for my collection.

      Also, I had a digital copy of SEA and didn't realize that the download expires after a certain amount of time. When I got a new computer I had to buy the game again. So I'm not that thrilled if that is really going to be the only option moving forward.
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      • #4
        I'd prefer the physical copy as well. I'd be ok with it though if the game is download-only. Most games that I've played in recent years have been download-only, so I'm used to it. Still, it'd be a little sad to see the physical ND game collection end. Good times. :')
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        • #5
          That was good that someone asked about it on the AS blog. Now we are aware of the limitations for physical copies.

          Like bbx3 mentioned, I like having the physical copy to include in my game collection. Since the download expires, I feel as though you may be "cheated" if you no longer have the digital downloaded file and need to purchase the game again. I did get the digital download for 1 or 2 games and didn't like it, ended up purchasing the physical game anyway. I will stick with the physical game and pre-order it.

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          • #6
            I don't download if I can help it. I have a few games that are download, but I thankfully haven't had any problems of having to repurchase the game. Still I prefer a disk. Although I only haven't had problems with my download because it's the type where you buy it and if you need to put it back onto your computer you just go to the games you've bought and put it back on your computer. (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to mention the name of the place, although it is a well known name)

            Makes me wonder though, if there are only a limited number of disks, for the people who want to wait to purchase the game a bit to see how it is and they possibly prefer a disk, will they be able to get one if they wait too long?
            I personally wanted to wait a bit to buy MID and see how people liked it and how the possible motion sickness was going to be, but if I wait too long a disk might not be possible from the sound of things which is kinda disappointing. Although I do understand why it would be easier to not have a disk.
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            • #7
              My entire collection is the physical copies. Not only do I want go get the physical copy to keep my collection complete, but I play my ND games on an old computer that I only use for the games and it isn't connected to the Internet.
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              • #8
                Physical (I don't care for downloads)

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                • #9
                  I will probably get a download version, with the strategy guide.
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                  • #10
                    Physical copy, definitely. I wouldn't mind going the download route if we were guaranteed the ability to re-download whenever we want without limitation, like GOG games. But I don't want to pay full price for a game and then be limited in the number of times I can download it or in the amount of time I have in which to download it. If I pay for the game, it should be mine. I want access to it anytime I want, as much as I want.

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                    • #11
                      download, i live in a small apt in an expensive city and don't need any extra clutter. I just back up the installer on an external HD.

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                      • #12
                        Physical definitely. Even if HER switches to downloads only (which I hope they won't), I'll order the backup disc that someone mentioned was a work around on another thread. I could understand if they decide to only offer physical copies for those that preorder in the future to cut down on costs of buying physical games in bulk only to have them not sell.
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                        • #13
                          I'll be going with the physical copy. My ND games collection is a wreck (new vs. used copies, multiple different box/case sizes) but it is still complete.

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                            Wonder what they mean by limited? Pre-order only? Or a wait-list batch? I highly doubt it'll be in-stores to buy, like at Target or something, the usual place I went to buy games. Software aisles are a ghost of the past, nowadays, except in tax season. (Gah, aging!)

                            To answer-- Physical CD/DVD-ROM. I'm stubborn and set in my ways on this. I understand why download is becoming the standard-- but I like the actual disc and having the cover art in my hands to hold and collect. Also, no matter what-- except if you lose/damage the disc, you can install and play the game again, in perpetuity (provided said computer still has an compatible OS and disc-drive)-- which is probably another reason why things have changed to download/subscription only...

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                            • #15
                              I will only buy physical copies from Her. I have bought the majority of the download games with the extended warranty and I had to get a new laptop and I am not allowed access to any of the 30 games I bought.
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