Boxed vs Download
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September 11th, 2011, 12:53
Sometimes they release games in boxes that are twice as thick as a DVD-case (and about the same height as one). Still far smaller than they used to be.
Why did games come in these huge boxes anyway? They never filled them, not even when you bought complex simulators with 400page manuals.
Anyway, I prefer boxed copies. While CDs & DVDs do deteriorate over time, it still feels more "future proof". We don't know if steam/gamer's gate/impulse will be around in 10 years, and we don't know if they will (be forced to) remove older games. If these sites goes down, or if they remove the games, then everyone who have bought their games from them will end up not being able to play them any more. Also, from time to time, the manual is fun to read.
Also if I don't like a boxed game, I can just give it to a friend. Can't give a used Steam game to a friend.
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