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An interesting article concerning digital media

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:47 pm

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Just thought that you digital copy users should check this out.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20 ... -fees.html
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:16 pm

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Yeah, just noticed that shady download service when I got BF2142 the other day.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:29 pm

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The issue of storage and longevity is why I never pay for digital media; whether it be games, music, software, or anything else. If I'm paying money for something, I prefer to have a tangible, physical object that is there whenever I need it.
"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution."

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:30 pm

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Wat?

Just burn it after downloading.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:14 pm

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Well, I guess if you already have the downloaded version, it would be best to make a back-up on CD-R. But then you have the extra cost of the CD-R, which isn't really the best quality CD or case. I'd rather just get the actual product with the better quality packaging, paper manual/notes, etc. for what is most likely the same price.
"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution."

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:27 pm

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If you're not holding a pack of 10 DVD's next to your computer at all times, you should go to jail.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:05 pm

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CD-R or DVD-R, the same argument of packaging quality and documentation still stands. I am more involved with music than games or software, so CD popped into my head first. And yes, I do have packs of both CDs and DVDs right here next to my computer. Please do not shoot me. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:11 pm

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Burning is fine and dandy but what about this line from the article:
Electronic Arts claims that, since the downloaded files can't be backed up to a CD or DVD, they can be repeatedly downloaded, which is true until the six-month marker has passed.
That means that people are boned when buying EA games and such.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:31 am

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BlackDove wrote:If you're not holding a pack of 10 DVD's next to your computer at all times, you should go to jail.

Take me away. I can't afford a lawyer. :eek:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:40 pm

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Fenavian wrote:Burning is fine and dandy but what about this line from the article:
Electronic Arts claims that, since the downloaded files can't be backed up to a CD or DVD, they can be repeatedly downloaded, which is true until the six-month marker has passed.
That means that people are boned when buying EA games and such.


I haven't met a file I couldn't burn.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:39 pm

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BlackDove wrote:I haven't met a file I couldn't burn.


Likewise :D

As for physical copies, most of my boxes, packaging and liner notes get discarded anyways :eek:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:06 pm

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hmmmm, I usually buy physical copies.... though could you explain to me what this physical copy keeping means. I lose soooooooooo many of them. hehe But I do have DvD's ready to burn at any time.
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