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Old 11-19-2018, 03:00 PM   #21
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It is inevitable.
It doesn’t have to be.
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It is inevitable.
As long as there is a market for them games will continue to be available physically. People like you are the problem with comments like this:

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I prefer physical but since the future is digital I stopped buying physical a few years back.
The customers have more control over the market than the publishers. It's up to us to make sure that physical games keep being made.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:58 PM   #23
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Sums up Digital vs Physical pretty well.
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:02 PM   #24
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So you're saying Physical will win out in the end, like Neo did?
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:03 PM   #25
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So you're saying Physical will win out in the end, like Neo did?
As long as there's a market for it there will be someone around selling it. You can still buy audio cassettes these days and music is more digital than home video.

Digital just wants all physical media buyers to adopt digital, but they still resist.
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It is inevitable.
Not in my house it isn’t.
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:45 AM   #27
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You are not enjoying music unless you are playing them on Vinal or a CD.
You are not enjoying movies unless you are playing them on VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, UHD.


You are not enjoying gaming unless...

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It is inevitable.
not until every home in america has at least 50mbps of bandwidth will it happen
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Old 11-20-2018, 08:52 AM   #29
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It's not just and america thing though is it?

It's a global thing. They aren't just going to think ah we will only go digital in america because every house has fast enough internet, then continue selling physical in other countries because they haven't caught up yet.

The entire world will need to be on superfast fibre to go all digital.Of course that is if the corporations care that they could be locking out entire regions from content essentially making "3rd world" regions where they don't have or can afford fast internet speeds.

Chances are 5G or in some countries they already are using 6G wireless, that will take over home broadband speeds and technically it is available to anyone who wants it and better still companies don't have to spend money digging up streets to install new fibre.

My 4G speeds can already top my home broadband, the only downside is tiny data caps compared to truly unlimited home broadband and coverage.

I'm already consuming more than 300gb of data per month as it is and that's before I have to start downloading 100GB+ game files and downloading/streaming all of my 4K movies and TV shows.
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Elon Musk hinted at a new net infrastructure. Basically (paraphrasing) in a nutshell, you wouldn’t have to worry about where you live in the entire world, you’d get around 2-300mb/s.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:36 PM   #31
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In all fairness that guy is a douche who talks out of his ass often
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Elon Musk hinted at a new net infrastructure. Basically (paraphrasing) in a nutshell, you wouldn’t have to worry about where you live in the entire world, you’d get around 2-300mb/s.
Question is who will you pay for the privilege? Sure as hell wont be free, just look at what happened to the real Tesla and his plans for FREE energy, his corporate backing would have none of it and cut off his funding and he died a penniless old man whilst the government confiscated his lifes work.
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Question is who will you pay for the privilege? Sure as hell wont be free, just look at what happened to the real Tesla and his plans for FREE energy, his corporate backing would have none of it and cut off his funding and he died a penniless old man whilst the government confiscated his lifes work.
This, unfortunately. And given the prevalence of cell phones (more per household than computers/laptops these days), it will likely be cell companies tryiing to flaunt their 5G+ internet service packages as “all purpose.” And that scares the hell out of us here in Canada. The only 3 mobile companies are taking us to the f#cking cleaners just on cell phone service fees. A jump to include their internet as an an inclusive internet service would probably double or triple their rates!

As a point of reference, my wife and I pay $160/month for 2 lines with a shared 5GB/month data allowance.Yes, there are cheaper plans with different companies, but they all have terrible service (customer AND/OR technical). Also, not much cheaper to make up that difference in quality service.

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Old 11-20-2018, 02:23 PM   #34
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This, unfortunately. And given the prevalence of cell phones (more per household than computers/laptops these days), it will likely be cell companies tryiing to flaunt their 5G+ internet service packages as “all purpose.” And that scares the hell out of us here in Canada. The only 3 mobile companies are taking us to the f#cking cleaners just on cell phone service fees. A jump to include their internet as an an inclusive internet service would probably double or triple their rates!

As a point of reference, my wife and I pay $160/month for 2 lines with a shared 5GB/month data allowance.Yes, there are cheaper plans with different companies, but they all have terrible service (customer AND/OR technical). Also, not much cheaper to make up tyat difference in quality service.
Wow! That is shocking.

Here in the UK we have 4 main service providers; EE, Vodafone, 3 and o2. Then there are companies that piggyback off those networks; Tesco Mobile uses o2 Network for example, and Virgin piggyback off of EE network.

In terms of Data EE offer the widest coverage in the UK with the fastest 4G speeds. I can get upwards of 70Mbps down 20Mbps up in some locations.

Problem is that they offer tiny data caps on their contracts and they are expensive. For an iPhone XS for example you will pay £73 per month for 8gb data and unlimited calls and texts. £73 PER MONTH!

Or

You could take out a 100gb data plan and pay £88pm.

It's extortionate, granted the cost of the phone is extortionate too.

I decided to go with a piggyback company and I pay £10pm SIM only for 5gb of data and that barely sees me through a month.

You can get a limited time deal with Virgin Mobile though for unlimited data for £25pm but that is just for the SIM card no phone included. Of course there are limits like throttling if you use too much. Which is useless for people who want to use it to stream Netflix etc.

So yeah, I could see not needing a physical router for the home in the future, the internet will just be all around you all the time wherever you are, but at what price?
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We are a long, loooooooong way from the whole world having fast, affordable unlimited internet access. I cannot imagine any company ditching physical media completely any time soon.

However, it is clearly possible for people to go 100% digital if they want to, and if that's your choice, away you go, just remember: you don't actually own any of it.
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:15 PM   #36
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Question is who will you pay for the privilege? Sure as hell wont be free, just look at what happened to the real Tesla and his plans for FREE energy, his corporate backing would have none of it and cut off his funding and he died a penniless old man whilst the government confiscated his lifes work.
If it even becomes “real” it would probably cost double the rates we pay now just like his car company charges now.

If it doesn’t, well we’ll pay what we are used to now but with inflation of course.
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I'm not upgrading. I use mine almost exclusively as a media hub for watching my Hulu, Vudu, DVDs, Blu-rays and 4Ks. If they remove that disc drive then no more watching my discs. I'll keep my Xbox One S until it craps the bed.
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I hope this is just a rumor because if they do release a disc less XBox X than I can see them making their system for next gen that way too. I really hate to see them do a repeat of what happen at E3 with the whole DRM disaster. I'm really hoping MS has learned their lesson with that.
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Sony basically did this with the PSP Go and it was a flop. Maybe things have changed enough though that MS will have more luck.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:17 PM   #40
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That was a decade ago, when memory card prices were double or triple what they are today for a maximum 32gb of storage and the PSP wasn't ever exactly a flying success to begin with.

At least with this you can have 2TB+ storage for the same price it would have cost you or 32gb memory card back then lol
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