Christmas was an interesting day for console gamers who have been hardcore about digitally purchasing their content. With the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live both completely offline, many were unable to access their content offline, since digital games on both platforms require folks to “check in” and confirm that they own the content. Even someone like me, a guy who has been quite gung ho about digital games in the past, had to sit back and weight the benefits and setbacks of digital games after the crazy events of X-mas.
On today’s Nerdist: Play, we discuss the pros and cons of both digital and physical game content. But before we dive head-first into that, we’ll take a look at one player’s awesome, ninja-like approach to playing Far Cry 4.
I asked you guys on Twitter whether you prefer digital or physical game content, and here are some of the answers that didn’t make it into this episode:
@Malik4Play digital when its cheaper than physical. if same price, then gimme my damn cardboard
— Big Perm (@PermTrouble) January 5, 2015
@Malik4Play Physical copies, unless there’s a good offer on Steam
— Lenco H. (@L3nc0H) January 5, 2015
@Malik4Play Physical for the trade-in, digital for the ease if pre-load is available.
— Strandead Victor (@Klawtaurus) January 5, 2015
@Malik4Play physical copies for big games; don’t have the luxury of unlimited bandwidth
— Tyo (@boring_suburban) January 5, 2015
@Malik4Play digital for portable. physical for console
— Jowin (@iamjowin) January 5, 2015