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  • Physical versus Digital Media

    I will always include a dvd drive in any PC I build. The great thing about PC's is that you can play some really old games. So I will keep a drive to install old games.

    EchoGolfSierra
  • Physical versus Digital Media

    @Juxtapose said:
    @Sintacs How does GoG allow you to make back ups? You mean an online or offline back up?

    Their games are all DRM-free. You can download the game you buy, and depending on the size, it will typically be either a single .exe installer (ex. "install_game.exe" 520MB), or a .exe file plus one+ .bin files (ex. "install_game.exe" 1MB, "install_game.bin" 3GB). To install a game from those, you simply run the .exe file and you're good to play after, no need to be connected to any online services, no nee for any CD keys etc. You can back up your games by downloading the installers for them and tossing them on whatever you feel you'd want to for back-up purposes, burn em to discs, USB drives, cloud storage, etc. I haven't actually bothered with any back-ups of my GoG stuff yet, but I likely will with a USB drive in the next few months. GoG also has a client now similar to Steam, so you can use it to keep the newer releases features in their store up-to-date, and games installed via that client do not require it to be running to be played. The level of trust and the convenience born of it that GoG offers their customers is pretty great.

    @Doos said:
    I didn't even know you could buy physical games for PC's. Like, if you go buy a modern PC and piece it together, who includes a disc drive?

    I have two friends that just built monster PC's for their HTC Vive's and neither included a disc drive of any kind.

    It comes down to personal preference really, and whether or not you'll actually use it. My next PC will probably be disc drive-less, but I may consider getting an external USB drive, as I do still rip CD's, DVD's, and Bluray's occasionally, and have a few disc-based games that aren't available digitally (though I've ripped ISO's from most of them).

    Juxtapose
  • Cami and Free trade

    It's Skynet or Mad Max. Pick your poison!

    JuxtaposeEchoGolfSierra
  • Cami and Free trade

    Well, the writing is on the wall, isn't it? All manufacturing will move to where it's cheapest to produce. That area will enjoy what North America has for the last 100 years and those people will prosper until they start making too much and then the manufacturing will move again. Repeat until it's all robots all the time or we're killing each other for clean drinking water.

    VanishedNine
  • When is Voyeurism not Voyeurism

    I agree with the case with the London teacher. I'm not sure what all else is being talked about here. I haven't seen anything about cameras in change rooms and what not. Is there an article to link?

    As for the teacher. He was fired from his job for filming teen girls chests with a pen camera. Like, cleavage or tight sweaters. What basically anyone could see with their eyes, he captured on a camera. They couldn't prove he was trying to sell them or distribute or anything so he's being pervy and that's not really a crime.

    A fireable offense? Absolutely. But should he be doing jail time or convicted of child pornography?

    I dunno man.. that's a real fine line. Weird situation. Makes me feel weird.

    Juxtapose
  • Physical versus Digital Media

    I don't play on PC. So Steam sales don't do anything for me unless it's like an old school humble bundle.

    Resale on videogames is huge. I sell them on Kijiji and if you play through them in a week or two you easily recoup 75-80% of the cost. That doesn't include trading with friends either, which my group does. All buy a game, swap through them, sell, buy more games.

    I watch everything on my laptop as far as movies are concerned.

    Sound, visual quality, none of this means anything to me outside of video games. A movie is a story to me and nothing more. Unless something like Mad Max is happening, it's usually not worth the hassle.

    I care about sound in music, which is where, if able, I will buy direct from the band, digitally and get FLAC files. Listen on headphones and love it.

    I mean, if I really wanted to get wacky I'd buy a turntable and some bad ass senns, get that rich fullness but I trade ease of use over quality.. obviously.

    Juxtapose
  • Physical versus Digital Media

    @Doos said:
    I buy all video games (Unless I can't find them physical, Like Wolfenstein) physical because they have resale value.

    I do everything else digital. Movies, music, TV shows.

    When I see you guys post in the 'What Did you Buy Recently' thread with all your statues and collectors boxes and stuff I physically cringe. Not that I'm judging ya'll.. I just hate all that shit. I hate it so much that even when I bought 10 BluRays for $5 it was totally not worth it even at .50 a pop.

    When I want to watch something I want to point at it and click. I don't want an FBI warning, a menu, a trailer, anything. I want the movie I want to watch and I want it now. Right. Fucking. Now. Forget unwrapping that thing and putting it in the machine. I clicked a button. Entertain me.

    I'd go digital with games but the industry decided to be a bunch of 'charge full price' cunts about it so they can suck it. I'm not paying full price until I can trade that shit away afterwards.

    I dont get why youd buy physical copies of games then. As reselling a game gives you next to nothing. Collectibles on the other hand can net you more than you paid for it , if and when you decide to sell it.

    And going digital with gaming can be far better because many games go on sale , on steam huge sales. So thats why i dont care if i can re sell a game. usually when im done with it, either i got my value out of it, or it was so cheap that if i dont like it i dont care if i dont play it to completion.

    Movies are a bit different. I get physical copies now because i think that the quality in visuals is unmatched. 4K and 3D are incredible and even my old dvd movies get upscaled with my player and tv and look amazing. The refresh rate of my tv helps a lot in how a movie looks and playing a downloaded copy in 720 or 1080 P just doesnt look at good. Thats not even talking about the sound. You just wont get decent sound because of all the data lost through the digital version. Thats why when you download a movie its what 2 gigs? but a blu ray is 50? or more? Look at all the visual and audio data that is being lost .

    EchoGolfSierra
  • What did you Accomplish in Gaming Today?

    Yeah the gems really helped I spent a ton of money and upgraded the gold intelligence gems as much as i could and socketed 5 of them into my armour and it boosted me quite a bit. Then i did the same for a couple purple gems and got me regaining over 40,000 health per hit. along with my skeleton minions (7 of them) heal me every time they hit.

    I kind of want to see if i can complete more of the achievemnts beyond the 4 , but the requirements are pretty tough.

    EchoGolfSierraJuxtapose
  • When is Voyeurism not Voyeurism

    I like it!

    EchoGolfSierra
  • Physical versus Digital Media

    I buy all video games (Unless I can't find them physical, Like Wolfenstein) physical because they have resale value.

    I do everything else digital. Movies, music, TV shows.

    When I see you guys post in the 'What Did you Buy Recently' thread with all your statues and collectors boxes and stuff I physically cringe. Not that I'm judging ya'll.. I just hate all that shit. I hate it so much that even when I bought 10 BluRays for $5 it was totally not worth it even at .50 a pop.

    When I want to watch something I want to point at it and click. I don't want an FBI warning, a menu, a trailer, anything. I want the movie I want to watch and I want it now. Right. Fucking. Now. Forget unwrapping that thing and putting it in the machine. I clicked a button. Entertain me.

    I'd go digital with games but the industry decided to be a bunch of 'charge full price' cunts about it so they can suck it. I'm not paying full price until I can trade that shit away afterwards.

    Juxtapose