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    Default Digital Distribution is Scary for Gamers

    Digital distribution is a scary future for the gaming industry. Not for publishers and marketplaces, but for consumers. While companies operating under the model of digital distribution may show it off as the land of sunshine, rainbows and roses, it’s a grim and unfortunate place for gamers.
    http://www.technobuffalo.com/blog/ga...medium=twitter

    I used to not like the idea of Digital Distribution. Funny... its all I use now. Its a little too convenient.

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    LOL oh well what do you do, I have bought one CD in ages and that was BFBC2 everything else I own has been bought through DD, I haven't ever picked up a used game so no skin off my nose.

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    I'm still wary of digital distribution because it lacks a sense of ownership. With a case and disk in hand, I feel I truly own the game (Regardless of what the terms of agreement say for some games, lmao!).

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    I like having a CD/DVD with the registration key printed somewhere on it.
    Thanks to CD/DVD burners, I can have instant delivery via download, and still have a CD with the registration key printed on it.

    What pisses me off is per system software licensing, with online only software activation, so you can only have it on one system.
    I can understand per system licensing if it is something like an OS, anti-virus software, etc., but for productivity/technical software, why does it matter how many systems I install it on, if I am the only user of all of the systems in question?...

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    Well I can't be certain with other games but BFBC2 can be installed on upto 10 machines.

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    What pisses me off is per system software licensing, with online only software activation, so you can only have it on one system[/quote]

    Not if your on Steam, I have Steam installed on two of my systems one downstairs, and one in my bedroom.

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