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Digital Download vs physical copy
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:34:19 PM »
Apparently we will need a massive 105GBs for RDR2, if you have poor internet it could take days to download, BUT R* are allowing pre downloads from tomorrow.

What are you going to opt for? Physical copy or digital download? Is there a video game store near you with a launch event?
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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 03:50:34 PM »
I bit the bullet and pre-ordered from Amazon today. Call me old fashioned, but I didn’t see the point in spending £10 extra for digital.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 03:52:05 PM »
I got a PSN card onsale, so $10 off on digital for me.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 04:05:18 PM »
I too am going the disc in hand version ... bought and paid for it months ago ... who knew it would be two discs ... and i think i said this before, i bought an external hard drive for my PS4 because i knew i was going to need the extra space ... pretty sure my GameStop store isn't having a midnight store event but, i'm almost certain i'll be able to pick-up my copy before they close on the 25th ... with any luck i'll have time to preload the game and be ready for the 1st update download that comes when it releases at midnight ... and who knows how long that download will take with my poor internet service ... but i will survive and get there when i get there ... hope everyone else has a pleasant experience getting into RDR2 ...



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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 04:37:20 PM »
I bit the bullet and pre-ordered from Amazon today. Call me old fashioned, but I didn’t see the point in spending £10 extra for digital.

Who knows Amazon might jump the gun again like they did with GTAV , do you remember that they shipped it a few days early?
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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 06:01:45 PM »
I’m not sure that I’ve ever pre-ordered a game from Amazon before and thinking about it, this is probably only the second game I’ve pre-ordered ever.

I was planning on just picking it up from my local Tesco on release day but I heard about what is essentially £10 off a £40 spend on Amazon a few days ago so thought I’d pay £39.99 instead of £49.99 in Tesco. My run of never paying more than £40 for a game continues!

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 07:59:28 PM »
This is the very first time that I've pre-ordered a game digitally. My internet is about average to slightly above average....my network settings on my Xbox say my upload speed is about 80 something but that fluctuates. I really don't know what is good vs. what is bad for an internet connection speed. I will start downloading the game ASAP tomorrow!

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 10:36:48 PM »
I went with digital. I’ve bought tons of games this way had zero problems. It’s handy to see a game on sale on the app, buy it during the day, and when I get home it’s ready to play. I didn’t buy as many like this last gen, but I love seeing one become backwards compatible and seeing it ready to install.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 07:13:19 AM »
I'm waaaaay too old school for digital. Hell, I might be the only person in the world who still pays bills with a check. Hard copy for me.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
Nothing wrong with a hard copy. I don’t use digital because I have no fears that companies can shut my game off. I just don’t trust them to maintain online servers regardless of media type. I have games on disc that are basically useless now that there are no servers. Not as meaningful for totally single player games of course.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 05:12:00 PM »
I’m ready to roll, dogies.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 05:13:57 PM »
Special edition eh? La de da.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 05:39:18 PM »
I’m ready to roll, dogies.
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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 06:12:59 PM »
I’m not sure how long it took. For comparison I have 50Mb internet and started it at 4. Played an online game on PS4 until 5:10 and it was done when I checked. More details.


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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2018, 05:37:49 AM »
I pre-ordered from Amazon in the US last year, and it seems they're charging $55.33, which includes delivery. I can't imagine, with my internet speed, downloading that whole thing! :)

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2018, 09:03:45 PM »
I downloaded digital so I don’t have to wait.  Predownloaded and ready to go. :)

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 09:48:44 PM »
As much as I would like to buy digital it so much more expensive than I can buy retail from my work (especially with staff discount). Also preloading isn't an issue for me because I will struggle to get a lot of time on launch weekend because of work and PAX Aus.

So will probably buy Xbox One version at work on launch day. And then later in November I'll buy the Playstation 4 version in preparation to play some Red Dead Online with others.

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 10:00:53 PM »
OK, I am now seeing a downside to having digital!  >:(

Was looking forward to doing some hunting and upgrading stuff tonight after a long day at work. I fire up the old xbox and what do you know.....Xbox Live Core services are down and I can't play! Instead I'm now staring at the home screen! 

This doesn't make sense to me...this game is downloaded on my hard drive!

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Re: Digital Download vs physical copy
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2018, 08:23:29 AM »
I saw on Twitter that it was even affecting people with physical copies. Seems to have been regional too. Usually if something like that happens you can go to settings and put it on offline mode and you’re good to go.