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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Oct-13 14:59:56
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Interesting..Think Broadband Make The Gaming News.


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Sort of touches on my Killzone Shadowfall Post yesterday really and the fact that Game as a digitally downloaded title is 50gig in size.

Thank God i have Fibre and i dont tend to download games of this size anyway as i would rather have a physical retail copy so i can trade it when i have finished or it turns out not how i expected.

Once you start the Digital download route your stuck with it forever,besides that there is another flaw with this system which i have spoken about before,how can a digital downloaded game cost up to £10 or £20 more than a retail copy,and this is not unusual because i see this time and time again on the playstation store.

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Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Wed 02-Oct-13 15:48:52
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It all comes down to what the publisher wants to sale the game for, anything new or pre-orders will be expensive online as they want maxium profit.

Games and accessories are where sony and mircosoft make the profit on their consoles, discs will eventually die out as digital is the future, the only thing holding it back is peoples internet connections at home.

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Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Wed 02-Oct-13 17:17:55
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Quicker and cheaper to get on your bike and pick up a copy from the local shop.
Might mean some pie eaters get some exercise too laugh

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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Oct-13 17:40:14
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Totally agree ,but they are going to have to release consoles/hardware with more capacity hard drives than the 500 Gig both the Playstation 4 and Xbox one ship with.

Sonys you can change to a bigger drive,xbox one you can not.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Oct-13 22:29:11
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I've ordered myself a hybrid SSD 1Tb hard drive smile

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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Oct-13 23:43:11
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Bet that cost a few $$$$$$$$ wink

how many Playstations 4s could you have bought with that money Toady tongue

Was looking at those on the Crucial website and a 120 gig was like £400 blush

Mind you i did order myself 16gig of ram for this Imac smile which will make 20

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Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Thu 03-Oct-13 02:34:07
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I think you have gotten confused between a SSD and a hybrid SSHD as crucial sell a 940GB SSD for £440 and you can get a 1TB hybrid HDD for under a £100.

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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 03-Oct-13 08:36:25
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Think i have as those SSD drives are very pricey wink
Standard User astateoftrance
(member) Thu 03-Oct-13 10:30:06
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50 GB is huge and games are only going to get bigger. I currently have a 6.4 Mbps connection so that would take quite a while to download. With the way things are going it shows how badly the UK needs Fibre broadband available everywhere. Luckily it looks like I will be able to get it in my area in Spring 2015 (thanks to the Welsh government smile )

On the price side digital copies should be cheaper than physical, maybe they are under pressure from large retailers to keep them higher.

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Standard User astateoftrance
(member) Thu 03-Oct-13 10:31:26
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Next gen consoles should really come with a 1 TB drive as standard with those kinda file sizes.
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