Where do you get your games?

Where do you get your games?

  • Brick and mortar stores

    Votes: 15 11.4%
  • Physical media from online retailers

    Votes: 20 15.2%
  • Downloads

    Votes: 112 84.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 10 7.6%
  • I don't game

    Votes: 12 9.1%

  • Total voters
    132

John_Phoenix

Expert Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2017
Messages
1,087
Depends on the game, but mostly digital.

But for a game like Starcraft or Witcher, physical copies all the way.

BT games + PSN + Steam + GoG
 

netstrider

Expert Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2006
Messages
2,284
Can't remember the last physical copy of a game I bought. Might have been Half-Life 2.
 

GreatWmR

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2016
Messages
981
Digital = Steam, PSN and Humble Bundle
Physical - Koodoo, Takealot and Raru
 

PoppieChoffel

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2018
Messages
7,890
Switch, XBO and a PS4, and I generally only buy physical if there's a CE I want otherwise all digital. Preplayed in stores for PS4 1st party titles for the few I'm interested in is pretty nifty.
 

Lupus

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
32,017
Laptops don't even come with a DVD drive anymore. I have an external drive but even my old blizzard games I converted to DL version a while back via their website. Some of my old favorites that I had on disc like Civ IV I actually bought a digital version too on sales just for the convenience of not having to use the disc anymore. I never plan on buying physical again although I enjoyed getting the boxes back in the day as a kid. Issue I had is I lost a disc or two that got scratched or broken and it was a big issue. Steam/GOG is just so much more convenient and the digital library aspect is just amazing. It is just superior now that internet is no longer a major concern for me. I did resist Steam etc for a while before I got an uncapped internet account a few years back but now that that blocker is removed it is clearly the superior solution.
I used the key on the box and just added it to Steam, bam digital.
 

kessyjr

Active Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2020
Messages
49
Downloading is the most efficient way to me. I hate the fact that most the physical media are outdated. You have yo update the game immediately after installing.
 

themba990

Expert Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
3,971
For PS4 I used to get the odd physical copy, especially for AAA titles and exclusives to help when I eventually sold the console.
 

stefan9

Executive Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2006
Messages
8,133
Steam & GOG, origin before steam got ea games. Will not use the local stores due to poor service levels. I haven't bought anygame from a physical store in 7 years.
 

Barbarian Conan

Expert Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2017
Messages
3,101
Steam, or Epic if they have a really good sale on.

It's better to pirate than use CD keys or G2A.
 

cr@zydude

Executive Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
8,747
For PC games, I buy from Steam, Origin, Epic and the like. The last physical PC game I bought was Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls.

I still pick up physical console games on the 2nd hand market.
 

[XC] Oj101

Dealer
Joined
Jun 4, 2010
Messages
3,895
Occasionally I buy a new game (physical), but most of the time it’s either from a retro gaming WhatsApp group, pawn shops, Bid or Buy, eBay, Carbonite, etc.
 
Top