Fade wrote:Ecno wrote:Please stop buying shares in the worst companies in the worst performing sector. Long term it's going to be all digital distribution anyway so it's not like it's buying penny shares in companies which could be the best new thing in robotics, oil and gas exploration or mining exploration.
If you're wanting to buy shares look at large companies which pay substantial dividends.
I really don't understand people who by digital games. You do realise you're basically only paying for a license? If that company goes out of business or can't host the game for legal reasons. Say goodbye to your game.
I will ALWAYS buy physical copies of £40 games
Valve have said in the past that they'd ensure there was some way to get to your games should the company go bust or something. Even so, you can back up your entire collection of downloaded Steam games by simply copying one folder onto a different drive.
Legally you're only buying a license no matter what format you buy your games on. The only difference is that if you lose, or break a physical copy, you say goodbye to your game. Games bought on Steam can just be downloaded again if you manage to lose your old install and any backups you may have made.
GOG.com is even better in that regard. Not only can you redownload your stuff as much as you like, but the downloads are completely DRM free and don't require a launcher to run. There's literally no drawback unless you really like having an official box sitting on your shelf.