Not just the disc drive (Gaming)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:53 (40 days ago) @ Cody Miller

I never said that it was my feelings nor that you said they were bad. What I'm saying is that you have a tendency to champion your cause and not even consider the feelings of the other side.

I literally did that when I acknowledged a ton of people like buying digitally. Which I totally understand!

I meant in general, I commented on that one time which is why I said "Call me surprised when..." below. It's a rarity.

So when you say your typical things like "Dammit, fuck off with all this bullshit to try to edge us into abandoning physical media." and not at all care about the others who don't really care about physical media. Call my surprised when you say "A cheaper discless option, while ultimately bad for the future of games, is something that a lot of people clearly value."

You misunderstand. If someone chooses to buy digital, that is not a problem on its own. The problem is when it's the only option. If there were one version of the PS5 with a disc drive, this would be a non issue.

Did I misunderstand? You never stated that before now. You just seemingly got pissed off at the price of the disc-less PS5 and then made a comment that other people find value in a digital only PS5.

So what I'm saying is, I rarely ever hear you tell us your feelings about the other side of what you are trying to champion. So I guess I'm sorry for assuming you only care about what you are championing for and I look forward to hearing more about both sides of the story from you.

A lot of people find digital more convenient (especially now when buying physical media is more complicated). They can buy all the digital they want as long as the industry does not shift to digital only.

I agree with this in an ideal world. But if 95% of consumers care only about digital consumption then it would become harder for console developers to financial care about putting a, at that point, basically obsolete piece of hardware in their consoles. But we shall see in the future!

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