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Digital or Physical?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Mr.WorldWide, Sep 26, 2016.

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In which format will you be buying Civ 6?

Poll closed Oct 26, 2016.
  1. Digital

    115 vote(s)
    73.2%
  2. Physical (box)

    38 vote(s)
    24.2%
  3. Whichever option is cheaper

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Both!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Mr.WorldWide

    Mr.WorldWide Smugly Inferior

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    I know most games sold these days are entirely digital and Civ 6 requires Steam to play but it's nice to get something physical for the money you spend and game boxes look as nice as books on a shelf. So do you plan on buying a physical edition of Civ VI or are you going entirely digital?
     
  2. X_nemesis_X

    X_nemesis_X Chieftain

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    Digital. I'm not much of a collector. I don't have a single Blu-ray. I dislike having too many things lying around.
     
  3. Krajzen

    Krajzen Deity

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    Physical, usually I buy digital copies but I reserve physical ones for Special Elite Games, and civ is among them. Sometimes I just love to touch a box (well that sounds kinda awkward when put that way)
     
  4. X_nemesis_X

    X_nemesis_X Chieftain

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    Hey, whatever floats your boat [emoji6]
    If I ever got a collector's edition it would be civ. Loving it since 2nd grade
     
  5. DeutschDachs

    DeutschDachs Emperor

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    I was completely fine with the digital version until they announced the Collector's Edition so now I'm physical.
     
  6. raen

    raen Coat of Arms

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    With Steam you have it forever, no more ruined dvd/cd. I now bought them with discount, from civ III to civ V.

    But also pre-reserved the collectors edition, so I have civ games all in box :scan:
     
  7. darko82

    darko82 Emperor

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    Box games have steam keys in most cases.

    I prefer box games now. I did not care about it before, though, and I threw away the orginal Civ III big box made of cardboard. What a mistake! It is very hard to get it now. Box games are more valuable.
     
  8. MistyRonin

    MistyRonin Warlord

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    Pretty much the same. I like to keep a collection of my fav games in boxes (and that includes all the civ games I owned).

    I still keep the tech tree in paper that came with the civ 2.
     
  9. darko82

    darko82 Emperor

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    Maybe someone still has that Civ III big carboard box? If you don't need it, you can hand it over to me.
     
  10. MrRadar

    MrRadar Emperor

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    I stopped buying physical copies quite some time ago. So much shelve space saved! But this time I went for the physical Anniversary edition. 25 years of engagement deserves some tangible memento :)
     
  11. Ryika

    Ryika Lazy Wannabe Artista

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    Well.. for as long as Steam exists. :D Which might be "forever" within the boundaries of our lives, but still. No guarantee.

    @topic:
    The only time I ever regret only buying digital (and having been a kid who did not take good care about video game disks in the past) is when I see the AVGN's Nerd Room. Just can't decorate your apartment with a digital library.

    On the bright side, this means that there's tons of space for other stuff.
     
  12. Vasire

    Vasire Chieftain

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    Where is the option "both"? It is Civ that we are talking about. I will buy digital just to play it on day 1.
    But I will also order a physical copy which (thanks to their marketing policy) I have to order from Singapore if I want to have an English version. And it takes a month to get here.
     
  13. criZp

    criZp Emperor

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    If the box looks cool and there is no steam midnight launch then I might just go for the boxed one, even if I didn't buy a boxed game in forever.
     
  14. Haggbart

    Haggbart King

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    Digital. Because there is finite shelf space, and my gf would just put it in a box anyway :lol:
     
  15. dturtle1

    dturtle1 Prince

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    Physical FTW....support your Brick and Mortar Stores :trouble: .....and my internet is slow...:(
    Also, i havent bought a single game in like 4eva that didn't require steam or Origin, or some other 3rd party online store. I still buy physical, unless i buy it on a whim in a steam summer sale. Any game that i actually want and has a physical release I buy from my local EB, or other supplier if EB's price sux :)
     
  16. ww2commander

    ww2commander Emperor

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    As mentioned, all the 'keepers' I prefer in a boxed edition. Civ series have always had a place on my shelf.

    Looking at my Civ2 boxset still brings back fond memories of days when games needed little 'bells and whistles' to standout :old:
     
  17. Gintoki89

    Gintoki89 Warlord

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    This.
     
  18. Acken

    Acken Deity

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    I just buy digital these days. Things on shelves just take the dust at home.
     
  19. Dark_Jedi06

    Dark_Jedi06 "Deus ex Machina."

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    Only went with a physical copy because I wanted the awesome collectors edition...otherwise I'm pretty much exclusively digital with my PC game library at this point.
     
  20. rastak

    rastak Emperor

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    Both. Allow me to explain. I ordered the 25th anniversary edition because with Amazon prime I literally got it for less than the digital version. I plan on buying two copies for lan play so I'll also be ordering the digital version for my second copy.
     

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