Would You Rather Play Downloadable or Retail Games?

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It’s that time once again for another installment of the “Would You Rather?” series. If you’re unfamiliar with what these articles are about, please take a look at our previous entries for more information. The question that I am going to ask all of you today relates to the two different ways that video games are released onto the market right now, which are in downloadable and retail formats. Please remember that the process involves my answer first, and then yours after. Here we go.

Question #4: Would You Rather play downloadable or retail games?

My answer: Out of these two options, the one that I would have to go with is downloadable games. The reason behind this choice is simple, just as much quality for a smaller price. Now not every title from this category is worth playing, but there are quite a few experiences from the downloadable marketplaces for each console that could definitely stand toe to toe with their disc based counterparts and then some. Also, they are a great way for independent developers to get noticed as well, especially considering the fact that production costs are usually more expensive for retail games than they are for digital ones, which means people can take creative chances without worrying about losing a ton of money in the process.

Ok, now it’s time to hear our readers’ thoughts on the subject, so please feel free to share your opinions with us in the comments below. Also, if there are any other topics that you would like to discuss, post those here as well, have fun everybody!

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