Red Dead Redemption 2

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  1. Sciflyer

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    Thats great if youre prepared to tie up your net connection with 100-150gb+ downloads, some of us arent...
     
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    Games are just going to get bigger and bigger.
     
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    I mean they're putting in features like game file discovery. RS launcher, steam, and uplay all have some sort of game file discovery function so even if you don't have a fast connection to get the game, you can always ask someone for the game files and copy it to a portable drive.
     
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    my internet exists only for games and tele. :D
     
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    Do it overnight?
     
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    More the point that for some of us not on unlimited PHAT PIPE connections, 150gb just for one game is a significant chunk of a monthly cap, why pay $80 for that hassle when you should just be able to buy the game on a disc for the same price and not have to worry?
     
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    you can, on consoles.

    demand is what's pushing these away from physical release on PC. PC games are not selling in high enough numbers at retail to warrant their manufacture.
     
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    Red Dead on DVD? Yeah, that's how many DVD's? It's 125Gb+ download isn't it from memory? So assuming a 50% compression, it's still at 4.7Gb per DVD approximately 12-13 DVD's.

    Could be 1-2 BluRay's but not everyone has a BluRay drive either.
     
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    optical drives in PC's are rarer than hen's teeth these days. especially BR.
     
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    PS4 had it on two Blu Ray discs, and still needed another 4-5gb of day one patches iirc
     
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    It’s not financially viable to do hard copy releases of premium titles these days. Too many discs required and that’s not getting any cheaper, if anything it’s more expensive.
     
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    not only that but it's not attractive as the resale market essentially dies when you do this. no resale means more units sold new.
     
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    I don’t see how that flies when I can pop down to JB Hifi and buy Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, etc
     
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    And you'll open the package and there won't even be a DVD in it. Just a card with a code to enter into Steam to download it.

    Or, there'll be a single DVD that installs a launcher and downloads the rest
     
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    The question is "why does your internet have a monthly quota to begin with?"

    I'm sure there's some reason why you decided to have a plan that has a cap over an unlimited plan.
     
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    Probably wanted to save $10
     
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    Im on wireless, there is no such thing as "unlimited".
     
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    If they released on bluray the same people complaining about no physical release would probably complain no Blu-ray drive. Require 15 DVD set. Reminds me of games like final fantasy vii PC, being a booklet thing of like 7 CDs lol

    my PC no longer has an optical drive and I know I’m not alone there.

    the last physical game I bought (I think fallout 76) literally had a CD case with a cardboard cutout of a cd in it with game code to download
     
  19. Adarti

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    Yep, Fallout 76 would be a cardboard CD and the actual game was made by some IT/web page designers in India :p
     
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    Man the game keeps on crashing every half an hour and sometimes I have to redo entire mission because the game crashed. ERR_GFX_State. Tried all the solutions including deleting sga files from \Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2\Settings and then adding -ignorepipelinecache as launch parameter to Steam shortcut, but nup still keeps on crashing. The chances of me finishing this game in Christmas break now seems remote. I am using the Steam version. Specs in my sig.
     

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