[quotemsg=11184591,0,745145][quotemsg=11182658,0,451421]You don't need physical media if you've got a decent internet connection. I've been buying games on Steam for a while now. It's nice if your PC crashes, you can download steam and a list of all your games shows up. You can pick and choose which ones to install or uninstall. No more worrying about your lost CD when you move and store them in boxes. [/quotemsg]
Right there in a nut shell, IF you have a decent internet connection. Not everyone has that, and thats why physical media wont die any time soon, inevitable future yes, doesnt mean its a good model that fits all consumers needs though. People need to think beyond their own internet connection.
In addition to that, I have steam, had it since the release of HL2, have over 200 titles, amazing software, love it. But that doesnt mean everyone else can enjoy its benifits. Just saying[/quotemsg]
I was only referring to people "with a decent internet connection". I don't pretend that's it's a solution for everyone, just a great one for people that can have the luxury. I've been all over this country and parts of the world that can't even get full dialup speeds. I fully understand the need to make it useable without the internet.