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http://www.polygon.com/2015/9/30/9423105/gamestop-ceo-disc-based-games-will-be-around-forever

 

Article posted today....ironic how the Retro VGS (cart based) pulls their fundraiser yesterday and then this comes out.  B)

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Well, I hope so to but as Yo-Yo eluded to this is nothing more than false assurance from a very biased standpoint. It is in GameStops best interest for this to be the case whether true or not. I will always prefer a physical tangible copy in any format and hoping that will be the case for at least longer than some have predicted but looking at where gaming has been headed for some time I highly doubt that will always be the case. 

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I got burned in the digital space before. About 15 years ago Microsoft had their own music store and I bought a boatload of music with DRM that I can't play because MSFT shut the service down. Luckily some of that music was burned to CD so I can rip it back into MP3 if I wanted to.

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I know it isn't cost effective, but man I'd sure like to see carts and solid state consoles make a comeback.

 

 

As far as Gamestop goes, I don't trust them any further than I can throw them.   I just watched a video about a Gamestop "refurbish" job on a Genesis Model 1.   I wouldn't let them put gas in my car. 

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Forever - No

Another 10 years or so, sure.

Us old folks (older than ten) prefer holding physical items in our hands and organizing them on our shelves, whether they be movies, games or books.

But there is a generation who is growing up who organizes all of their media on digital devices, who won't see the point of physical items that can get scratched up, lost or create clutter.

Sure, there will always be collectors, just like their are collectors my age who collect 8-tracks, Beta tapes and wax cylinders, but they will be in the minority.

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As far as Gamestop goes, I don't trust them any further than I can throw them.   I just watched a video about a Gamestop "refurbish" job on a Genesis Model 1.   I wouldn't let them put gas in my car.

 

I'd love to see that video. Could you post the video or is there a link to see it? Babbages was good to me and I miss FuncoLand like you wouldn't believe but GameStop feels impersonal and awful. I don't like them and I don't trust their retro console scheme.

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I'd love to see that video. Could you post the video or is there a link to see it? Babbages was good to me and I miss FuncoLand like you wouldn't believe but GameStop feels impersonal and awful. I don't like them and I don't trust their retro console scheme.

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Geez dude. I just watched this. If what Pat & Ian are saying is true, that's pretty bad. Especially the part about the warranty sticker over the Sega CD port. That doesn't give me a lot of confidence in buying retro games from game stop.

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