I don’t know what you guys are talking about, I’ve been digitizing my PSP, PS1, DS, and 3DS collection lately, and have loaded them all onto micro SD cards. Combined with emulators for the 2600, NES, SMS, Genesis, PC Engine, SNES, Game Boy, and GBA, I’ve got a massive library of amazing games that fits in my pockets, which is extra nice since I’m going to be traveling a lot next year. The digital future seems great to me.
The simple reality is that physical gaming has a lot of problems and inconveniences too. There is no perfect solution, I can admit that digital gaming has problems. Personally I'll never trade the convenience of being able to buy a game at 11pm on a Sunday because once a year I may not be able to verify my licenses + I'll get kicked out.
The Destiny 2 example strikes me as a poor case to argue, because even if that game was mostly available offline and digital just about everything that you can do in it that's meaningful will always be forced online to prevent save edit cheating, etc.
I don't care if companies actually own everything and control some things, because in reality they can't control enough that it will ever matter. Emulation isn't going anywhere--I can still play my entire childhood on a whim at any time I want on my PC. I don't think that's gonna be any different in 30 years for today's 12 year olds.
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