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Collecting Conundrum: The Dangers Of A Digital-Only Future

Posted on Tuesday, August 6 @ 15:01:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
As a kid I loved collecting video games. In fact, I think I may have enjoyed it more than actually playing the games themselves. The process of searching through various Funcolands, Babbages, GameStops, etc. on the hunt for old games always proved to be an exciting experience. 
 

Then it came time for me to leave home for college, at which point I made the foolish decision to sell the entire library I had amassed over the years to earn a quick buck and rid myself of the clutter. It has been several years since that fateful day, and I can't help but think back on that collection of cartridges and discs, wondering if I should try and build it back up again.

But then I hit this mental roadblock: If everything is going digital, should I bother amassing a bunch of hard copies of titles that will likely be either downloadable or streamable in the future—if they aren't already? What makes me even more hesitant is the possibility that one day consoles won't have any sort of drive at all, making collecting future games virtually impossible. While this doesn't necessarily negate the validity of owning the older stuff that was originally distributed on disc or cartridge, it does strip away some of that magic, you know?

Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I'm over-thinking things. Fortunately, I've got a wonderful community of gamers here at GR to turn to for advice, so....

Do any of you maintain a collection of games? If so, are you worried at all about the impending changes that a digital future might bring? Do you think it's worth holding on to hard copies anyway? Should we all just do away with physical media and jump head first into a clutter-free digital-only world? Let me know in the comments below.
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