Thanks aaronwt. I also want digital only copies of all my media as back-ups with "instant & immediate access on all devices."
Who doesn't but a perfect lossless copy is key (no exceptions!). This is a good start in the right direction but it's still a pain in the a-ss to achieve that plus no shiny disks to look at and all value is lost
. I'll be calling on you for help to archive properly when I find the time. Not to mention that there is still a generation+ out there that think Netflix streaming & iTunes of everything is a perfectly acceptable form of media. It works but they are really missing out sadly.
Back to gaming....I just don't get it, sorry. Regardless of my many hobbies & collectables over the years, hunting down the best possible price was always a huge factor and part of the fun. Why pay $60 for a new game when you absolutely don't have to with a short drive to the evil big box store?
I guess I'm just old school. Plus, I love to pull out the old Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Sublime, etc. box sets & albums for the "physical and artistic value" on a regular basis. The asset is never lost and always immediately available for home, car, sharing, etc. I have something tangible and that means a lot to me.