Pros and Cons of Digital Game Downloads

Pros

  • Pre-Download

One of the main benefits of buying a game online is the ease and convenience of getting your hands on your favorite game without the hustle and bustle of leaving your house. You can even pre-pay and download the game earlier than the release date although the content will be locked until the day of release.

  • Access

You have a wider variety of game options when you download them instead of getting physical copies. With downloads, you can switch between games at the touch of a button and get instant access to new games to your console’s hard drive without the physical exertion of getting physical ones.

  • Clutter

The downside of boxed games is that it turns your space into a complete mess. Boxed games take up lots of space and are usually are an eyesore. The upside of downloads is that everything is stored electronically on your console’s hard drive.

digital downloadsCons

  • Ownership

When you buy a physical copy of a game, you are actually purchasing a license to own that particular piece of media. This is essentially differently when you download a game. Your rights are limited with downloads because the rights of that game remain with the developer.

With a physical copy, you can resell, auction, give it away or do what you want with it. Should your account get hacked and investigations launched by a developer, all your downloaded games are inaccessible as long as your account is suspended and under investigation by the developer.

  • Prices

Typically, most downloaded games are much more expensive than buying a physical copy of a game. The price of games on online stores is higher than purchasing a game in retail stores.

  • Space

There is only so much space that your hard drive can accommodate and therefore, more often than not there will come a time when you either have to invest in extra space or delete a game to create space.

Granted, you can always re-download a deleted game when you so choose, nonetheless, it is so much easier to just pop a physical copy and play.

  • Bandwidth

The essence of downloading a game is that you need to have good bandwidth speeds otherwise you can end up spending up to 24 hours downloading a game. With a physical copy, you simply pop it in and play instantly without having to waste hours and paying for the cost of the bandwidth to download.

Benefits of Video Game Design

  1. You make your own games

The game industry is becoming more and more competitive and many graduates are flooding the job market every year hoping to land a cushy position in a game studio of their dreams.

While this is not possible for all graduates, as a game designer, you are able to make your own games by getting involved with other fellow independent developers and creating your own projects.

By taking advantage of such opportunities, you are able to stay afloat financially while gaining valuable experience in the gaming sector.

  1. It’s not just a job but a passion

video game designThe gaming industry is not your regular 8 to 5 job that most people are familiar with. The sad truth is that countless of people today are not doing what they love but are working in jobs that they don’t like and that has nothing to do with what they studied for.

For those that love the world of gameplay, creating characters and fantasy worlds, becoming a game designer is the perfect opportunity to turn what you dreamt of doing when you were younger into a career.

In addition to loving your work, depending on your experience and where you work, the pay and benefits of game developers are also pretty good.

  1. You don’t need a degree to make games

It is not a requirement that you have a degree for you to become a games designer. Most people do tend to have gone to college and learn new tools and receive instruction however what employers are looking for is a designer who is capable of making games.

Hands-on experience is the best mode of developing skills and gaining experience and lots of practical experience is more beneficial than theory. That being said, a good program or course that gives hands-on learning and instruction is still a better way to enter the games industry.

  1. You get to be creative every day

The one essential skill that you require as a games designer is creativity and lots and lots of it. As a designer, you are the idea behind the product and therefore, the rest of the team is depending on you to come up with interesting, unique and exciting concepts that programmers and artists can bring to life.

As a game designer, you are a problem solver as you come up with innovative ways to work around changes and keep the core of the game fun and intact.

5 app games we play in June/July

Here’s 5 cheap Games for your phone this summer!

Chameleon Run

Timing is all when you in the visually impressive adrenaline-packed game Chameleon Run. Rush into rocket speed through genuinely designed obstacle courses, with double jump and a host of other game-specific features at your disposal. The game is all about collecting crystals and glass balls and finishing the tracks in the shortest possible time. As if it had not been difficult enough, the obstacles were alternately purple and yellow. In order not to explode, you have to change color to match the surface, which is easier said than done.

Price: £ 2

Flail Rider

Flail Rider is a physics-based arcade game that is about to destroy as much as possible, in the shortest possible time. At your disposal you have a car with a giant demolition ball fastened in the towbar. To sweep into a well-chosen house group, wipe away at just the right moment; and let the centrifugal force toss the teardrop straight into the concrete. This is a remarkably satisfying experience that nobody should miss!

Price: Free

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Hammer Bomb

Hammer Bomb is the game you get when crossing Minecraft’s blocky aesthetics, with Pacman’s motion patterns and the randomness of the Royal- genres. In short, it’s about maneuvering through random-generated mazes, fighting bosses, and collecting so much coins and experience points so you can buy valuable upgrades for the next round. It takes a while to get into Hammer Bomb – and it is certainly rather monotonous – but in a strange way it becomes more fun and more rewarding the more you play.

Price: Free

Castle of Cards

Building a card house is a patience-provoking job that puts your fingers to the test. Building virtual houses in different games is if possible even more difficult. The fact that you can actually overthrow your creation by blowing in the microphone testifies how carefully the gang behind Castle of Cards has been to create an experience as close to reality as possible. It takes a while to figure out how to lean two cards against each other, but once you get control, only the number of cards – and your patience – sets the limits.

Price: Free

Pktball

Good and well-titled titles that encourage social games on one and the same drive are bad. Tennis is ideally suited for such an arrangement, and although Pktball has quite a bit in common with the sport you watch on television it is undoubtedly one of the better games in the genre. It’s fast and crazy with short games and matches.

 

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