EA sell physical games with no discs?
Written by JurassicJunkie on October 02 2012 11:37 AM
As we all know EA likes to back the digital side of gaming more than the physical. They have even gone on record saying "Going 100% digital is inevitable", but for now at least we can still buy out games in physical format... or can we?

EA are now selling 17 Command & Conquer titles all in one box for a price tag of $49.99 in Physical version and $49.99 for PC Digital Version. The problem is that if you buy a Physical version not only will you have to wait for it to be shipped, but when you get the game you will find no game disc will be included but instead a digital download code inside the box.

This is in the small print on the banner above but I think a lot of people will miss this and assume if there are two different version, they will be expecting a disc inside a "Physical Version".

What do you think about EA new tactics? Are you happy as a collector you still get a box for your game self? Or has EA forced this digital world on us?

EA, you're obviously drunk. [hawkxcore via Reddit]
RetroRoadshow October 05 2012 10:28 PM
Business as usual w/ the Evil Alliance
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Mad Mags October 02 2012 02:22 PM
EA also pull the classic "Standard Digital Edition - OUT OF STOCK" trick when they have a more expensive Digital Deluxe Edition to flog. I love how they can have a digital download and make it out of stock.

On this however The cost of producing all the disks needed for 17 command and conquer titles to be shipped as a physical product would be prohibitive. The EA-esque cock-up is not just selling it as a digital product and leaving it at that. Its a bit of a cynical move to allow people to buy a box that I am sure they could easily make themselves from a 1/1 scale scan of one someone owns if they really want it.

The speed at which Origin downloads would make this a nightmare purchase anyway. 17 C & C titles..... That could take months.
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McNandy October 02 2012 11:58 AM
Personally, if I order a physical copy of something I expect a physical copy of it. Not a box that should have a physical copy of it. They should update the name to "Box".
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JurassicJunkie October 02 2012 12:00 PM
Yep, I think this has been mis-sold to customers
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