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#902608 - 07/21/13 08:34 AM Are boxed versions of games still being produced?
JohnBoy Offline
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I just checked out The Adventure Shop and unless I am missing something it appears that everything is for download. Are boxed versions available anymore and if so where do you buy them?
I recently won a game here on GB and I was never able to play. My virus program won't let me. Besides if I am going to pay $30 bucks for a new game I want the physical game, not a download. Thanks, JohnBoy

PS I guess I am just plain ole "Old School". lol


Edited by JohnBoy (07/21/13 08:35 AM)
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#902617 - 07/21/13 09:14 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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wave Johnny!

Adventure Shop has always been a download seller since conception.
There are some boxed version sold by other sellers like Amazon or overseas. Also the developer or publisher might have that option also.
It has been the trend in the last few years to go download. It is easier and cheaper for publishers to do so - as well as other reasons.
There are several commentaries about this trend in the past.

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#902619 - 07/21/13 09:19 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Johnboy,
You may have to buy from overseas because publishers choose not to sell a boxed version in the US. Sometimes overseas sellers sell through Amazon and eBay. Unfortunately we don't have Dave from InteractCD to import games anymore.

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#902621 - 07/21/13 09:20 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
JohnBoy Offline
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Thanks Mag, What happens if you want to play a downloaded game 10 years from now. Will you still be able to?

Thanks Jenny!
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#902641 - 07/21/13 10:03 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Most download stores keep your record and you can download the game again.

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#902646 - 07/21/13 10:28 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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OK, Thanks, Anyway I just went to Amazon.com and ordered Edna & Harley: The Breakout, Ghost Pirates, Ceville, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Deponia, Haunted and Drawn: The Painted Tower. Why is there no reference to the game Drawn here? I could not find a review of this game here nor WT if needed.
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#902653 - 07/21/13 10:40 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Drawn: The Painted Tower is an adventure "lite". It's been discussed here, but over at the Casual forum. It has a number of hidden object scenes, but plenty of puzzling too. smile
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#902674 - 07/21/13 11:21 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: Rushes]
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Actually, Drawn: The Painted Tower has no hidden object scenes. It's a good game and I think you will enjoy it. There is a walkthrough available here. wave

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#902678 - 07/21/13 11:27 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Oh! Well, that's Googling for you. lol I Googled, and commenters elsewhere were discussing the hidden object element of it. woozy

Drawn

(I haven't played it, as is now quite obvious!)


Edited by Rushes (07/21/13 11:30 AM)
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#902699 - 07/21/13 12:43 PM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: Rushes]
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Strange! Unless picking up inventory items constitutes a hidden object scene, I can't understand why they would have said the game has hidden object scenes. wave

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#902747 - 07/21/13 08:07 PM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Hi johnboy,
I would just like to say that I haven't bought a "boxed" game in the last three or four years. If you buy a game download from a LEGITIMATE game-seller (such as The Acventure Shop, and others like it), you buy it and get your downloads immediately. You can always re-download your paid-for games as long as you have an account wih any of those websites. Also, each website has a support system which can help you with any issues that you might have. They all want "happy" customers who will buy from them again.Having said that, when I download a game, I copy EACH download to my external drive for safe-keeping. You can also "burn" your downloads to a CD or a DVD disk. I hope that what I have explained will make you feel more comfortable about purchasing downloadable games. HAPPY GAMING!
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#902762 - 07/21/13 10:19 PM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Just an FYI, if we call it an "adventure lite" in the title at Casualn forum, it means it has no hidden object scenes.

Ana wave
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#902786 - 07/22/13 03:51 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
aserID Offline
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Registered: 09/20/12
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Loc: United States


MaG- wave
It's true, you can re-
download a game years
from now, but what if
that store isn't around
years from now? Do we
lose the game?

Thanks, MaG,

Aser rah



Edited by aserID (07/22/13 04:33 AM)

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#902839 - 07/22/13 09:04 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: aserID]
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"You can also "burn" your downloads to a CD or a DVD disk."

Only if there is no "copy protect" involved whistle
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#902847 - 07/22/13 09:27 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Hi Johnboy smile

What virus program are you using? Can you not choose to exit the virus program while playing the game you've won?

In most virus programmes there should be an option called 'exception'. This means you can tell the virus programme to treat this game/file as an exception and not register it as virus/threat to your computer.

I like boxed games as much as the next guy, but I'm looking into downloads as well. However, I'm not sure I can play Mysteries of Westgate (NWN2) anymore, since Gamers Gate has been taken over by Direct 2 Drive, I think.

If we want to play a game made in the early 1990s or late 1980's, today we probably will have to tweak it in order to play the game. 10 years from now we probably still will - or hope we can buy/get it at good old games smile
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