I’ve made it known in many an entry on here that I am not only a game player, but also a collector. Case in point, I found one of those Coleco table-top mini arcades of Pac-Man yesterday at an antique store. True, some of the text is in French on the machine, but who cares? It’s an awesome piece. And now I’m rambling.

But I do like the digital aspect of gaming as well. You never have to worry about a game going out of stock. You can buy a digital game whenever you feel like it. And you don’t have to do anything to play it other than turn on your game console, and click a button to play.

But you do have to worry about losing games still. And in this particular case, more permanently if things go bad.

I ran across this article yesterday in regards to people discovering the difficulty of transferring/keeping their digital downloads. XBLA, PSN, Steam and Apple all have one’s purchased games linked to an account, and whatever the User buys can be transferred system to system without a second thought. The Wii and DSi also have Read the rest of this entry