MGS V for PC comes with empty DVD disc

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  1. Costello
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    If you bought the newest iteration of the Metal Gear Solid series to play on your computer, you might have been surprised to notice that the DVD disc that was in the box did not actually contain any game files. All it contains is an installation binary for Steam, allowing you to download the game in full from the Internet (~30 GB).

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    What do you think about this? Should the game have been sold as Blu-ray? Or perhaps multiple DVDs?

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    What the fuck? How could they fail so much? :O
     
  3. ihaveamac

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    Yes, I heard about this through /r/games. It's ridiculous. I wonder how many people with slow internet connections are going to be livid...
     
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  4. emmanu888

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    Is it really on a Blu-Ray Disc? If so then that's a waste of useful storage Konami.
     
  5. Gingerbread Crumb

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    Konami is just money hungry trash with no motivation to put effort anymore.
     
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    There's rumors that Konami is leaving the video game business. The more news stories like these though, the more I believe them...
     
  7. Joe88

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    Not sure where the bluray disc came from but all the other sources says its just a regular cd
    I think people just got confused because it said bd rom drive
     
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    Kinda pointless to put an 8MB file on a disc that can support more than 30GB. It's like throwing money out the window, not to mention the bandwidth strain that'll have.
     
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    Its true they are already setting up their pachinko machies. Konami is just crap even the new metal gear isnt doing it for me.
     
  10. WiiUBricker

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    Well PC games are physically distributed in DVD-Roms, even to this date. I don't think a PC game in a BD-Rom exists for whatever reason. 30+ GB would be multiple discs so perhaps they wanted to save disc money? Plus it's a Steam game anyway where you are bound to download stuff regularily.
     
  11. Duo8

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    Konami don't seem to care about video games anymore. They actually seem to be giving it up.


    Also I heard it does come with full data in some countries, not sure though.
     
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    I highly doubt it's a bluray disk, but maybe I'm wrong. I guess they figure why waste time actually putting the game's files on the disk, all they need is a display copy...
     
  13. ihaveamac

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    If they truly wanted to save money, they wouldn't have put a disc with only the steam installer.
     
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    The sooner they leave, the better for the gaming scene.
     
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    they should have just sold a crappy piece of cardboard with a download code :rolleyes:

    guess they dont understand that people who buy a physical copy want a physical copy (be it due to a poor internet connection or whatever), not a glorified HTML link to download steam
     
  16. ShadowOne333

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    A floppy disk would have been sufficient. :P
     
  17. Tigran

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    Simple... This bypasses Steams Refund policy.
     
  18. ihaveamac

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    No not really. Any game redeemed with a key (which includes retail copies) wouldn't be refundable regardless. The purpose of getting retail is to not download several gigabytes of data, especially on slow connections.
     
  19. Tigran

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    Duh. But what this does.. the whole reason of putting out a disc with nothing but the steam key.. means that if it doesn't work or there are horrendous problems like with Batman, Konami doesn't have to eat it, because the people who bought the disc can't get refunds from Steam.
     
  20. ihaveamac

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    That's always been the case with retail though, and almost anyone who knows about the refund policy and buys it at retail knows full well they can't refund it. The real question here is, why did they only include a steam installer?