With the rise of digital distribution playing a large role in the industry, it would seem that we are inching ever closer to making physical media nearly obsolete. Many people are heralding it as the welcome future of video games - convenient access to your entire game library, straight off a hard drive or even streamed to your system from a server. And with the widespread availability of high-speed internet in so many areas, it almost seems like a no-brainer.
However, many people, like myself, are already beginning to lament the death of actually having the product you buy in your hand - a certain attachment can be had with a physical copy of something that you just can't have with a file on a server or a hard drive. Plus, when the service goes offline, or the file corrupts, or any number of things go wrong, you're never getting that game back.
How do you feel about the likely all-digital future?