Physical vs. Digital Games: Should You Buy Physical Games?

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The enormous geodesic polyhedron, Spaceship Earth, at the center of Walt Disney World’s Epcot park, is clad in 11,324 silvered isosceles triangles. If a perfect polyhedron, it would have 11,520 isosceles triangles, but some are missing to make room for the massive legs and doors.

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The enormous geodesic polyhedron, Spaceship Earth, at the center of Walt Disney World’s Epcot park, is clad in 11,324 silvered isosceles triangles. If a perfect polyhedron, it would have 11,520 isosceles triangles, but some are missing to make room for the massive legs and doors.

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