Digital Duke4?

By Steve Gibson, Feb 16, 2005 10:57am PST Well everyone around here who put more than a moment of thought in to the industry probably realizes that digital delivery is set to become a huge part of the game industry. Half-Life 2 was a huge step and now it looks like 3DRealms is now hopping aboard the digital delivery train. Here is a quote from Scott Miller about Gamesxtream a Steam-like service.

"Games xStream is the first and only online delivery platform that can satisfy a gamer's desire to buy a game on impulse and start playing minutes later, regardless of the size or complexity of the game.  3D Realms is extremely excited by this ground breaking technology, and we plan to use it to sell our future releases"

There seem to be a dozen new game streaming technology companies showing up every time you blink. Try to keep the Duke4 jokes to a minimum and save your comedic skills for the Apollo or something.

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  • All jokes aside, I will buy DNF online just to give more of my money to 3dr than Take2. I've had no problems with Steam, and I am pretty convinced that most of the people who HAVE had problems with it are trying to do something with it they shouldn't be doing.

    Also, people who bought it at retail and then complained that they had to use Steam need to cowboy up and get over it. They knew about Steam before they bought the game, and no amount of whining now is going to put that genie back in the bottle. HL2 via Steam has been a pretty successful thing financially, and when devs can give me the game directly without the middle man I will always take that route. Especially 3DRealms, since they will need all of the money they can get: after DNF no publisher will work with them as they are totally incapable of making a game in a reasonable amount of time. Hopefully DNF will be a success so they can self-fund like Valve does. =)