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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  • The only reason Valve could get away with a DRM scheme as restrictive as Steam is because they'd built up years and years of goodwill with PC gamers and Half-Life, of course, is one the greatest games ever made. DNF is simply a joke many of us enjoy, how can any game live up to a decade of anticipation?

    I hope 3DR don't get arrogant, they haven't done anything interesting since Clinton was getting down with fat chicks in the Oval Office. Newt Gingrich. If they lock their stuff down with yet another obnoxious authentication scheme then they should expect a far rougher ride than Valve ever got.