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Amazon Takes On Digital Game Downloads

Online retail giant Amazon.com is looking to incorporate video game downloads into its digital distribution service, as revealed by a job posting on Gamasutra.

The posting calls for a software development engineer for a position in video game and software downloads. "The Software and Video Games Digital Technology Team ... is responsible for digital distribution of software and video game products from the Amazon website," the listing reads. At present, no official announcement of digital game distribution has been made.

A significant portion of PC gaming sales have shifted towards digital distributors such as Valve's Steam platform over traditional retail channels, as reflected in recent sales trends and analyses. Amazon currently only provides digital download service for MP3s, movies, and PC software applications.