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Valve Boasts of 205% Steam Sales Increase in 2009

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 29, 2010 10:10am PST

Steam's unit sales increased by 205% in 2009 over 2008's figures, Valve has declared as part of an announcement detailing the digital distribution...

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"They don't care about the bandwidth, they care about what their users are going to see. ..."

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Green Man Gaming Pioneers Digital Trades for PC Gamers

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 20, 2010 7:00pm PST

London-based digital games retailer, Green Man Gaming, has announced a brand new retail platform that will allow PC gamers to trade in games that...

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"As far as pre-ordering, since a lot of games either never have a demo or the demo isn't a true ..."

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ModDB Announces PC Digital Distribution Service 'Desura' for Games and Mods

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2009 2:10pm PST

Mod and indie development hub site ModDB has revealed it is launching a community-oriented PC digital distribution service for mods as well as...

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"*THAT'S* it! Thanks! I knew it was a play on Steam, but couldn't come up with it for the life of me."

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Games for Windows Live 'Games on Demand' Launches With 50% off Shadowrun, Viva Pinata

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 15, 2009 3:14pm PST

Microsoft's foray into PC digital games distribution has begun in earnest today with the launch of Games for Windows Live Games on Demand, offering...

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"Activation only works for titles the publishers previously made a deal with Steam for activating ..."

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Games for Windows Live Embraces Digital Distribution with Games on Demand

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2009 1:10pm PST

Games for Windows Live will become a full-fledged distribution platform for full games from December 15 with the addition of 'Games on Demand',...

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"Well, if Cliffy B is that worried, tell him to find a DRM-scheme similar to Steamworks from ..."

- MysterD see all 57 comments

Alienware Adds Steam to PC Gaming Systems

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 24, 2009 5:18pm PST

Alienware gaming PCs will now come pre-loaded with the digital game distribution service Steam, as well as a copy of the critically acclaimed game...

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"No kidding, are people actually complaining that you get Portal for free? The amount of troll ..."

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GameStop Appoints Digital Distribution Chief

By Nick Breckon, Aug 05, 2009 11:55am PDT

While retailer GameStop has stated that it has nothing to fear from digital distribution for the foreseeable future, the company today took another...

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"I sure seem to recall about 6 months ago or so, Gamestop saying that digital distribution was ..."

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Microsoft 'Not Anywhere Close' to Simultaneous Digital, Retail Launches

By Nick Breckon, Jul 30, 2009 7:02pm PDT

Though sales of digitally distributed games are quickly increasing, and the impending launch of Microsoft's Games on Demand store, Microsoft says...

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"Are you insane? Of course they do. They just don't want to tip gaming retailers off until ..."

- uncleanmonkey see all 47 comments

Digital Distribution Sales Up as Valve Reports 97% Steam Growth

By Nick Breckon, Jul 29, 2009 7:02pm PDT

While the economic malaise continues to soften corporate earnings results and retail sales charts, digital distribution outlets are reporting...

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"Feel free to ask when you're obviously unable to grasp aything - I'm here to help, even ..."

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EA: The PC is 'Rapidly Becoming the Largest Gaming Platform in the World'

By Nick Breckon, May 05, 2009 4:32pm PDT

During a quarterly earnings call, Electronic Arts executives expressed their optimism for the digital download market on reports of strong...

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"Won't happen. Microsoft insists on having tight control over their platform, and they won't ..."

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Capcom: Digital Distribution More Important than Retail Channels

By Nick Breckon, Mar 04, 2009 11:42am PST

Capcom vice president of strategic planning Christian Svensson has said that PC digital distribution is now more important to the company than...

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"that's the thing though, my house can burn down and my computer can melt with it and I still ..."

- hillemania see all 24 comments

Nintendo: Digital Distribution Will Not Replace Retail

By Nick Breckon, Oct 07, 2008 11:43am PDT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that while the digital distribution market is increasing, there will always be a need for...

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"not in the immediate future no, but definitely within most of our lifetimes, easily. wasn't it ..."

- araczynski see all 25 comments

Bungie: Used Game Sales Hurt Halo

By Blake Ellison, Sep 26, 2008 11:27am PDT

Bungie audio director Marty O'Donnell has served up three multi-million-selling games with the company, but that hasn't stopped him from noting the...

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"There is this little thing called the "FIRST SALE DOCTRINE", established by the Supreme Court ..."

- mcsvls see all 134 comments

David Perry: GameStop CEO Spewing 'Nonsense,' Selling Film Cameras in a Digital World

By Blake Ellison, Sep 10, 2008 2:53pm PDT

Yesterday, we covered an interview with GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo in which he predicted continued shortages for the Nintendo Wii this holiday...

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"That was very interesting. Thanks for that. I would prefer to go to a smaller mom and pop game ..."

- Gwyndion see all 45 comments

'Consoles Are A Problem' and 'A Step Backwards,' Says Oddworld Creator

By Chris Faylor, Sep 05, 2008 1:19pm PDT

Though many celebrate consoles for bringing video games into the mainstream, developer Lorne Lanning believes that consoles are holding the...

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"arguing pc vs console is like trying to argue politics with someone: you arent going to convince ..."

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