Digital distribution News


Interstate '76 and Caesar III Rolling Onto GOG

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 16, 2010 6:04am PST

Vehicular vigilante Groove Champion will make his triumphant return to PC this week when Interstate '76 rolls onto vintage video game digital...


"I just about shit my pants in happiness when I saw these i76 screens."

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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...


"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...


"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...


"*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...


"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',...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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