Digital distribution News


'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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Analyst: Consoles Will Generate $8 Billion in Online Sales in 2013

By Blake Ellison, Sep 04, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Five years is virtually an eternity in gaming years, but that hasn't stopped analyst Michael Cai at Parks Associates from looking that far into the...


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EA: Retailers Not Threatened by Digital Distribution, Games Too Large to Go Download-only

By Chris Faylor, Aug 29, 2008 12:45pm PDT

As some predict that digital sales and downloads of video games will soon render traditional retailers obsolete, Electronic Arts European...


"Digital distribution is the future, and I'm all for it, but with multiple ISPs introducing ..."

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'No Question' Digital Downloads will Surpass Retail, Says Microsoft VP

By Aaron Linde, Aug 06, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Amid increasing revenues for digitally distributed games and downloadable content, a Microsoft executive affirmed his belief that digital sales...


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Penny Arcade Launches Digital Distribution Site

By Chris Faylor, Apr 02, 2008 10:46am PDT

Independent developer Hothead Games and gaming webcomic Penny Arcade today announced Greenhouse, a website that will focus on selling downloadable...


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Analyst: PC Sales Reflect Shift to Digital Distribution

By Aaron Linde, Jan 25, 2008 12:04pm PST

An NPD analyst says that the $60 million drop in PC software retail revenue from 2006 to 2007 reflects the industry's movement towards digital...


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Steel Penny Games Founded by Ex-Naughty Dog Staff; Pursues Furry Games, Digital Distribution

By Chris Faylor, Jan 25, 2008 8:04am PST

Steel Penny Games today revealed itself to the general public, announcing its intent to focus on digitally distributed titles. The developer...


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The Potential Profits and Perils of Digital Distribution

By Chris Remo, Oct 15, 2006 10:00pm PDT

Last week saw two major developments in the world of digital distribution of PC games. First, we got an answer to one question that is frequently...


"Steam charges $10 for transfers of single games. Which sucks. It's the ONLY thing that I really ..."

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Microsoft Onboard For Digital Distribution

By Chris Remo, Aug 15, 2005 2:29pm PDT

Exent Technologies has announced today that they are partnering with Microsoft to bring many of Microsoft Game Studios' PC games to the digital...


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