Posts Tagged "Digital Distribution"


Piracy is discussed often on the internet, and news sites, but it seems like the only way it's ever approached is with a stern look and a black mark on pirates. If the numbers for piracy are to be believed why aren't more people admitting to it? Certainly some of these game journalists must have snatched a piece of code at some point in their lives, before they had all their games just handed to them as review copies.


Well I'm coming out of the captain's quarters as it were; I was once a software pirate. Once, but not anymore.

So what changed? Why did I give up the life of illegally downloading software for free? Read on to find out.

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MCV, a UK publication is reporting a story that 1C Company believes retail is to blame for the loss of sales in PC games and that PC distribution will be completely digital by 2011.

1C’s international publishing director Darryl Still has accused retail of failing to support boxed PC games.

The industry veteran says that by refusing to stock certain games and moving PC titles to the back of the store, retail is forcing publishers to head towards digital distribution. And that PC games software will be sold entirely through digital channels by next year.
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“You just have to head into a games store and look for their PC titles, and you’ll see there is no focus, listings or promotions for them.

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By UK_John
in Now Available - X Superbox on 2010-10-16
This is all well and good, but why has no media asked
the question: "What about the fans that diligently
went out and bought each X-game when they were
released?" I am one of them, as why shouldn't I ...


By RandomEngy
in OnLive - It Actually Works on 2010-10-12
I was in the beta. Everything felt off and
non-responsive. Though I have not checked them out
since they've released, since even if it got rid of
the lag it would still be a lot uglier than a locally
...


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
Updated the original post with that video. I dunno, I
think it was in poor taste personally. But if you
don't have any money for advertise I guess you do what
you need to do.


By Scott
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
I actually liked the publicity stunt. I watched the
live video of them this morning in their cult robes.
I think they realized the only way to get the
attention of the entire gaming community was to...


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
Guess it's just a publicity stunt after-all. Pretty
lame though.


By Xan
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
http://www.gog.com/ They posted an update, the movie
in the link shows a game they didn't have before
"Baldurs Gate Complete Edition"


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
I'd be surprised to see it get a client, unless that
client is optional. One of the selling points of GOG
that they kept going on about was that you didn't need
a client. I'd be even more surprise...


By Xan
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-20
From various sources it seems to be a bad publicity
stunt. http://polygamia.pl/Polygamia/1,107162,8397342
,GOG_sie_zamyka__Raczej_nie.html?bo=1 "Warning, date
of conference it’s most likely Wed...


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By Valve Software
in Now Available: MX vs ATV Reflex on 2010-11-26
MX vs ATV Reflex is now available on Steam.Think fast and hang on to your ride as you take independent control of the rider and take the ultimate test of mettle!
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By Good Old Games
in The Witcher 2 - Editions and Pre-order on GOG announcement video on 2010-11-26
As you all know, last week CD Projekt held a conference where different editions of the upcoming The Witcher 2 game were revealed and The Witcher 2 Digital Premium Edition pre-order on GOG.com was ann...

By Impulse
in Shop From the Comfort of Your PC With Our Impulse Thanksgiving Sale on 2010-11-26
Just a reminder that the big Impulse Thanksgiving Sale is still going on!  Today is Black Friday, a day where people traditionally get up very early and head to the stores to pickup some great ho...

By Good Old Games
in Age of Wonders series 50% off on 2010-11-26
After last week's Ubisoft sale you may have thought we'll give you a break from deals you cannot pass. If so, then you were wrong :) This weekend we're offering you the whole Age of Wonders trilogy wi...

By Good Old Games
in We've got the results for the movie-game poster mashup contest! on 2010-11-25
Wow! We received over 100 entries in our movie poster mashup contest, and they were all great examples of the GOG community's creativity and talent. We've been passing the entries around the office al...

By Valve Software
in Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes Update Released on 2010-11-24
Updates to Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:Optimized english language textsT...

By Valve Software
in BIT.TRIP.BEAT Updated on 2010-11-24
Mac/Win Changes: Removed erroneous "corrupt data" message after initial creation of save fileAdded fullscreen and window resolutions in options menuAdded "machine-based" options (ie mouse sensitivity,...

By Valve Software
in Europa Universalis III : Heir to the Throne DLC update released. on 2010-11-24
Updates to Europa Universalis III - Heir to the Throne DLC have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.
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