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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Digital Distribution’

Amazon’s Indie Games Store Is Open For Business

Indie gaming is becoming increasingly more important as AAA titles become less frequent. Valve, Sony and Nintendo have all jumped on board the indie gaming bandwagon, and now Amazon has thrown its support behind it as well. Amazon announced today that it’s opening an indie games storefront on its site. In Amazon’s own words, it’s all about increasing discoverability: The …

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GameFly Launches Steam-Like PC Client For Rentals and Purchases

GameFly, the video game rental service, today announced that its PC client is officially out of beta. The digital distribution platform now has over 1500 PC games for purchase, and “hundreds” of games to play for free with a subscription to GameFly. There is also a Mac version of the client, but with significantly fewer titles. As a release present, …

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Steam Isn’t Just For Games Anymore

Valve and their Steam service have become synonymous with digital distribution. There are other players who are trying to break into the downloadable PC game market, but nobody has been able to take on Steam just yet. With Steam’s next move, it will take those competitors even longer to catch up. Valve announced today that Steam is going to begin …

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Amazon Enters The Free-To-Play Business With Game Connect

In just a few years, Amazon has gone from major retailer of physical games to major player in the digital games business. They beat Steam to the punch with a massive July sale that rivaled what Steam does in Summer Sales. The only thing they lacked was a large catalog of free-to-play games and MMOs. Well, they are lacking no …

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Square Enix Officially Announces Final Fantasy VII For the PC

Just out of curiosity, is denying something over and over again, only to admit that the thing you’ve been denying actually exists considered a good marketing strategy? Does it help build the highly sought after buzz among legions of fans? With that in mind, after months of denying it, Square Enix has officially announced that their smash hit, Final Fantasy …

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Warner Brothers Still Struggles With That Whole Ownership Concept

Warner Brothers archaic, “we don’t like the idea of distributing our content in a non-physical format” has been well documented at WebProNews and beyond. Basically, Warner Brothers does not want your renting their home video content, they’d prefer you buy it on DVD. Furthermore, after you buy one of their DVDs, that’s it. They have never supported the concept of …

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Steam Takes Over the Video Game World (Infographic)

While the concept of digital distribution is still a sore point among many content providers across the entertainment industry, there’s at least entity that not only has embraced digital distribution, it has mastered it. No, I’m not talking about Netflix or iTunes, two services that have also successfully brought digital distribution to the masses. No, the service I’m referring to …

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