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Amazon’s Indie Games Store Is Open For Business 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 …

GameFly Launches Steam-Like PC Client For Rentals and Purchases 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 …

Steam Isn’t Just For Games Anymore 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 …

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

Square Enix Officially Announces Final Fantasy VII For the PC Square Enix Officially Announces Final Fantasy VII For the PC
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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? …

Warner Brothers Still Struggles With That Whole Ownership Concept Warner Brothers Still Struggles With That Whole Ownership Concept
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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 …

Steam Takes Over the Video Game World (Infographic) 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 …