digital distribution Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 24 Apr 2014

I can't hide it, I love Collector's Editions. Some are more equal than others, and anything with an impressive figurine becomes far too tempting for me. Of course, it's not just about fetishizing the physical stuff - you can also get cool things in game. Origin's details on the Digital Deluxe edition might just make you pre-order.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Feb 2014

Digital Distribution - love it or hate it, it's here to stay. I think I'd like it a lot more if the prices were more competitive, and my internet was faster and more stable. Man, I miss my fiber internet from the Netherlands. The NPD has studied American spending habits, showing huge growth in digital, and EA has something to say about it, too.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Feb 2014

We've talked a lot about digital sales, prices, and how this can all affect brick and mortar games shops. Now it seems that Microsoft is going to try lowering online prices - but it's just on a trial basis.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Jan 2014

It seems like almost everyone has an iPhone, iPod or iPad these days. I actually had one of the early iPods back in the day. That thing was a brick, but I loved it. Now it seems that maybe I would love the Vita in the same way, if we believe PlayStation UK's Managing Director, Fergal Gara.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 10 Dec 2013

Good Old Games, the awesome website that lets you play fantastic new and old games on current operating systems, has officially launched their return policy. Considering that they are also fully DRM-free with their distribution, this is pretty awesome and gives me hope for the future of digital distribution.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 02 Dec 2013

I keep remembering old school consoles. You know, the ones you were able to just plug in and start playing as soon as you took them out of the box? I know, I know, they didn't have nearly the same functionality that our new consoles have, but for some people who couldn't download their day one patch from the PlayStation Network, it's hard to even know what the functionality is.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Nov 2013

Speaking to the UBS Global Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen stated that most consumers were buying three games for their new PS4s. Most interesting was the newfound commitment to brick and mortar sales.

Posted by Stephen Snook - 16 Oct 2013

With digital distribution the dominant force in the video game industry, due to its low overhead costs and ease of access, physical collectors editions and disks are likely to be phased out with the onset of next generation consoles and hardware.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Sep 2013

In a major development for PC gamers and digital distribution, Steam has announced Family Sharing. Yes, it's only going into limited Beta, and there are plenty of restrictions, but this is a fantastic step in the right direction. Who wants to join my 'family'?