A lot of changes have occurred in online gaming within the last decade, and one of the biggest developments is in how mmo games are distributed. In the past, game companies and gamers relied upon traditional manufacturing and distribution in order to play a game. A company physically had to manufacture a game, ship it to a brick-and-mortar retail store, and then wait for the customer to drive to said store and purchase the product. Those days are now long behind us as digital distribution rules the gaming world. There are both benefits and drawbacks to such a method as MMO-Play examine both the pros and cons of digital game platforms.