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Ode to Joystick: Downloading Titles Without Leaving the Sofa

The Wall Street Journal Online writes:
Just as sales of music, movies and television shows have gone online, videogame sales are now headed onto the Internet, too.

While games for consoles like Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 and Nintendo Co.'s Wii are sold mostly as packaged software in retail stores, game publishers are now increasingly making games available through online downloads. On Tuesday, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. is releasing a new "episode" of its blockbuster urban-action game "Grand Theft Auto IV" online -- the most extensive download-only content yet for a major game title.

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