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Trouble with digital delivery; breaking the old

Justin Kemppainen, Minnesota Games Examiner, writes:

There are some who despise digital delivery of any content, be it music, video games, movies, or anything else. The transitory nature of computers or any storage device makes people leery. If I delete the file, experience catastrophic system failure, decide on a whim to reformat my hard drive, or in some other fashion lose the file, will I be able to download it again?

Well, while those are general concerns that Valve's Steam content delivery and social network system has done very well with, another irritating problem has arisen that could cast a measure of doubt on it.

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Cajun Chicken3503d ago (Edited 3503d ago )

A lot of my Steam Games work straight off an external harddrive now since I decided to download Steam straight onto it, downloaded all my games and got the games to run right off it, now I think that's pretty cool. I can't say I've had any problems with my games and I just run my old Halflife anthology on disc anyway, except for that cool deal on HL1 for cheap.

Bit of a pain when it does updates though. More DD services should offer 'Gifts' services too.
Sony and MS, I'm looking at you.