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Is Digital Distribution Reshaping the Gaming Industry?

It seems like it's everywhere these days. There are tons of websites dedicated to it. It's advertised in magazines and it's found on all of the current game consoles as well as the PC. It's digital distribution and it's taking over the way video games are bought and sold...somewhat.

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Letros2618d ago

PC is reshaping the industry, like it has been doing for 20 years now.

dangert122618d ago

Only a fool says no
Difference is
Its change consoles for the worst and pc for the better

SactoGamer2618d ago

Of course it's changing the industry. Any new business model is capable of doing that. Just how much it changes the industry is, in the long-term, up to the consumer.

kevnb2618d ago (Edited 2618d ago )

its almost killed retail for pc games already. So much is subsciption based or free to play now as well, thats where the money is in the long run.

dorron2618d ago

Let's see...DLC, patches, online fees...

Yes, it's changing the industry, but not for good.

kevnb2618d ago

unfinished games being released is though.

dorron2618d ago

@kevnb:

Yeah, I meant to say that (No patches would be needed if games weren't rushed to market).

Tuxmask552618d ago

Patches might still be necessary to fix bugs that arise, though.

Fadetoblack692618d ago

And yet they still charge the same as retail even though you get no physical media, no packaging, have no shipping expenses etc.... In essence you pay the same price to get less product.

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