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Digital Distribution - Good or Bad? | The Game Fanatics

It’s crazy to think that only 10 years ago, most people still used dial-up 56k connections and it would take them 5 to 10 minutes to download a song. Now days, we can download game demos in that time! As internet speeds continue to increase and the world around us becomes more based on computers and the internet itself, game publishers are beginning to look at digital distribution as the next step. Record companies have already begin doing this years ago with music, and CDs now are becoming a thing of the past. Is this a good thing or is it a bad thing?

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gamingdroid1746d ago

I kind of agree with this article. Digital distribution is almost universally bad for consumers as it stands.

Unless there is some way for it to get competition and that there is some way for gamers to be able to play their content long after the console is no longer sold, it is essentially a downgrade.

There is one advantage though, I don't have to store physical media and the convenience is unmatched.

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ECM0NEY1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

The major ISPs would have to be forced at gun point to incease bandwidth before DD will be mainstream.

NYC_Gamer1746d ago

i have no problem with digital brought games from steam plus music from itunes

Neomic1746d ago

Downloads from iTunes are a little different though, especially now days that their files are DRM-free. You can do pretty much whatever you want with them.

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