bitsofjoy look forward to the new instantaction.com and discuss the future of social/browser gaming.
Do you really think this will be able to compete with services like Steam or Impulse?
Really depends on which publishers/developers hop on board. The ball is in their court, really. At GDC they showed off Assassin's Creed in Facebook, though said they didn't have a deal with Ubisoft. So far only Lucas Arts have been publicly confirmed.
I don't imagine they'll be in direct competition. It sounds like it'll effectively be browser-based games with small downloads. IA will be its own little social gaming hub probably, although Braid would suggest that they might also sell standalone indie games.
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