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Posts tagged “digital distribution”

Epic Store would end exclusives if Steam gave devs larger cut, CEO claims

Epic Games would halt their plan of paying for games to launch exclusively on their Store if Valve committed to taking a smaller cut of Steam sales, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has claimed. That's quite a remarkable claim - and one he can probably make feeling confident he won't be called on it any time soon. I'd like the public record to show that if…

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GOG ending rebates for regional pricing differences

Digital games store GOG will soon stop offering customers store credit equivalent to how much less their purchase would cost in North America, a scheme they call Fair Price Package. It's GOG's solution to the prickly problem of regional pricing, which often means people outside North America end up paying a higher price in their native currency. GOG have themselves been paying for these rebates,…

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FMV Without The Clicking: GOG Starts Selling Movies

Look, all I want to know is: when can I exchange wizard hats for whisky? The few video game digital distributors that seem to have survived the tensies in decent shape are all moving towards selling digital movies and music and software and all that, but when will they get serious and go physical too? When will they sell groceries? When will Steam let me…

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Crikey: EU Rules You Can Resell Downloaded Games

Well here's some pretty huge news. The Court Of Justice of the European Union has just ruled that people should be able to resell downloaded games. In an environment where publishers are trying to destroy basic consumer rights like the ability to resell physical products you've paid for, this could be one heck of a turnaround for customers. And that's no matter what it might…

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95% Of Paradox’s Revenue Is From Digital Distribution

Paradox's CEO Fred Wester has revealed the startling growth of Paradox's digital distribution revenue. I'll put it in the man's own words, because not long afterward he himself grew in relation to the number. He's a giant now, and incapable of understanding numbers. He said. My own experience of digital distribution is that we made 1.5 percent of our revenue from digital distribution in 2006,…

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Wait What: Valve’s Games Now On Impulse

This is curious. Valve's games are now available to buy on rival digital distribution platform, Impulse. Oh 2012, you so crazy. Actually, this makes sense. Impulse was acquired last year by mega game retailer, GameStop. When all you care about is selling games to the most people, as a corporate entity like GameStop would, then you need to get the biggest games on your service.…

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The Witcher II To Land On Origin

I'm fairly ignorant of what's on EA's Origin, which I currently think of as a Battlefield 3 launcher. But even I can't wilfully avoid the news of more new publishers dropping games onto the digital distribution service. Not when it's the likes of Paradox, Trion Worlds, and CD Projekt.

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Good… New Games? GoG Is Changing

Good Old Games have certainly built themselves a brand. Over the last few years the Polish project has leapt forward from offering a few provincial classics to a really impressive catalogue of games that made the 90s and early 00s interesting. Clearly they've been letting in many more recent games of late, with Fahrenheit appearing last week for example. And they used it to launch…

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Store Wars: Rivals Threaten To Boycott Steam

As the trend for PC sales leans increasingly toward digital distribution, with retail stores feeling their age, there are increasing rumblings about the prominence and dominance of Valve's Steam. Today's MCV reports, from unnamed sources, that retailers and online rivals are beginning to get a little cross with the requirement to install Steam in games they're selling, and threatening to boycott Steam-infused games entirely. Games,…

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