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Direct2Drive 2Be Eaten By GameFly

If you've used Direct2Drive to get any games, then you might want to pay attention to this. The service is being merged into GameFly, and that means that not everything you bought will necessarily survive the transition. They warn: 1. Download your favorite game purchases from Direct2Drive. We plan to have as many game files as possible available on GameFly. Just to be sure, please…

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Manhunt 2 PC No Longer Available Anywhere

Manhunt 2 is gone. There was one online store left selling Rockstar's extraordinarily controversial, Adult rated game - Direct2Drive - which under new management has removed the title from its catalogue. As spotted by Gamersbook, the game disappeared shortly after Gamefly acquired the business. Which means it's now completely impossible to buy on PC.

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Direct2Drive Sells Out

There is Steam, and then there is Direct2Drive, the IGN-owned PC game download service. It perhaps doesn't get mentioned here as often as does its esteemed rival, despite it having been on scene almost as long and having had a big old slice of the market. I guess it just doesn't seem to reflect the strange and rapid evolution of PC gaming in quite the…

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Death Of The Demo: $5 Game Rentals

"Why no demo?" is a regular plea around these parts, all manner of game-makers both independent and mainstream apparently believing that trailers and press releases are all that's required to imbue a gamer with a sense of what their creation is like. Demos are on the decline, blighted by the twin forces of requiring extra dev manhours and fears that people may be so sated…

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Whee! Downloads Now 48% of PC Game Sales

US receipt-collectors NPD are finally encompassing digital distribution in their regular surveys. Which is just as well, as half the time it's been their bloody surveys which have caused nitwits to cry "the PC is doomed" (most recently, they claimed a 23% drop in PC game sales from 2008 to 2009). They're now estimating that download sales constitute 48% of the PC market, which means…

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Happy-Fun-Time: Win Mass Effect 2 DDE

Everyone's playing it. I'm playing it. John Walker's playing it, even though he hasn't worked out how to heal. Your mum's playing it; she's romancing Garrus, and he's making her feel more alive than she's ever felt before. So - why aren't you playing Mass Effect 2? If the answer is 'I'm already busy playing Dragon Age: Return To Ostragar at bloody last, and it's…

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Mega-Bargain Bucket: Steam Goes Sales Mad

Digital distribution's a funny bugger - it's growing ever harder to predict and apply patterns to it. One day, a new videogame from Steam et al is more expensive than its boxed-copy counter-part, then a few weeks later it can be selling for next-to-nothing. The Steam Christmas sale is almost unreal in both the amount and extent of its discounts, and it's going to be…

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D2D Hit Back At Stardock Claims

It seems the analysis of Stardock's public report is far from over. Gamasutra report that Direct2Drive do not agree with the assessment that Impulse is second in the digital distribution market behind Steam. D2D's splendidly-named VP of digital content, Sutton Trout, said the claim was "misinformation at best." Stardock's Brad Wardell responded: "The data we used came from the publishers. When you add in the…

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Face Off: Dragon Age Giveaway Results

Sorry about the delay on this. The plan was to judge it last night, but there were - er - unavoidable delays. In a pub. Sorry. However, I've judged the competition and selected the winners, turning this into a very Dragon-agey day indeed. Hopefully they'll have their copy of the Dragon's Age Direct2Drive shortly. The standard of entries were high. Many people did copies of…

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Digi Retailers Drop Modern Warfare 2

The Big K has news that the major digital download services are boycotting troubled enormo-shooter Modern Warfare 2 because of the inclusion of Valve's Steamworks. Apparently Direct2Drive were first out with the news, saying they had "told publishers that they'd stop selling games bundled in such a manner until Valve "decoupled its retail marketplace" from Steam's other services." GamersGate and Impulse will also be boycotting…

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Age of Panic: Dragon Age Compo

Over the weekend the Dragon Age pre-loading has started, meaning if you pre-order it - er - it'll start downloading. Early. And similar. Anyway, to celebrate this momentous event, Direct2Drive have given us five copies of the Digital Deluxe Edition to give away to you. Our fine readers. So it's compo time! To secure your copy of this much anticipated game, you have to use…

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Direct2Drive Turns Five, Runs Compo

Direct to drive retailer Direct2Drive are turning five. Which is splendid, because it rhymes. But it's also splendid because they're doing cheap games for the five weeks around here. But it's also splendid, because they want to run a compo with us (i.e. Rock Paper Shotgun) to give away all the games in the offers to a lucky read. Do you want to be that…

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World Of Steamy Goo – Update

Hurrah! World Of Goo is finally announced for Steam. It launches on 13th October - next Monday - alongside the launch on 2D Boy's own site. You can read our world exclusive review of the game here. Still not convinced? Try Eurogamer's review. Aaaand, if you pre-ordered it, and are all upset because you wanted it on Steam, look happy. You pre-order magic key will…

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