Digital Distribution

[Update: According to Ubisoft, the standard edition of Rainbow Six Siege for PC will be available physically at retail locations in the United States.] Standard editions of games are fun. They allow you to get the game for th...
Are you one of those gamers who have a mountain of old video game discs cluttering up their home for operating systems they no longer use? Do you fancy going back to one of those old games and not having to buy a new physical...
Are you a gamer in Germany fed up of not being able to get the same version of a game as other countries in Europe? Perhaps you're a UK gamer fed up that you're being charged more for a game that your French friends for the s...
Lucasfilm and Disney are trickling out more good old games with digital-distribution premieres of Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, and Outlaws on GOG.com. They're only $5.99 a pie...


SuperData has expounded on its general reporting of digital sales in the United States videogame industry -- collectively $1.1 billion worth in the month of January -- with specific details on the console-side of the digital market. Here's the breakdown of the $263 million made in worldwide digital console sales in January.
Managing game downloads on PlayStation Network is a far greater pain that it needs to be, but I've grown accustomed to Sony's ways. Thank goodness for people like redditor RePod37, then, for coming up with an intuitive soluti...
Last week, Ubisoft pulled its upcoming games--F4r Cry, Assassin's Creed Unity, and The Crew--from Steam. This allowed me to roll with a headline, "Going hard in the Uplaynt," a play on "going hard in the paint" and ...
Ubisoft's biggest three upcoming releases, F4r Cry, Assassin's Creed Unity, and The Crew have been pulled from Steam, the place where a lot of people buy and play their PC games.  PCGamesN got this statement from Ub...
As pleasant as it is to hear Nintendo music while shopping for games digitally, sometimes you just want to get in and get out -- no fanfare needed. Here's our alternative at last. It's now possible to buy certain 3DS and Wii ...
As a platform, Steam hasn't been able to keep up with the rate at which new games are coming out -- there were more than 1,300 releases in the last nine months alone, says Valve -- but today's so-called Discovery update inten...
If there's one phrase you get used to hearing when talking about PC games, it's "I'll wait for a bundle or sale." It's common knowledge if you wait a while, you can get a better price through places like Steam, Green Man Gami...
A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint ...
One of the assumptions of buying games digitally is that you assume they'll always be available. That's sadly not the case, but GOG.com is offering discounts on 35 games that it will be removing from its catalog on Septe...
Digital distributor GOG.com has launched its Linux support earlier than expected and, as of today, there are more than 50 games that feature Linux versions on the site. A number of these titles are also on sale, because you c...
Since its launch last November, the Humble Store has raised $1 million for charity. That's the result of ten percent of all store proceeds going to charities -- the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Fo...
Good news, Japanese indie game fans. Crunchyroll has announced a collaboration with Nyu Media Limited that will bring said games to the Crunchyroll Store. Starting today, Crunchyroll users can purchase Nyu Media's releases di...
Amazon has some of the lowest prices ever on this batch of over 1,000 digital PC games for their MAYhem promotion. This event run from today through May 31, but the catch is that some of the lowest prices are only live for 48...
The gap between Steam and GOG.com has further widened now that Valve has embraced the sale of work-in-progress games under its Early Access program while the latter digital distributor has continued to focus on curating finis...
It's no secret that Steam is approving games left and right, granting access to developers that wouldn't have been so fortunate in prior years. Tracking the number of new releases on Steam, Gamasutra has learned that more tit...
NPD's Core Gaming 2014 report shows that gamers still dig physical copies, with 74 percent of gamers in the United States saying that they would choose a physical copy of a game over a digital one. Digital acceptance is growi...
Luxor Zuma Sparkle 2, 10tons' PS4 marble shooter, is hitting the PlayStation Network for both PS4 and Vita on May 20, with cross buy support and a free trial if you're just not sure that shooting marbles is really your ...
MonkeyPaw Games is holding a funeral one last sale for BurgerTime: World Tour, allowing players to snap it up for only $5 before it's yanked from the digital distribution channels forever on April 30. You may be thinking th...
Just like you can always count on a Humble Bundle to offer up some fantastic deals for ridiculously low prices, you can also count on someone to take advantage of a service to make a profit. It turns out that, via Game Inform...
Xbox One deals straight from the console's digital marketplace itself are a welcome sight indeed. This week's Xbox Live sales are available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners alike from March 28 - 30: Thief (50 percent off), Tom...
GOG.com and Linux seem like a perfect couple but, last we heard, the digital distributor wasn't planning on supporting the operating system in the foreseeable future. Heck of an update on that front: Linux support is now plan...
It's Friday, so rest assured GOG.com has discounts to peruse. Now, there's a traditional sale, with standalone discounts on games like Shadow Warrior ($9.99), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs ($7.99), and Deadly Premonition: Direc...
In the time since Alasdair wrote about Crawl and its superb trailer earlier today, the arcade-y multiplayer dungeon crawler has been approved for release on Steam. Nice timing there. A bunch of other games were greenlit too, ...
Steam has rolled out its Family Sharing feature to all users today following its beta release. As the name implies, it allows users to share their game libraries with others. To enable the feature, first set up Steam Guard if...
Developers with games on Steam can initiate sales without seeking approval from Valve now that new Steamworks tools have gone live. Promotions can be scheduled up to two months in advance and the discount percentage and sale ...
Speaking in a Reddit thread,regarding the state of digital downloads for Microsoft's Xbox One, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has confirmed that competitive digital priced games is "indeed on the agenda" as well as other "great st...
[Yesterday's Collector's Corner post reminded me of this awesome piece Dtoid community blogger ShadeOfLight wrote a few months back. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] It ...
In the what-if scenario of the day, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer tells OXM that the company considered making the Xbox One a "purely disc-less console." Another forward-looking idea for the system that didn't pan out, ...
Deadpool, a game that released on June 25, 2013, is no longer available for purchase on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Steam -- and it's not alone. Other games presumably impacted by a licensing agreement with Marvel comi...
Imagine me as Santa. Imagine me flying high above your home in a sleigh filled with crazy good deals on downloadable games, guided by fuzzy little flying corgis with reindeer antlers. It's snowing. The ground is glimmering.&n...
Well, I'm sure this hasn't gone to plan for the folks over at GOG.com; today saw the launch of their Winter Sale and the website has been unreachable for a good portion of the day. Which might be a good thing as this is a sig...
This week's PlayStation promotions have been revealed and there are some delightful presents Sony is giving out starting tomorrow. First off, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get Borderlands 2 added to the Instant Game Colle...
In another welcome move, GOG.com will start giving 100% refunds on its games, if gamers are unable to run them. This moves follows EA's similar move to give refunds on first-party games on Origin earlier in the year. If supp...
[Update: EA has lowered the price of digital PS4 games again, down to £54.99, the same price as the Xbox One, Eurogamer reports. So the parity is nice. That's still quite expensive, at about $100 USD, and more expe...
The folks over at GOG.com have been doing some pretty marvelous things recently, and they show no signs of stopping as they have, according to them, taken a bunch of PC games, thrown them into a bucket and somehow made t...
In recent years, large publishers have taken steps towards embracing titles made by independent developers, and in many cases it has paid off incredibly well. With the new next-gen systems on the horizon, a number of indie de...