Recent Articles In Digital Distribution
November 30, 2009 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
Copy/paste the following into an email/etc. and forward to the site owner/Webmaster/appropriate party, and fill in the relevant blanks.

More often than not it will work.

Remember....

Always communicate politely and accurately when requesting action and/or response. 

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Joe Skinner [your nick]

Joe P. Citizen [your name]

123 Fourth Street, Wherever 9999  [your home address]

xx/xx/2009  <---- [the date]

DMCA Removal Notice:

&nb...
October 27, 2009 by PoSmedley on The World In Smedley Vision!
Today on Wincustomize, a fellow skinner brought to the attention of other skinners something interesting and of importance to a lot of graphic artists, wallpaper designers, and skinners in general. It was that Softpedia posts any one’s work that they want to before getting permission from the author and even if they can not contact the author to get permission.

The skinner had received an email informing him that his work had ‘already’ been posted. He shared it in the WC for...
October 10, 2009 by ins11 on AlexB - Its mine!
A few bullet points to show why digital distributions of game software will continue to be customer(*1) unfriendly and risky businessWhy haven't I received a confirmation email?Why can't I download the file?The download cancelled and now I can't download the game, why?Why is it asking me to enter a serial number and a CD key?Why didn't the installation program ask me for an activation code?ActivationActivation of the GameAutomatic ActivationManual ActivationTages restriction(*2)Can I activate my...
June 29, 2008 by silolauncher on terraquad
What is digital distribution?

Digital distribution (Also known as digital delivery and Electronic software distribution) is the principle of providing digital information and content over the Internet in the form of products or services. It has been growing steadily and increasing rapidly since the turn of the century due to the rise of consumer broadband. At the time of writing, digital distribution's main uses include

BooksFilmsMusicSoftwareTelevision programsVideo games2 of the mos...
June 28, 2008 by Al3xandr0s on gamerants
I love independent developers' games. Or at least, I love many of them. My recent(ish) purchases include Styrateg, Depths of Peril, Noitu Love 2, Mount & Blade, Galactic Civilizations II (and expansions), Puzzle Quest, Trackmania United Forever, Noitu Love 2, Aquaria, Eschalon: Book I and Larva Mortus. My single major beef with several of these is this one.

I'm really sorry, but I'm spoiled by Steam, Impulse and other digital distribution methods like Atari's download ...
June 21, 2008 by gsasa on pfft
Can Impulse unseat the reigning digital distribution champ Steam?  My first impression is... no.  I think that Stardock missed the target as to why Steam is so great - the community features.  So what do I mean by that?  Well for one thing, Impulse doesn't appear to have any way to create groups for people.  Creating groups to coordinate clan/guild/friend activities should be a basic feature for any community.  Things like intergrated voice chat, group scheduli...
June 19, 2008 by mittens on Rawr
As more and more developers and publishers realize the benefits of distributing their products online, more types of digital distribution applications have been created to benefit the cause. At this point in time gamers have their choice of applications like Impulse (a rebranded and revamped Stardock Central), Steam, Gametap, and EA Downloader (which is now simply the EA Store) and then digital distribution websites like Direct2Drive, Greenhouse, and GamersGate.

Among gamers, though, the most...