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Old 1st Sep 2010, 10:46   #1
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Game launches new game updating service

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Old 1st Sep 2010, 10:52   #2
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I guess Steam is really impacting their PC game sales.
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Strange. When I went to make an account for the Game Downloader, I was informed I already had one. So I had me details sent to my email account and when i checked I had received an email from gameshadow.

It would appear the Game Downloader is actually GameShadow in disguise lol
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"Once downloaded the application scans your PC to identify installed games, recording them to a user profile and.."

Tells the publisher which ones you didnt buy.

Well, probably not, but you never know.
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I don't like applications scanning my PC for anything. Except AV software, that is.
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nice idea but i will scan for updates and i dont really want to be giving you my contact details
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Sounds like an annoyance more than anything.
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Seconded, especially when it's scanning for something I can quite easily do myself without the need for installing yet another piece of bloatware.
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Strange. When I went to make an account for the Game Downloader, I was informed I already had one. So I had me details sent to my email account and when i checked I had received an email from gameshadow.

It would appear the Game Downloader is actually GameShadow in disguise lol
It turns out that the Downloader is made by GameShadow, yes.
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nice idea but i will scan for updates and i dont really want to be giving you my contact details
Oh Noes, it's not like google and other sites probably no more about you than yourself is it?
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I guess Steam is really impacting their PC game sales.
Yeah, Steam is just plain simple u don't have to go to a store or wait for the postman to bring your game.

I still import games from them... BFBC2 cost me 27 with shipping costs included, the Steam version was 49.90.

Codemaster's F1 2010 is going to follow the same route...

I hope these guy's don't go under, they really are a good alternative to Steam (or other expensive stores here in Portugal)
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Be nice if my local store actually stocked P.C. games other than WOW, and a series of truck,bin lorry,ship,train and bus simulators.

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WoW simulator?
does it knock you unconscious for 12hrs, and steal 8 from your wallet
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Bit redundant since steam handles it for me anyway *shrug* Guess its game slowly moving towards a digital download system. Those 2nd hand games take up sooo much floor space.
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Oh Noes, it's not like google and other sites probably no more about you than yourself is it?
Oh, wait... if they already do it I might as well add applications on top of that.
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Because it's so difficult to check for patches/updates yourself, especially when most games tell you there's one available.
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It's a step in the right direction.

Game must be shitting itself because of new competition in the 2nd hand market, publishers dislike/annoyance at the 2nd hand market. Progression in the Streaming/digital market.

I think they'd be better off morphing into a UK games publisher if they want to retain anything to do with the games industry. I realise that publishing is not exactly in their list of skills on a CV but if they don't diverge, then they will die. High street game retailers will eventually be a thing of the past.
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it would be nice to have some competition in the marketplace, it will always benefit us, and im happy to try a new digital distribution service.

Steam seems to have a monopoly at the moment to the digital download market,
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I was just thinking that sounded the same as gameshadow.
Turns out it is then! It was fairly handy a while back, but like everyone has said, Steam indeed.
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