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Windows Direct2Drive sold to Gamefly

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by spectre456, 25 May 2011.

  1. spectre456

    spectre456 New Member

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    Title says it all. Game-fly purchased Direct2Drive from IGN. The full story is Here.

    Just wondering what you guys think of the situation. I actually own quite a few games on D2D and i'm currently wondering what would happen. Of course it's unlikely that gamefly would just shut it down but this situation just shows how vulnerable some of these DD outlets are. thoughts?
     
  2. Whirly

    Whirly New Member

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    All of the download services are vulnerable no matter what assurances they give.

    Companies are bought and sold and new owners may have a totally different plan than the old ones.

    Having said that, every transaction carries risk for those involved. Even banks have been known to fail leaving their customers out of pocket.
     
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    Better make sure you have your games downloaded and your CD keys archived.
     
  4. Ph4ZeD

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    Just shows that competing against Steam is impossible.
     
  5. spectre456

    spectre456 New Member

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    They've been around for as long as steam and offer some great deals as well from time to time. Competition is always good.

    I think steam is only great because there are no suits who make the important decisions. Gabe and co. are regular gamers like us who tend to see things at our level. Hence the reason why we get awesome sales and the fact that Steamworks is free for developers I'm pretty sure that if Microsoft ran steam (god forbid) then, well just look at GFWL.
     
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    I didn't say that competition was bad or D2D didn't offer good services. The issue is that IGN obviously felt that going up against Steam was extremely difficult and were happy to sell.
     
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    I never said you did. i was merely saying that even though it may be "impossible" to compete with Steam, competition is always good for the end-user.
     

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