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News Dixons launches digital distribution platform

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 May 2011.

  1. DwarfKiller

    DwarfKiller New Member

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    Excellent, now which pack to choose?
     
  2. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    make 2 accounts
     
  3. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Looks like they use torrenting to distribute, can see a few torrent files in my temp folder for Sega All Stars. Would explain why I was seeing a lot of uploading going on.
     
  4. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    That would be quite cheeky in a market where traffic caps are still common for household connections. As a matter of fact, even without a traffic cap i wouldn't want to help a company's distribution for free!
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    You can delete the torrent files after downloading, but if you keep/store the folder that's there you can re-install the game from that. I was getting about 3Mb on a 16Mb line yesterday d/l Total War 2.
     
  6. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    nice done and done, looks like they may have some bargins on here too. Thanks for the link!
     
  7. Mitcian

    Mitcian New Member

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    have they met the first 10000 already? where do i find these free packs?
     
  8. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    click on big purple box saying choose and download
     
  9. Mitcian

    Mitcian New Member

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    ahh yea found it on homepage. ty
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I thought nice, an alternative for when steam region lock a game & possible bargains but wow they are using torrents honestly?, madness.
     
  11. Neoki

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    I got my free games :) I got the Adult Pack
     
  12. thom804

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    Non-resumable downloads suck balls.... especially when they start hogging bandwidth yet still only dl'ing at 50kbps >.<
     
  13. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    pah, pack 1 was sold out, got me a pack 2 though! sweet
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Might have been prudent to mention in the article that registration is only possible within the UK. Especially, since Dixons' service is mentioned alongside STEAM, GfWL and Impulse, which are all services available worldwide.
     
  15. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Pack 2 for me too. Might download them for the laptop sometime
     
  16. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

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    Just checked the site. 25 GBP/28 EUR for Witcher 2. Game prices are cheap in the UK. Too bad steam still has ridiculous pricing on the continent.
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    The downloader needs work, but the prices appear reasonable..
     
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    [-Stash-] New Member

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    That seems pretty smooth. Free is always good :) It's good to have another player in the market, with any luck this *might* mean that Steam's general prices ease their way down a little - who knows ;)
     
  19. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    Indeed...

    games in the US: 49$
    games in the EU: 49€ (=69$)

    that's why i would say that dixons has similar pricing as the US which is applaudable. How can i buy games from them as a citizen outside the UK? :S
     
  20. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    STEAM prices are typically already way lower for UK citizens than for us having to pay the Euro tax.
    That's the general idea. You can't...
     
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