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News Game launches new game updating service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Sep 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I guess Steam is really impacting their PC game sales.
     
  3. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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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
     
  4. Bob1234

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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.
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I don't like applications scanning my PC for anything. Except AV software, that is.
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    no thanks

    nice idea but i will scan for updates and i dont really want to be giving you my contact details
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Sounds like an annoyance more than anything.
     
  8. Mitcian

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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.
     
  9. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It turns out that the Downloader is made by GameShadow, yes.
     
  10. Unknownsock

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    Oh Noes, it's not like google and other sites probably no more about you than yourself is it?
     
  11. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    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... :D

    I hope these guy's don't go under, they really are a good alternative to Steam (or other expensive stores here in Portugal) :)
     
  12. Showerhead

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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
     
  14. javaman

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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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    You squire just made my day...
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Oh, wait... if they already do it I might as well add applications on top of that. :eyebrow:
     
  17. Woodspoon

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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.
     
  18. AshT

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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.
     
  19. WarrenJ

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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,
     
  20. Fiyero

    Fiyero Vindaloovian

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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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