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Direct2Drive launched in UK

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Aug 2007 18:30 User comments (9)

Direct2Drive launched in UK IGN has announced that they are expanding their digital retail store, Direct2Drive into the UK and that at launch the store will have more than 100 games available.
Some of the more popular games include Civilization IV, Elder Scrolls Oblivion, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Recently, IGN has made deals with large publishers such as Activision, Take-Two, and THQ.

“Direct2Drive is the quickest and most convenient way to own a game. We want users to discover games through our comprehensive editorial coverage on IGN.com, try before they buy on FilePlanet.com and then buy the ones they love via Direct2Drive,”
said Justin Keeling, European general manager, IGN Entertainment.

The US launch of D2D was in October 2004 and the store now holds loads of games from such publishers as Blizzard, Atari and Vivendi as well as the above mentioned publishers.

The US store also allows for downloading of movies and TV shows and the UK site will eventually be expanded to allow the same.

Source:
GI.biz

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9 user comments

11.8.2007 18:35

Not to mention no anti consumer DRM that makes the game unplayable off line,while it can be 10-25% more its well worth it!

21.8.2007 19:33

It really is a great service. Like Zippy said no DRM on the files that require a internet connection to play.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Aug 2007 @ 22:17

31.8.2007 19:45

Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
It really is a great service. Like Zippy said no DRM on the files requiring a internet connection to play. And they commonly have lower prices than the retail stores, plus you save time, and gas money :)
Hows the prices in the UK? in the US they are 10-25% HIGHER than retail.

41.8.2007 20:57

- double post -

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51.8.2007 20:57

My mistake, I was replying to two threads and got my responses mixed up :P - previous post edited -

61.8.2007 21:03

Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
My mistake, I was replying to two threads and got my responses mixed up :P - previous post edited -
:P

In the US retail is get cheaper faster while D2D tends to cling to the higher price even when shipping the prices are nearly the same or higher in most cases.

Then again we are lucky pubs only want a few bucks more for no DRM.

72.8.2007 1:53

I bought a few games from D2D and love it, no problems what so ever, and if you ever lose the game, just go back and download it as many times as you want once you buy its yours forever!

82.8.2007 21:57

Call me old fashioned but i would buy my games the old fashioned way to go to the store and purchase it in a box.

92.8.2007 22:18

Originally posted by borhan9:
Call me old fashioned but i would buy my games the old fashioned way to go to the store and purchase it in a box.

I agree completely,however even the retail store bought VALUE games have steam on them,and in order to install the game you have to have the net in order to check your steam account.

While protections and digi ditrso change and grows,D2D offers a great service,sure you don't get the packing but you get a game that you can burn to any media and run without the need of a disc and unlike cracks that can be buggy this is at least 98% working(98% because some games are buggy no matter where there from).

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