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#ActualServant of the Lord

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

Yeah, it's a nice idea and can work well. I especially like it's usability for patching/version notes or news for games. Minecraft and others do that: Minecraft updater
It's also nice even for in-game GUIs, as the Wolfire guy shows: [1] [2] [3].

You do have to overcome the slowness of it compared to other methods, though - but it's definitely doable.
 
Since it's related to this thread: Ubisoft launches it's own digital store: uPlay

This is really good, the more competition the better. Just so long as every publisher doesn't start going exclusive to their own stores, and a consumer has to register and install three different stores to be happy. I guess there are pros and cons to everything. Posted Image

That article also gives some numbers, though with Steam the numbers mean, "People who buy games from our service", and with the others it means, "People who one time played one of our games and gave us their email".
"35 million registered Uplay members across various platforms"
"Origin has 21 million registered users across Windows and iOS"
"Steam has 40 million users on PC and Mac"

#4Servant of the Lord

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

Yeah, it's a nice idea and can work well. I especially like it's usability for patching/version notes or news for games. Minecraft and others do that: Minecraft updater
It's also nice even for in-game GUIs, as the Wolfire guy shows: [1] [2] [3].

You do have to overcome the slowness of it compared to other methods, though - but it's definitely doable.
 
Since it's related to this thread: Ubisoft launches it's own digital store: uPlay

This is really good, the more competition the better. Just so long as every publisher doesn't start going exclusive to their own stores, and a consumer has to register and install three different stores to be happy. Posted Image
I guess there are pros and cons to everything. Posted Image


That article also gives some numbers, though with Steam the numbers mean, "People who buy games from our service", and with the others it means, "People who one time played one of our games and gave us their email".
"35 million registered Uplay members across various platforms"
"Origin has 21 million registered users across Windows and iOS"
"Steam has 40 million users on PC and Mac"

#3Servant of the Lord

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

Yeah, it's a nice idea and can work well. I especially like it's usability for patching/version notes or news for games. Minecraft and others do that: Minecraft updater
It's also nice even for in-game GUIs, as the Wolfire guy shows: [1] [2] [3].

You do have to overcome the slowness of it compared to other methods, though - but it's definitely doable.
 
Since it's related to this thread: Ubisoft launches it's own digital store: uPlay

This is really good, the more competition the better. Just so long as every publisher doesn't start going exclusive to their own stores, and a consumer has to register and install three different stores to be happy. Posted Image
I guess there are pros and cons to everything. Posted Image

#2Servant of the Lord

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

Yeah, it's a nice idea and can work well. I especially like it's usability for patching/version notes or news for games. Minecraft and others do that: Minecraft updater
It's also nice even for in-game GUIs, as the Wolfire guy shows: [1] [2] [3].

You do have to overcome the slowness of it compared to other methods, though - but it's definitely doable.
 Since it's related to this thread: Ubisoft launches it's own digital store: uPlay
This is really good, the more competition the better. Just so long as every publisher doesn't start going exclusive to their own stores, and a consumer has to register and install three different stores to be happy. Posted Image I guess there are pros and cons to everything. Posted Image

#1Servant of the Lord

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:46 PM

Yeah, it's a nice idea and can work well. I especially like it's usability for patching/version notes or news for games. Minecraft and others do that: Minecraft updater
It's also nice even for in-game GUIs, as the Wolfire guy shows: [1] [2] [3].

You do have to overcome the slowness of it compared to other methods, though - but it's definitely doable.

 

Since it's related to this thread: Ubisoft launches it's own digital store: uPlay
This is really good, the more competition the better. Just so long as every publisher doesn't start going exclusive to their own stores, and a consumer has to register and install three different stores to be happy. Posted Image I guess there are pros and cons to everything. Posted Image

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