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However if this turns out to be a new evolution in the case of ISP's shifting into game distribution, this list may need to be reworked at a future point, indeed the entire nature of game distribution/publishing may become a great deal more complicated.

Didn't mobile carriers attempt this during the J2ME era? (and in fact, still keep doing it in some countries) I mention that because they're probably similar enough to ISPs in that both offer a service to a network, especially these days that practically all cellphones can connect to internet (so in a sense carriers already double as ISPs, albeit somewhat specialized ones).

 

Of course this case could be just the ISP branching into unrelated services just as a way to expand its business and is probably also involved in other stuff (not uncommon from many companies - I mean, does anybody know that Sony is in the insurance business, and that it's their most profitable branch actually?)

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Well, many ISPs have their own webportal, or partner with a webportal like Yahoo!. Many webportals have an online game part of the portal.

Yahoo! Games is an important one.

 

Some game developers add demo versions of their games to web portals - the web portals get the ad revenue, and the developers get to have a "Download full version" button in their game link back to their personal purchase page for that game on the developer's own site.

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Well, many ISPs have their own webportal, or partner with a webportal like Yahoo!. Many webportals have an online game part of the portal.

Yahoo! Games is an important one.

 

Some game developers add demo versions of their games to web portals - the web portals get the ad revenue, and the developers get to have a "Download full version" button in their game link back to their personal purchase page for that game on the developer's own site.

 

Gosh darn it man! At least you could have got me the dev related link for them so I don't have to hunt it down :P

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Lol - I never put a game on them, so I wouldn't know the correct link. smile.png  Looking around, I can't find it either!

 

This old 2003 link claims that Yahoo! gets their games from 3rd party sites, and you have to go through them. But that was ten years ago - which sites do they go through now in 2013? mellow.png

 

There seems to be alot of shareware sites, actually, so that might be a separate category in itself.

 

I actually have an Excel spreadsheet I've been collecting for some time with all the game distributors, news sites, and gaming forums that I could find indexed on it by category. Kinda messy though, and the categories aren't very consistent! This kind of stuff needs to be available in a community updatable way like a wiki, or it gets out of date surprisingly fast.

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all good -  link is up. Have had a lot of practice in recent days extracting the links -- some of these sites do not want to make it easy on a Dev that's for sure.

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