Estimating digital downloads’ true weight

August 6, 2010 · Filed Under News, Videogaming · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebHow much are digital downloads worth within the PC video games market? According to a recent report by NPD Group, in 2009 digital delivery of commercial products would have taken 48% of the overall marketplace in North America. NPD says that the 44.8 million games sold the past year would split in 21.3 millions in digital format and 23.5 millions on optical disks. The market research firm depicts a situation where on-line distribution of videogaming products would be on par with traditional retailers, positioning itself as the only business capable of putting back in shape the PC video games market.

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Will Stardock’s security solution kill the DRM?

October 30, 2008 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebHe is a long-time supporter of the utter uselessness of intrusive protection technologies against videogaming piracy, and now Brad Wardell, Stardock’s CEO, takes up the challenge turned to him by the industry by working on a minimal security system that could be good for the labels and at the same time would satisfy the users’ need to not to be pointed out as pirates dangerous for society and business.

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Stardock publishes the “Gamer’s Bill of Rights”

September 5, 2008 · Filed Under News, Videogaming · 6 Comments 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebEven if it’s technologically way ahead of any state of the art console, PC videogaming is often viewed as an industry in an identity crisis, on the edge of failure and suffering of ancient and purulent evils like piracy and selling of counterfeit media. In response of this unfavorable view - what is more contradicted by facts - the software house Stardock has brought a “Bill” of fundamental “Rights” for who plays on PC, a desirable behavioral handbook for videogames producers.

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