|GameStop: Winner of the Internet's |
"Most Hated Retailer" award.
Once bought, customers are sent a code -- if you're buying console-based goods -- via e-mail that you may then enter to initiate the download. PC game buyers are simply sent a download link along with an activation key. PC titles also come with a limit on how many computers the game may be downloaded on. GameStop claims that buyers will also be able to gain a refund on titles as well, but only for titles whose publishers allow for such an option.
Now, that sounds all fine and dandy, but what point is there in buying from GameStop when digital items are always available elsewhere, sometimes for less? If I wanted to buy an Xbox Live title, for example, I would just log onto the ol' Xbox and buy it there. What incentive is there to go through other channels?
|If it worked for Patapon 2, why not other games?|
GameStop details digital distribution storefront, XBLA games 'coming soon' [Joystiq]