Talk:Digital distribution

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Article formatting - image alignment[edit]

Keeping the Examples paragraphs aligned with the images is an irritating task that seems to get reversed at each edit. Is there a surefire way to make sure they don't shift about?

tags don't seem to work. --Tom Edwards 21:38, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
Use {{subst:clear}} after each section. Rob Church Talk | Desk 21:40, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Steam screenshoot[edit]

I think that should be updated with the new version Chico75 22:38, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

It is already the new version. Unless you are talking about the new Storefront, which is still in beta and should therefore not be used. --Tom Edwards 22:58, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Steam is a brand name and not a distribution. It should be treated that way. Theking2 (talk) 22:17, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Steam description[edit]

From the article: "As Steam is mainly used to distribute multiplayer games"

This is not correct. By looking at the list of games over at the Steam website [[1]] I believe it's clear that there are large numbers of non-multiplayer games at offer.

Yeah, that needs updating. --Tom Edwards 10:13, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
I got rid of the whole section. In the past it's been a target for linkspam, and the information belongs in the articles anyway. --Tom Edwards 10:32, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Secondhand markets?[edit]

Why isn't the destruction of secondhand markets mentioned in the criticisms section? Surely this is one of, if not the biggest drawbacks of purely digital distribution systems. The existence of secondhand markets is good for consumers, and the right of consumers to resell books, movies, games, etc. that they've legitimately purchased has always been recognized. Digital distribution makes resale impossible, and thus is a very bad deal for anyone interested in reselling their older content or in shopping for bargains on older, used content. (talk) 16:44, 2 October 2009 (UTC)Matt

Impact on Traditional Retail[edit]

I added a large amount of content to this section and also went ahead and created some sub-sections for various industries while making sure to include a lot of citations. If anyone has any thoughts on how to further improve this entry, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Baumanmm (talk) 16:35, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

suggest to split this aritcle[edit]

As this article is an unclear mix of technical and legal issues i suggest to split it accordingly. Furtermore there are quit a vieq articles tat deal with distributors and distributions. This should also be cleaned up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theking2 (talkcontribs) 22:13, 23 October 2012 (UTC) Theking2 (talk) 22:18, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

I oppose a split on the basis that the article is not well developed and so optimal organization is not clear. There are a lot of overlapping articles in this topic area (see See also section of this article). If this article can't get focused, the better solution may be break it up and merge the pieces into other existing articles. -—Kvng 14:45, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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I added a citation for why streaming services allow greater censorship by the owners of internet infrastructure. Crispyman20 (talk) 17:30, 26 February 2019 (UTC)