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Digital Distribution is the delivery of media (in this case games) without the use of physical media such as CDs or DVDs usually over the Internet.

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Will saves in the cloud from a physical edition of a game work with the digital version?

I have an Xbox Serires S and a bunch of old physical discs games. I now realize those discs make lovely paperweights... I have some saved data on the cloud and a local external hard drive. If I re-buy ...
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Can a Nintendo Account's games be shared across multiple Switches in a household?

Can games purchased digitally from the eShop with a single Nintendo Account be played on multiple Switches in a household? I'm reading a Nintendo support article to try to understand the answer to my ...
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Why is Microsoft selling physical media games for Series S?

I am confused as to why the following products exist: Why is Microsoft selling physical media games for Series S when there is no disc drive on Xbox Series S?
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Is Steam obligated to provide downloads of games for life (of the Steam account holder)? [duplicate]

Also, what happens to your Steam library if Steam goes out of business? I learned the hard way that the Apple iTunes app store is a `marketplace' and, after the first time you download a game, you ...
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Is Delete & Redownload The Only Way to Convert PS4 Games to Digital?

This month's PS Plus free game got me thinking - I have a physical copy of WipeOut Omega Collection, and it's installed as such on my PS4. However, with PS Plus making WipeOut available digitally for ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch Online Family Group allow sharing of eShop games between accounts on different devices?

This is not a duplicate of Can you share digital games on Nintendo Switch like how it is for PS4 and Xbox One?, as that question was asked before much information was available about Nintendo Switch ...
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What is a PS4 bundle from 3rd party?

I'm new to PS4 console gaming. Recently I came through a guy who was selling digital PS4 titles for very less cheap rates. Like 4-5 games and they call it as game bundles. It almost has all the ...
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Difference in purchasing physical or digital download game for Xbox One

I have seen a good offer from Microsoft for an Xbox One S that comes bundled with a digital download of a game (Sea of Thieves). What are the differences between purchasing an Xbox game as a digital ...
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Can I see which Games With Gold games for Xbox One I've acquired, without an Xbox One?

I don't have an Xbox One, but I do have an Xbox 360 and an Xbox Live Gold account. Every month since it began, I've been collecting the Games with Gold for both platforms on the off-chance that I ...
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Genesis and Mega Drive Classics Collection: PAL or NTSC versions? Are games in these two packs the same?

Are these games PAL or NTSC versions? Or maybe it's PAL for the Mega Drive collection and NTSC for Genesis ROMs? Are there any other differences between games in those two Sega bundles? I wasn't able ...
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Battle.net / Steam: Physical copy allowing use of digital download?

I primarily use a Mac without a optical drive. I found a good offer for the physical retail copy and I would like to buy this copy. Will it allow me to download the game since I can't use the physical ...
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Check download progress while away

I started downloading three games yesterday so I left the PS4 in Rest Mode. Now I'm at work and I'd like to see the progress but going to https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/download/...
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PS4 digital games on external hdd

I just bought a new PS4 and I was asking myself: is it possible to download games on an external hdd using a PC?! For example: I'm using my PS4 on the WLAN1 at home but I want to download PS4's game ...
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Can I move and redownload the preinstalled Wii U games?

The Wii U comes preloaded with a few games now (e.g., Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land). If I delete them, can I get them back or re-download them? Can I move them onto a USB drive and use them ...
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Game Availability through Digital Distribution vs. DVD Content

I prefer to have the games I purchase available for local installation from a DVD, so I can continue playing once the zombies run rampant and I figure out the whole food/clothing/shelter/electricity ...
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Origin games on Amazon PC Download service

If I buy an Origin activated game on Amazon's PC Download (i.e. not key from „PC Instant Access”), what would I actually get? According to generic Amazon's page describing „Games Library”, I would ...
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Can Xbox One codes for Fifa 14 (Day One edition) be redeemed worldwide?

Mirosoft announced a while ago that games on the Xbox One would not be region locked. However, some DLC might be. As the system is not quite clear on what is possible and what not, I am doubting ...
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How come some games are much cheaper to buy digitally via third party sellers? [closed]

I am not sure if this question would be off-topic here but here it goes, I realised that some big-name games (e.g. Fifa 2013, Football Manager 2013, HotS) are cheaper to buy digitally via third-party ...
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What important differences are there between the various online game distributors? [closed]

Last weekend, I decided I was going to buy a couple of games, which I haven't done in a while. I seem to remember a time when your choices consisted of either Steam, or... Steam. Now there seems to ...
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Can I install Magicka on 2 computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time? I recently heard about Magicka and I really want to play it. I told my friend about it, ...
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Does the PSP Store use a DRM system?

I bought a few games from the PSP store but I'd like to know if they are bound to my account or to my device. In other words: if my PSP is gone for good, will I be able to download my games again on ...
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Starcraft 2 -- legitimately download?

I bought a copy of Starcraft 2 from Amazon, and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I'm curious: Is there a way for me to legitimately obtain a digital copy of it immediately?
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Common Gamer ID systems? [closed]

Which popular game distribution platforms (e.g. Steam, Windows Live etc) handle user authentication and other related matters instead of the game developer, and which do not? What is the current trend:...
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