Items tagged with digital download

If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping or need a few virtual stocking stuffers, Steam's massive holiday sale may contain exactly what you're looking for. There are a number of excellent titles offered at anywhere from 30-70 percent off, including recent games. Have you ever gotten so angry...you started swinging someone else's arm? Examples include: Defense Grid ($2.99), Resident Evil 5 ($10.20), BioShock 2 ($9.99), and The Witcher ($5.00). There are also a number of publisher-specific bundles:  Bethesda is selling Call of Cthulu, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Rogue Warrior, Morrowind, and Oblivion for just $42.45. Steam's deals are changing day to day--if you don't see titles... Read more...
Earlier this week, we told you about Prince's comments indicating he thinks the Internet is a fad. We obviously disagree. And while it's not surprising, we're certainly not alone in believing the Internet is here to stay. Other artists believe the Internet can help them promote their music as well. In a recent internet, saxophonist Kenny G candidly joked about Prince's comments. As Kenny G put it, if the Internet is dead "then I must be dead, too, 'cause I use it all the time." With a laugh, he added "Maybe I've got a sixth sense, and I only see dead people. I don't know." Although the 54-year-old's audience may not be as Internet or download savvy as fans of Justin Beiber or Lady Gaga's fans,... Read more...
On Sunday July 11, the artist formerly known as currently known as Prince will release his new album, 20TEN in the UK. Prince agreed to be interviewed by the Daily Mirror, where he explained why his new album would only be released via CD, with no accompanying launch online, no partnership with iTunes or Amazon, and no digital downloads. Prince starts off by explaining how he "really believes in finding new ways to distribute my [his] music." Then he drops a bombshell. The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it. The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was... Read more...
The economy as a whole may not be ready to turn the corner just yet, but new data from the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) will have proponents and manufacturers of Blu-ray devices dancing a jig. According to the group, Blu-ray disc sales are up a whopping 91 percent compared to the first half of 2008. Total for the year is said to be around $407 million; a figure the DEG reckons helped cushion the bottom line against an overall downward trend in consumer spending. This type of growth rate could be a sign that Blu-ray is finally coming into its own as a digital standard, almost a year after it's competitor HD-DVD bit the dust. The question, however, isn't whether or not Blu-ray will succeed... Read more...