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Monday, May 12, 2008
Aspyr's Game Agent Clarified
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

A recent Macworld article provides more information about Aspyr's new Game Agent service. Hosted and managed by Digital River, the Game Agent website will allow users in North America to purchase and download games. The service will not be integrated into the existing utility of the same name at this time.

"The most important thing to take note of, I think, is that Gameagent.com and the Game Agent application for Mac are, for now, going to be completely separate entities," said Scott.

While Game Agent is also what Aspyr is calling its online store, Scott stressed that the online store's capabilities won't be rolled into the application from the start. That's because the store will sell Mac and Windows games, and as it stands right now, Aspyr's Game Agent software is exclusive to the Mac.

Because of the limited availability of expensive shelf space in retail locations, Aspyr often has to pull from retailers games that still sell in order to make room for new titles. Game Agent will enable them to continue to sell those games to whomever wants them without having to worry about shelf space.

"Right now we're in the process of trying to obtain digital rights to as many older games as we can," said Scott. Scott couldn't provide a count of how many or which games will be available, but she said that Aspyr is hoping to include a number of catalog titles at launch, which should be sometime this summer.
Head over to the site below to read more about the new service.

Macworld: More Details Emerge About Game Agent
Aspyr Media

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