Not to knock PlayStation 2 or Xbox 360, but I have a decent PC. The consoles are okay for the kids, but I am happy with a keyboard and mouse.
I play online games to relax between work sessions on the computer. I don’t want to get up from the machine to play. Thankfully, there are games on demand made for my PC.
Here are some of the reasons PC games on demand are going to change the way most of us play the latest video and audio intensive games:
1. Instant Gratification. I can demo the latest games to see what appeals to me. When I find a winner, I can purchase on the spot and download the entire game instantly. No waits. No trips to the mall to find the game I want – if they have it in stock.
2. New technology takes care of the install. Some PC games can be a bear to install from a CD or DVD. Why bother. I downloaded a fast free player from Triton (http://www.playtriton.com), and I am using the latest streaming technology to start playing the hottest games on the net.
3. I can begin playing full games within minutes of purchase. Triton’s player will download and install your new game in the background using the fastest streaming delivery media available today. You don’t have to wait for the entire game to download before you begin play.
4. Automatic updates. When you login to your game, Triton automatically makes sure you have the latest and greatest version of your game and player. No more searching the Internet for updates. You get yours automatically in the background.
5. Worldwide availability. No matter where you live in the world, if you have a good PC and a broadband Internet connection, you have access to the best games at the same time as anyone else. It doesn’t matter if your local computer store carries the game you want or if they sold out before you went to buy. You are in control.
As PCs get more powerful, and broadband becomes the international standard for accessing the Internet, it only makes sense to move to a faster, more economical delivery method for cutting edge games.