The Cheap and Convenient Practice of Game Downloads

Why download games?

The practice of downloading is sky rocketing in the current market. Recent advances in many aspects of the internet have enabled this increase, with security, cost and speed all improving drastically in the past few years. One major concern that gamers had previously with purchasing content online was the security aspect of the transaction. 10 years ago the internet was a much more profitable place for fraudster and those with the desire to profit from unsuspecting consumers. However, sites now utilize high level security systems to protect the personal details of their customers. Systems like SSL P-128 data encryption technology allow your details to be safely passed on to retailers without the fear of them falling in to unscrupulous hands. Other companies such as E-Cash and Data-Cash provide the same service. Always check at the bottom of a browser whilst shopping online to ensure there is a padlock symbol displaying – this means that the site is safe to purchase items on. The cost of video games – both in shops and online – has also contributed to the increase in downloaded games from sites due to the online downloadable game market's ability to offer games at a far cheaper price. This is due to many factors. Firstly, the games offered for download usually do not have as higher development cost as they are simpler and more in line with the traditional arcade style of gaming (this isn't to say that they aren't fun). Secondly, there is a lack of need for packaging costs and delivery costs, which drive the price of shop bought games up and up. Finally, and most importantly, consumers now get more for their money online. Online games' quality has increased dramatically and gamers now know that they will be buying a quality, well-designed product. The final reason to download video games is that it is quick and easy. Broadband speeds are now faster than ever and games can be downloaded within minutes. Contrast this to ten years ago, when broadband was in its infancy, and it is clear to see that downloads are more convenient than ever.

What if I can't download a game?

There are two major reasons why a gamer would find difficulty in downloading a game. Firstly, it has to be downloaded at a time when the site isn't swamped by other customers also making purchases. The first step to take when a download isn't working is to assume this fact, and wait for a few minutes before trying again. If this doesn't work, then the cause could be a firewall blocking access to your computer. To assure this doesn't happen one should change the firewall settings – speak to the internet security provider used to ascertain how to do this.


Source by James Anthony Harris