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Direct2Drive Refutes Impulse Claim

Gamasutra has a follow-up to the recent report from Stardock stating that Impulse is the #2 digital distributor behind Steam. "Stardock’s recent assessment of its service [that Impulse holds a clear number two position in the digital distribution space] is misinformation at best," says Sutton Trout, Direct2Drive's VP of digital content. "An NPD report from earlier this year refutes Stardock's claim outright and clearly identifies Direct2Drive as a top-performer." They also have a response from Stardock's Brad Wardell: "The data we used came from the publishers. When you add in the fact that Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod, Galactic Civilizations, etc. are sold exclusively on Impulse, that is what allows Impulse to edge third parties." He added, "Without [Impulse's] own titles, Direct2Drive would indeed be number two. But then again, without Valve’s own titles, Steam would be nowhere near 70 percent of the market either."

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28. Re: Direct2Drive Refutes Impulse Claim Dec 1, 2009, 16:37  Island Dog 
 
Yes, that is me. I am not a developer though, I am the evangelist for Stardock.

Anyways, I'm not here to argue about this situation, our goal is to make Impulse the best experience for PC gamers and software apps as well.

@Prez - I will inquire more about the archiving issue.
 
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