Starting this week, Amazon is expected to start letting consumers preorder digital game downloads for PCs.
The Swiss Army Knife of Internet companies is already offering several titles for sale in download form. Amazon's entry joins a crowded space that includes EA's Origin, Steam, direct2drive, GameStop, and many other PC game download providers.
However, it is Amazon that has the popularity, network infrastructure, and deal-oriented presence to expand its role and shake up the PC gaming marketplace. Amazon told CNET there will be preorder opportunities set up for upcoming games such as Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Saints Row: The Third, and Sims 3: Pets. … Read more