The Mid-Week Feature: “Where do downloadable games go when they die?”

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An article written by Lewis Packwood for Eurogamer tackles the question, “Where do downloadable games go when they die?” Unlike previous incarnations, many of today’s games lack an actual physical form, existing only in a digital format confined to the limited space of marketplace servers. Thus, when these servers are shut down or games are shunted off them to make space for newer titles, some games are completely lost, unable to be found on eBay, at a secondhand shop, or in a garage sale. The article tackles growing concerns regarding digital ownership, game lifecycles, and potential solutions to preserve these games for fans and future generations.

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