Direct2Drive Launches New Games Download Service in Germany

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 3, 2011 - Direct2Drive (D2D), the industry standard for digital distribution of PC and Mac games since 2004, today introduced a new storefront, D2D Germany, providing gamers in Germany with a fully-localized version of the digital games distribution service.  The latest regionalized storefront from the world's 2 nd largest digital distributor in games, debuts as a Beta service and features product catalogues from the industry's largest game publishers including Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft, to name a few. 

In celebration of the launch, select publishing partners will be offering exclusive deals for the German gaming community that will complement Direct2Drive's exclusive programs such as the "Lowest Prices Guaranteed" policy whereby, if gamers find a lower price on any digital PC or MAC game on a qualifying site, D2D will reward them with store credit for the difference in price.  Popular D2D services from other regions, including the Casual Games Channel and its pioneering rental service, will launch later this year. 

D2D Germany also introduces several new local payment options to the service, including the popular ELV and mobile payments. 

About Direct2Drive

Direct2Drive.com (D2D), a property of IGN Entertainment (a unit of News Corporation), is a leading digital distribution service and online games store ( www.direct2drive.com, www.direct2drive.co.uk, www.direct2drive.eu, www.direct2drive.de). Launched in 2004, Direct2Drive features a catalog of more than 3,000 computer and online games for purchase, available for both PC and Mac computers and backed by an industry first "Low Price Match Guarantee" policy. With millions of games downloaded and counting, D2D remains a leading digital distributor of new game releases (core to casual) and online entertainment served directly from the web to computers around the globe. 

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