Even as his company, GDI, is developing a new platform for videogames that enables the downloading of games in a much shorter time, CEO Roger Walkden doesn't foresee the death of "bricks and mortar" retailers any time soon.
Game Domain International wants you to sign-up to beta test its new gaming portal.
Dubbed A World Of My Own, it's essentially a games on demand service within a persistent online world. A bit like a cross between Metaboli and Second Life. It's also strikingly similar to PlayStation Home.
You get to make a virtual avatar to live in this universe, where you can interact with other people and buy things like new clothes and items. You'll then go to different in-game areas that are themed to represent the type of game genre you're about to play - fantasy for fantasy, for instance. You won't have to wait for the whole thing to download, either, as it uses fancy software to install a hub so you can begin playing almost immediately.