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Weekly Poll: Who Needs Retail?

Weekly Poll for 1-12-09Street Fighter II has a decade of nostalgia and good times shielding it from newcomer Street Fighter IV.  I believe that the new sequel will win plenty of hearts and minds this year, but somehow I think that all of the attention that IV brings to the table will send people back to II, particularly the HD RemixStreet Fighter II is familiar, somewhat predictable, and, thanks to multiplayer mode, is basically a new gaming experience each time a pair of friends sit down to play it.  I'm curious to see how this all unfolds as time goes on.  After all, when is the last time anyone heard about Street Fighter III?

Speaking of HD Remix, this generation of gaming has brought a new way to buy and play games: downloadable content, and I'm not talking about paying $4.99 for a new level pack for your favorite shooter.  Entire games are available exclusively through download services, meaning that anyone looking for Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty, Bionic Commando: Rearmed, or World of Goo will have to get their fix without visiting a retail store (well, Quest for Booty is available on a disc in some regions, but you see where I'm going with this).  New games are released just about every week, so let me ask you: on average, how often do you buy downloadable games?  Let's hear your thoughts.