Disc-Free Gaming Is an Archival Nightmare

| April 22, 2019

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Microsoft's new Xbox One S launching May 7 boasts "disc-free gaming," a feature that has already raised issues about ownership and access for players. However, the upcoming xCloud game streaming service indicates Microsoft may be moving towards streaming as a dominant distribution model. If the goal is to migrate away from downloads entirely, the new Xbox disc-less console is the harbinger of what could be a pretty grim trajectory for video game history. According to Andrew Borman, Digital Games Curator at the Strong Museum of Play, there is currently no model for preserving playable versions of streamed games.

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MBC Group is the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World launched in London in 1991 and later moved to its headquarters in Dubai in 2002. Over the past 23 years, MBC Group grew to become a well-established media group that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment, and includes 18 television channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with women at its core); MBC Action an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local homegrown productions.

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MBC Group is the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World launched in London in 1991 and later moved to its headquarters in Dubai in 2002. Over the past 23 years, MBC Group grew to become a well-established media group that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment, and includes 18 television channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with women at its core); MBC Action an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local homegrown productions.

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