The other day I caught myself thinking that as time passes this forum being "Steam" exclusive seems a tad short-sighted. Steam is still no doubt the primary digital distribution service for many TOGers as well as the community chat and game organising tool most of us use outside of these forums (it's replaced what we used x-fire for) but it seems half the threads in here are now about alternatives to purchasing from Steam. I've no doubt steam will remain the primary social tool for most but perhaps this forum shouldn't be just about steam moving forward. There are now quite a lot of Digital Distribution service around: Steam GameFly (GF making a push into direct sales) Impulse Driven (has a lot of great exclusives) Good Old Games (old games rule) GamersGate (good steam alternative) Green Man Gaming (also a good steam alternative) GamesPlanet.com (not sure if this is meant to be global) Direct2Drive (not the crappy service it use to be) Intel AppUp Center (focused on netbook capable games) Apple - App Store (The Mac App store has a lot of games) PlayGreenhouse.com (Penny Arcade's Digital Download store) Origin (EA's "Steam") Games - Xbox.com (Yes, this is actually for PC Games - Microsoft being as confusing as ever) Not to mention everyone's new favorite online store for boxed games: OzGameShop - Video games for PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, DS, PSP, PC & Mac And some other unique services like MOD : DB's Desura which is kinda like a netural Steam inspired platform, a social gaming platform that also has good mod integration (as you would expect from mod db): Games & Mods | Desura Not to mention, where do we discuss all of those indy bundle deals and other specials that come up? Currently there's no general forum for stuff like the following: The Humble Indie Bundle #3 (pay what you want for five awesome indie games) Indie Games Bundles | IndieGamesPack.com The Indie ? Bundles Everything I've linked to here has one thing in common, it's about us, as gamers, getting/finding/downloading/accessing awesome content and games. I guess we could also lump gaming related toys/shirts/comics/books into the mix here. I propose we start thinking about how we might adjust the trajectory of threads in here to foster a wider discussion of game related content moving forward. I'm not sure what we'd call it, a lot of words come to mind like portal, gateway, highway, cosmos, shovel, oven, crate ect but nothing really grabs me. I'd love to hear everyone else's thoughts and ideas about this.