Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wow - You did something good GW? Keep doing it. Less of the other stuff please.

So GW is releasing some digital content for devices other than the iPad.  When I first heard about it, it was only some 15 page fluff supplements for 5 bucks each.  Not very useful.  But now they added the Eldar Codex to the list.  For only $32.99.   That's like what a codex should cost in a sane world.  I'm floored.  An actual reasonable business choice that benefits their consumers.  Does this mean there's a new power behind the throne at GW?

This format apparently doesn't have the bells and whistles of the iBooks version.  Still, way worth it for the reduced cost.  Kind of sucks that they didn't release it until three weeks after the codex proper hit the shelves and most of us probably either already bought the print or previous digital edition.  I hope that this doesn't lead to poor sales for this version and hurt the prospects of future releases like this.

Of course, I rather like the iBooks versions.  While it's unfortunate that they are the same price as the physical book, the cross-referencing, automatic FAQ updates, and quick navigation make them very useful.  Especially in this edition where I've found that I need to double check some of more tedious special rules and tables frequently.  

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