If you’ve been following the very cool stuff that Valve has been doing with Steam, you’re sure to be interested in Aspyr’s GameAgent.
On it’s surface, GameAgent is just an online storefront for games Aspyr has worked on. You can view and purchase the download version or boxed version of any of their software, but that’s only part of it. If you download the GameAgent application, it will dynamically display which games are compatible with your specific hardware. This is a killer feature that I would love to see implemented by other companies. If nothing else, this seamless integration into their storefront is perfect in my eyes.
There isn’t a huge library of software, but there are some very well regarded games available for purchase. For example: Knights of the Old Republic, The Force Unleashed, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Modern Warfare.
If you’re interested in hearing the latest from Aspyr, you should followGameAgent on Twitter and Facebook. They also have a blog and newsletter that will tip you off to the newest titles as soon as possible. All in all, I am very impressed with the Aspyr team’s dedication to their consumers. Give them a go, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.