Saturday, May 8, 2010 planning game download service?

Recent job listings from have suggested that the retailer is planning to launch a Games Download service, BigDownload reports.

The website is seeking a 'Designer, Digital Software and Video Games' and a 'Software Development Engineer, Digital Software and Video Games.'

" is developing an exciting new customer experience in video games," one job description noted. Another called for "an experienced senior software engineer to lead the design and construction of next generation, breakthrough online video game and software distribution technology."

According to Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian, the adverts indicate that the online marketplace is developing a digital distribution client similar to Valve's Steam.

"As in other segments of digital media, we expect Free Download to pursue new opportunities as an aggregator of online games, similar to Steam, BigPoint [browser] and others," he said. previously purchased casual online games service Reflexive in 2008, renaming it Casual. The move was thought to be the retailer's first step in an extensive games distribution plan.

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