I've been looking at screenshots of the stardock game "political machine" which looks great (albeit worryingly good seeing as though im doing a politics game myself) and I was about to buy a copy. You cannot buy it online. Not unless I want to spend $85 on some bundle. Who is going to spend $85 on a bunch of games froma single small publisher? I can order the CD, which will be $29.95 plus shipping. i dont wanta CD shipped accross the atlantic. I want to downlaod and play it now. I'm prepared to pay for it.... Why would a company like SD, big on online stuff, be so against selling direct online. They can cut out the middleman. Even Valve are planning on selling as many copies of HL2 as they can direct online. I do not nderstand the mentality of using a publisher to ship a physical product when the same customer would rpefer a digital only copy. bah!