Speaking of Mark Rein, GamingIndustry buzz has a little interview
with him where he rants on the state of PC games in the retail world. If you've been into a gaming retail store lately it's hard to argue his point as in most places PC games are relegated to less than a quarter of the space they held just a few years ago (Best Buy seems to be the exception with a fairly large select of titles). While Microsoft's new Gaming for Windows initiative may help a bit I think the market may be a little too forgone for it to help. Not that it matters though as digital distribution systems like Steam
are making the entire concept of retail software selling obsolete.