Home Gaming Microsoft breaks the genius bar – Offers on demand software printing

Microsoft breaks the genius bar – Offers on demand software printing

1 min read


Microsoft has just opened their first dedicated Microsoft shop which really is a direct response to Apple’s global retail stores.

Most of the stuff inside is really cool but has nothing to do with gaming so who cares, however the one little thing they have included which somehow was never leaked onto the Internet is on demand software printing…

Which is exactly what it sounds like, if you want a piece of software you can walk into any Microsoft store, tell the nice chappie behind the counter what you want and within 4 minutes it has been pressed onto a disc, the manual printed and the box art printed.

No more stock issues, no more worries about people stealing the boxes of the shelf or that annoyance of not finding a single store who has Barbie Horse Princess in stock.

I don’t know if they are offering the service on Xbox 360 games at the moment but I would be surprised if it wasn’t at least in the works.

The simplicity of it is beautiful and you can bet your ass that Steve Jobs is not impressed his genii didn’t come up with this first.

Source: Destructoid

Last Updated: October 23, 2009


  1. easy

    October 23, 2009 at 09:09

    that makes no sense what-so-ever! every one, bar none, is moving to digital content delivery systems.
    and this site happens to be a big proponent for digital content and poo-poo physical media…

    consistency rocks 😉


    • LazySAGamer

      October 23, 2009 at 09:13

      …. er… pretty sure we also mention on countless occasions that the Internet isn’t ready for digital content.

      Also an operating system has to be on a physical medium, it’s pretty much a fact of life.

      But yeah… Microsoft fanboyism accusations are fine.. it’s Friday :w00t:


      • easy

        October 23, 2009 at 09:28

        i don’t have the strength to explain, but please be assured this has nothing to do with ms or fanboyism or even this site in particular, just in general.

        btw not everything i say is a personal attack, but who really gives a toss, not i 😉


        • LazySAGamer

          October 23, 2009 at 09:31

          check the next story going up in 29 minutes… it is a longer explanation of why optical discs are a dying breed but not this year… or next


          • easy

            October 23, 2009 at 09:36

            will do

  2. Super_Bonk

    October 23, 2009 at 09:40

    If it is not games software, I don’t want it. I kicked microsofts bad software out the house a long time ago. just a pity i am forced to use it at work. :cwy:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Apple places the focus on interoperability for its new macOS Monterey

Apple's focus for its next iteration of MacOS is on interoperability and making your Ma th…