WEB hosting vs linking

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  1. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    I just started a site about the best flash games. Its not an arcade site but kind of blog about the best flash games on the web.

    My question is, should i host the games on the site, or just link to sites that the games are on?

    I dont think bandwidth is an issue with the hosting them locally part, but it can be tedious finding the .swf and uploading to the server everytime i make an entry. Which is about 1 or 2 per day.
     
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  3. rwdftw

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    I think most of them link.(i.e. addictinggames.com definetly links)
     
  4. Comtrad

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    Why not just embed them?
     
  5. Jesse

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    Get a plugin/extension for firefox for media object downloading.
     
  6. kingtoad

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    Because embed is a faggot and is a proprietary element developed by Nutscrape for the sole purpose of embedding audio and video into websites. It's non-compliant and was very Microsoftish to release such an element with no support in other browsers.

    object > embed. swfobject > *
     

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