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Good point, where does it say it will be for 10 bucks?
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Originally Posted by Snake Pliskin View Post
this might help clear the air ,getting good clients is the real problem.

GameFly will launch a new digital client this holiday, the biggest benefit of which will be a new "Unlimited PC Play" service. It will allow subscribers to download and play any offered PC/Mac games, presenting a natural evolution of the service since it acquired IGN's Direct2Drive platform several months back.

"We're talking to all publishers about participating. Several have been signed, but we're not announcing at this time," GameFly co-founder Sean Spector told Joystiq. "In the 'Unlimited PC Play' portion for GameFly subscribers, we expect to have over a hundred titles available for the beta launch, but we'll be adding to the list constantly and should have hundreds at the time of our holiday launch."

Asked if the company would offer a PC-only GameFly subscription, similar to those found with movie rental streaming services, Spector said, "We currently have no plans to offer a digital only subscription, as we believe the real value to gamers and our members is our unique combination of console and digital PC game offerings."

Spector tells us that, like the company's mobile apps, the client-based application should update regularly and customers will have access to whatever games they download as long as they maintain a subscription.

GameFly will launch the closed beta for the client on September 8 at a Los Angeles event, where attendees will receive a beta code for themselves and a friend. GameFly subscribers not in the LA area can still sign up by heading over to the beta section of the site.
The full text you quoted is the Joystik article. Again, it does not say anything abuot rental. Everyone is assuming that the Unlimited PC Play is rental. As a matter of fact, the bolded could be interpreted to mean that a person will have the games they bought and downloaded so long as they pay the subscription for the client. Does that mean I lose all the games if I stop the subscription? Highly unlikely this is what it means, but the article is not clear.

Edit: Anyhow, we will know in less than a month when the beta starts. Someone here will let us know.
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Good point, where does it say it will be for 10 bucks?
The going rate for Gamefly Subs is $8-$12 bucks.
They also say in the article that the PC Play will NOT be separate, meaning it has to be bundled with a plan.

Hence, around $10.

http://www.gamefly.com/
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Good point, where does it say it will be for 10 bucks?
It doesn't. The current price is 14.99 for 1 game after the 7.99 month trial.
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Also, for those saying this is going to kill Steam/Orgin/D2D, etc. there a some people that don't spend over $120 a year (if it's going to be $10 a month) on games. Last year I bought BC2 ($30), some games during Steam sale ($30), and some hard copies ($20). So if you like buying a lot of AAA titles right at release this may be a good deal. If your a cautious spender that likes to get a good deal, maybe not.

To be my own devil's advocate, I wouldn't mind paying $10 a month for games IF the selection was good but I doubt their be able to get big guys like EA Activision and small guys like Notch and Tripwire.
    
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The full text you quoted is the Joystik article. Again, it does not say anything abuot rental. Everyone is assuming that the Unlimited PC Play is rental. As a matter of fact, the bolded could be interpreted to mean that a person will have the games they bought and downloaded so long as they pay the subscription for the client. Does that mean I lose all the games if I stop the subscription? Highly unlikely this is what it means, but the article is not clear.

Edit: Anyhow, we will know in less than a month when the beta starts. Someone here will let us know.
If the limit then number of games you can download and play at once, it would be essentially a "rental". They never used that term, we are, however, talking about the only way this would work.

If they let you have unlimited games at once, they would be completely out of money as everybody would get a key for everything and they wouldn't be able to afford it all.

If there is a limit to the max number of games "rented" at once, when you "rent" a new game that key can be given to a different user instead of them buying a 2nd one.
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If the limit then number of games you can download and play at once, it would be essentially a "rental". They never used that term, we are, however, talking about the only way this would work.

If they let you have unlimited games at once, they would be completely out of money as everybody would get a key for everything and they wouldn't be able to afford it all.

If there is a limit to the max number of games "rented" at once, when you "rent" a new game that key can be given to a different user instead of them buying a 2nd one.
Wrong since the second you cancel your sub, they disable your game.
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Who needs this ?
I want to play counter-strike that cost $20 and BFBC2 that cost the same.
That's $40, what great investment to rent those games, in 4 months you are without a game and yet you could have bought them for the same price you paid.
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If the limit then number of games you can download and play at once, it would be essentially a "rental". They never used that term, we are, however, talking about the only way this would work.

If they let you have unlimited games at once, they would be completely out of money as everybody would get a key for everything and they wouldn't be able to afford it all.

If there is a limit to the max number of games "rented" at once, when you "rent" a new game that key can be given to a different user instead of them buying a 2nd one.
Agreed. I can see them limiting the number of games at a time on the client side (my pc). Then when I am done, remove one and add a new one. I am looking forward to seeing what the model is. Although I tend to buy a lot of games (too many if I look at the number of games I have yet to start on steam) I might be interested in there model.
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I signed up for the beta.
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