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Read the title of this thread.
I did? I sorta created it. I'm talking about other companies wouldn't be able to use GameFly's DRM since you purchase their games such as on Steam, you don't rent them there, therefore they can't use the same DRM.
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I'll try it out when it launches
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Well, you have to remember that these companies aren't making much from PC gamers these days anyways, with the dwindling market due to consoles and piracy and all that.
Er no, I wouldn't call the pc market dwindling. Starcraft II sold over 4 million copies, and last years steam alone sales were a billion dollars.


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EA, Valve and Blizzard-Activision would guard their AAA titles too closely.
I know I would.
Pretty much how I see it.
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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Well you could pirate, but less incentive to and you need an account with GameFly that is activate to play, or else it gets deactivated.
Which will almost instantly get hacked allowing for full gameplay...
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There are other things I would want to know more about the subscription/purchasing/deactivation specifics. Sounds like a great concept overall but the subscription would have to be dirt cheap for me personally to justify it.
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Originally Posted by Culverin View Post
I think GameFly is either trolling, lying or blissfully ignorant.

There is NO WAY the likes of BattleField 3, CoD, Starcraft 2 or Halflife 3 will play along.

EA, Valve and Blizzard-Activision would guard their AAA titles too closely.
I know I would.
^ And this is why this service won't take off as well as it could, and may even die prematurely.

If the AAA/new titles aren't going to be a part of the subscription costs, I don't see this taking off at all - those of us who already purchase all of our games brand new and support developers will continue to do so, and pirates will continue to pirate, rather than paying a monthly fee to play a bunch of older/lackluster titles.

Also, waiting to see how GameFly will REALLY handle the DRM; i am guessing it'll be an absolute disaster, or it'll be insanely troublesome - either way, they're taking a huge risk with this model (full download of the game, no online connection needed, just a GameFly account) in this day and age where hackers have literally nothing but time; on the other hand, I could see them charging your credit card full price PER GAME, until you uninstall. If that's the case...lol.

I think i am going to stick to paying full retail price for new games i'm interested in/know I will enjoy, and splurge on the occasional Steam sales...that seems to be the much better option than this (for me), but i'll be keeping an eye out for how this all plays out.

In the end...GameFly, you're either incredibly smart, or incredibly stupid.
Edited by jcde7ago - 8/13/11 at 1:07pm
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This sounds pretty cool. I might give it a try.
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That sounds pretty damn cool, though I'm worried about how much money would the publishers themselves make out of it. And if I choose not to pay the subscribtion I can't play anymore. Well I'll have to see how it is, maybe I'll give it a shot who knows.
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Which will almost instantly get hacked allowing for full gameplay...
You already get full gameplay with GameFly?
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There are other things I would want to know more about the subscription/purchasing/deactivation specifics. Sounds like a great concept overall but the subscription would have to be dirt cheap for me personally to justify it.
I believe it's $16 a month for unlimited PC games and their console subscription, though I hope in the future they release a PC only sub.
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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post
^ And this is why this service won't take off as well as it could, and may even die prematurely.

If the AAA/new titles aren't going to be a part of the subscription costs, I don't see this taking off at all - those of us who already purchase all of our games brand new and support developers will continue to do so, and pirates will continue to pirate, rather than paying a monthly fee to play a bunch of older/lackluster titles.

Also, waiting to see how GameFly will REALLY handle the DRM; i am guessing it'll be an absolute disaster, or it'll be insanely troublesome - either way, they're taking a huge risk with this model (full download of the game, no online connection needed, just a GameFly account) in this day and age where hackers have literally nothing but time; on the other hand, I could see them charging your credit card full price PER GAME, until you uninstall. If that's the case...lol.

I think i am going to stick to paying full retail price for new games i'm interested in/know I will enjoy, and splurge on the occasional Steam sales...that seems to be the much better option than this (for me), but i'll be keeping an eye out for how this all plays out.

In the end...GameFly, you're either incredibly smart, or incredibly stupid.
How would it be a disaster or troublesome? All you need is an active GameFly account and a credit card.
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That sounds pretty damn cool, though I'm worried about how much money would the publishers themselves make out of it. And if I choose not to pay the subscribtion I can't play anymore. Well I'll have to see how it is, maybe I'll give it a shot who knows.
It's basically for people who either like to buy a lot of video games, want to try out a lot of video games or want to play singleplayer games in a month then cancel.
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Also, waiting to see how GameFly will REALLY handle the DRM; i am guessing it'll be an absolute disaster, or it'll be insanely troublesome - either way, they're taking a huge risk with this model (full download of the game, no online connection needed, just a GameFly account) in this day and age where hackers have literally nothing but time; on the other hand, I could see them charging your credit card full price PER GAME, until you uninstall. If that's the case...lol.
Doubt that will be the case, you can't just assume it's going to be terrible. Steam offers "free weekends" all the time for games, doesn't require a credit card deposit or anything, so this could work in the same way.
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