Originally Posted by Culverin
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