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Anyone worried about the money the publishers are getting need to re-think how the system works. A typical PC game that is more than a year old is roughly $30. That is a one-time purchase of $30 and they no longer get money from that person. However, if you have a system in which 150,000 people are consistently giving you $2 for your game, for a period of a year?

Not to mention, games that people would never buy would be rented, and the publishers who would otherwise die out are now making a decent enough income to pump out more games.

This could essentially revive developers interest in PC games, if the system works, and isn't hacked within a week.

EDIT: Also, if you want the new AAA games, you're going to buy those or wait for reviews anyways. If they've bombed, they'll end up on the rentals soon enough for you to play them and find out for yourself. The system isn't meant to replace buying games, that would be silly. It's meant to have the option of playing thousands of games that are a bit older, somewhat unavailable, but you desperately want to play/replay.
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I love the idea but people will find a way to crack the games so you can keep them forever. And won't this make pirating easier?
    
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I love the idea but people will find a way to crack the games so you can keep them forever. And won't this make pirating easier?
I don't see how it would make pirating easier, I mean pirating right now is pretty much downloading a game and cracking it, right? If someone makes a crack for this then it would be the same concept, so I really wouldn't think it would increase piracy.
    
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I like this idea, but I dont see newer games or even larger online games being on it. But for single player, this may just work. We keep getting games that are a complete let down, like Duke Nukem Forever(I so called this being bad), so this idea may work for that type of situation.
    
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I don't see how it would make pirating easier, I mean pirating right now is pretty much downloading a game and cracking it, right? If someone makes a crack for this then it would be the same concept, so I really wouldn't think it would increase piracy.
The only thing I see against that is if GameFly's system bypasses DRM. That way someone can just crack their system and it therefore cracks all games, even ones that are always online which take a longer time to crack.

I am not sure how it will work. If GameFly's system is an additional measure on top of the game's DRM, it won't change anything. If not, it could in fact make it easier to pirate games.

It will probably be similar to games that require Steam. You can't just emulate Steam and then play the game (not that I know of). The DRM and Steam requirement are just removed by the pirates, and similar to regular games. I would assume this is similar to what will happen here.
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I'm confused. He kept mentioning games you've purchased while stating "Unlimited PC Play."

Is this a rental service where you rent a game for a week or so? A purchasing service like Steam? or do you pay 16 a month and literally get to play all the games you want as long as you're subscription is active?

I know he answered that question in the interview, but it doesn't seem clear to me.
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I love the idea but people will find a way to crack the games so you can keep them forever. And won't this make pirating easier?
No matter what a game can and will cracked, so that's just irrelevant.
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I'm confused. He kept mentioning games you've purchased while stating "Unlimited PC Play."

Is this a rental service where you rent a game for a week or so? A purchasing service like Steam? or do you pay 16 a month and literally get to play all the games you want as long as you're subscription is active?

I know he answered that question in the interview, but it doesn't seem clear to me.
You pay $16 a month for unlimited PC games, and 1+ (depends on which model you pick) console game as long as your subscription is active.
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You pay $16 a month for unlimited PC games, and 1+ (depends on which model you pick) console game as long as your subscription is active.
When will this service be available, and is it only for people in the US?
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When will this service be available, and is it only for people in the US?
Beta is supposed to be out next month, with launch of the service around November or December (as always, subject to change).

I don't believe GameFly has any international service right now, and with the current plan they will keep the same model which includes physical copies of console games. In order to have an overseas service they would have to offer a digital download only option since they are not about to ship physical copies of console games overseas. So for now I would say it is US only.
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Well I got an email from Gamefly offering me to come back and also inviting me to the beta their download service when beta starts.

I had quit Gamefly once you needed a $10 "online pass" for some of the new games, and most of the new ones coming out for PS3, which defeated the purpose for me.

Anyways anyone else get an email?
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