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Originally Posted by SGT. Peppers View Post
While I think 5 hours is too short. This is a step in the right direction, and it may prompt Steam to come out with a better rental service.
Yeah I do agree that if Steam had this rental service it would be more successful.
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only 5 hours? a day or 2 would be more reasonable. If the game was free for 5 hours, I'd try it out definitely. I think that would be a great move as well, because then no one has an excuse to pirate their games.
That'd be a good way to handle it IMO. 5 hour demos, 2-3 day rentals
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You will pay $10 for a 2 hour movie, pay $6 for a ticket to see the movie in theaters.. But you won't pay $5 for a 5 hour rental of the game?

Spoiled brats.
Yep, we're spoiled by the fact that, since the late 80's, video stores could allow us to rent games for $2 or $3 for two or three days. This is $5 for 5 hours. I'm sorry, but I don't feel like flushing money down the toilet just because developers don't care enough to throw us a simple demo. Hell, look at Dead Space 2. Both consoles get demos (despite far better rental options) but the platform that needs the demo the most gets the shaft.
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You will pay $10 for a 2 hour movie, pay $6 for a ticket to see the movie in theaters.. But you won't pay $5 for a 5 hour rental of the game?

Spoiled brats.
Of course I'm spoiled for valuing my own money. I doubt that you realize but it is possible to watch that $10 movie multiple times which makes it worth my money.
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I bought full games for $5 each. Good luck with the $5 rental lol.
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Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer View Post
Though as a post above stated, a game for example 007 Blood Stone or Army of Two likely have a campaign playable of maybe up-to 5 hours anyway.

Others said demo's are better but on a demo that has a level of the single player partition of the game and un-able to try the multi-player, you can then use the 5 hours for multi-player if you decide to.

I'm not using this service because I need to get a new rig this year, so minuscule rent outs will add up in the end. But for people who can't afford to buy games all the time at full price they can still at least try it out.
They are trying to sell demos with this service, what I want is real PC game rental. I can rent a PS3 game for $2 per day, why can't they do that for PC games?
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You will pay $10 for a 2 hour movie, pay $6 for a ticket to see the movie in theaters.. But you won't pay $5 for a 5 hour rental of the game?

Spoiled brats.
10 bucks for a re-playable DVD shouldn't even be compared to this. And 6 bucks for a movie ticket? What year are you living in? Cheapest tickets in my town are $8.25 before 5pm. $10.25 after 5pm. Add $3.50 to those prices if you want to see it in 3D.

I don't go to movies in theaters anymore... At all. it's a waste of money. $10 to see it once in the theaters, or I can just wait a few months and buy it on DvD for $15 and watch it as many times as I want.

We wouldn't be complaining about a rental service if the devs would go back to the way it was and actually RELEASE demos. I remember the 90's and early 00's when there were demos for practically EVERY game that came out. I for one won't be paying 5 bucks to try a game. I am one of those who will DL a game if I'm interested, try it to make sure I can run it well and that I'd like it, and if I do, I buy it. 178 games + various DLC on steam will show you that.
 
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I thought it was a good ideal until I looked at the selection. So far it looks like a lot of older games you can buy on Steam for $5.00 or so during sales. Hopefully they will get some newer ones up.http://www.direct2drive.com/
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i would never rent. Don't know about you guys, but I'm not renting anything. Nty.
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...I would also like something similar to a rental system. You pay $10 or something and you can play the game for exactly a week. At that point, the game is disabled until you rent it again. I don't really enjoy multiplayer games, so when I get a new game, I go through the single player campaign in 5-15 hours usually and I never touch it again. Talk about a waste of $60+. If I could have some sort of rental thing where I pay a fraction of the price and "own" it for a fraction of the time, I'd do a lot more gaming.
http://www.overclock.net/3272799-post18.html

3 years and 5 days later, and someone finally implemented my idea! I'm hoping Steam comes along with a similar offer. I'd like to keep all my digital downloads in one place.
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