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at first I thought 5 dollars for 5 hours seemed ridiculous.

Then I realized that most shooters barely hit 5 hours now.
    
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If they had any good games I MIGHT, but does the rental time start AFTER you download it or before?
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As much as I hate to admit it, consoles are looking more appealing every day. I'm an honest PC gamer (aka a minority). I haven't pirated so much as a song in about 6 years. It seems like every time I come to OCN or browse the geek section at fark, I see a new news article about another studio giving up on PCs completely, or porting a console game to PC (instead of making the PC version first like they used to do), or introducing some ridiculous new form of DRM, or cutting already programmed content from the PC version, or trying to figure out yet another way to charge more while providing less, etc. It's just not worth it. A decent, mid-to-high level gaming rig sets me back $1100+ every year or 2, yet I'm a second class citizen compared to someone who invests $300 for a console and another $300-$1000 for a new TV every 6 or 7 years.



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If they had any good games I MIGHT, but does the rental time start AFTER you download it or before?
It would pretty much have to be 5 hours from the time you launch the .exe
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5 bucks for 5 hours? how bout no?
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A decent, mid-to-high level gaming rig sets me back $1100+ every year or 2, yet I'm a second class citizen compared to someone who invests $300 for a console and another $300-$1000 for a new TV every 6 or 7 years.
Why are you spending that much a year? Gaming hasn't progressed to the point where that's necessary at all. Just build a really good comp and make sure you have room to upgrade in the future. I spend $200 - $300 every couple of years, tops. My CPU will last me at least a couple more years and I've had it for two already.
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