GameFly will offer unlimited PC game play

first_imgVideo games are very popular and oftentimes expensive. For those not inclined to drop $60 on a new game, GameFly is an obvious choice. The Netflix-like rental service has always offered games for physical consoles, the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, and others. PC gamers, however, were left out of the mix. Now, GameFly has announced that it will offer gamers unlimited PC play.Offering PC games for a rental service is a sticky venture. Shipping PC games in a physical format would raise piracy concerns as those games are widely pirated, as opposed to current-gen console games. So GameFly has come up with a solution for the PC gamers who felt cheated out of their rentals.A digital download service for PC and Mac games will become available this holiday season. Subscribers will be able to download any available title and play it as much as they want with the obvious stipulation of remaining a paid subscriber. Until this goes into effect, GameFly is the Netflix of video games without the streaming option.According to Sean Spector, GameFly’s cofounder, not every game will be available for download. He did reference the fact that GameFly is signed with several publishers, but he did not specify which publishers are on board with it.Early adopters will probably jump on the launch of the beta September 8. GameFly will be holding an event in Los Angeles where access codes will be given to attendees. Those unable to attend can sign up online.It is unclear how this new service will affect pricing, but if recent news is any indication, it won’t split its pricing like a certain movie rental service.With the addition of PC games, will you sign up for GameFly if you haven’t already?via 1UPlast_img read more