Gamefly Launches Digital PC Gaming Service

Not content with eking out an existence as the original version of Netflix of gaming, Gamefly has decided to move into Steam’s neck of the woods with the launch of a digital gaming service for PC and Mac games that includes both rentals and purchases. The new service features 1500 PC games, available for purchase, or for unlimited free play for free for GameFly members. The full list of games can be found on the official site.

The catch is that membership costs $22.95 per month for 2 console games at a time, plus unlimited PC play. That’s a good deal, (even if it’s painfully more expensive than most video apps.) Anyway, here’s the official press release:

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — GameFly, Inc., the leading video game service, announced today that its PC client is officially launched and out of beta…just in time for the holiday games rush. The one-stop shop for gamers features over 1500 PC games to buy and play, Unlimited PC Play with hundreds of Windows games to play for free for GameFly members, and access to more than 8000 console and handheld titles for rent, purchase and pre-order. New to the client is a growing catalouge of Mac games available for download as well. The desktop client is a convenient resource for gamers with up-to-the-minute-news and asset feeds, a vast library of game information, videos and screenshots, and an active social community to discover what’s hot or not. For GameFly subscribers, they can also manage their GameQ for all platforms on this easy to use client, the popular GameFly mobile App for iOS and Android, mobile web and at GameFly.com.

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“We used the positive and constructive feedback from our community during the beta to help make the best product possible,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. “To celebrate the launch of the client, we’re excited to partner with 2K Games to give away their highly acclaimed PC game Bioshock for free.”

The free GameFly PC client can be downloaded here: http://www.gamefly.com/download-games/GameFlyClient/.

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3 Comments on Gamefly Launches Digital PC Gaming Service

Derek

On November 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

The unlimited PC play selection is like a $1 clearance bin at Walmart of three years ago.

Roman

On November 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

I had Gamefly for about a year and loved it, I paid the 2 game price, and figured as long as I play 6 games in the year, it pays for itself. Which it does. on the PC front, they were just starting it up when I was getting out

R.J.

On November 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I was wondering when this was going to happen. Gamefly bought out the Direct2Drive service from the company that owns IGN quite a while ago, so this was bound to come at some point.