Gamefly opens beta for digital PC hub

Gamefly, the Netflix-like rental service for video games by mail, provided a press release this morning announcing the public beta launch for a digital PC client. This free hub collects game news, videos, and screenshots. Additionaly, Gamefly subscribers are allowed unlimited access to hundreds of games across multiple genres.

Additional news in the press release stated that Gamefly will also begin selling PC games through their website and iOS/Android apps with over 1,500 titles now available along with their used/new console games.

GameFly Launches Public Beta for Digital PC Client — Access to Hundreds of Free PC Games for all GameFly Members in “Unlimited PC Play”

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – GameFly, Inc., the leading online video game rental subscription service, has launched the public beta for its new one-stop shop PC client. Available to all gamers for free, the PC client features up-to-the-minute news and vibrant games pages with HD videos and screenshots.  In addition to the ability to manage one’s GameQ, all GameFly members have access to hundreds of PC games they can play anytime, anywhere.  The Unlimited PC Play library will continue to grow with more core, casual, classic and independent games that gamers can download onto any of their PCs to play for no additional cost as long as they are active GameFly subscribers.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to open up the beta so anyone interested in video games can start using the client, and we are hard at work expanding our catalog of  PC titles for our users to play for free in the Unlimited PC Play section,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. “Casual to hardcore gamers can enjoy titles like Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex or Saints Row 2, to Earthworm Jim, Jewel Quest or World of Goo at no additional cost to their GameFly subscription.”

GameFly will also begin selling PC games at GameFly.com, and on their leading video game mobile App for iOS and Android. There will be over 1,500 Windows/Mac games for sale, in addition to used console games and new console and PC releases for pre-order.

Current Unlimited PC Play publishers include:

1C
2D BOY
Atari
Bohemia Interactive
Capcom
Iceberg Interactive
Interplay
iWin
Kalypso Media
Layernet
Legacy Interactive
Meridian4
MumboJumbo
Paradox Interactive
PlayFirst
Playrix
SelectSoft
SouthPeak Games
Spicy Horse
Square Enix
Strategy First
Telltale Games
THQ
Ubisoft
Viva Media

About GameFly

GameFly, the leading subscription video game rental service, allows members to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges. Users can easily select from over 8,000 titles and manage their list of games online from the GameFly website at www.gamefly.com or from the GameFly App for iOS and Android devices. Members receive games via First-Class Mail and return them to GameFly at their convenience using prepaid mailers. In addition to selling video games through the “Keep” feature, GameFly also sells new and used video games. GameFly recently acquired Direct2Drive.com, a leading online retailer for downloading Windows and Mac video games, with over 1,500 titles available for purchase.

SOURCE GameFly, Inc.



Categories : Gaming
Posted by Jason Hamilton | December 19, 2011  |  1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Elias says:

    You know, I used to use Gamefly and Netflix, but then
    realized I was paying basically thirty bucks a month for both game rentals
    through the mail, and DVD’s through the mail plus streaming. Recently I
    canceled both Gamefly and Netflix and signed up for the Blockbuster Movie
    Pass through my employer
    and TV provider, DISH.  Since DISH owns
    Blockbuster I know DirecTV won’t get anything like this any time soon, which is
    a shame, because I’m now only paying ten bucks a month for movies and games
    through the mail, streaming movies to my PC and my TV, and an additional twenty
    movie channels…and really, these days, who CAN’T use an extra twenty bucks a
    month?

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