Tag Archives: game rentals
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 | 17:32 BST
GameFly has expanded its partnership with 2K Games to deliver titles such as BioShock, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV and X-Com: Enforcer to the rental service’s Unlimited PC Play catalog. The games are available for immediate download. “We’re excited that 2K Games has partnered with GameFly, giving our members access to games in their top franchises to play for free in the Unlimited PC Play,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of business development and content. “We’re working hard to continue adding major publishers and chart-topping games to our library.” BioShock Infinite, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings and XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available for rental as well upon each title’s respective release.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 15:17 GMT
Netflix has abandoned its plans to offer game rentals alongside its other offerings, thus ending the Qwikster experiment it started in September last year. After an outpiring of pulic outcry over the firm’s DVD service being switched over to Quikster, the firm culled its DVD plans but was still contemplating using the service for game rentals. The news was confirmed to investors earlier this week by Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings. Thanks, G4.
Thu, Jan 05, 2012 | 17:52 GMT
Automated video game and DVD rental service Redbox has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the number one most rented game in all of 2011. Which is an impressive feat considering it’s only been out for a month.
The company made the announcement as they released the full Top 10 list of their most popular rentals. The list, though topped by the obvious winner in MW3 (Xbox 360, the PS3 version was #5 as well), is full of surprises. Notably, the Xbox 360 dominates the list while PS3 only appears once. Check out the full list after the break, and you can view offerings available through the service on its official website.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011 | 20:55 GMT
Direct2Drive has started offering limited digital game rental at five bucks a pop for five hours of gameplay.
Thu, May 21, 2009 | 09:33 BST
According to overnight reports, Sony is considering both game rentals and music downloads for PSP.
The company is polling consumers in the US on the subject of a rental service, as you can see on Joystiq, asking questions on costing and potential frequency of use.
In addition, “music industry sources” have told CNET that Sony’s currently in preliminary discussions to bring music downloads to PSP.
“This makes total sense that Sony would try to get content for the device,” said Wedbush Morgan analyst, Michael Pachter, on the subject.
“If Sony is smart, they would manage it the same way iTunes has and be device-agnostic.”
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Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 20:39 GMT
Blockbuster is to add game rentals to its Total Access online service.
The service will be in testing until it goes live sometime in July, although this all may be too little too late: competitor Netflix gained 718,000 subscribers in the last quarter alone.
More through here.