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GameFly unlimited digital download service in public beta

GameFly unlimited digital download service in public beta


GameFly digital download service Unlimited PC Play is now in open beta. The service allows subscribers to play a mixed-quality selection of about 200 PC games at no additional cost.

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Venerable mail-order game rental company GameFly has opened a public beta for its digital download service, known as "Unlimited PC Play." The service allows GameFly subscribers, who pay between $7.95 and $22.95 per month for rental, to download and play a variety of PC titles for no additional fee — Mac gamers get a section on the site, but it looks to be empty for now. Unlimited PC Play has been around for a couple of months, but until now was available to only a handful of users.

Currently, there are a little over 200 games available, and it mostly seems like filler, with the addition of a few AAA titles (Saints Row 2), some well-received casual games (Diner Dash), and a few cult favorites like Pathologic. That's about a third of the library of GameTap, a similar subscription-based digital download service, and the selection isn't particularly diverse — think five Playpets titles, for example, or eighteen episodes of American McGee's Grimm. It's also only a fraction of GameFly's total digital offerings. We can't see too many people joining GameFly for this service alone, and GameFly says it has no plans to offer digital-only subscriptions. For anybody with a current membership, however, it's certainly a nice perk.