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Direct2Drive Game Rentals

Direct2Drive is now offering digital game rentals, where you can get five hours of gameplay for $5.00, and the $5.00 can be applied to the purchase of the full game if you decide you want to commit to the full purchase. At this time they only seem to have three game choices, GRID, Silent Hill Homecoming, and Divinity 2.

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31. Re: Direct2Drive Game Rentals Jan 23, 2011, 12:54 Warskull
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 22, 2011, 19:34:
Dude it's five hours of game time, not a five-hour rental. Big difference. AND it goes towards your possible purchase.

Which is why I can't see most devs going for it, it is way too consumer friendly.

1) Most games don't have that long a campaign
2) Most games actually aren't that good, let's face it what we all call good for the most part is merely average and what we call average/mediocre is bad but still playable.
3) This directly undermines the hype engine. Almost all video game reviewers/writers are completely full of shit, they've become an extension of marketing.

This would put a huge ding in the bottom line for most games.
 
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