When Amazon Fire TV was first launched, what distinguished the device from competitors such as Apple TV was support for gaming, including an optional Fire TV Game Controller but also an open development platform. Today, Amazon and Gamefly launched the GameFly …
Gamefly has launched their public beta for a new PC gaming client. If you’re a subscriber, you can download titles from Gamefly’s “Unlimited PC” library and play unlimited times at no charge. Assassin’s Creed, Jewel Quest, and Deus Ex are mentioned as titles free-to-play for subscribers. The PC client also provides news, screenshots and game videos (in HD quality) to users.
After testing video game rentals for $2 a night in select markets, Redbox has announced it will start offering the service at thousands of kiosks nationwide. The company started testing game rentals about a year and a half ago.
Blockbuster is now renting out over 3,000 video game titles by mail for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii consoles. The move positions them to compete with video game rental company Gamefly, and gives them an advantage over competing rent-by-mail company Netflix (who doesn’t offer video games), and kiosk movie rental company Redbox (who offers video game rentals for $2 a night but in limited locations).