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Direct2Drive Offers Game Rentals: $5 for 5 Hours
Old 27 January 2011, 20:02   #1
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Direct2Drive has made the following announcement on its blog: "One of the many reasons Iím proud to work for D2D is the on-going commitment to better serve our customers and followers. Trust me if you could be a fly on the wall during our many brain-storming sessions youíll walk away satisfied in knowing we take all your feedback to heart. So, I proudly announce our newest feature, Direct2Driveís rentals.

Starting today you can rent select titles for $5.00 that gets you 5 hours of play time. If you decide you want to keep the game, the $5.00 initial investment will be applied to the final purchase of the game. Itís that simple! To start things off we have a few games for you to choose from Silent Hill: Homecoming, Grid, and Divinity 2.

A $5.00 investment for 5 hours of game-play is one great deal. You never know, you might stumble on a great title you otherwise would have never tried. Our rental selection will grow in time but for now feel free to take a game or two out for a spin."
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Old 27 January 2011, 20:09   #2
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wow what a rip off, can rent games from your video store for like $8 for a week.
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Old 27 January 2011, 20:29   #3
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But you cant rent PC games at any store.. and you can't use that $5 you used to rent that game to put forward and eventually buy it if you liked it. And while I use to buy things from direct2drive, I'm 100% steam now. If steam adopted this, you know their very dangerous monopoly will double if not triple over, as people would surely rent from them.
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Interesting. 5$ for an "extended" demo, if i got this right.

Might as well try the regular free demo, and if i'm 100% certain that i like the game, ill buy it for the normal price.
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Good deal if you're playing BioShock 2.
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Most games nowadays can be completed under 5 hrs.
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Old 28 January 2011, 08:46   #7
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Yea i use it , but its called utorrent if i remember good
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I don't know why you all complain. Most of the games lately are shorter than 5 hours.
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Or one could simply wait for Steam sales instead. Jeez, this is a rip off.
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Most of the games lately are shorter than 5 hours.
Yep, while retail prices on games keep going up.
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