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GameFly’s ‘Netflix of Games’ expands onto Samsung TVs

On-demand games service GameFly Streaming is now available without a PC in a number of major territories. GameSpot reports that the service, dubbed by the company as ‘the Netflix of Games’, is now available on some Samsung Smarts TVs in the UK and US, as well as a number of …

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GameFly launches Netflix-like streaming service

Gamefly has announced the launch of its new streaming service, which is backed by its recent acquisition of Israel-based cloud gaming platform Playcast. "We’re excited to offer the GameFly streaming service worldwide with Playcast’s market ready and scalable technology," Gamefly CEO David Hodess said. "This represents the perfect evolution of …

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GameFly sells digital distribution service to AtGames

Retro console manufacturer AtGames has acquired GameFly’s digital distribution service. Joystiq reports that the service will keep going throughout the transition and the company assures users that they will retain access to their content after the switch is complete. AtGames, which is best known for making replica retro consoles such …

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Gamefly launches digital store

Rental subscription service Gamefly has opened up its new online distribution store, Gamefly Digital. The new digital distribution outfit offers more than 2,500 titles, specifically featuring publisher and genre collection stores” including EA, Rockstar, Valve, Bethesda and Indie Games, among others. GameFly is celebrating the company’s new arm with a …

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GameFly describes Xbox One U-turn as "a win/win for consumers"

Digital retailer GameFly has welcomed Microsoft’s Xbox One U-turn. "I always felt good about the future of GameFly, but I feel better today," GameFly co-founder and SVP of business development Sean Spector told Joystiq. "Today is a win/win for consumers, as well as GameFly. I think choice is always important …

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GAME beats Steam in MCV’s digital store survey

Think Steam is the be all and end all of download games? Think again. In a new study by MCV, UK High Street chain GAME outperformed Valve’s market leading store, commended for its convenience, ease of use and customer service. We conducted a special digital edition of our Mystery Shopper …

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Meet the UK’s newest games retailer – Gamefly

Gamefly was never planning to come to the UK. The US rental retailer – which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary – had ruled out going international. But that was before it bought Direct2Drive, and instantly owned one of the world’s most established digital retailers. The advantages for us in …

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Gamefly funding mobile game development

Gamefly has invested themselves into mobile gaming development and publishing. The company has been known for years as a retail rental service, but it appears in this transitional period they’re exploring their options. "We’re going to be doing some pub-funding," said Gamefly’s editorial director Garnett Lee during the last week’s …

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FEATURE: The price of digital

It costs less to buy games from Tesco than it does via Steam. Retail price wars and general cost depreciation means that, on average, games lose 25 per cent of their value in just one month on the UK High Street. And that just doesn’t happen in the same way …

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