For nearly a decade GameFly has been the Netflix of video games, delivering console and handheld titles to eager gamers across the United States, but where's the PC gaming love? It's coming later this year, when GameFly rolls out an online client featuring more than 100 free PC game downloads.
Discs-to-your-door rental service Gamefly will buy Direct2Drive from IGN, according to a report by MCV, likely expanding digital rentals' availability over PC down the line.
Here's a novel concept: digital delivery store Direct2Drive is trialling an offer whereby PC gamers can download and rent a game.
According to a report on trade site MCV, two "big-name digital retailers" for the PC market are staring down the barrel of financial ruin, while two major British retailers are reportedly considering a ban on games that include Steam integration.
Fans willing to give digital download a try when THQ's Darksiders releases on the PC this week will get a free game for their trouble, scoring Titan Quest, Red Faction: Guerrilla, or Company of Heroes depending on where you buy.
Digital download sales might be the future of gaming, but they're certainly not the present, with a recent study finding that between 80-90% of games bought are still those that come on a disc and are sold in a store.
After ages of testing and re-testing, Beatnik Games finally unleashes on Steam and other fine downloadable PC game services Plain Sight, a multiplayer robot fighting game where the goal is to kill yourself before the other players do.
Space and laser guns feature prominently in this week's PC sales charts, last week's consumers opting for aliens and bright-coloured uniforms over olive-grey outfits and the real world.
The PC charts were last week dominated by the likes of Mass Effect 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Star Trek Online. No surprises there. So we'll instead focus our admiration on Tim Schafer's Psychonauts instead.
Stardock's claim that it holds 10% of the PC digital download market have been shrugged off by two of the company's main competitors, Direct2Drive and GamersGate.
Online PC store Direct2Drive, flush with cash from their first "Best of Indie" bundle deal, have decided to offer another, with seven great games at 75% off.
Major online retailer Direct2Drive have announced today that the year's biggest game - Modern Warfare 2 - won't be made available on their PC digital delivery service. Why? Because of rival platform Steam, of course!
Direct2Drive's crazy $5 sale continues this week, with a range of games that have no business being $5 added to the list of discounted titles.
Lucasarts have released a number of game packs onto both Steam and Direct2Drive, collecting the Jedi Knight series and some classic Lucasarts adventure games.
We point out the odd Steam sale here and there, but Steam isn't the only digital download store on the PC. There's also Direct2Drive, and for the next five weeks, they're having one hell of a sale.
One thing that always gets me about the PC sales charts is the number of times you see a game tagged "pre-sale".
Getting hard sales numbers for services like Xbox Live Arcade, Steam and Direct2Drive is like getting blood from a stone. Not. Gonna. Happen. So today, we'll console ourselves with some overall sales trends released by the three service's parent companies.