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#1 Clarke

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

This is something I really felt was missing with PC games. Rentals. I would be more likely play single player games this way. This is great if you're interested in a game but don't want a $50 box just sitting in your drawer when you beat the games.

They're also contemplating multilayer rentals which will be like time cards for MMO games. Pay a few bucks and get some hours in. They is also a possibility of rent-to-own also.

This service will most likely start out with Valve software and they are in talks with the other publishers on Steam.

http://digg.com/pc_g...am_Game_Rentals

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#2 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:30 PM

Uh, link?
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#3 Chacrana

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:34 PM

Oh really? Rentals are what Steam already does...

it was probably in there because I'm a flaming homosexual.


#4 Clarke

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:40 PM

Oh really? Rentals are what Steam already does...

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#5 xycury

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

5 bucks... might be interesting.

I could see like FPS with not great multiplayer or maybe those adventure action ones with hardly any replayability....

RPG's though... maybe

Seriously depend on library but I think it's about time they do this.

#6 Chacrana

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

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:rofl: I fucking love that pic.

it was probably in there because I'm a flaming homosexual.


#7 crystalklear64

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:09 PM

How about the ability to sell back a game for steam store credit?

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#8 itachiitachi

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:06 PM

How about the ability to sell back a game for steam store credit?

No that would be reasonable.

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#9 eswat

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:19 PM

How about the ability to sell back a game for steam store credit?

At the very least, the ability to remove a game from my account and gift it to a friend would be awesome.

But who are we kidding. That won't happen any time soon.

#10 ninja dog

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:23 PM

how about links to articles instead of having to deal with digg?

#11 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:02 PM

WTF, this is seriously lies. There is no mention of this on the Steam news feed.

Whoever posted that on Digg made it up.
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#12 dcfox

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:02 AM

PC game rentals especially through a digital distribution method like Steam is just stupid and unnecessary. There are already demos and doesn't steam already do free weekends for some games?



#13 dastly75

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:07 AM

There is no mention of this by Valve at all. The "article" you linked links to steam news where there is no mention either.

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#14 darthbudge

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:15 AM

Yeah, I am pretty sure this is fake. Nothing in the Steam update news about this.


#15 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:31 AM

THANKS FOR MAKING THIS AWFUL LIE-FILLED THREAD, CLARKE. >:(

Ten seconds of Google fact-checking can prevent this sort of thing.
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#16 Serik

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:35 AM

The cake is a lie...or something.

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#17 Clarke

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:09 AM

I guess no one listened to the podcast.

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