January 24th, 2011
Don't want to drop $50 on a PC game before downloading? Direct2Drive, the second most-popular digital game store after Steam, is working on a potential fix.
Dubbed D2D Rentals, the service lets gamers download and play five hours of game for $5. After that, you can either rent the game again, or apply a maximum of $5 towards purchasing the full download.
With only three games available at the moment, this service is obviously a pilot program. But if it works out, it would help alleviate the fear of dumping $30-50 on a downloadable game with no return policy.
Either way, what do you think of the new PC rental service?
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