Direct2Drive becomes Gamefly, games possibly lost in process

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PC game download service Direct2Drive is becoming part of Gamefly, the US video game rental service. According to Direct2Drive’s site, they’re aiming to make the process as smooth as possible, but we’re a little concerned about what will happen to gamer’s precious Direct2Drive collections.

Worryingly, it seems that certain titles are available on Direct2Drive that aren’t available GameFly. Anno 2070, for instance, is available on Direct2Drive, but it’s not on Gamefly. Compounding this is the fact that Gamefly won’t be hosting Prima Guides, too.

GOG release The Witcher 2 sales stats. Steam dominates all competitors combined

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Valve don't like sales charts. In fact, they've referred to them as a "step backwards for the industry." That means we never get to see exactly how many games are sold on the digital distribution service.

But now we have some sales figures! Good Old Games' Guillaume Rambourg has been talking to about The Witcher 2's sales on, Direct2Drive, Impulse, Gamersgate, and Steam.

Click through for the stats.

Direct2Drive offer digital rental service at $1 per hour

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Direct2Drive have started offering limited digital game rental, charging $5 for five hours of gameplay.

If you like the game you've brought time for, a maximum of five dollars can be put towards the price of the full download. For the moment, just three games are available as part of the service: GRID, Divinity 2 and Silent Hill: Homecoming.

Are you willing to play a dollar per hour (that's 63p for us British) to try out a game? Let us know in the comments.

[via VG247]

If Call of Duty: Black Ops still hasn't unlocked on Steam for you, here's what's going on

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Call of Duty: Black Ops was released last night, with midnight launches across both the US and UK. But anyone who bought on Steam or Direct2Drive might be feeling a little left out - the game still hasn't unlocked. Those who bought the game in a shop are able to play, and you can see them merrily doing so on Steam's stats. But those who bought digitally are locked out until 7am. The tricky part is, 7am where?