GameFly End of the World sale chops 75 percent off XCOM, Witcher 2, others

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When facing the end of time as we know it through a cataclysmic prophecy, it's time for a sale to mark history's end with a bang. To wit, GameFly's End of the World event nixes 75 percent off select titles for the next 12 days, providing valuable buys such as a $15/£9 Witcher 2, a $25/£15.50 XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and $12.50/£8 for The Walking Dead, among others.

BioShock is free on GameFly

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In celebration of its gaming client setting forth from beta, GameFly asks everyone if they would kindly enjoy a free download of 2K's atmospheric FPS. Because, really, when was the last time you issued a swarm of angry bees from your hands into a sealogged half-mutant inside the leaking bulkheads of a dystopian underwater city?

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.