The video game rental company, GameFly, is taking a huge leap. Today the company announced that they will be starting something called GameFly Streaming, which is a cloud-powered, Netflix-style subscription program for games. They also said that they have acquired streaming service Playcast, which will power GameFly Streaming.
GameFly Streaming will each bundle that is at a fixed price, which is said to start at $7 USD a month. One bundle offers LEGO games, while another comes with adventure games such as Darksiders II and Batman Arkham titles. There will also be a “gamer pack” that come with 16 games for $10/month.
Sadly, GameFly Streaming is available only for Amazon Fire TV, which costs $100. All pf the games are compatible with the Amazon Fire TV controller. The games are streamed from a PC to the device.
Other companies have attempted the “Netflix-style video game streaming.” But PlayStation Now is just getting off the ground, Microsoft has started talking about the idea, and OnLive recently shut down.
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