Xbox Live to Challenge GameFly?

There you are, staring in disbelief at your massive collection of Xbox Live Arcade games that has slowly accumulated over the years – a collection that until recently you forgot even existed. And therein lies the problem with digital copies of video games. Once you've completed them, or their appeal has long since passed, there's virtually very little you can do with them. When all we really want to do is loan them to a friend, or even exchange them at the local GameStop for even the most minuscule amount, the fact is we simply can't. But why? And will there ever be a way to bypass this seemingly gigantic obstacle that plagues owning digital content?

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donniebaseball2651d ago

That would be pretty cool. I'd take advantage of digital rentals for sure.

SMOK3xFFx2651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )

I'd love digital rentals, one of the many features I like about OnLive. While they're at it grab the Arena mode/brag clips too.

Ahh that's true, I didn't even think of that.

donniebaseball2651d ago

I think that's really the thing, since you bring up OnLive - tech hurdles. Xbox Live would need to start using a cloud service. People aren't going to download gigabytes of data just for a rental.

B1663r2651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )

I dunno about that, netflix is downloading gigabytes of data for just a rental just find...

STK0262651d ago

I believe Direct2Drive offers some games for rental, but I'm not sure I'd want to rent a game, download it (let's say between 3 to 12GB for PC games) and only have it for a couple of days. I know many people won't have an issue with that though, but since my ISP has a cap, I'd rather rent my games on disc for now.

plb2651d ago

Steam should do this.

Godmars2902651d ago

By what the article is talking about, MS will allow people to rent XBLA titles to their friends over XBL, we're talking about $1 to $15 games, with MS taking a portion of the rental fee. Old titles that likely are no longer selling outright.

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