GameFly and Amazon Fire TV: A Match Made in Streaming Heaven?
Video game rent-by-mail company GameFly has announced that they’ve teamed up with Amazon to allows users to stream video games directly via Fire TV. Following the footsteps of Netflix, GameFly looks to take advantage of the uptick streaming community by offering quality games without the hassle of waiting for it in the mail like the old days.
GameFly’s pricing of $6.99/month will allow users to rent bundles of seven games (for $9.99 users can get the Gamer Pack, which features 16 games to choose from. Check out the list below for the initial offering:
Action Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes F.E.A.R. 3, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Guerilla, Mafia II, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman
Adventure Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes Dark Void, Overlord II, Darksiders, Darksiders II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Origins
Speed Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes Ace Combat, Dirt 3, GRID, GRID 2, MotoGP13, Ridge Racer Unbounded, and WRC 4
Fun Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes Flock!, PAC-MAN Championship Edition, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord, and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Lego Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes LEGO Batman, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Harry Potter 5-7, LEGO Marvel: Super Heroes, and LEGO The Hobbit
Gamer Pack (16 titles) – $9.99/month includes F.E.A.R.3, Red Faction:Armageddon, Red Faction: Guerilla, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman, Darksiders, Darksiders II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, Shank, Shank 2, Dark Void, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Mafia II, and Overlord II
GameFly also acquired Playcast, which will power the streaming service set to release later this year. Users will have to purchase an Amazon Fire TV Game Controller for $40, which is probably worth it with the initial and potential slate of games coming to the streaming service.
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