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Get BioShock Free After Installing GameFly Client

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GameFly is offering a new desktop client and a free digital copy of BioShock for a limited time.

Shacknews, a member of the GameFly Media network, reports that PC gamers can get a free copy of the now-classic PC game BioShock after installing GameFly's new digital PC client. The software came out of its year-long beta on Thursday, providing PC gamers yet another digital distribution service in an expanding PC downloads market.

"Now there's a whole new way to rent and buy console and PC games," the company said. "The GameFly Client brings together over 1,500 PC & Mac titles - available to pre-order, buy, and download - with 8,000 console & handheld titles available to rent. Plus, members can play hundreds of downloadable titles from our library at no extra charge with Unlimited PC Play."

In addition to offering BioShock for free, GameFly is also discounting a large number of 2K Games titles, reducing BioShock 2 down to $13.99, the Minerva's Den DLC to $6.99 and the Rapture Metro map pack to $3.34. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is now on sale for $7.49 (75-percent off), and a number of Mafia II, X-COM and Civilization titles have been reduced as well.

The sale doesn't end with 2K Games. One of the bigger discounts is Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 with a 75-percent price reduction, now available for $4.99. The Witcher Enhanced Edition is now $4.99, and the sequel has been reduced to $14.99 as well. Another classic, BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is also reduced to $4.99.

Everything that's on sale can be easily accessed by choosing "On Sale" under the Games section in the client’s left-hand menu, but act quick, as these titles will be on sale for a limited time.

In addition to purchasing PC games, GameFly subscribers have access to 350 Windows-based titles through the Unlimited PC option. Overall, GameFly's PC-based catalog includes more than 1,500 titles, and its handheld and console library spans over 8,000 titles for renting or to own. GameFly is also stocking up on its collection of Mac titles as well.

"We used the positive and constructive feedback from our community during the beta to help make the best product possible," said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content.

To download the new GameFly Client and obtain your free copy of BioShock (an oldie but goodie), head here.

 

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    jimbofluffy , November 10, 2012 12:06 AM
    Says free on the client, but then shows up as $20 in your cart and then asks for CC details...
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    billgatez , November 9, 2012 11:19 PM
    Id rather pay the 20 bucks for the steam version then install a another dam game client store on my Computer.
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    aftcomet , November 9, 2012 11:00 PM
    Does the copy activate on Steam?
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  • 14 Hide
    aftcomet , November 9, 2012 11:00 PM
    Does the copy activate on Steam?
  • 14 Hide
    billgatez , November 9, 2012 11:19 PM
    Id rather pay the 20 bucks for the steam version then install a another dam game client store on my Computer.
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    dormantreign , November 9, 2012 11:45 PM
    I agree, i'm sticking with steam. Ill pay the extra.
  • 14 Hide
    jimbofluffy , November 10, 2012 12:06 AM
    Says free on the client, but then shows up as $20 in your cart and then asks for CC details...
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    fuzzion , November 10, 2012 12:54 AM
    Too premature. Currently, steam is too big to challenge.
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    segio526 , November 10, 2012 1:09 AM
    Sooo, I'm guessing it was only valid for a few hours. I installed the client, created an account, and BioShock only shows up as a $20 purchase. I wonder if I can cancel my account...
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    toxxel , November 10, 2012 1:21 AM
    I as well don't see it as being free, I do however see it is the top seller. So it leads me to believe it was limited by copies or time.
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    Graham_71 , November 10, 2012 1:24 AM
    Iv never had any problems with Gamefly ever since being a direcr2drive customer.
    You do have to go through the motion of paying for BioShock but the amount is 0

    They have a sale every weekend & every midweek, got Rage for £5.09, Skyrim was £14.99 for Quakecom 2012....

    Got a problem with BioShock though, there's music in the start menu but no sound in the game, oh-well.

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    Pherule , November 10, 2012 7:06 AM
    "Now there's a whole new way to rent and buy console and PC games"

    Back in the good old days you could ONLY buy games. You either had them, or you didn't. I purchased my Age of Empires 2 CD over 10 years ago, and I still have it, therefore I can still play it if I choose to.

    What's this newfangled rubbish with "renting" games? Same with downloading 'em. I'd 10x rather buy a CD than download a game.
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    volkov956 , November 10, 2012 2:07 PM
    Yea I still prefer buying Physical copies I have to even Import them as well since most publishers in NA refuse physical Copies of lots of games now but strangly Europe and AUstralia still sell them so kudos to them
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    jay2tall , November 10, 2012 2:22 PM
    Steam constantly has Bioshock and Bioshock 2 for $4.99 during a lot of Holiday sales. Or they have both as a bundle for $9.99. I picked them both up last Christmas Holiday.

    I agree, I do not want another client when I have Steam. Since I have an SSD as my root drive, Steam allows me to back up the game to a file on my data drive if I want to tuck it away for another time or just so I never have to fully download it again. I already also have Origin because EA forced there hand, bastards.
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    kartu , November 10, 2012 5:05 PM
    billgatezId rather pay the 20 bucks for the steam version then install a another dam game client store on my Computer.


    One of the hot games of the season, the XCOM (2012):

    Gamefly - 36 Euro (29 british pounds
    Steam - 49 Euro

    'nuff said?
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2012 1:37 AM
    I was able to get a free copy of Bioshock.

    The gamefly client, unlike steam, installs the game directly with no extra DRM. Gamefly usually has sales the either compete with or beat steam sales.
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    billgatez , November 11, 2012 2:01 AM
    _MystI was able to get a free copy of Bioshock.The gamefly client, unlike steam, installs the game directly with no extra DRM. Gamefly usually has sales the either compete with or beat steam sales.


    Every game i bought on steam i just click buy and it downloads. When done i click play and it runs. OR if it's a CD i type in the key one time and that's it.
    Gameflys low prices are because they must compete with steam. And if you wait for a steam sale you can get games for nex to nothing.
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    velocityg4 , November 11, 2012 12:34 PM
    Pherule"Now there's a whole new way to rent and buy console and PC games"Back in the good old days you could ONLY buy games. You either had them, or you didn't. I purchased my Age of Empires 2 CD over 10 years ago, and I still have it, therefore I can still play it if I choose to.What's this newfangled rubbish with "renting" games? Same with downloading 'em. I'd 10x rather buy a CD than download a game.


    I don't know where you are from. But I was able to rent games back in the 80's starting with Atari up to the present. As the article mentioned renting is for the console games.

    Hell I would love it if I could rent Windows games. Most I don't play because I have to buy them. If it is some massive game that will take a long time to beat like Oblivion or the Rome: Total War I am happy to buy it.

    Something like a first person shooter I don't bother with because once I have beat a game I am done with it. I don't see the interest some people have playing the same level 100's of times against total strangers in online battle. I'd rather just rent it.
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    kellybean , November 11, 2012 8:25 PM
    Only if I can get it on STEAM and under the new Ubuntu STEAM client.
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    kellybean , November 11, 2012 8:39 PM
    InvalidErrorBoth of my sisters and both of my parents use computers mostly for browsing, reading/writing mail, Youtube, Facebook and online banking. Most of their friends (and most of mine) have similar usage patterns. All these people really need is a screen of some sort (smart-TV, smartphone, tablet, convertible/hybrid, etc.) with keyboard, they do not need a conventional PC.This is where PC/laptop sales are going to hurt most: non-gamer non-professional PC users realizing that they can now do just about everything they used their PCs for on a $200 tablet and smartphone/tablet computing should get much better with new/upcoming products featuring 2GB RAM.

    While I agree I still say that a PC/Apple (Same) with a multi-button mouse and keyboard smoke the consoles now and will still be above the next generation consoles. My MSI 560Ti and Q9650 will wipe the floor with any Peee S4 or Crapbox 720, here me Bethesda!!!!!!!!!!