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60 000 games on site
We usually announce contribution point milestones for notable members, but recently we've passed an even more important one.
MobyGames database now catalogues 60 000 games. Last time we've celebrated something like this was on the onset of 2010, since that day we have 10 000 more.
Naysayers would point out that this only means about 34 000 unique entries, 2 600 of them being compilations, subtract at least few hundred more for special editions. Nevertheless, the numbers are still impressive. All of this wouldn't be possible without dedicated contributors, who donate their time and painstaking research for free (madmen, I say!).
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown coming to home consoles
After nearly 5 years Sega finally decided to jump into the fighting bandwagon again by finally porting Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown for 360 and PS3. Good times. Only catch is that they will be downloadable games only... :S Here's hoping they throw in some sort of bonus stuff for those of us stuck with the plain vanilla VF5.
GameFly, the subscription-based video game rental service, plans to make a dramatic entry this coming holiday into the digital market for PC games. The company announced plans to debut an online digital store for PC games within a digital client that includes a number of other features, such as "Unlimited PC Play." GameFly subscribers will have access to "a large and ever-growing collection of titles" for the Windows/Mac that can be downloaded and played as many times as they want.
Users of the client will able to catalog their video games and create personal customized game libraries to share. In addition, GameFly subscribers will be able to manage their queues for game rentals. The client also includes a store where anyone, including non-subscribers, can pre-order upcoming new release games and purchase used games.
The new desktop client will offer up-to-date news and information streams with the latest in the video game world. The Shacknews.com feed will be part of the mix, as well as a deep collection of HD trailers, videos, and screenshots. Users will have a customizable online identity and be able to engage other users as part of the client's social features.
A closed beta for the client will begin on September 8, with codes being handed out to GameFly members at an event in Los Angeles. The public launch for the client is planned to take place in the holiday season for the United States and United Kingdom.