We’ve talked a bit about Gamefly on here and have generally been impressed with their service. A key area Gamefly needed to work on however was the computer gaming market particularly allowing users to download games straight to their computer. Well it seems like our prayers have been answered as Gamefly is in beta testing for their new PC and Mac downloading store, which should be available by Christmas 2011.
Below is a snazzy trailer for the new service which is currently in beta testing but you can request a beta invite here. Hopefully Gamefly will learn from Netflix mistakes and not try to spin this as an add-on service but incorporate it with its existing rental service, this will likely give incumbent Stream a run for its money.