Gamersgate’s ad-supported free game service, VOID, launched yesterday

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  1. soulx
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    GamersGate launched their ad-supported free videogame service yesterday. It allows users to play games for free after watching two 30 second ads. The game selection is currently limited although it does have Risen.



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  2. prowler

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    Our ad-financed service, VOID will be released on May 28th in the US and Canada, closely followed by Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

    thats rude
     
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  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Protip this is considered "plagiarism" and will most likely get closed.
    LOL JK.

    Anyways, this sounds like a good idea, but I'm not too sure how well their game library will be. Hopefully it'll be damn good, though, cuz this would be amazing for those low-budget gamers.
     
  4. Fibrizo

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    if it gets some paradox game i could see my self using this
     
  5. prowler

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    protip its a press release.
     
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  6. Foxi4

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    No it's not - what exactly do you think they're plagiarising? They just have a license to rent games and they choose to rent them in exchange for watching ads. This is as legal as OnLive is.
     
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    I forgot
    Meant the article. Except JK didn't notice it was a press release.
     
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    Oh. Sorry, your post wasn't exactly clear on what you're commenting on.
     
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    I forgot
    It's cool, I made an oopsy anyways. Reading articles on a phone isn't exactly easy in desktop mode :glare:
     
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    Would be nice if it had decent games..
     
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    It would be nice to include some games I would actually play. As it stands, this is not an alternative to piracy, though the model shows promise.
     
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    Sounds good. I know Farcry and some other older pc games already have games free with ads.
     
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    Haha when I read this I thought how backwards the xbox is. $60 yearly payment and we get ads in our faces.
     
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    RIP the best idea ever.
     
  15. Gahars

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    I see the title also describes the game selection. HI-YO!

    Seriously though, this sounds like an interesting little experiment. It will be interesting to see whether this takes off or slips into the... well, I already made that joke, but you get the idea.
     
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  16. purplesludge

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    Selection is kinda meh right now but hopefully it will grow.
     
  17. Janthran

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    Mostfun.com did this first.
     
  18. Janthran

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    It's not like Void's games are great either.
     
  19. soulx
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    With great games such as Pets Fun House, Hostile Makeover and Farm Frenzy!
     
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  20. LightyKD

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    Ha! And I was about to pay for "Dark Void" on OnLive. Sadly this version might not have XBCD support but I'll give it a shot. I'm still looking through the games list. I also spotted some PC/Wii ports like Cursed mountain (which I would still ONLY play the Wii Version, don't give a damn about the graphics :P)