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LGP Gets Into Game Downloading, Rentals

Gaming

Published on 02 June 2009 07:14 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Last year Linux Game Publishing launched their own game copy protection system to combat pirating of the games they port to Linux and now they have announced another fundamental change. At last, Linux Game Publishing will be making their games available by electronic download and they are also launching a game rental service.

LGP's download service is not being offered directly to gamers but instead to their resellers, which they will then likely make available to the customers. The first games they will be making available under this download system are Sacred Gold, X3: Reunion, and Jets 'n' Guns.

Similarly, they will be offering game rentals through their resellers where one can purchase an access key that will allow them to play their LGP game(s) for a week or a month at a time, before the service becomes deactivated. Presumably this will be at a lower cost, but the prices have not been announced as of yet.

These two announcements were made this week by Linux Game Publishing.

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