Online video game rental service GameFly confirms it has acquired Direct2Drive, one of the larger digital PC storefronts in direct competition to Valve's Steam (and our own PC game store, for that matter!). As a result of buying D2D off of former owner IGN Entertainment, GameFly will now be able to offer D2D's library of PC and Mac software for direct download from its own digital storefront.
The deal in turn grants IGN a minority stake in GameFly, and IGN's parent company News Corporation will acquire an observer seat on GameFly's board of directors. "Observer" being the key word here, as neither IGN nor News Corp. are not expected to play a direct role in GameFly's business operations.
Note that the press release did not hint at whether or not D2D's digital PC/Mac titles would be made available for rental like GameFly's library of physical console software.