Bright Hub writes: "As a kid I loved nothing more than saving up some empty soda cans or earning a few bucks doing chores around the house, hopping on my bike, and riding down to the local video store. Back in the days of the NES/SNES, game rentals could be had for around three bucks, and I could choose from any number of titles to make mine for a pre-determined rental period.
Sadly, today’s youth will be unable to repeat this experience. Gone are the days when you could head down to your local video store and rent a game. With Hollywood Video finally giving up and Blockbuster closing stores like crazy, there are very few old-school, so-called “brick and mortar” locations where games can be rented. Instead, today’s gamers are forced to contend with mail-order rentals and enormous scarlet kiosks.
The death of the traditional video store is not only sad, it’s also very bad for gamers."