The days of Blockbuster were more precious than we remember.
I miss game rentals too. Used to do it with every game that my local family owned video store had that I was also interested in. There arent that many options for renting games and demos are hard to find since most companies these days are scared to release demos because they think they will lose money.
Yeah, I miss my local blockbuster. Friday nights with the kids was all about going to blockbuster, renting a movie and a game, getting lots of popcorn and sweets and having a great evening. Digital doesn't quite have the same excitment factor about it. :(
I'm in the same boat. I truly miss the days of game rentals. I've seen 3-4 local rental stores actually shut because renting is on the way out. I had some great times hiring games, seeing if it's worth a buy. Good times now past. Great piece.
you know theres gamefly
Its not the same as walking down to your local Blockbuster and looking at their Selection
And it's wonderful.
Gamefly doesn't ship outside of U.S. which sucks, I've been checking it every year to see if they change their policies, with no luck.
Gamefly....to buy a game is awesome, to rent a game Sucks bad,.. It takes me 3weeks to get a game from gamefly.... We go to family video love renting, red box cost to much for games,
Three weeks? Holy crap. I usually get mine in 2-3 days. o_o
Just go to Gamestop and buy any used games and make sure to return them within 7 days,making all your rentals 100% free!And giving them nothing in return at the same time,it's a real win win deal!lol From early Dec to mid Jan you have about a 3 month window to return them I do it every year because of the shear amount of games that come out at that time.Some I end up keeping but only when they do a buy 2 get 1 free sale that's when I return them and buy them back again.
Who doesn't. I would have enjoyed graphical splendor of The Order by now. I'll just have to wait for a price drop it seems.
I've been checking redbox availability. Going to try to pick it up next today or next weekend. Figure for $3 I can crank it out in 2, 4 hour sittings. Can't wait!
They're too busy bitching about it costing all of a tenner.
I mean...we all miss game rentals. that being said, as awesome as they were when i was a kid, im a lot older now. i think that even if a blockbuster-type rental system existed, id probably barely ever use it. i only get especially hyped by about 4 or 5 games a year. the rest of the time im usually happy with my "daily games". bottom line is that most of us have jobs now and i think the majority of people who used to rent are now happy enough to just buy their games instead.
Gamefly, if you are a multi console gamer or play a lot of video games, than gamefly is the way to go.
Here in my city all game rentals have gone, the piracy was huge in my country (still is) on PS2 era, people preferred to buy a pirate game than rent an original. It was awesome to go on game rentals, play another consoles and Magic, great times.
You can usually find big titles in redbox as well where i live if you go relase day on your way home or after midnight that morning
Redbox and Gamefly certainly can be an alternative to Blockbuster or Hollywood Video, but they lack the same feeling that walking around a brick and mortar shop had. I remember Blockbuster had this deal in the early 2000's where if you paid $20 you could get unlimited game rentals for a whole month...and man 12 year old me just couldn't get enough of that nonsense, I plowed through videogames in a few days so I could move on to the next one on my list. The closest parallel these days...if you're not above using some...shall we say scummy business practices, is buying a used game from Gamestop and returning it within a week. Ensuring you'll get all your money back; so it's sort of like renting a game for free...you'd best be in good with the staff though, because they catch on pretty quickly.
I have 4 Gamestops near me so I will buy at one and return at another.Plus I keep enough of them that I'm in good with the staff at most of them.
There's always PSNow. :)
You will get disagrees while everyone is wishing rentals back... XD Your statement is so true
I rented Arkham City from Blockbuster...then it closed down like a week later
Did you keep the game?
Uk, boomerang rentals is really good
Why... they never left, it's called GameFly and Redbox or go to GameStop and buy a used copy and then return it within a few days for your money back. I have no nostalgia for rentals other than this gas station that no longer exists and I rented N64 games from there when I was like 10. Other than that the only other time I rented games was from redbox and they were Wii games which were Resident Evil games that were amazing and COD 4.
Blockbuster or "Blockies" as we in my locale would refer to it as. Yeah man. I remember seeing the Demo1 trailer for Metal Gear Solid and being totally blown away. Never seen anything like it. I ran like the wind down to Blockies, excited and ready to play. I found the game, took it to the counter only to be told: "Sorry dear, I don't think you're old enough for this one." Confusion hit me. I'd never been told I couldn't rent a game. Essentially, my very first face2face with Video Game Censorship and Regulation. But that was that, so I couldn't play MGS that day. The kind lady advised I try Ape Escape instead. haha. Good times.
Ape escape was one of my favorite games so she had great taste
go to your corner and rent at redbox, same ish.
Here in Indiana we have Family Video and they still rent games for the ps3 ps4 360 and xone. I guess I am one of the lucky ones. Blockbuster charged more for their movie and game rentals in our area and went out of business really fast!
Well in quebec (canada) we still have Superclub videotron that rents all the newest games.
Welp ya either do Gamefly, PS Now or Redbox. Other than that, rentals are done.. It's more convenient now a days.
I remember back in the 90s I waited hours at my local blockbuster for a copy of Mortal Kombat to show up haha. This was before pre ordering and the beginning of the ESRB rating system. Blockbuster also rented out entire systems. Such good memories.
Those were the best times! Before I could afford a Super Nintendo I would always rent one from Blockbuster if there was a must have game to play. Oh man...meeeeemmmoorrriiieeeess!
Go to Gamestop, buy a used game, then return in within 7 days for a full refund saying you didn't like it. There you go, a FREE rental. The only difference is it costs more than $10.
I maybe buy two games a year anymore and Gamefly everything else. I was tired of everyone raving about a game and me going to buy it and not liking it or the other way around. For the price of one new game, I can have three months worth of as many games as I can play
oh the instruction manuals. Anyone remember not returning the manual with the game and getting charged a $5 fee?
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