With DLC and Multiplayer are renting games still an option?

SchollA from writes- So I got to thinking and I started wondering although great services (in theory), are renting games still a viable option?

...Now some years into this generation of gaming as single-player stand alone titles are going the way of the dinosaur and DLC and Multiplayer have almost become standard, you can add to that now the online pass, (which makes you pay a fee for not purchasing a game new) it begged the question why rent? I look at a couple of things while considering this.

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zeal0us2720d ago

Yes for does who don't care for dlc or multiplayer, not to mention not all game require a pass/online pass so ppl still can game online.

Forbidden_Darkness2720d ago

And I think even games with online passes, if the publishers who atleast used them would give a 48 time frame to let people who rent/borrow games a taste of what the multiplayer offered, would be a smart move.

J86blum2720d ago

Thats the point to prevent renting and buying second hand.

cogniveritas2720d ago

If publishers wanted to prevent renting then they should stop making licensing deals with game rental companies to allow them to rent out their games. Publishers do want some of us to rent games because they understand that if certain people couldn't rent a game, they may not be able to afford to put up the money to buy it either which is not a profitable option. So the least a rental gamer does is keep the game rental companies sending license money to the publishers.

Bladesfist2720d ago

Still games like assasins creed are rented so much it does not give them anything per rental. They deserve to make money on what they spend years making.

ScubaSteve12720d ago

renting games saves you money

J86blum2720d ago

but it does not make the studio any money.

ScubaSteve12720d ago

so if i buy a game that's crappy i cant get my money back. so that's where gamefly comes in

GRIMLOCK_792720d ago

i have gamefly and just last weak help me save 60 on dead island .

TooTall192720d ago

I tried to cancel my membership today, and they offered a free month! Now I don't need to cancel till November. Gamefly saves me a lot of money, I just don't have as much time to play as I used to.

BabyTownFrolics2720d ago (Edited 2720d ago )

renting is still viable

I have recently gameflied Dead Island, LA Noire, God of War 3, no more heroes heroes paradise. I will be renting ICO and shadow of the colossus collection, god of war origins, house of the dead overkill, silent hill hd collection, dark souls, kinect sports 2, and more.

Thats all on top of the games I will buy. IF I really like a game that I rent I will buy it new when it comes down in price if there is compelling dlc available.

having options as a consumer is still a reality, but perhaps not for long

oh yeah I'd like some bubbles back if possible, thanks

FragMnTagM2720d ago

I agree. I have played Driver, UFC Trainer (crazy workout), and F.3.A.R, in the past week and a half.

I love how since I have been with Gamefly for over a year (2 years actually) that I not only get 5 GF dollars every three months, but also get the 10% discount on games I want to keep.

I got Red Dead Redemption for only 25 dollars when it was brand new. I have even gotten some games for free, with the GF dollars I had + the 10% discount.

I just wish they shipped games faster is all.

ScubaSteve12720d ago

i got white knight chronicles for 27 bucks with gamefly

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