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Old 09-10-2011, 02:52 AM   #4331 (permalink)
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So, I went into the Blockbuster by my house today to learn that it's closing as of this Monday. There goes all my gaming rentals, basically. There is only one other place in this city now that will rent games/movies and for a city of 55,000, that's going to be a bitch considering there were 3 Blockbusters here in total and all 3 of them shut down at the same time, so everyone from all of the Blockbusters are going to be going to this one lone place now which is going to make getting things tricky. There also won't be any new type of rental place opening up because that type of business is dead, hence why Blockbuster went under in the first place.

Funny thing though, I rented Dead Island on Tuesday when it came out. I asked them if it was smart to get games in the day before they knew if they were even going to be there or not (They were going to find out Wednesday and I didn't go back until today which technically is Saturday because it's 3:50 am here but at the time it was Friday.....you get what I mean), to which the guy stated that a buyer was interested and they felt good about it so they got the games in. Well, they went under and my copy of Dead Island isn't due back until Tuesday and they will be closed by then, so thanks for Dead Island, Blockbuster.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:59 AM   #4332 (permalink)
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Yeah the Video Rental business has been killed by Netflix/Redbox/The Internet.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:03 AM   #4333 (permalink)
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Yeah, sucks for people like me who are fighting online to the death but eventually I will just have to convert. It will suck if somehow this other place closes, another place won't open. So then you got a pretty decent sized city with absolutely no place to rent anything. It'll put us in this weird in between space as time makes it transition all the way to where all game rentals are online as well. But this one place should see a huge spike in business due to the other ones closing. But then again if a massive chain like Blockbuster can close and this isn't a chain place, I dunno what kind of hope they have.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:03 AM   #4334 (permalink)
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i havent rented a game in about 3 years, and there's a rental about 5 mins away from me
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:09 AM   #4335 (permalink)
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I don't buy games, I rent them. I buy maybe 3 games a year. I plan on buying Arkham City and Saints Row 3 this year and that's it. I'm not an online guy at all so I only focus on single player games now and the good ones are few and far between. And if I really like a game I generally plow through it pretty quickly anyway so I'd rather spend $9 to plow through it and return it rather than spend $70 on a game to do the exact same thing and then have it sit on my shelf, never to be played again.
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Last game I rented was Portal 2. Only kept on playing it because GLaDOS is hilarious and Stephen Merchant is hilarious.
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Are we still getting 'week trials' for online play when we rent a game? I hate this online pass system to stamp out the pre-owned/rental business. It was in a load of games last year (only one I experienced was SvR 2011 iirc) but I've not heard of the free trial since. Better had still be going otherwise I'll strike the likes of Resistane 3 & Battlefield 3 straight off my list.
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So, I went into the Blockbuster by my house today to learn that it's closing as of this Monday. There goes all my gaming rentals, basically. There is only one other place in this city now that will rent games/movies and for a city of 55,000, that's going to be a bitch considering there were 3 Blockbusters here in total and all 3 of them shut down at the same time, so everyone from all of the Blockbusters are going to be going to this one lone place now which is going to make getting things tricky. There also won't be any new type of rental place opening up because that type of business is dead, hence why Blockbuster went under in the first place.

Funny thing though, I rented Dead Island on Tuesday when it came out. I asked them if it was smart to get games in the day before they knew if they were even going to be there or not (They were going to find out Wednesday and I didn't go back until today which technically is Saturday because it's 3:50 am here but at the time it was Friday.....you get what I mean), to which the guy stated that a buyer was interested and they felt good about it so they got the games in. Well, they went under and my copy of Dead Island isn't due back until Tuesday and they will be closed by then, so thanks for Dead Island, Blockbuster.
The Blockbuster here now mostly sells DVDs and Games, rental is tucked away in a corner.
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Are we still getting 'week trials' for online play when we rent a game? I hate this online pass system to stamp out the pre-owned/rental business. It was in a load of games last year (only one I experienced was SvR 2011 iirc) but I've not heard of the free trial since. Better had still be going otherwise I'll strike the likes of Resistane 3 & Battlefield 3 straight off my list.
I don't think they do that anymore. I have heard that Resistance 3 will feature an online Sony Pass, just like the ones that EA use for their games.
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