I miss Renting Games

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis

I miss Renting Games...

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http://cybernight.elementfx.com/buster.html
https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/sydney
Brandon Sanchez
Brandon Sanchez

I'm renting random games I did not choose RIGHT NOW with the power of PS+.

Blake Powell
Blake Powell

I don't. It's so much better now cuz we can buy games before they're finished.

Hudson Jones
Hudson Jones

I hate renting games

in store rentals were expensive where I lived as a kid

online rental like gamefly were slow and often lost shit

redbox has shitty selection

Gavin Stewart
Gavin Stewart

sure could use some more proper digital rental service that isn't streaming

but I doubt a good one will ever happen, would hurt actual sales by being too easily accessible and with games that last only 5 hours

John Foster
John Foster

So just go to a Redbox, silly

Noah James
Noah James

Wow, that's amazing. And just for the low price of $59.99?

James Nguyen
James Nguyen

Did you guys know that there is a little D in the letter R?

Charles Green
Charles Green

I hated Blockbusters as the people who worked at the one near me were lazy as fuck.

Would always return a game a day before the due date and would always be charged with a late fee.

Oliver Collins
Oliver Collins

Steam says hello

Luke Rivera
Luke Rivera

sure could use some more proper digital rental service that isn't streaming
That digital rental already exists. It just charges you the full price.

Alexander Jones
Alexander Jones

that's not what I call a "proper" service

Andrew Perez
Andrew Perez

There's still a rental store in my town and they keep up on new vidya releases. 5 bucks for a week. Lol I haven't bought a game in ages

Xavier Howard
Xavier Howard

Anon you have have one move, one game and one snack

What do you chose?

Caleb Stewart
Caleb Stewart

Gamefly's been great for me for three years now.

I've saved a lot of money on potential bad purchases.

Camden Johnson
Camden Johnson

jurassic park
majoras mask
choco taco

Jeremiah Powell
Jeremiah Powell

tfw there's a blockbuster remaining that's only a 10 minute drive away from where I live

Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez

online rental like gamefly were slow and often lost shit

I generally got my gamefly rentals the day after they shipped and never had a problem with missing items. My only sticking point was you could wait a while to get a new, popular game so I usually just end up buying them.

If Gamefly existed when I was a kid it would be the best thing ever, though.

Jaxson Harris
Jaxson Harris

tfw the video rental store in my town closed down this year

Ethan King
Ethan King

impossible

James Torres
James Torres

Liar liar pants on fire.

Landon Robinson
Landon Robinson

there are still 12 or so blockbusters operating in the USA. it is possible.

Kevin King
Kevin King

The last remaining US stores seem to be located in Oregon and Alaska.

http://cybernight.elementfx.com/buster.html

Chase Price
Chase Price

So you live in Alaska, right?

Carson White
Carson White

in store rentals were expensive where I lived as a kid

When I was a kid renting N64/PSX games I'd hit Video Update on Tuesday, when 3-day game rentals were 99 cents.
Old VHS stuff was 2 for 99 cents for 1 week rentals too, I watched all the Bond movies and all the anime they had

Camden Clark
Camden Clark

Lotta old people in your neighborhood afraid of computers? I can't imagine any other group that could sustain enough business for a rental store in the face of netflix and redbox.

Christian Barnes
Christian Barnes

At least one of those oregon stores is only open ironically.

Luke James
Luke James

Yeah we had that in my neighborhood too. RIP Video Encounters, you were good to me in the NES/SNES days with your $2.50/5 day rentals, the adult section right next to the Genesis games and chances to win free rentals by dropping a green quarter on a small pedestal in a tall cylinder of water.

Nathan Rivera
Nathan Rivera

Melbourne

Eli Miller
Eli Miller

3 stores in my state
one in PDX and the other two in bumfuck eastern oregon

Leo Jones
Leo Jones

Dude, Redmond and Bend are bretty good.

Benjamin Wood
Benjamin Wood

There used to be a Blockbuster about a 10 minute walk away from where I live

It's a gym now

Cooper Collins
Cooper Collins

Pirate a game, burn 10 dollars, then remove it from your computer in a week

Bam, renting games is back

Matthew Rogers
Matthew Rogers

It alludes me how there isn't a rent option on steam for old games. I'm sure they would make a lot of money and it wouldn't harm their sales at all.

Eli Cruz
Eli Cruz

tfw parents take you to rent games & movies on Friday night
run to the anime section, look at the back of each movie to find the most R rated one you can find
parents never knew because it was cartoons
so many anime tits and blood when I was a young teen
tfw some of that anime you rented is legendary status these days.

Goddamn I miss being younger.

Justin Bell
Justin Bell

Well did you at least got the badge?

Brayden King
Brayden King

Me, too. It was a special weekend thing for us. We'd go on Friday and pick out games, movies, and some snacks. It was great.

Noah Thomas
Noah Thomas

ywn get a job as a rental store clerk and talk nothing but vidya and movies with the customers

Luke Wright
Luke Wright

Can confirm Blockbuster in Fairbanks Alaska.

Walk in and Jurassic Park theme was playing over the speakers
Games were current gen but still have DLC code vouchers inside the case (Used to copy them for Nintendo Club points every year)

It was like walking into the past.

Daniel Howard
Daniel Howard

PS+
Xbone Live Gold
Red Box
Game Fly

You can still rent games, now easier than ever before!

Dominic Watson
Dominic Watson

their parents took them to blockbuster instead of hollywood video

how was it growing up lower middle class, you fucking peasants? hahahahaha

Lincoln Nguyen
Lincoln Nguyen

fuck movies, can i just get 2 games instead mom?
also skittles

Brayden Phillips
Brayden Phillips

You only miss renting games because your parents were paying.

Hudson Brooks
Hudson Brooks

umm how old are you?

Jayden Lopez
Jayden Lopez

My last rental store in the area closed in October

RIP Hastings

Isaiah Anderson
Isaiah Anderson

Bitch I was renting games on my own money all the way up until this year since there's no more rental stores open here and fuck paying $3 a night at fucking Redbox

Hunter Howard
Hunter Howard

Hollywood Video was the shit. The one in my hometown used to offer consoles for rent, in addition to games.

Camden Jackson
Camden Jackson

paying to temporarily pirate games

Nicholas Barnes
Nicholas Barnes

i remember ripping ps2 and wii games
shit was cash

Jace Martin
Jace Martin

Which one? I had a Hollywood Video in Medford OR

Hunter Jackson
Hunter Jackson

Redbox

Jordan Jenkins
Jordan Jenkins

Niggas northern Midwest still got this shit. I fucking work at a family video part time while I go to uni. AMMA /v/eddit

Nathaniel Miller
Nathaniel Miller

You will never again go to blockbuster with friends and rent a bunch of games to play in either your friend's room, his living room or whatever you call that big room with the old bigscreen TV because it isn't 2004 and none of you own your own computer
computer games are still kinda lame because right now is the height of the PS2 empire.
What the fuck Max, your house wasn't that big but you had 2 living rooms???

Joseph Lopez
Joseph Lopez

That day you went to blockbuster and your dad said you could _buy one game

Brandon Lopez
Brandon Lopez

What's the pace like? Do you get to dick around on shift? There's one sort of by me.

Levi Collins
Levi Collins

Rent L4D on Xbox 360 because I heard from my friends that it was good
Split screen with my best friend
Stay up all weekend playing and having fun
>Suck each other's dicks at night time
I miss being young.

Kayden Martin
Kayden Martin

Yeah I'm usually browsing threads or watching youtube when noones around. There are like 10 stores in this city so there are a few super busy ones then the rest are slow.

Exception is if it snows/rains people just fucking flock like crazy people and it gets pretty busy. Fridays and Saturday evenings like 4-9 PM are pretty busy too.

Gavin Russell
Gavin Russell

spoiler
I still never really quite understood the frequency of this.

Easton Ward
Easton Ward

city
So you're in the city then?

Juan Foster
Juan Foster

Yeah this entire shit city's economy is based on the university. Which is shit because the only nice place here is the UNI.

Nathan Bennett
Nathan Bennett

is gamefly still a thing?

Ryan Wright
Ryan Wright

Surprisingly, yes.

Juan Gray
Juan Gray

I work at a Blockbuster. There are still some left in Australia, although mine is currently going out of business.

Free rentals and I get paid 23.60 an hour.

Kayden Jones
Kayden Jones

tfw when in Europe and no video game rentals. ;_;

Kayden Barnes
Kayden Barnes

Renting games is still a thing in my country

Logan Wilson
Logan Wilson

I get paid 23.60 an hour

Jesus Christ, is that normal in Australia for menial positions to have such high salaries?

Lincoln Turner
Lincoln Turner

You little kids keep talking about Blockbuster, while 20 years ago I'm renting Super Nintendo and Genesis games from the true Video Rental store.

Levi Allen
Levi Allen

high salaries
australia

I'm not from Australia and even I know that their high salaries don't mean anything when everything there costs 4x as much there. Have you even seen the prices of vidya in Australia?

Blake Taylor
Blake Taylor

Cost of food, rent, utilities, these are the things that should determine wages, not electronic toys; if these things are higher than I understand however. I'm just saying that I live North of 60, and those types of jobs generally only pay 15-20 an hour, and that's for living in the fucking arctic where all food has to be shipped thousands of km, housing prices are insane, and utility prices sky high.

Dominic Cook
Dominic Cook

I miss Blockbuster

Buy a portable DVD player that could burn disks
Get the unlimited game pass
get a PS1 game, go to my car, burn it, 40 minutes later return

I got like 30 free game before they realized what I was doing and banned me.

Bentley Moore
Bentley Moore

You could have gotten the entire catalog, if you weren't so stupid.

Nicholas Robinson
Nicholas Robinson

https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/sydney

I used the cost of a generic video game as a point to show how high the cost of living is, but you have to be clueless and difficult.

Brody Barnes
Brody Barnes

Besides your bizarrely high egg prices, these aren't much worse than where I live.

Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross

I used the cost of a generic video game
Terrible idea as videogame prices aren't very indicative of cost of living. Just look at Brazil for example.

Jaxson Bailey
Jaxson Bailey

true Video Rental store.

The only true one was the local mom and pop store. Thank you, First Stop Video.

Blake Green
Blake Green

I rent from redbox pretty frequently. Nowhere near the selection blockbuster had, but it's not bad either. I played through FFXV for $4.50, which was pretty cool. I'm gonna pick up hitman because they're gonna have the full first season at redbox when it drops retail. With any luck, for honor will be on there too, they have most ubisoft games, only one they haven't had is WD2 in recent memory.

It really makes playing games a hell of a lot cheaper.

I used to use gamefly, but I got a disc in shards once, and they tried to charge me for it. I told them to fuck off and cancelled my subscription and sent the disc back, never heard from them again.

Adam Lee
Adam Lee

Returning rentals was always depressing

Gavin Russell
Gavin Russell

sydney cost of living 42% higher than my city according to this website
wages for low skill jobs about 250% higher

Savage utility prices though

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