The W
Views: 98487416
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.8.07 0634
The 7 - Video Games - Netflix for gamers? Register and log in to post!
(802 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (5 total)
Battlezone
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 117/696
EXP: 1189900
For next: 43977

Since: 27.2.03
From: Seattle, Washington

Since last post: 2088 days
Last activity: 140 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on 12.6.03 1313.08
Reposted on: 12.6.10 1315.06
www.gamefly.com

I just found this site a little while ago. It looks like a similar structure to Netflix, where you can keep two games as long as you want, for a little over twenty bucks a month. Or you can purchase the game at a "low pre-played price", whatever that means.

Anyone else seen this or used it before? How's the service and/or the quality of the games that show up. One of the reasons I quit renting from Blockbuster was that the discs were always in such a crappy condition. If this is better, it would be an great alternative...
Promote this thread!
uberlou
Merguez
Level: 54

Posts: 171/712
EXP: 1227180
For next: 6697

Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, Cali

Since last post: 1561 days
Last activity: 1332 days
AIM:  
#2 Posted on 12.6.03 1408.10
Reposted on: 12.6.10 1408.54
I'm a gamefly member right now. Heard about it on TSS on TechTV.

I signed up for the free 10-day trial which automatically gives you the 2-game account. The normal price for that subscription is about $22 a month. But I already knew I would probably try it out for a full month so I changed my subscription to a 1 game system which is about $14/month. Actually, pretty dumb idea since I did that before ordering my games. I should've done that right before the end of the free trial.

I've had GTA:Vice City for almost 2 weeks now (my free trial just rant out). Basically, they'll email you once the game's been shipped (in my case, I got the notice the next morning after I put it in my queue), and depending on where you are, you'll get it in 2-3 days. I got mine quickly. Ordered it on Thursday, got the notice on Friday, got the game on Saturday. It comes in an orange and white envelope. Make sure to read any instructions and open it where it says to open it on the envelope since there's a return mailer inside and you wouldn't want to mess that up.

All you have to do is keep the mailer and play your game. Keep at as long as you want, no due dates or nothing. You don't get a manual, but their website has all the basic controls for each game. The disc was in excellent condition and I may renew for another month.

You can also choose to keep your game and their prices are well below retail prices. Right now I can keep this copy of Vice City for $34.99.

I have never rented games from video stores before, nor have I used other sites like netflix, but i'd give gamefly two thumbs up. Quick service, games are in excellent condition, reasonable prices, it's all good.

I'd say, at least go for the 10-day free trial and get something less story-line oriented so you don't get hooked and just see for yourself how things work.

here's TSS' review of it if you'd like to hear what they have to say:
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/products/story/0,24330,3440447,00.html

(edited by GrubbyLongJohns on 12.6.03 1212)
J. Kyle
Boudin blanc
Level: 93

Posts: 987/2389
EXP: 7894268
For next: 158572

Since: 21.2.02
From: The Land of Aloha

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#3 Posted on 14.6.03 0213.16
Reposted on: 14.6.10 0214.11
EGM had an article about services like this, Gamefly and http://gamelender.com were the winners. Lender lets you rent...
2 games for $17.99
3 games for $21.99
5 games at once for $30 saving $24 if you sign a contrac tfor a year
Lender shipped a bit quicker too. As soon as I get my own TV I'm so buying in...
uberlou
Merguez
Level: 54

Posts: 182/712
EXP: 1227180
For next: 6697

Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, Cali

Since last post: 1561 days
Last activity: 1332 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 16.6.03 1517.28
Reposted on: 16.6.10 1518.49
aww...if I knew about Gamelender.com first, I soooooo would've chosen that since it's cheaper. Darn you TechTV!

Although I really have no problems with Gamefly.com at this point. I still have Vice City but may return it soon seeing that I don't want to mess up my one month membership on one game.
Bongo P. Michinoku
Italian
Level: 34

Posts: 215/241
EXP: 247594
For next: 6060

Since: 31.8.02
From: VanCan

Since last post: 3759 days
Last activity: 3556 days
ICQ:  
#5 Posted on 19.6.03 0732.56
Reposted on: 19.6.10 0733.21
This sounds pretty awesome. I wonder if it's available in Canada...
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Top five arcade games of all time?
Next thread: Dynasty Warriors, American Style
Previous thread: I finally finished Zelda. (probable spoilers)
(802 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Video Games - Netflix for gamers?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.171 seconds.