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 Post subject: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:56 
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I got this with a game I bought. I am tempted to see how this works.


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 13:01 
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I think you should write back with "Yes!". Or "I have now!" Just that.


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 13:07 
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I think you should write back with "Yes!". Or "I have now!" Just that.



:DD :DD

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 15:47 
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Isn't that sort-of-but-not-quite what PS Now is?


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 15:53 
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There was a business like this a while ago that I can't remember the name of. It didn't last long though so there you go...

Round these parts we call that a 'turkey tale'

You can have that one for free.


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 19:30 
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It reminds me a little of Playswap/goozex where you could swap games with each other if you spent credits, but that was also short lived

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
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I had Goosex, but I seen to recall that and a dvd subscription service I had you has to choose several games and the latest ones were really difficult to get hold of because everyone wanted them.

This might be done differently of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
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You know you’re going to get ragged for that typo!

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
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Totally leaving that there. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 22:17 
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I had Goosex, but I seen to recall that and a dvd subscription service I had you has to choose several games and the latest ones were really difficult to get hold of because everyone wanted them.

This might be done differently of course.


Oh my :)

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 23:09 
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Do Switch games work in any region?

Hijack.... ish.... I was thinking of a BEEX swap (I'd trade that hotwheels game for something else, and then when I'm done with that, trade it on again)

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
and a dvd subscription service


In the PS3 / 360 era most of the DVD rental places also did games but as you mention hard to get the new ones - I remember renting games from both Lovefilm , and this really small company that no one will ever have heard of called Netflix


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 15:43 
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I can confirm that LoveFilm used to do games as well as DVDs.

Let me show you how I know.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
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I've had that since 23 Jun 2009.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 16:19 
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:D

The overdue fees must be enormous.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 16:46 
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Grim...'s bad debt is what caused them to fold.


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 16:55 
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Isn't that lovely?

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I wasn't aware that fold meant "be purchased by Amazon for £200M"

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 16:56 
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...and then closed in 2017, due to Grim...


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 16:58 
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...and then closed in 2017, due to Grim...


In the same way that Netflix is closed too?

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 17:11 
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Sure


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 18:00 
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To add insult to injury, I never played it.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 18:02 
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This reminds me. I really should return that copy of Lemmings 2 I borrowed from a neighbour 30 or so years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 22:33 
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zaphod79 wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
and a dvd subscription service


In the PS3 / 360 era most of the DVD rental places also did games but as you mention hard to get the new ones - I remember renting games from both Lovefilm , and this really small company that no one will ever have heard of called Netflix


"Back in the days when your internet came in the mail" according to one meme I recently saw, an had a momentary flicker of amusement before scrolling through my listicles.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:51 
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I used to refer to Teletext and Ceefax as The Poor Man's Internet back when you paid a fee just to be online AND paid for the phonecall.

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 Post subject: Re: Game renting.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:52 
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I used to refer to Teletext and Ceefax as The Poor Man's Internet back when you paid a fee just to be online AND paid for the phonecall.

FastText was a luxury only seen on a posh TV

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