Remember console rentals?

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#1 Posted by Firosen (429 posts) -

I was just thinking about when I was a kid and going to rent a PS1 before I committed 6 months of allowance to buying one. You can't really do that anymore. I heard that Blockbuster will still rent out 360s and PS3s, but there isn't one within 100 miles of me, and with how much the current-gen consoles rely on connectivity and DLC, it doesn't seem likely that we'll be renting Xbox Ones or PS4s anytime soon. Looks like we'll have to settle for those cheesy in-store displays, or best case, hope that a friend has one of the consoles and will let you spend some time with it. What are your thoughts?

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#2 Posted by wiouds (6038 posts) -

Have you tried a furniture rental shop? You would still need to find a game rental near you.

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#3 Posted by XOne_ShotX91 (152 posts) -

I know where I live you could rent 360's and PS3's at Rent-A-Center. I assumed you could do the same with the new consoles, but it's a waste of money. I was going to rent to own a PS3 but it was like 200 a month for 5 or 6 months. Waste of money.

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#4 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (1058 posts) -

I thought Blockbuster filled for bankruptcy forever ago?

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#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (11752 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I thought Blockbuster filled for bankruptcy forever ago?

Years ago in fact. Funny story, my city had two blockbusters, both shut down years ago. Went over to the other side of the city recently and the sign and banner were still there, like the store was still there. lol

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#6 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (1058 posts) -
@speedfreak48t5p said:

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I thought Blockbuster filled for bankruptcy forever ago?

Years ago in fact. Funny story, my city had two blockbusters, both shut down years ago. Went over to the other side of the city recently and the sign and banner were still there, like the store was still there. lol

You should steal the banner and give it to me. I have tons of nostalgia whenever I pass my local Blockbuster. Renting games and movies from that place on Friday after school was a highlight of my childhood.

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#7 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (11752 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER said:
@speedfreak48t5p said:

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I thought Blockbuster filled for bankruptcy forever ago?

Years ago in fact. Funny story, my city had two blockbusters, both shut down years ago. Went over to the other side of the city recently and the sign and banner were still there, like the store was still there. lol

You should steal the banner and give it to me. I have tons of nostalgia whenever I pass my local Blockbuster. Renting games and movies from that place on Friday after school was a highlight of my childhood.

Will do.

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#8 Posted by Jag85 (8359 posts) -

I never used to rent consoles, but did used to rent loads of games from Blockbuster back in the days. When it came to the shorter games, I'd just rent it out and complete it over the weekend. Good times.

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#9 Edited by Jacanuk (7237 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I thought Blockbuster filled for bankruptcy forever ago?

Not forever the american part filed in sept 2010 but that didn't include the european branch which filed for chapter 11 in 2013.

But doesnt Redbox still rent out games?

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#10 Posted by wiouds (6038 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I thought Blockbuster filled for bankruptcy forever ago?

Not forever the american part filed in sept 2010 but that didn't include the european branch which filed for chapter 11 in 2013.

But doesnt Redbox still rent out games?

It does.

I am lucky to have a family video near by. Just do not in their Friday night it get a bit pack then.