Thread: Remember Renting Games

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    • 13 years 8 months ago
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    remember when you go to a rental store, rent your favorite game, and go home with the excitement of playing the game.

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    • 13 years 8 months ago
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    People don't rent games anymore? Gosh, I'm behind the times...

    Granted, I haven't rented a game in a long time, but what i used to do as a kid was rent the game first then if i liked it, bought the game.
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    • 13 years 8 months ago
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    Yes I remember going to the video shop and hiring a heap of videos and one game for my sega master system and then in later years my NES and SNES.
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    I hardly do it anymore.
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    It costs seven freaking dollars to rent a game these days. It's hardly worth it. You can buy a game, and if you don't like it, sell it back for credit. It's probably more economical.
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    I would deliberate for as long as I possibly could before my mom grabbed my arm and said "Pick one or you don't get anything." That's effective parenting.
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    I remember when Phar-Mor was still open. They had $1 rentals for movies and games. I think it was $1 for 5 days. Something like that. But it just rocked. I had rented the game Crystalis over and over. I was near the end of the game when I dropped the cartridge. The game was fine, but it had erased all of my data. I was so crushed! I just couldn't start over again after that.
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    Hell yeah I remeber doing that and I still rent games *My bro opend and owns his own Video Game store so yeah DISCOUNTS BOOYA* I had a whole lot of great memoires and having a bunch of fun I remeber renting a N64 Game once and the dumbass worker forgot to take off that little black security thing on the box so we had to drive back and get it take in off.
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    ahhh i still remember renting Silver Surfer from the video store by my old house.... good game.
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    I would have to say that the last game that I rented was 007:The World Is Not Enough for N64 at a local Video-King. I remember probibly the first game that I rented was either Aladian for Sega Genesis or Toy Story for Genesis. Good stuff.
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    I can recall renting many games for many systems:

    Sega Saturn

    Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
    Destruction Derby
    Virtua Fighter
    Daytona USA
    Panzer Dragoon
    Worms
    Virtua Racing
    Exhumed
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    Doom
    Street Fighter The Movie
    Street Fighter Alpha
    NBA JAM Tournament edition
    Sega Worldwide Soccer 97
    Die Hard Arcade
    Sonic 3D: Flicky's Island
    Shining The Holy Ark
    Shining Wisdom
    Steep Slope Sliders
    Virtua Cop 2

    Sega Mega Drive

    Toy Story
    Micro Machines 96
    Ballz
    Lemmings
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Primal Rage

    Sony Playstation

    Jumping Flash
    Frogger
    Monopoly
    Crash Bandicoot
    Circuit Breakers
    Theme Hospital
    Men in Black
    Spyro the Dragon
    Cheesy
    A Bug's Life
    PaRappa the Rapper
    Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
    R-Types
    Ridge Racer Type 4
    Asteroids
    Speed Freaks
    V-Rally 2
    Bust A Move 4
    Chicken Run
    Simpsons Wrestling

    Sega Dreamcast

    Trickstyle
    Tokyo Highway Challenge
    Re-Volt
    Crazy Taxi
    V-Rally 2
    Wacky Races
    San Francisco Rush 2049

    Sony Playstation 2

    Theme Park World
    Fifa 2002
    Men in Black 2: Alien Escape
    PaRappa the Rapper 2
    Super Bust A Move
    The Simpsons Road Rage
    Stitch: Experiment 626
    Fifa 2003
    Starsky & Hutch
    Eye Toy Groove
    Total Club Manager 2004
    The Sims
    Fifa 2005

    Microsoft Xbox

    Blinx The Time Sweeper
    Midtown Madness 3
    Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
    Top Spin

    Nintendo Gamecube

    Mario Party 4
    Wario World
    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Fifa 2004
    SSX 3
    SSX Tricky

    Fifa 2005 on the PS2 was the previous game I rented for any console, I rented it back in 2004. I got the Xbox version 2 months later.
    I should start renting games again, but Mom just can't seem to find the time to go to the rental store and get the games I request (This is coming from soneone who's independent living skills are still in development) .
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    I haven't rented a game since the days of N64. I would go crazy renting games at blockbuster, but know I have yet to rent a game for my PS2 and I probably will never. Games on N64 were just so damn expensive back then (about $75-80 CDN for the really good games) and only being 11 or 12 I didn't have alot of my own money so renting was the way to get games for me besides the Xmas or bday gift.
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    I haven't rented a game since Super Nintendo. I would rent PS2 games but it's $7.00 now for a 7 day rental.
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    I used to rent games all the time, by the armload (Not literally, but I did rent alot at once) Now, I only rent games whenever I see a title that catches my eye (usually a Star Wars, Fighting, or WWII game)

    Since it's rather expensive to rent ($7 for a week? I wish it would go back to $3 or $4 dollars) I buy most of my games, because in the long run, it's cheaper. Plus, if you don't like the game you could just return it or sell it.
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    I still rent games. The last one I rented was Sonic & the secret rings for Wii last week. I think I'm going to rent SSX Blur this weekend
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    i used to rent games for SNES at Royal Video
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    I stayed renting games from BlockBuster during the SNES/N64 days. For SNES it was Tetris Attack, Donkey Kong Country and Mortal Kombat games. On N64 it was all the mario games and Diddy Kong Racing. I loved those games. Mace:The Dark Age on N64 was the shiznit!
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    back when A-Z/Mr Movie was around. It was a simple $2.00 for either a movie or a Nintendo game . then Blockbuster came along and it was a simple $4.35 S'ok

    Nowadays It's like ten and It's more of a rarity to rent anything anymore.
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    • 13 years 8 months ago
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    I don't rent games anymore because the days of paying $1.99 for a one night rental are gone. I don't want to pay $8 or $9 to rent a game for 5 days, when I just want it for one or two nights. Unfortunately, that's all you can do at Blockbuster and Hollywood Video...and those are the only two rental stores around here anymore.

    I remember I used to rent a game every weekend. Some places even had deals like 3 games, for 3 nights, for 3 dollars. Those days are long gone.
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    gee, I must be living in retro-land.... my video store charges 2.50$ for game rentals (new games + new movies) and old games & movies are 1$!!!!

    all that a block away from a Blockbuster who charges more than double those prices
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