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    Do you hire/rent games?

    Just a simple question: Do you go out and hire PS3/PS4 games?

    I occasionally do as I don't always have the funds to purchase a title, so renting a game for a week or so seems to work for me.

    What about you guys and gals?
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    Nope.Never. Well have rented a one or two many years ago,dont think it was for PS3 though,probably before that.
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    I’ve not hired/rented any console game since the days of the Sega Megadrive. There used to be a video rental shop (once everywhere – now more or less extinct!) in the local shopping precinct about a ten minute walk from where we used to live. There was a corner in there dedicated to rental console games. I recall renting one or two from there in the early to mid nineties. We didn’t have a lot of money for continually buying new games and it was a cheap alternative to have a week or so break away from the few owned games I had.

    In my Playstation era, I’ve never actually rented any game. I’ve borrowed one or two from friends (for free, of course!) which we used to exchange at school but that’s been about it. Until we moved house three years ago and were having a clear-out at the time, I found out that I still had my friends ‘Resident Evil : Code Veronica X’ for the PS2. I had no idea I'd still had it. It probably hadn’t seen the light of day for about six years prior to that…! I did offer him it back via Facebook (the only way we stay in touch these days) but he told me to keep it as he sold his PS2 several years prior…! I can't say I felt bad about it because I remember him borrowing my 'Boogerman' game on the Megadrive, which turns out he sub-borrowed it onto someone else and from there it was borrowed on again... Needless to say, I never saw it again...

    I’ve never rented anything for my PS3 because by this time I’d left school (left in 2001) and my friends started to all drift away.

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    I haven't rented a video game since the N64 was hot. I really don't think that anyone really rents games anymore. I mean why would I go and rent a game when I could have saved that money and bought the game instead. Once upon a time renting video games was the hottest thing around, these days I think you just look weird doing it. I am just saying that's my view on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerteabwoi View Post
    I haven't rented a video game since the N64 was hot. I really don't think that anyone really rents games anymore. I mean why would I go and rent a game when I could have saved that money and bought the game instead. Once upon a time renting video games was the hottest thing around, these days I think you just look weird doing it. I am just saying that's my view on it.
    I only rent because sometimes I'm unsure about a game and instead of paying for the game, I'd like to make sure first. And these days, not a lot of games have demos released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    I only rent because sometimes I'm unsure about a game and instead of paying for the game, I'd like to make sure first. And these days, not a lot of games have demos released.
    Now when you put it that way I can see what you mean because sometimes I buy games and I regret ever buying them because it turns out that they are just plain awful. So I see what you mean you rent them just to make sure that they are good first and if they don't turn out how you would like you can simply carry them back.
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    Oh man. Not since I was a kid. I remember going with my mom to Blockbuster to rent games for my Genesis. One time she rented an N64 for me and my brother for a week. Those were the days. A couple of my friends use Gamefly but for better or worse, I'd rather have my game collection grow. 15 bucks or less for a used game is worth it to me.
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    I did back in the PS2 days but since then no I don't.

    Blockbusters is really the only place that did it where I lived and they shutdown.

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    I have rented games on a couple of occasions, but I usually prefer to buy games instead of taking the cheaper way out.

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    I don't rent anything. I feel as if it's a waste of money.

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    During the times of the game cartridge, that was the only, amd perhaps the last time I rented and loaned games. Since shifting to compact discs and the PlayStation era, renting games for me has been a thing of the past. Besides, most of my friends are long gone and have moved on, and I prefer to play alone these days.

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    I never rent anything anymore but I definitely used to.
    When I wasn't sure if I would enjoy a game I would rent it for the minimum time and try it out (I think it was 3 days minimum).
    I also used to rent RPG's and games with no replayability, so I could speed through it and return it without spending as much as I would if I bought it.

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    I think the only time that I can really remember renting a video game has to be when I was in the days of the N64. I remember those days when you would go to the DVD rental place and you would go in there and just see all the games and I had to beg my dad just to rent me some. I will tell you that those were some good times but since then I can't tell you when I hack actually went back and rented a video game.

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    This brings back memories, my family would occasionally travel so whenever we would my older brother would go to the nearest game rental store, when he went I would go with him and we would pretend that he was a generous older brother renting a game for his younger brother but I was inside his act the whole time, what we would do is we would rent whatever game and put a fake address and everything and use a prepaid to rent the game then whenever we were leaving we would stop by but a useless old game or a blank cd in the drop in and keep the game, the times are different now you cannot always use this because of people getting smarter. So I would sometimes rent a game whenever I was in the states.

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    Down the street from where I live there is a Red Box kiosk that rents a decent amount of games across all of the newer consoles. Since I don't have the type of money to buy every new game that is released, I usually just rent the games I like from that Red Box kiosk.

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    This is a really nostalgic topic for me, but I haven't rented anything since the early 2000s. We always use to go to Blockbuster, it was close to a stripmall with a little Caesar's, movie theater and chinese take out place. That place use to be packed on friday evenings, now its an urgent care medical center for people that don't want to go to the hospital. I really hate technology sometimes , makes me feel really old, like the life I use to have as a teenager is completely gone, obliterated. Its a minor thing I know, but still makes me a bit sad. There's been such a big leap in video/sharing technology over the past decade.

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    A lot of the rental store around me are not lasting. I feel with people finding out ways to reproduce the games there isnt much room to rent. I know some people who occasionally use redbox still. I have tried it before but not too frequent. I use to rent games a lot back in the day tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latoya0511 View Post
    A lot of the rental store around me are not lasting. I feel with people finding out ways to reproduce the games there isnt much room to rent. I know some people who occasionally use redbox still. I have tried it before but not too frequent. I use to rent games a lot back in the day tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    I only rent because sometimes I'm unsure about a game and instead of paying for the game, I'd like to make sure first. And these days, not a lot of games have demos released.
    It does make good sense to rent vs. buying something that you are unfamiliar with. I haven't done it a lot but I am happy I did it as many times as I have.

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    Never really did. I rented a few when Blockbuster was still really big, but ever since then, I haven't. I just buy the games I want to play, and if I can't afford it, I don't buy it, pretty simple, ha.

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    Nah. I buy them. No use cause I won't finish the game on time to return it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insertkittyface View Post
    Never really did. I rented a few when Blockbuster was still really big, but ever since then, I haven't. I just buy the games I want to play, and if I can't afford it, I don't buy it, pretty simple, ha.
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    No, it's I either I borrow it, buy it or pirate it. That's my three main options, I don't really rent games since I don't trust them enough. I've had bad experience renting games before so I never tried it again.

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    PSNow count? Other then that no, I'll buy a game if I want to play it.
    My local EB games with plat card offers 10 days grace period to return games for full refund (store credit) if I don't like it bad enough I'll bring it back, or trade it in when I'm done or lose interest.
    There's no more video stores around anymore, or I might rent games, but the option isn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f_dog80 View Post
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    My local EB games with plat card offers 10 days grace period to return games for full refund (store credit) if I don't like it bad enough I'll bring it back, or trade it in when
    Another reason why I dont buy 'new' games from EB.You never know if you are getting a brand new game or someone elses returned copy. (as they put the discs in the box).
    The other reason being they are a rip off.
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