Gamefly or other Netflix-kinda rental services

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by VVoltz, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    OK, well, I know this is kinda ridiculous, specially on a SCENE community where everybody downloI mean everybody plays retail copies of the games everybody buys on the store. But that won't stop me from asking.
    First, I gotta say Netflix rules, my aunt has it, and she orders movie after movie after movie, she can has 3 at the same time and it is as easy as ordering from the internet and leaving the return envelope on the mail box the next day you watch it.

    The obvious thing would be for Netflix to also offer videogames, but NO, those guys as stuck with movies. Goo thing is that I found that there is a bunch of other companies that do that same thing with videogames, the bad thing is that the service is more expensive than Netflix, I mean, it is obvious, playing a game is far more rewarding that watching a movie, in TIME you spend entertaining yourself I mean.

    Well, I just wanted to know, if anyone actually has GameFly or a service like it, is it worth it?, is it as good as Netflix?
    Any comments about it?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    I used to do amazon UK DVD rental but they went downhill (service, lost post, late post, DVDs looking like pac man) so I quit them.

    Gamefly, a few of my cousins have it (New Mexico) and while it is not perfect (3 shipping centres (LA, Tampa and Pittsburgh) means cross state shipping a lot of the time both ways, the price thing you did already, while not as bad as some places you often need to clean the discs with washing up liquid) it is usually good, especially for sourcing some of the older titles that while great did not get good reviews.
    Waiting lists for new titles are sometimes less than spectacular but that is probably why we all congregate here (GBAtemp is retro central).
  3. TheNeck

    TheNeck GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    Southern California
    I currently use Gamefly for about a year now, and its been really good to me mainly because I live in southern California, not that far from their Los Angeles office where they ship from.

    Also I used to have netflix, but when I moved it took longer for the movie to get to me, and then I got FIOS internet, which I dont need netflix anymore. [​IMG]
  4. El-ahrairah

    El-ahrairah GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 20, 2007
    United States
    I rent my Xbox 360 games from GameFly. While I agree that their service is a bit pricey, I always get my games in a timely fashion. It's usually about 4-5 days from the day I put a game in the mailbox. So it wouldn't hurt to have a couple of "between game" games.
  5. residentskitz

    residentskitz Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    United States
    i would recommend

    I compared all the game rental services I could find, and these guys were the cheapest and overall best. Usually after returning a game in the prepaid envelope, I would get another in only 2 or 3 days.
  6. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    I had Netflix for about a year before I had to cancel my subscription because I moved to college campus. But I had the 3-at-a-time plan for $19.07 (including tax) a month. When I received my disc, I made a copy and sent it back the next day. Doing this, I got an average of 22 discs per month. I really loved the service. Got so many TV show seasons.
  7. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    So it is worth it? 24USD per pair of games is a little too expensive for me (Gamefly), then again it seems that the availability of titles is pretty high...
    I just saw the service, while not very reliable at first glance it I like the offering of games AND movies at the same time. Still it screams "scam" all over it.
    Edit: I checked again, the prices look really awesome!

    1-Out Plan: $8.99/mo.
    2-Out Plan: $12.99/mo.
    3-Out Plan: $16.99/mo.

    Trial Plans
    1-Out Trial Plan:
    14 Days Free, then $8.99/mo.
    2-Out Trial Plan:
    14 Days Free, then $12.99/mo.
    3-Out Trial Plan:
    14 Days Free, then $16.99/mo.

    I might register there!


    Well, in the end, I ended up registering myself to Gamefly, I have 8 free days left now.