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Gaming Would you still rent a video game ?

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So say if a video game rental store tries to make it in this digital age say for instance.....lets call it Armor Games Rental !

and for this idea to work you can rent the latest games for 7 days and for a late fee is 5$ on any system and the motto for the store will be ,  Got slow internet ? Dont have the time to wait for a big download ? well come to Armor Games rental store ! , all the latest games you can rent when they are available !

so my question is would it work in 2018 in rural areas ?

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In rural areas, I'm gonna take a guess and say yes, and here's why: I used to live in a small farming town in North Dakota, population of 1,200. In town there were two grocery stores, a pizza place, and a handful of bars. The nearest Wal-Mart in any direction was a 3-hour drive away.

 

My family owns a large collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays. Hundreds. While we lived there, people would regularly borrow from us. So much so that we had to start a catalogue of them to make sure we didn't lose track of them. Before we moved, my dad and I seriously planned on leasing a vacant building and starting a movie rental store.

 

In rural areas, a game rental store would be awfully convenient, because there are plenty of people who don't have the time/money to drive to the nearest GameStop for every title that's released. I think it would survive just fine.

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I'll have to say no to this, sadly. Main reason is that the one rental place in my county shut down a while back, so renting something from a store would be wholly inconvenient for me. I miss the days of renting a game I had never played, but those days seem long gone. :c I suppose it is inevitable. 

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Subscription services including games are a big thing on consoles aren't they? If it's sold, I presume it's because there is a market for it, so although the business model needs to be right it can work.

Edited by Once In A Blue Moon

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Problem is even games on disc required a download for an update. A person could take their console to a place with internet and download. Redbox has game rentals.

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I used to rent video games every weekend for years when I lived in Calgary, so I'm going to say yes to this question. I know it's impractical these days what with how games are so accessible in terms of being able to obtain but I'd never turn my back on wanting to rent one.

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Nope, not right now at least. I wouldn't be able to afford it, plus there's no such as a rental place around. This isn't even to mention I wouldn't have a console to play it on.

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I would do it for old-times sake, as I haven't been able to rent a game in over 6 years.

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I am concerned that increasingly, games ARE rented, even if you think you bought them.  Bearing in mind the current iTunes thing (where people who thought they had bought movies have suddenly found them gone, as iTunes have lost the right to them) and that platforms like Steam can pull games off your machine without asking....

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It's not really practical anymore because not only do most games have to be installed to the console's hard drive, but they also require updates that not on the disc. The Xbox One seems to be a little worse about this than the PS4 since you have to install every game on the Xbox One.

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No. I never rented games anyways. We would just buy the games used from Hollywood Video before they closed.

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I am actually going to say no because I actually prefer to own games and support developers as much as I can.

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Yes, I’d digitally rent some PC games (if it was really cheap). Would be nice to try them before I buy the whole thing... some games have demos but those are usually pretty inaccurate to the game itself :/

Can’t have a console where I live so I wouldn’t go to a physical store though.

Edited by SparklingSwirls

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If I actually had one near me, then yes, assuming they actually have a big selection to choose from and not a bullshit 10+ games they rotate every week like Redbox

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