I have long been of the opinion that games are too expensive. When a new game comes out it usually costs £35-40, and that might be for a game that doesn’t even come with multiplayer modes, so once single player is done the game is done. I’ve thought for a while that this needs to change but it hasn’t so I’ve looked at alternatives.
This is where my love of renting games comes from, as much as I love retailers like GAME, and want them to succeed, games are too expensive. As alternatives, over in the U.S you have Gamefly and here in U.K we have LoveFilm. LoveFilm let’s you have 3 games out at a time and has no late fees and it only costs £14.99 a month, much better than £40 for one game. So in a month like October where you have Assassin’s Creed 3, Resident Evil 6 and Bioshock Infinite coming out, instead of spending £120 you just spend £14.99.
For me personally this is a good thing but for the industry it’s not so good. So long as games are so overpriced retailers will find it hard to compete with rental services because even though it’s cool to have a shelf full of games its cooler to be able to pay next months rent. Until games drop in price I’ll stick to renting mine. Of course online passes could ruin things here but they have yet to be applied to most games so we’ll have to wait to see how things go there and, besides, when all games come with an online pass most of the industry will die anyway, but that’s a whole other issue.
Wish you could play the latest games such as Skyrim, MW3, Battlefield 3, and other games but don’t want to pay $60 each to play them? Well we agree that GameFly is the perfect solution for playing as many games as you want starting at just $16/month!
Think about this. If you play 5 awesome games per month that easily adds up to over $250 if you were to buy them.
Plus how many times have you bought a game, beat it, then watch it collect dust as it ages and looses value?
Tired of getting bad games when you pay $60 for them? (Duke Nukem anyone?)
GameFly is the solution to all these problems!
Personally here at EnemyHQ we enjoy and use GameFly, in fact we are not even getting paid to post this, we simply want to spread the word about GameFly so try it out for 1 month free and just see how you like it, and if you don’t you can simply cancel it.