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Gabe / on Wed, Sep 10 2003 at 8:10 am

Gamefly

I just wanted to talk for a second about the Gamefly ads you guys are seeing over there on the right. Where as IGN is riding Ronalds bone pony all the way to the McBank we take a little bit different approach to advertising. We have selected a service that I think you guys will actually like. We’re innovators, I know.

Gamefly is a game rental service similar to Netflix. You pick games from a huge selection of titles for each system and add them to your “Game Q”. They send you two of the games at a time and you keep them as long as you want. When you’re done you mail them back in the envelopes they supply and they send you the next couple games on your list. For example I’m looking at my “Q” right now and I can see they just shipped my copy of Disgaea and FF:Tactics will be sent out later this week. Pretty fucking cool.

The other cool feature is, say you have a game and you decide you like it enough to keep it. For most titles you can simply click the purchase button next to the game in your “Q” and you can buy it at a used price. Not to shabby.

You can follow the link via the ad on the right and sign up for a free trial. If you end up liking it the price is $21.99 a month to keep going. I can vouch for it being a quality service. It’s an excellent way to get games that you want to play but don’t necessarily feel like dropping cash on. Disgaea for example looks awesome but I know I don’t have the attention span to stick it out. I still wanna play it though so I put it on my list. Same with Tactics. Obviously signing up for the free trial helps us out as well which is much appreciated. It’s really a win win situation for everyone.

In the next couple months we are gonna get hammered with new titles. Just off the top of my head I can think of a bunch of games I’m interested in like Billy Hatcher, Tiger Woods 2004, D&D Heroes, Boktai, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Tak, and Time Crisis 3. That’s just in the next two months and I know I’m forgetting stuff. Renting this stuff through Gamefly seems like a much better option than taking out a small loan.

-Gabe out


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