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retro game renting

by tommyboy8689 Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:32 pm

its something ive been thinking about for a long time... i think it might work for people who are just starting to get into the gaming world, or someone who was looking to play a game from their past but didnt really want to actually own... does anybody else think that this idea would work, or is it just me?
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Re: retro game renting

by Flake Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:36 pm

Nope.

See: Emulation, Theft, Liability, lack of any possible profit margin whatsoever.
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Re: retro game renting

by tommyboy8689 Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:49 pm

you can say the same thing about modern games... maybe not so much emulation, but theft and liability definitely... im not saying there would be a ton of money involved, but gamefly blockbuster etc..., do modern game rentals im thinking the same concept with retro games
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Re: retro game renting

by thelolotov Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:42 pm

tommyboy8689 wrote:its something ive been thinking about for a long time... i think it might work for people who are just starting to get into the gaming world, or someone who was looking to play a game from their past but didnt really want to actually own... does anybody else think that this idea would work, or is it just me?


Honestly, I wouldn't be interested, I hate renting games, as it means I have to finish them in a time limit, and plus, I like owning them, and building a collection.
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Re: retro game renting

by WrathOskvro Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:47 pm

Vintage Stock lets you rent any of their games, but they're really only located in the midwest US.
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Re: retro game renting

by scarper Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:22 am

Japan probly has one.
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Re: retro game renting

by Weekend_Warrior Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:40 am

I think in most cases (at least where I live), you could buy a retro game for probably the same price as renting it. So I don't think it would go over too well
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Re: retro game renting

by Breetai Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:50 am

scarper wrote:Japan probly has one.

Nope. It's illegal to rent games in Japan. Nintendo saw to that in the 1980s, and almost made game rentals illegal in North American during that time as well.
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Re: retro game renting

by RCBH928 Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:17 am

fine , we won't rent games,
we will start a company and all of us going to invest $60 in each cart/cd, with 20 people thats $3 per cartridge.
And so every one will have a game to play, we will buy 20 games

$3 x 20 games= $60 initial investment , and that will make the company own 20 games, with each of the 20 investors having equal shares, so each one can own the game for some time before shifting them around :p

is it legal now?
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Re: retro game renting

by thelolotov Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:27 am

Breetai wrote:
scarper wrote:Japan probly has one.

Nope. It's illegal to rent games in Japan. Nintendo saw to that in the 1980s, and almost made game rentals illegal in North American during that time as well.


I didn't know Nintendo was THAT powerful. :shock:
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