Originally Posted by Sinistar83
Gamefly seems a little bit better than Gameznflix, so far, at least.
Man.... Gameznflix..... Those were the good ole days. I was a Gameznflix member during Xbox 360's first year on the market. November 2005 to November 2006. When I signed up for Gameznflix, I signed up for a 1 year contract, and paid $250 in advance. At the time, when you pay $250 in advance, you are paying for a 1 year plan, with 6 games or movies out at a time. If you do the math, $250 divided by 12 months, divided by 6 games at a time, you're basically paying $3.50 to rent a game for a full month. Considering Blockbuster charges $7.99 to rent a game for 5 days, you can see the value there.
I was renting games, and keeping them for 4 or 5 months, just to completely finish the game, and get everything I could out of the game. I would rent sports games from them, and keep the sports game for the entire season. Sure, it would be like 5 months, and at $3.50 per month that's a total of $17.50, but to have a brand spanking new, $59.99 game for it's first 5 months on the market for $17.50, it was worth it. Think about it... Most people buy a game for $65, play it heavily for a few months, and then hardly play it again after that.
So it really worked out well. The big problem with gameznflix, is that everybody and their Mom found out about it. They got tons and tons of new people signed up, and then I could never get anymore new releases. I had to settle for the older games that most people weren't interested in, otherwise I would have 3 empty slots in my queue that would never be filled. The first 7 or 9 months of my 1 year plan, it was amazing. I was getting all the new releases right away. But the last 5 or 3 months were horrible. So I ddn't renew.
Of course, you can also rent movies with gameznflix. I wonder if they rent Blu Ray and HD-DVD, and if you can get those relatively quickly. If they still did the 6 movies out at a time deal for $250, and you can mix and match Blu Ray and HD-DVD and games, it might not be that bad a deal.