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Remember being able to rent and play used PC games?

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2 years ago#51
DerPancake posted...
We traded something decent, for something even better.

I prefer Steam over renting and used games.


This. Besides, the only "renting" I ever recall is Nancy Drew games from the library.
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2 years ago#52
Thanks to the current market for PC games, I can wait a few weeks and buy full price games for several dollars or wait for MMO releases to crash and burn and then go free-to-play. I don't need to rent or trade for games now.
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2 years ago#53
Where did you rent PC games from? I've never seen them at any video store.
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2 years ago#54
I remember a shop that allowed the rental of certain pc games. Since there wasn't much DRM, it wasn't hard. You just needed the cd (lol cd) to play. No cd-keys and no online checks.

The excuse for taking it away was piracy as usual. As if it was hard making copies of PSone and PS2 games, but yeah.
2 years ago#55
Yeah, I've been gaming since the late 70's and I don't think I've ever seen a place that rented PC games. I do remember seeing some Commodore 64 software at my local library once, but nobody ever treats those well so the manual would be falling apart, the disc was well worn and didn't work too well... I think based on how badly the stuff was treated they decided to end that program the following year.
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2 years ago#56
i remember this in the mid to late 90s a EBX and babbages near me both bought back and sold pre-owned PC games but they never took off and the stores stopped selling them used also to note both of these stores became what is now gamestop i think
2 years ago#57
TeraPatrick2008 posted...
Remember being able to pirate PC games? ......... Oh wait, that's still what most pc gamers do!


Generalizing for the win.
2 years ago#58
From: lovbbws | #056
both of these stores became what is now gamestop i think


I have good/fond memories of Babbage's.... but no love for Gamestop. Gamestop to me was just Funcoland with a different name. Babbages dealt mostly with computer software.
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2 years ago#59
I remember being able to rent PC games.

that was a long time ago lol
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2 years ago#60
Yes I remember that, but I don't miss it. Seeing as how you can get PC games through Steam/GOG/whatever for dirt cheap.

I remember when EB sold used PC games, I got Nascar Racing 2003 from them for $1.99 and sold it on Ebay for $90. Good times.
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