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Remember being able to rent and play used PC games?

#61ChargrilledPosted 10/7/2013 8:44:46 AM
Yes i remember it.

around about when magic carpet 2 was new.
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#62DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/7/2013 8:49:34 AM
I don't remember ever renting a game. I remember why "don't copy that floppy" came to be though. Also didn't really buy many games for pc back then. Shareware was plenty enough for me. I bet I still have a couple of the 2000 games on a single disc CD's around here somewhere. Getting a full episode for most games was a huge amount of content. Jill of the Jungle, Commander Keen, Secret Agent, Doom, Blood, Descent... so many great memories and all for free legally.
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#63lovbbwsPosted 10/7/2013 9:00:21 AM
arleas posted...
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.


i agree i loved babbages was one of my favorites the EBX was a offshoot of electronics boutique i think that store was ok too but not as good as babbages i didnt think and i agree also i loathe gamestop funcoland was alot better also
#64ZarethPosted 10/7/2013 9:04:09 AM
jakisthe posted...
Honestly no. I remember being able to rent console games, but PC games had limited installs and key-codes as far back as I can remember.


This. No stores near me ever offered PC game rentals.
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#65KidIcarootsPosted 10/7/2013 9:09:45 AM
Mackorov posted...
Remember being able to rent and play used PC games?


Rent PC games? WTF???
#66KidIcarootsPosted 10/7/2013 9:11:57 AM
Also, Steam and digital distribution in general is better than game ranting services ever were..

Also, Blockbuster and it's cohorts are dead and long live dead businesses, right? Funk damn.
#67VeiledGenesisPosted 10/7/2013 9:48:11 AM
jakisthe posted...
Honestly no. I remember being able to rent console games, but PC games had limited installs and key-codes as far back as I can remember.


This topic wasn't meant for you.
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#68KillerTrufflePosted 10/7/2013 9:51:40 AM
I never rented PC games, but I do remember seeing used PC games at like Hastings or wherever. Back in the day games were virtually all single-player, or at best with dialup multiplayer options (and many of those games worked with a single copy via spawns). I remember PC game rental being an *option* some places, but I never rented them.
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#69DarthSchubertPosted 10/7/2013 9:58:21 AM
arleas posted...
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.


Funcoland! Oh man I forgot that place. I was 11-12 years old when I went there to sell a game and they offered me like $3 for it. I looked on the shelf and saw used games being sold for $40. I said to my mom "Nevermind it's a ripoff let's just go." Good lesson learned that day.
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#70PolarisPosted 10/7/2013 10:36:47 AM
I don't remember being able to rent PC games ever. There was shareware, there was used games, but rentals? How would that have ever worked on PC?