I rented some video games from friends and they did the same to me, just to try out a game they bought to see if i like it too. The title i rented out was FIFA 11, i didnt played it often and someone else wanted to play it badly so i rented to to him. I rented myself games like Far Cry 2 and Midnight Club: LA.
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Rentals seem like a thing of the past for me. Almost all of the rental stores (namely Blockbuster) have been closed and been replaced with Redbox, who's gaming selection is terrible. Tried the online thing for awhile, but eh, waiting wasn't my thing. Now it's pretty much, if it interests me, buy it.
Only was a couple of rental shops near my area though, and one of the shops prices were high. So really, I only had one place to choose from.
The shop didn't have any newer games, just older ones - nes, snes, some 64's, some genesis. All I had back then was a nes, so thats all I rented. Out of the 30 or so for rental, only a few of them interested me. Thankfully the shop had a lot of movies to choose from.
The shop ended up going out of business. Sad, but not suprising. The only games up for rental were ones for older systems, that no one had anymore, and the majority of the movies were vhs, which no one used anymore. It closed down in... 05 I think. The owner sold off most of the stock, although someone else had already bought the few nes games that I liked.
Back when Blockbuster was still a big deal, I remember getting a Harry Potter game for the xBox. I think it was Chamber of Secrets? Anyway, I got really frustrated with this one part of the game and returned it. :\
In the US, we have an online rental store called GameFly. They deliver games to your house after two to three days of ordering them, which is quite fast. Sometimes, you won't receive a game due to shipment issues, but they will send you a replacement as soon as you report it to them. They have a great selection of games, and it requires you less than twenty dollars a month to stay subscribed to them. If you like a game that you borrowed, then you can actually keep it by paying them some additional fees. Usually, it costs you around sixty dollars to purchase a new game, but with that amount of money, you'll be able to stay subscribed to them for three straight months and play as much games as you like!
I've given their service a try for an entire month last year, and it was a great experience. (: