Those plans to rent games through Netflix? Forget that was ever mentioned

by: John -
Boy, it's been a little rough six months or so for Netflix hasn't it? They remove the DVD option from their $7.99 price and want you to subscribe to that as another service. They tried to spin-off the DVD side of things into Qwikster and then they rescinded on that. Now, it looks like they are not going through with their plans to let you rent video games.

So, now we're back to regular ole streaming and DVD service. Netflix had a chance to break into the video game rental area serviced by companies such as Gamefly and Redbox. I don't know what changed their minds, but it's one less option for consumers now. In any case, you'll still be able to rent video games through the other companies as mentioned, but for those wanting to consolidate to one company for both media and games ala Netflix, you'll have to find other options.

Blockbuster is one place that does do both. They offer a single plan that includes both games and movies. They also have a PC and Mac streaming component as well as mobile options.

So, are you disappointed about Netflix deciding to not get into the video game rental business?
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