netflix for gamerz

How to make lots of money: create a duplicate online service like Netflix, but carry video games. One of the reasons I don’t own a playstation 2 or xbox is because I can’t see spending $60 per game for something I’ll get tired of after a couple weeks (or worst case — buy a game that sucks after just a couple days). I don’t know why Netflix doesn’t expand their already established operation, because it seems like a perfect application. I’d love to try lots of games and only buy the best ones for my own personal copies. Otherwise, I’d endlessly rent the newest games.

update: matt wrote in with these similar services: Govojo, Gamefly, Veegeez, Dealdude, and Numbthumb

elan sent redoctane

jenny sent bommerang games

Judging by user experience, price, and features, gamefly looks the most complete and trustworthy (and they’re local, which would help), and redoctane looks good. It’s great to see the wide range of options on something I had no idea existed. It’s also interesting to see how much utility, usability, and design govern my decisions. I wouldn’t use veegeez unless a close personal friend could prove to me they have a great service (it doesn’t look like it on the surface).