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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Zori, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    Yeah I know theres been topics on this before, but most of them have been people asking about how Gamefly is and if its worth it. Well I thought since Wii games were 50 bones and most could be beat in a few days, I would give gamefly a try. I rented Elebits 2 days ago(the day I signed up). The next day it shipped, and today just now it got to me. I think thats pretty fast but i got it good cuz I live maybe 20 mins away. I definitely recommend Gamefly for those $ concious especially if you live in or around CA.
     
  2. ninnie x

    ninnie x AKA nintendoxxx1

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    Gamefly? Is that the thing that you scan your card?
     
  3. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    Its the game rental company everyones been talking about. And btw, Elebits is awesome! Im currently doing the tutorial but wow it is so great, I might choose to keep it(40 bucks from gamefly to buy)
     
  4. bigstrickler

    bigstrickler Wii Junior

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    Yeah I have gamefly too...its not bad, seems like its slower service for me though (I live in cali also) seems like it takes them about 3-5 days to ship games add that to waiting...i might just go to blockbuster to rent not sure...
     
  5. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    Yeah I have heard a lot of mixed opinions. But I'm right next to LA which is probably why it only takes a day, which is real great for me. So I guess if you live near LA do it XD but I figure if I wanted to rent a game 6 times from blockbuster to = one month thatd run me like $30+
     
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    shitty. i ordered my elebits from best buy and dont even have it yet. i guess wont til mondays UPS ;;
     
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    Man, I can't wait until xmas when I get Elebits, everyone is saying its awesome.
     
  8. ShadowElliot

    ShadowElliot Diamond: Chimchar Wanter

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    I've been a gamefly member since 2005!
     
  9. StevenNevets

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    when you buy the games for $40 do you get the complete game or just a disk?

    and what about people who don't live in Cali?
     
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    I hope it's not too off-topic, but has anyone used GameznFlix? Gamefly is by far the more popular one, but GameznFlix is like $8 or $9 a month (for 1 game out), and you can choose movies if you don't feel like a game. I can't decide between the two...
     
  11. theiceman72

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    I use gamefly. Getting games shipped to Maryland usually takes 3 - 4 days. But what really annoys the hell out of me is that it takes for freaking ever to get games back to them and have them update on your account.
     
  12. tonyr1988

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    How long does it usually take?
     
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    They probably do it on purpose, because you have no real way of knowing how long it takes. One of the advantages of them doing the shipping, you don't get a like a tracking code, they can take their sweet arse time.
     
  14. bigstrickler

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    yup its called bottlenecking...Netflix and many other online rental companies do it...it should be illegal IMO...but i guess it stops all those ppl that sign up for a month renting a game/movie one day, burning it and then shipping it back out...well atleast it slows them down
     
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    Yeah, I noticed it real back with Netflix. Back when WalMart did the online movie rental thing, at least for us, it was blazing fast. :) Very satisfied. Then they stopped and we had to go to Netflix. After a while, once we got fed up with the horrible turnaround, we stopped using them altogether.

    Then again, I'm not sure if games would be quite as bad to wait a little bit longer than movies. With movies, you spend 1 1/2 hours (3 if you watch it twice) and send it back. With games, depending on how good they are, you could spend TONS of time playing them before sending them back. Plus, the time waiting could be study time. :)
     
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    SLrocket Rockets In '08!!!

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    theres also one site called gameznflix.com
     
  17. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    Thought I would drop by and tell everyone how Elebits went:
    Played about 2 hours or so. This game is great fun throwing things around, but soon they start putting limits on how much sound you can make or how many things you can break without fialing the level, that sorta bugs me, but its still good. Got to my first boss battle which was great fun you get a fully charged up gun you can throw furniture all over the place with no limits its great. So far I would give it an 8.6 I guess. Definitely atleast a rental.
     
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    It can take literally weeks for them to update a game. I look at it like this, if they can get a game to me in 2 - 4 days tops, then it should take about that long to get to them. I am sure they are some how slowing the process up. It just take way too long for them to say they got the game back. I mean I can get a game and put it right back in the mail the same day and it does not update for two weeks some times. What I do like is that they do give you nice discounts on used games. If you are lucky like I am you get a game on release date and end up buying it for much cheaper if you like it. I did that with Monkey ball and several other titles I picked up on my 360. So I guess it's a give and take. Even with the slow turn around, I just could not see not using them because some games just blow and you wish you would not even had rented them. So if I shelled out $40 - $60 bucks for them I would be livid.

    Plus they sent me a nice Orange and white camo blanket for christmas :) Did not expect that :)
     
  19. tonyr1988

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    iceman: that's for Gamefly, or GameznFlix? A few weeks is nonsense. I think I'll try Gameznflix...tons cheaper, and I'll see about the turnaround.
     
  20. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    I tried finding Elebits on Gameznflix. looked and looked, couldn't find it. I don't think they get titles as easily as gamefly
     

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