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Topic # 60219 22-Apr-2010 11:03
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So after seeing all these new titles launching for Xbox 360 that I want to play (Splinter Cell: Conviction, Mass Effect 2, etc) I thought about saving me some money and renting them instead.

In the US, I know there's GameFly, which works great. Here in NZ, I've found two: GameKingdom and Gamehog.

Both have the standard 2-week free trial, but after signing up to both I decided to cancel Gamehog for two things:

- They outright charged to my credit card $30 without anything being disclosed in their terms upong signing up.
- They did not have Splinter Cell listed in the upcoming section. As a matter of fact, they didn't have anything listed. 

Gamehog's website is better designed, but the above put me off straight away.

GameKingdom's website, on the other hand, is not as well put together, but they listed upcoming games and charged only a verification fee to my card of $1, which I was expecting. Trouble is, it's been a week and no games have been shipped from my queue, and they DO appear as available.

Really troubling to see this business model has not been applied successfully in NZ yet, it seems.

Has anyone had any experience with any of these companies (good or bad)?




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  Reply # 321908 23-Apr-2010 07:43
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Why don't you try Fatso. Two week free trial currently.



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  Reply # 321952 23-Apr-2010 09:12
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Fatso does not have current games in their library. Their focus is movies.




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  Reply # 321959 23-Apr-2010 09:30
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Buy and resell on tradme would be my next option, cost against renting probably not much different.



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  Reply # 321986 23-Apr-2010 10:22
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It seems it's the best option. I've just requested a cancellation from GameKingdom, since they haven't replied in a week and no games have been sent.

Pitiful.




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  Reply # 321988 23-Apr-2010 10:36
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Pitiful in this day and age, I agree.

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  Reply # 322037 23-Apr-2010 12:12
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Fatso has games, they just don't list them and they are in very limited quantity too... You have to search for the titles but be aware though, they're not in the business of doing game rentals, so most games aren't all that new.

Where are you BTW? If you're in CHC, have you check out GameStation?




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  Reply # 322051 23-Apr-2010 12:34
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Or you could try GameSwitch and swap games with others.  Could also work out similar in price to renting.



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  Reply # 322094 23-Apr-2010 14:09
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Will look into GameSwitch a little bit, but after this letdown I'l probably resort to buying the games I like anyways.




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