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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Into The Game gets thumbs-up from BlogCritics.org
Into the Game, the online video game rental site, appears to be making some good impressions on gamers. I was doing my normal useless web surfing when I stumbled across a personal experience review of IntoTheGame.com by Matt Paprocki of BlogCritics.org. Matt basically tells of his displeasure with GameFly.com's service and how he has recently discovered Into The Game, which so far, has pleased his gaming palates. He was particulary satisfied with their competitive prices, large amount of video game titles, quick customer service, enourmous console support, and fast turnaround times.

Matt, pretty much, had the same great things to say about IntoTheGame.com that we did. It's pretty clear that our top five rating was justified -- especially since we know we're not the only ones who feels Into The Game is one of the best video game rental sites on the Net.

If you would like to read Matt's full review visit this site:
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/04/27/001158.php.

If you would like to add an experience about Into The Game feel free to send it to us using our contact form or the comment link below.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005

New GamezNflix distribution center opens in Pennsylvania
Northeastern residents of the United States will be happy to learn that GamezNflix.com -- on e of the leading video game rental sites -- has opened a distribution center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, bringing the total number to four. This new shipping facility will serve residents of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. According to the president of the company, this new distribution center will accomodate a third of GamezNflix's members.

This move should bump GamezNflix up a few nothces in the video game rental industry. The company has already managed to distinguish itself by offering not only video game rentals but movie rentals as well. This is a perfect solution for the family that needs to please the video gamers AND the movie buffs of the house. If you don't know much about GamezNflix feel free to read our review at http://www.4-video-game-rentals.com/reviews/gameznflix.html.

If you would like to read more about the opening of this new distribution center check out these reads:
- http://news.corporate.findlaw.com/prnewswire/20050405/05apr2005021535.html
- http://www.gameznflix.com/press.asp?pressID=32&archive=0
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Gamerang offering video games up to 60% off
For all of you frugal video gamers, you might want to know that Gamerang.com will be opening their "gStore" on the 27th. They'll be offering hundreds of games for sale at discount prices -- some up to 60% off. I'm assuming that the games will basically be used titles in their invetory but I don't have confirmation on this one yet. But the fact still remains that Gamerang is adding a wonderful service to their lineup.

Gamerang, with the launch of their gStore, will give members trade-in offers, accessories/add-ons, hardware, and pre-order offers. With all of these additions, I wouldn't be surprised to see them take an even larger chunk out of GameFly's market share. If you want to find out more just visit http://www.gamerang.com/mystore.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Our Gamerang review has been highlighted
The good people over at Gamerang.com (http://www.gamerang.com) have decided to highlight the review we did of their service on their website. Sure, this doesn't strike you as being "newsworthy" but it sure made our day. It's just good to know that someone out there does recognize the hard work that goes into creating a service, such as this one, that people can benefit from. Thanks again, Gamerang.
Monday, April 18, 2005

The GameMine.com video game rental site
Hello Gamers... Here's another wonderful site that you can use to rent video games online. The website is called GameMine.com. If you live in the Northeast you should find GameMine pretty useful. They're located in New Jersey so turnaround times are low for residents in that part of the country.

About the site: The website looks looks like a true work of mediocrity. But for what it's worth I have seen worse. Aside from the design faux pas the site comes eqipped with the usual: free shipping, no late fees or due dates, parental controls, yada, yada, yada. However, a noteworthy feature is their fourteen day free trial. This beats the industry's standard of ten day video game rentals.

Currently you can find support for the major video game consoles (Xbox, PS2, and GameCube). Another tidbit you should know about is their cheap monthly plans. If you're ballin' on a budget then GameMine might be the site for you.

To get more info visit http://www.gamemine.com
Sunday, April 17, 2005

More video game rental sites
Well guys, here I am... Four o' clock in the morning, listening to Llyod Banks, and writing about some stupid video game rental sites -- I must be nuts. And not to mention classes are tomorrow. At any rate, I thought that I, as Guardian of the Game Rentals, should put you up on a few more sites that you might be interested in.

The first one is IGX.com. I haven't reviewed it yet but judging from what I've seen so far they seem like a decent company. According to their website you can browse thru 6,800+ video game titles -- an excellent amount by industry standards. Their free trial runs for the average of ten days so don't expect anything new there. So far, I give IGX.com two thumbs up. I'll probably review them when a) I start caring b) I get some more sleep c) they pay me to.

The next site is BBGgames.com. First off, the site is basic as hell but I guess that's a good thing depending on how you look at it. 56K users might appreciate the fast load times. One thing that deserves mention is their fifteen (15) day free trial. I really don't understand why they chose 15 instead of the normal 14 but I guess it sounds good when you can say "we offer the longest free trial on the Internet..." Who cares if it's only by one day.

Another "issue" I had with the site dealt with their name. For starters, the site is called BBGgames.com where the BBG stands for "Big Ballerz Games." However, the word "games" is already included in the site's URL so actually it should read: BigBallerzGamesGames.com. Due to the time I'm writing this I'm sure I sound more stupid than anything but I'm positive someone out there understands where I'm coming from.

Anyway, back to the site... Aside from the blatant URL redundancy the site is decent at best. Now, keep in mind, I haven't given this site a full review but judging from what I've seen there's nothing that separates BBGgames.com apart from the other video game rental sites on the Net.

There are two more sites that I haven't reviewed but I don't feel like writing about them right now -- too sleepy to do so. If you would like to take a peek for yourself the sites are GameMine.com and GotaPlay.com ( a site so cool they didn't have to spell "gota" correctly). I'll write more about these video game rental sites later but I gotta get some sleep now so until next time... Sweet dreams and blessed days!
Sunday, April 03, 2005

Want to review a video game rental site?
We're extending an offer to everyone who wants to review a video games rentals website. There are a few of these services that we have not reviewed yet. If you would like to take on the task then simply use the form on the contact page to reach us. After you inform us that you would like to do this, we'll send you all of the necessary information. Once you submit your review, our panel will go over you submission. If we decide to use it you'll get paid $25 smackers. Not bad for one article...
Friday, April 01, 2005

4 Video Game Rentals: Up and running
We decided to start this site to review the best websites for renting video games online. Take your time and search through the site. On every review we've included a quick review -- which is a short overview of a particular service, and a full review -- which is a more comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Within these reviews you'll find our rating for that particular site, a listing of the games they offer and the consoles they support, plus a ton of other features that can be found on the site.

If you would like to add something to a review, whether it be a personal experience or just a comments feel free to send it to us. You can use the form found on the contact page to reach us. We also would like to encourage the employees of the sites that we review to contribute. If you would like for us to add, change, or remove something from the review (that's not detrimental to the integrity of the review) then feel free to contact us as well.

Visitors who have gaming related sites should stop by our Links page. You might be interested in participating in our link exchange. And last but not least, remember to check the blog regulary. We'll keep you updated on everything there is to know about video game rentals. When we find something we will post it here immediately. This includes news about promotional offers, sites adding additional consoles to their list of supported video game platforms, and other relevant informtion you might be interested in.

Well, that about covers it. We invite you to take a look around and get familiar with the site if you haven't done so already. Until next time, take care and happy gaming.