The standard way of buying and renting video games is slowly going away. Many of the stores where one would buy games have closed down, making it difficult at times to find the titles that a gamer might want. Gamefly has been around since 2002, providing a new way for people to do their video gaming and even online shopping. It is the new, easy to use and convenient alternative for all gaming needs.
All one has to do is go to their website and sign up for an account. The prices range from $15.95 for one game at a time to $36.95 if one wants to have four out at once. The four games at once package does require at least sixty days of membership, however. All the games are conveniently categorized for easy searching. Once a member finds which titles they want, they add them to their queue, and the discs are mailed out to them, to be delivered into their mailbox within 2 to 4 days. The discs can be kept as long as needed, with no late fees or due dates, enabling a gamer to hang on to them until they have had their fill. Once a game is returned, the next one in the queue will be automatically mailed out. Currently, they only accept credit card payments for memberships or purchases.
All the latest video gaming platforms are supported – the PS3 and PS2, XBOX and XBOX 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. There are more than 7000 titles to choose from, which means that even the pickiest of gamers will be able to find a good selection of the types of games that they like to play. It also means that there will be some titles available that are hard to find and many that even an experienced gamer may have never heard of. If a member decides that they really enjoy the game they are playing and want to keep it, he or she can purchase it right then and there with the “Keep” option. Used and new titles can be easily purchased in their online shopping section as well. It is an all around easy way to both rent and buy in one place.
There are many advantages to using Gamefly that people might not even think about. Aside from being able to find both the newest titles and older games, there are other things, like rewards for being a steady member. These rewards can be spent to get discounts for their online shopping system when buying used items. Their friend referral program can be used to get free months of membership or other rewards, like gift cards. Being able to try out games can save hundreds of dollars in the long run by removing the hit or miss factor from purchasing a game that one has never played before. Some games do not have much replay value and are much better as rentals. All shipping and handling is covered in the membership price, with convenient pre paid postage envelopes to send the discs back once done with them. The site even has a selection of online games to play for free as well as a whole section filled with walkthroughs, cheat codes, game reviews, screenshots and more in order to help a member fill up their queue with games that are going to interest them.
Using the service is easy and saves plenty of time and money in the long run. There is even a free trial for those that might not be quite sure that the service is for them. An extensive FAQ section is available on their site to answer any questions that a prospective member might have. Services like these are slowly becoming the wave of the future, with Gamefly providing answers to all video gaming needs and moving steadily ahead of the pack.