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    LOVEFILM to end game rentals

    The Amazon-owned UK rental service Lovefilm is no longer offering games rentals, in order to deliver the best possible film and TV series rental service.

    Time to switch to BlockBuster

    Xbox Consoles News: Lovefilm UK dumps game rentals to "focus on our strength" - Xbox 360 - The Official Magazine

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    Only to new subscribers... for now.

    If you are already on a package that includes games then you are fine. But it doesn't bode well. I only really stay with Lovefilm over Netflix because of the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    Only to new subscribers... for now.

    If you are already on a package that includes games then you are fine. But it doesn't bode well. I only really stay with Lovefilm over Netflix because of the games.
    er no...

    Update #2: Lovefilm will end its game rental service - for existing customers as well as new customers - any time before the 8th August, a Lovefilm customer support agent told me on the phone this morning.
    Lovefilm ditches game rentals • News • Eurogamer.net

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    Reading between the lines, I'd say those reasons are bullhooks.

    Reality will almost certainly be "because the future for rental games is dimming rapidly, and with online connectivity, accounst being required etc, it's becoming near unworkable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Ahh!! I read the stuff last night and nowhere I could find said that :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Time to switch to BlockBuster
    Don't get your hopes up with Blockbuster - we used them for nearly a year and the wait times for discs were sometimes very poor.

    We waited more than 6 months for something that was at the top of our queue, and eventually cancelled without ever seeing it. They never gave us a proper explaination, citing only that 'some popular titles may entail a short wait'. I told them that if there was a 6+ month wait for Star Trek - Deep Space 9, Series 2 Disc 1 then perhaps they should consider buying more than 1 copy of it, especially as they had clearly lost that copy. Unsurprisingly they didn't really have a response for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I told them that if there was a 6+ month wait for Star Trek - Deep Space 9, Series 2 Disc 1 then perhaps they should consider buying more than 1 copy of it, especially as they had clearly lost that copy. Unsurprisingly they didn't really have a response for that.
    had a little giggle at that

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    http://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/me...ackages_v6.php

    Looks promising, but that plus NetFlix is more expensive than my current Love Film package (£11.50) :-/

    Anyone delt with them before?

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    Sent them an email got this reply

    Thank you for your email

    We can confirm that, with effect from 1 July 2013, games rental will no
    longer be available to new customers signing up to our service in the
    UK. Existing customers with a games package will be able to continue
    renting games until further notice.

    We will, of course, let you know of any changes to this.

    raising the Eurogamer report with them now

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    LOVEFiLM: Help - What's happening to the ...


    no more games after 8th August

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    Four-Month Blockbuster Movies £9.99 for 4 months (2 days left on offer)

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