Netflix Trolls Gamers, Pulls Video Game Rentals, Asks You Mad?

Posted by | January 26, 2012

A few months ago, the media rental monopoly Netflix announced that they would be adding video games to their spinoff service, one Qwikster. Early into the new year, Netflix has donned the troll mask and pulled game rentals from their lineup. The whole Qwikster idea provoked everything short of outright firebombings from the investor community, and without the protection of a second company to shield them from the copyright cartels, Netflix has stalled any future video game rental plans. Gamasutra has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    January 26, 2012 5:36 am

    Oh well, I didn’t want to give them my money for a fast, convenient way to try out games before buying, anyhow. Especially not a service hooked to the streaming media I’m already attached to 24/7. That would have been too easy, too likely to provoke impulsive rentals and downloading random games to play with my friends. Who needs that hassle?

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