Posts Tagged ‘Xbox’

Rent Call of Duty Black Ops with GameFly for Less Than with Blockbuster

In Nintendo, video game on February 3, 2011 at 3:45 am

Call of Duty Black Ops was much anticipated by critics and chronic gamers alike this past November. I too wanted to see what all the commotion was about. However, I did not wish to buy it for $60. I joined GameFly!

If you do not know GameFly is a rental agency by mail-order of video games from all the major gaming consoles. The gaming consoles supported by Gamefly are: PS3, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DS, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo GameCube.

My experience was impressive as I registered, picked my gaming console, and picked Black Ops. GameFly immediately verified availability of the game and it was off in the mail! It took a couple of days to arrive, but I was pleased with the amount of wait time.

Blockbuster charges $9.71 to rent Call of Duty Black Ops. I joined GameFly for $5.95. I saved money and rented the game for one month through GameFly.

After the first month the fee for GameFly membership is $15.95. You keep a game for one month and return in postage free only to rent another to be delivered by mail. GameFly also has a two-game rental option which begins at $9.95 for the first month. You order two games for the first month. The second month you still order two games, but will be charged $22.95.

The final option with GameFly which is good for those who are pinching pennies, want to check out a game, or want to see how GameFly suits them is the GameFly Free Trial. You can play two games of your choice for free up to 10 days. You can cancel on or before the 10th day and not be billed.

For more information on GameFly or the GameFly Free Trial, visit the hyperlinks contained herein!

Nostalgia With Nintindo Power Pad

In games, Nintendo, video game on November 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm

During the Christmas season of 1986, I believe it was, I sneaked into the shed where my mother hid the gifts and saw that she had purchased my sister and I a Nintendo Power Pad!

I believe this contraption paved the way for the relative Wii, Kinect, Move and any others existent and popular today!  Can you imagine being a game tester for this device alone.  Not only did they have endless fun providing feedback to the publisher, but they also probably got paid  doing so.

My experience was sublime.  My sister and I played it for many years.  When company came over it was a source of entertainment.  We mainly played the Olympics game that came with the pad.  We never purchased any other games specifically for the Power Pad, though we loved the Power Pad so much.  I called myself exercising using the Power Pad.  I even at times used my hands to beat the computer when I could not run fast enough.  One bad experience I had was a foul smell one evening when my cousins came to visit.  I did not know them well and was honored to have them in my room.  I thought the smell was from some of them.  Come to find out, the smell came from my feet!  Word of caution, if you use the Power Pad, Wii fit, Twister, or any other game with shoes off, check your feet or wash them off!