Sunday, 19 November, 2017

GameStop's PowerPass plan lets you rent all the used games you want

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Garry Little | 31 October, 2017, 00:38

Polygon has emailed a GameStop representative for more information on what that entails.

For now, if you like this new strategy of GameStop and wish to enroll for the Power Pass to can visit a nearest GameStop store.

Looking closer at the fine print, the only catches are that you need to be a member of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program to sign up, and that you'll be limited to whatever used games are available at your local GameStop.

Earlier today, we saw a leaked GameStop ad for a new service called PowerPass. You're free to return the games at any time.

Effectively it works out as $10 a month to rent one game at a time, with the ability to keep one that might cost more than $50 to buy at the end of it all.

GameStop PowerPass is a video game subscription service that capitalizes on the company's chain of retail stores and its dominance in the used games market.

Gamers can pop into any location, take home a pre-owned game and then simply exchange it for a new one when they're finished with it. The basic, free membership should be adequate for taking advantage of Power Pass, but you can get extra benefits for either $14.99 or $29.99 per year. It boosts trade-in values for recent games days after they launch, so the latest titles are usually in-stock.

Signups for the service begin on November 19, which means the service is rolling out just in time to make a great Christmas present. Here is something exciting; the members would get to keep the last game that they checked out.

It sounds like a fair deal, but the real trick for subscribers will be timing it so that they play the game they really want last in their subscription cycle.

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