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GameStop introduces pre-owned PowerPass rental service

GameStop introduces pre-owned PowerPass rental service

You will also be unable to choose from a store's online catalog and must pick a game off of the shelves. However, there seems to be no limit to the amount of times you can exchange pre-owned games, and it seems that you are allowed to keep one pre-owned game of your choice at the end of the six month period.

GameStop will soon be starting a new service under an exciting rental scheme.

GameStop is rolling out an all-you-can-eat subscription service for its used game inventory, according to an advertisement spied in a magazine over the weekend. There's no restriction on how often you can swap out those games or which types of games you can check out - if it's pre-owned, you can get it through PowerPass, even if the game is only a day old (though you probably won't have a ton of luck finding recently released titles, as we imagine those will be hard to come by).

The GameStop representative also confirmed an interesting detail that wasn't present in the leaked ad: you'll be able to gift a PowerPass subscription to other people. You're free to return the games at any time. That means practically any game is available to you because GameStop is the industry leader in video game trades. The program is planned for a November 19, 2017 launch. When the 6 months are up, you can choose to keep one of the games you. tasted? Otherwise, any pre-owned title can be checked out. 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.

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Moreover, players can keep the last one they take.

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.

This move of GameStop is an interesting offer to lure more gamers to their stores.