Using Gamefly and Other Free Trials

I always laugh a bit whenever I think about Gamefly. Who in the world would think up of such a weird name? And what do flies have to do with games? But all kidding aside, I suppose it doesn’t really matter much, in the grand scheme of things. Internet businesses have a long history of cooking up all sorts of bizarre-sounding brand names. Many of the biggest Internet companies, in fact, have completely nonsensical names, like Google or Yahoo.

Gamefly CouponBut I digress. Gamefly, for those of you who don’t know, is a video game rental company that delivers video games to your home. The cool part is that you can keep the game as long as you wish, then send it back. Postage is already paid for. Now, for a serious gamer, I would say this service is essential for saving money. There just isn’t any other way you can play a huge variety of games month by month, unless you happen to have a sizable bankroll set aside for video games (If you do, let me know…I can be your new best friend…wink wink).

For the rest of us, there is Gamefly, where memberships usually cost $15.95 a month, if you rent one game at a time. Now, I will say this – you do need to be a bit patient with Gamefly, since it does take a few days to return your game and receive your next title. If that is too unbearable, then you’re just SOL. As for myself, I’m working on developing my patience. And while I haven’t reached Jedi-master levels of patience yet, I’m definitely getting there.

I absolutely love free trials, and if all of this sounds good to you, you are in luck since there is a 10 day Gamefly Free Trial available from I think it’s probably safe to say that over half the people who get the trial end up keeping the service. That’s how it was for me, with both Netflix and Gamefly. But all in all, I would say Gamefly is worth the price of admission. BTW, I can’t wait for Elder Scrolls Online. There’s lots of other cool games coming up too.