Both the blockbusters near me closed. If I had known this would have been the fate of movie rental stores I would have never subscribed to Netflix. I miss being able to walk around the movie shop, there isnt even any mom and pop shops near me anymore
One of the things I most looked forward to as a kid was Friday night. Not just because there was no school, but because that was game rental night.
Almost every friday I could go up to the local mom n pop and grab a game to sink the weekend into. I played everything and anything, from renting out Final Fantasy 1 over and over, to checking out random stuff like Joe and Mac.
If there wasn't anything new in, there was almost always Wing Commander on SNES. I must have paid for that game three times over in rentals.
Kind of sad to see that go away. There just isn't the same feeling in getting a Gamefly disc or downloading something.