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published Monday, Jan 12th

Boomerang Rentals Issues Statement Following Alleged Security Breach

Original Article (See bottom of article for updates to this story):

UK-based Boomerang Rentals, a videogame rental service, issued a statement Monday, January 12th, following earlier allegations that customer information had been compromised.

Initial reports alluding to a possible breach surfaced on the Xbox One channel of Reddit on Friday, January 9th, inquiring speculatively as to whether customer card details could have been leaked and or stolen. Reddit user Dannytuppeny highlighted the issue, claiming that he had noticed a series of fraudulent transactions on his debit card.


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published Monday, Jun 30th

Retailer GAME Indirectly Introduce Console Rentals

Have you been looking to pick up a Wii U to give Mario Kart 8 a try? Maybe you’ve been considering grabbing a Vita for those nifty cross-play features. Well, thanks to a new console trade-in scheme currently on offer at UK retailer GAME, you can now ‘try before you buy’ — sort of.

The unique offer, posted on the GAME website and via social media, allows customers to buy a selected console or handheld and then sell it back to the retailer at the end of the summer for a set, predetermined sum.


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published Thursday, Jul 04th

Want To Rent Games? Here Are Your Options Post-LoveFilm

After initial rumours, followed by a few days of speculation, LoveFilm officially announced that its game rental service will no longer be available to both new and existing customers.

With the impending loss of LoveFilm as a gaming rental option, the already small UK videogame rental market is set to get even smaller.

As a result Gamebrit decided to take a look at the options left for gamers, both online and on the high-street.

Spoiler: Your choices are severely limited…


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published Sunday, Jun 23rd

LoveFilm could drop support for game rentals

LoveFilm, the Amazon-owned streaming and rental company, could soon be dropping support for videogame rentals.

An email sent by the company on Friday, June 21st to LoveFilm’s affiliate marketing partners details how things could soon be changing for games-by-post customers.


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published Tuesday, Feb 05th

LoveFilm’s Lack Of Wii U Games Due To Stock Problems?

UPDATE: At time of writing (Sunday, February 10) the rental issues on LoveFilm appear to be mostly resolved, with the majority of titles now available to rent.

Original Story:

Stock problems and licensing issues are said to possibly be amongst the complications halting certain Wii U games from being made available for rent via LoveFilm.

The Amazon-owned rental service currently lists around 30 Wii U games on its website, including the likes of FIFA 13, Zombie U and New Super Mario Bros. U, however only a handful of these titles are actually available to rent.


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published Wednesday, Feb 08th

Sticking with the flicks: Netflix say no to videogame rentals

Film and TV show subscription service Netflix launched in the UK last month, joining rival LoveFilm in feeding the nations entertainment needs. However, unlike the Amazon-owned LoveFilm, Netflix lacks game rentals – meaning that if you’re looking for a LoveFilm alternative that offers games Netflix isn’t for you, as the company has reaffirmed it has no intention to move into the videogame space.