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News Google stops online video rentals

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 13 Aug 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    They do (did) video rentals :O
     
  3. z3rb

    z3rb +4 str +4 stam

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    Google did video rentals?
     
  4. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Rentals?!! :jawdrop:

    Guess I wont be missing much then :eyebrow:
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Hm. Didn't know they did it either. Did anyone?

    Likewise, I won't be missing out since I didn't know.
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    wow, didn't have a clue they did this either.
     
  7. bloodcar

    bloodcar Active Member

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    Come to think of it now, I think I might have actually heard about it when it was launched, but I'd never checked it out.

    Maybe they should have marketed it better?
     
  8. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    probably why why are stopping it less then 1000 users have ever used used it lol

    i never knew thay did it as well

    thay need to make there home page look more like yahoo so thay can show off more services thay offer
     
  9. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    they maybe should have put a link to it on their main website:naughty:

    as for the loose access and refund only usable in google checkout part... well.. it shows you what drm is really good for... screw over people who are too honest to use pirated stuff.
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    hey that's my birthday, haha google
     
  11. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    So you loose content you paid for? fair enough rentals but paid for? Its like a super betamax for the 21st century, and no refunds (do no evil?)
     
  12. bilbothebaggins

    bilbothebaggins New Member

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    Actually no. It answers the question: Do you own anything about your DRMed stuff? No, you're just allowed to play it as long as the publisher sees fit.
    Bah. :eyebrow:

    -btb-
     
  13. Joeymac

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    I remember they were trying to sell people episodes of CSI and something else... completely forgot about it.. I'm amazed it lasted this long. What kind of donk would pay for such a video???
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    that is what i hate so much about it.
     
  15. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Its news like these that remind me of Steam. If anything ever happened to Valve or Valve's Steam, what would happen to our account and our games?!
     
  16. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    True, the solution keep buying half life episodes :D
     
  17. quack

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    DRM sucks, and here's a perfect example why.
     
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