Video rental shops like Blockbuster may need thrown within the towel various years in the past, however in North America, a sequence by the identify of Household Video was nonetheless working proper up till the top of 2020.
Sadly, as a result of pandemic and lack of film releases, the family-owned firm based in 1978 has now been pressured to shut greater than 250 of its remaining shops. The corporate will maintain liquidation gross sales – with motion pictures, video video games and extra up for grabs.
Clearly, for players of a sure period, it is a unhappy day. Earlier than digital gaming was a factor, this was one of many few methods to play and uncover different video games (and even new ones) with out shopping for them or resorting to borrowing a good friend’s copy.
Did you ever rent out video games from this video rental retailer? When you’re sufficiently old, share your reminiscences within the feedback under.