Feb 21, 2011

Moment of Silence

Driving home I discovered some sad news the other day. The Blockbuster Video in my city is closing. The Blockbuster in neighboring cities and towns have already closed, and I was hoping the one in my city would last. I was wrong. It hurts my heart to see you go. I can't go inside the store during this time. I might just cry.

Sure I have a GameFly account to fallback on, but Blockbuster was special. Blockbuster had every game I could ever want available on the day of it's release. I've played LittleBigPlanet 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Donkey Kong Returns, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and many more first day thanks to Blockbuster. It seems like the only way I'm going to be able to play a game on it's release date is if I buy it at retail price. $50-$60 dollars for a videogame is not in my budget these days. Looks like I'm stuck waiting on GameFly to deliver my games. Heaven forbid two games I want to play are released on the same day.

Part of me feels like I caused this. I signed up for an account at a Blockbuster 20 minutes away from my house. I decided to rent LBP 2 and there was a Blockbuster down the street from where I was driving. The next time I drive by the Blockbuster in my city I find out it's closing. I always used a joint account at the Blockbuster in my city. I feel like if I had signed up that solo account in my city it wouldn't be closing. It's hard to see you go. Yeah there's the Blockbuster 20 minutes away from my house, but how much longer does that one have? It feels like only a matter of time before I'm campaigning for a videogame version of RedBox.