Ooops! Netflix flips on video games
Remember Qwikster? Now those were some good times, but they ended too quickly. A practice which is becoming all too common for Netflix, as we learned today that they will not be bringing games to the rental service.
Speaking during the Q4 investor call, our favorite CEO Reed Hastings let everyone know that Netflix has no plans to offer video games right now. A report that differs from a statement made during the Qwikster mix-up. The only news Hasting could confirm was that Netflix is look to stream 3D content to replace its 3D Blu-ray mail service. GameFly is probably dancing in a conga line around the water cooler as we speak.
I don't use Netflix anyways, so no skin off my back.
Nothing of value was lost, really. Netflix has been stumbling a lot lately, so this new development is not very surprising. It feels like they were (at first) a great, innovative idea. But recently, whenever they attempt more innovations, they hit road bumps...a lot of them.
Netflix won't have games to rent? Kinda a bummer...
I just want them to start streaming 3D movies so that their 3DS app is more appealing to use.
That seems pretty dumb considering most Netflix subscribers are also console owners, as the 360, Wii and PS3 are probably what most people use to stream Netflix. Oh well...either way that service probably wouldn't have made it to Canada anyways so I can't say I really care on a personal level.
Crap. Netflix handling game rentals. If they would have gone through with this the next step is dlc game rentals. Would have loved to rent pc and xbox over the internet.
I kind of expect them to just buyout GameFly, and use them as a side company.
I wasn't really expecting them to go through with it, so this doesn't surprise me.
it be really impresive to see a cloud service on my ps3 or something from them, but meh :/