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GameStop is launching an unlimited used game rental subscription

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$60 for six months, and you get to keep the last game you borrow

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GameStop is offering a new service that will let customers rent a used game, play it as much as they want, return it, and check out another title as often as they’d like. The deal (which has been confirmed by GameStop) was first spotted in a leaked magazine ad spotted by user Virtua on the ResetEra gaming forum (via Polygon).

The new program, called Power Pass, costs $60 for six months, and allows customers to borrow any used game that GameStop has to offer. Plus, at the end of the six-month period, you’ll get to keep whatever the last title you checked out was.

Looking closer at the fine print, the only catches are that you need to be a member of GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards program to sign up (the free version of that membership will work just fine), and that you’ll be limited to whatever used games are available at your local GameStop.

According to GameStop, the new service will be available to purchase “the week of November 13th,” and can also be bought as a gift for someone else, so long as they’re also a PowerUp Rewards member.

If you’re someone who likes to play a lot of games and lives near a GameStop, however, it sounds like a pretty good deal.

Update October 30th, 5:35pm: Updated post with confirmation from GameStop regarding the service, along with additional details.