Site matches buyers and renters to share the cost of video games.
Lynx2Games launches today as a new online video game collaborative consumption service pairing users to rent and own popular titles at a highly discounted price. Powered by innovative social e-commerce marketplace LynxSquare, Lynx2Games separates itself from retailers and rental services with its unique offerings and share-the-cost initiative, enabling players to team up on purchases of the most anticipated new releases.
"Lynx2Games delivers the highly sought major video game releases to renters upon release and to the buyer who can wait just a few weeks to own a major game for a fraction of the retail or used price," said CEO Zul Momin. "This shared product model is unique to the games industry but long overdue. The industry and community feedback we've received shows that the service's untapped potential gives it the opportunity to be highly successful."
Inspired by the growing collaborative consumption movement, Lynx2Games connects video game players, providing them with the option of renting a new game for three weeks for $20 and then shipping it to the buyer, who pays $40 for ownership. Using the site's social shopping platform Friendsheet, Lynx2Games connects users directly with fellow community members -- as well as with their Facebook and Twitter connections -- who want to share a game and its cost.