I’ve tried to stick by Netflix over the years, but they’re making it harder and harder. As if the regular price increases weren’t enough, now they’re implementing a bifurcated system to keep mailed DVDs separate from streaming movies by making them separate services with separate names: Qwikster for the mailed hard copies, and Netflix for the online streaming, each with its own separate website and queue.
But, hey, at least Netflix — er, “Qwikster” — is getting a new feature:
One improvement we will make at [the launch of Qwikster] is to add a video games upgrade option, similar to our upgrade option for Blu-ray, for those who want to rent Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 games. Members have been asking for video games for many years, and now that DVD by mail has its own team, we are finally getting it done.
In case you’re not hip to Netflix, “upgrade” is another word for “price increase”.