While they originally started testing out a video game rental service in August of 2009 at select Redbox kiosks, the DVD rental giant is seeking to take their video game options nationwide this week. Added markets include those in the West, Midwest, and Atlantic Coast. A look at Redbox's website shows a large offering of video games on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2 and Nintendo DS. One rental will cost $2 per day. This may seem like a bit much, considering I remember a time when I could rent a game for a week from Blockbuster for just five dollars. Perhaps a set weekly rate would help their cause much more. Would you rent video games from Redbox for $2 per day? Or would you prefer they have a set weekly rate instead?
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By now, I am sure a lot of you are enjoying the wonders of Redbox with their wondrous DVD rental kiosks. It has been rumored that the company would be offering video game rentals, and it would appear that these rumors are true. Redbox is currently offering video game titles in Reno, Nevada as a trial run. Sadly, they only have 13 Xbox 360 games for now, but there are plans to branch out with titles to the PS3, Wii, and PS2. The prices are currently $2 a night for gaming action, but we’ll see if the prices change or not.
Oh, and let us know when Redbox is offering Blu-ray titles, then we’ll talk.
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