Kick Your Weekend Off With $2 Game Rentals From Redbox.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2011 02:58 Written by LoganDX Friday, 17 June 2011 02:00
Oh Redbox, how addicting you are. I give you a single dollar, you spit me out a dvd for the night or I can spring for blu-ray for a buck fifty. I watch your magical movie and then I return it to any of your thousands of locations. ANY …OF… THEM. You made renting movies a more streamlined process with online reservations and a searchable database. Now you’ve gone too far, you want two of my dollars for video game rentals? Are you mad?
I kid of course, as Redbox offering video game rentals is a smart move and one that many expected sooner than this. The company had previously dabbled in the game rental business but they are rolling out the program on a larger scale. The offerings are not extensive but they are mostly all current releases, not games from 2009 or so. L.A. Noire (PS3 only), Duke Nukem Forever, Dirt 3, and Red Faction: Armageddon are just a few examples nesting inside those wonderful machines. They even have have some Wii titles mixed in there for variety’s sake.
While not every box of crimson will hold game salvation, that will surely change in the near future. The selection of games will also swell as more folks embrace their new robotic rental overlords. With ongoing trend of video rental stores closing, this may soon be the most common way to rent movies and games. Plus, it’s much nicer to rent a game for a night and return it instead of stuck with it for a few days. I can’t tell you how many times I went to Blockbuster, dropped a handful of greenbacks down to rent a crap game and then have it just sit there because I refused to return it early. I wanted my money’s worth, ok? With Redbox games I can just drop it off the next day and only out the two bits.
Redbox will begin the game rentals at midnight June 17th. What a nice way for gamers to start the weekend. Seeing as how most are attached to grocery stores, you can pop in and pick up some Mountain Dew and Doritos while you’re at it. Enjoy those games geeks!
- Redbox Game Rentals Are Live [Rent Or Die] (kotaku.com)
- Redbox Adds Video Games, Challenging Gamefly (fastcompany.com)