Redbox launches $2 per day video game rentals for Xbox 360, Wii, PS3

Emil

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As expected, Redbox today started offering video game rentals at more than 21,000 of its vending machine locations in the US. Renting a video game will set you back $2…

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gwailo247

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Hopefully the kids, er 34 year olds, have already made up their mind as to what game they want to rent before they get there.

Considering the length and cost of most games these days, you can probably breeze through them in a day or two of dedicated gaming. $4 vs $60. No brainer there.
 
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You can rent a game from hastings for the whole week for $7... Some of us have jobs/stuff to do and can't afford to play a game 24/7 to beat it. Personally I'm lucky to finish a 15 hour game in 1 week.
 

tehbanz

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Yeah.... :( i didn't read the article, sometimes the headline is enough on techspot :)

Now, my true comment. - i'm a little disappointed with redbox, their selection per machine was like 1-4 per machine. Mostly they were kids games and a majority was Xb360 (inb4 ps3 no games) hopefully this will boost the selection in my local redbox machines.
 

Emil

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tehbanz said:
Am i missing something? redbox has had them here for a long time now, unless my city was a pilot city?
Yes, you didn't read the article.
 
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not to plug blockbuster but they give you unlimited days for $13 a month. if i was console gamer i would choose that

for movies redbox is the better deal since most movies suck and I only rent 1-2 per month
 
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This news scares me.

What will happen to all the developers that want to focus on a Single Player only game? I'm sure rental stores have additional fees they have to pay to the publishers for rights to offer a game for rental but will it be enough to support those SPonly games?