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Redbox adds video games to 21,000 kiosks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2011 14:36 User comments (10)

Redbox adds video games to 21,000 kiosks As of today, Redbox has gone nationwide with video games for their rental kiosks, following a year-long testing period.
Games for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii will be available for $2 per night.

Redbox has over 21,000 locations around the U.S.

New releases, like L.A. Noire, Brink and Duke Nukem Forever are available, as of launch.

"Historically, video game products have not been available at grocery stores, drugstores or convenience stores," added Joel Resnik, vice president of games at Redbox. "We make it very convenient by having our kiosks in front of the places people are at every day."

Gamers can reserve games online via Redbox's website.

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10 user comments

117.6.2011 15:01

What happens if you go to Walmart and get one of their prepaid Visa cards(I know Redbox accepts those or atleast use to) and never return it?

Brand new game for 5 bucks?! (Walmart Prepaid costs $3)

Or do you have to go to Redbox online to reserve it and put in all your personal info before you can get it? Still seems like you could just buy a Walmart card and use fake name/address...

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217.6.2011 17:54

Just checked it out, as far as online reservations go you need to put a valid credit card on file first. but i wonder what would happen if a pre-paid card is used in a "walk-up" scenario?



317.6.2011 18:50

Originally posted by jookycola:
Just checked it out, as far as online reservations go you need to put a valid credit card on file first. but i wonder what would happen if a pre-paid card is used in a "walk-up" scenario?
Redbox does NOT accept prepaid cards.

417.6.2011 19:43

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by jookycola:
Just checked it out, as far as online reservations go you need to put a valid credit card on file first. but i wonder what would happen if a pre-paid card is used in a "walk-up" scenario?
Redbox does NOT accept prepaid cards.
They probably changed it because of the game rentals. Because one of my friends use to rent movies from Redbox all the time using a Walmart prepaid Visa. (Haven't talked to him in a while, so don't know if he's tried recently) The Unemployment Debit Card use to work also.
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517.6.2011 20:30

$2 a night is a little pricey. At least for the games i play. I could see this being useful if you're just trying before you buy.

617.6.2011 22:03

this looks good also if your just borrowing the game for a party or something. Got a group of friends coming over? Go redbox a fun multiplayer game for $2, sounds good to me

717.6.2011 22:03

this looks good also if your just borrowing the game for a party or something. Got a group of friends coming over? Go redbox a fun multiplayer game for $2, sounds good to me

817.6.2011 23:38

Originally posted by dragnandy:
this looks good also if your just borrowing the game for a party or something. Got a group of friends coming over? Go redbox a fun multiplayer game for $2, sounds good to me
Good point.

918.6.2011 0:15

Originally posted by dragnandy:
this looks good also if your just borrowing the game for a party or something. Got a group of friends coming over? Go redbox a fun multiplayer game for $2, sounds good to me
Completely agree, this system will suck for a game like LA Noire (unless you have unlimited time to play) but will be great for one-time events with friends/family or to demo before a purchase.

1018.6.2011 16:04

This is actually great for those that only buy originals. So many over hyped clunkers as of late that it's better to spend 2$ renting then to throw away $59.99 on a game like brink!!!!


No time for Leap frog!!!

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