If your city is anything like mine, old-fashioned movie rental stores may be very few. All of the major chains have gone out of businesses my area leaving only a handful of Redbox kiosks to serve those wanting to rent a flick. The bad part is that if I want to rent a game I don’t have any options in town.
That video game problem will change this summer. Redbox has been talking about game rentals for a long time now and the company has finally announced that it will start rentals of video games on June 17. The company says that the game rentals will come to about 21,000 kiosks around the country.
The games in the Redbox machines will be for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360. Each night of rental will set you back $2. That sounds cheap until you realize that you could get five days from some of the old chains for less than that amount. The upside is if you rent a game that really sucks; you can return it the next day only be out $2.