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Redbox video game stats shown in infographic

Redbox video game stats shown in infographic

So in case you weren't aware, DVD rental kiosk magnate Redbox decided to step into the world of video game rentals a while back, and the service has now revealed some interesting statistics about how far it has come in its short time in this space. For starters, about 18 million games have been rented. There's much more than that in an interesting infographic that has emerged from the data.

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Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

There's a growing problem among discount video services like Redbox and Netflix - the lack of availability of blockbuster new releases. Disney recently joined fellow studios like 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros in delaying its movies to the rental services. The thought process here is that studios can make more money on actual DVD and Blu-ray sales to consumers.

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Digiboo Redbox rival launches in airports

Digiboo Redbox rival launches in airports

Digiboo is a new company that aims to be something of a mix between Vudu and Redbox - offering a physical kiosk that allows users to rent or purchase a movie in digital downloadable format. The titles will be available on Flash drives, allowing customers to view their content on a laptop, tablet, or other device that has plug-and-play USB functionality.

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Redbox and Universal sign agreement through 2014

Redbox and Universal sign agreement through 2014

Redbox and Universal Studios have announced that they have signed a new multiyear agreement to last through August of 2014. The new agreement will see red box and Universal maintain the existing 28-day delay between the new DVD or Blu-ray launch and the title being available in Redbox kiosks. Apparently, Universal Studios didn't push for a longer delay between DVD and Blu-ray launches and availability for Redbox.

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Redbox offers free game rentals next week

Redbox offers free game rentals next week

In an effort to draw attention away from all the digital streaming and distribution news that has been populating the Web lately, kiosk giant Redbox has announced a promotion where customers can get a free one-day video game rental next week. The promotion runs from Sunday to Thursday, and users must book their reservation online in advance. If they return the game by the next day, there will be no charge.

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Redbox gobbles up Blockbuster Express kiosks for $100 million

Redbox gobbles up Blockbuster Express kiosks for $100 million

It looks like the end is near for Blockbuster, the company is shutting down even more of its retail locations that aren't making money and now there will be even less Blockbuster exposure around the country. Redbox has agreed to purchase the Blockbuster Express kiosks that NCR operates around the country. NCR picked up those kiosks after Blockbuster filed bankruptcy. The purchase will land Redbox 10,000 more kiosk locations.

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Redbox refused to sign Warner agreement, ending 28-day DVD delay

Redbox refused to sign Warner agreement, ending 28-day DVD delay

I mentioned last week that Warner Bros. was forcing Netflix to implement a longer delay on availability before shipping DVDs to customers of 56 days for new releases. Warner had also forced a delay of 28 days before allowing customers to add its movies to their Netflix queue. Warner tried to force the same 56-day delay on rental kiosk Redbox. Redbox held out and refused to sign the deal eventually letting the agreement with Warner expire.

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Netflix video game rental idea is axed

Netflix video game rental idea is axed

If you were waiting for the day when you could watch Family Guy on your iPad, pop Indiana Jones into your DVD player, and wait for the latest Call of Duty game to appear in your mailbox, all while only logging into one online account, your dreams have been quashed. Specifically, the Call of Duty part. Video streaming giant Netflix has dismissed its plans to add video game titles to its mail-order rental library.

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