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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.

Redbox Kiosks To Start Offering Game Rentals In June

Redbox Kiosks To Start Offering Game Rentals In June

Coming this summer, those red kiosks that seem to guard the entries of every pharmacy and grocery store across the nation will begin offering game rentals on top of their current DVD movie rental service. Redbox announced today that it will fully deploy game rentals at its kiosks starting in June. It had began experimenting with the model in limited regions last year.

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Why Is Redbox Helping Someone Steal My Identity?

Why Is Redbox Helping Someone Steal My Identity?

I'm a movie fan, and a Netflix subscriber. In fact, I've been a subscriber for a long time, since the first year the service started mailing DVDs. It's my preferred method for getting new movies and watching them at home. Sometimes I'll rent from iTunes, usually if I can't get the wife to agree to watch one of the three movies I've received from Netflix, or one of the long list of films I have in my instant queue. I don't use Blockbuster anymore, and I certainly don't use Redbox. I've learned that I'm very lazy about returning movies, so I prefer the flexibility that Netflix and iTunes offers me.

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Flix on Stix Skips the DVDs, Puts Movies on Your USB Flash Drive

Flix on Stix Skips the DVDs, Puts Movies on Your USB Flash Drive

While going into a store and finding a DVD or Blu-ray to rent may not be what's popular anymore, other services like Netflix and Hulu are seeing quite the attraction, thanks to the fact that you don't actually have to go anywhere other than your computer, TV, or maybe as far as your mailbox to watch a movie. Then, there's services like Redbox that allow you to rent a movie for cheap, on a daily rate, and then return it back to the kiosk when your'e finished with it. But, Flix on Stix wants to take that idea, and make it a bit more useful for those who may not want an actual DVD to take home, or have to worry about returning it.

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Happy with Netflix/Redbox 28-Day Delays? Warner Bros is too, and Wants More!

Happy with Netflix/Redbox 28-Day Delays? Warner Bros is too, and Wants More!

Early 2010, Warner Brothers studios pressured Redbox and Netflix into delaying rental releases by 28 days in hopes of people deciding they needed the movies as fast as they could get them, getting them then to purchase the movies from the store rather than renting. Apparently they succeeded, or at least they say they succeeded siting a 15% increase in packaged media sales since the 28 day decree. Now WB may be increasing the delay to see if sales increase even more.

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The Daily Slash: October 13th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 13th 2010

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Daily Slash. Today wasn't as hectic as the earlier parts of the week, but we did find out that Apple's got an event planned a week from now. The speculation is already rampant, but we do know it has something to do with the Mac. In our story from around the Web, Sony's got a new PS3 surround sound bar heading to the market next week. And then, to end the night, we'll wrap up what's been happening in the R3 Media Network.

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Redbox Expands Video Game Rentals to More Kiosks

Redbox Expands Video Game Rentals to More Kiosks

Redbox has decided to move forward with video game rentals from their kiosks, based on results from their initial testing phase back in August, 2009. That roll-out was a small one, popping up in a few Redbox locations across the Reno, Nevada area. While there hasn't been any official statement made yet, nor have the results of that testing been revealed, it seems the company is ready to expand the service across the United States.

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Redbox now renting Blu-ray in many areas

Redbox now renting Blu-ray in many areas

Years ago, there were movie rental places all over my town. Then Blockbuster came in and put everyone out of business but one store. Over the last year, every one of the Blockbuster locations in my town has gone out of business leaving one rental store for a town of around 100,000 people.

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