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Report: Developers told of PSP rental plans at GDC

It looks like Sony's been thinking of doing a PSP games rental service for quite some time now. A consumer survey we discovered yesterday gauged interest in a PSN-powered games rental service for the PSP. Through the hypothetical service, PSP owner...

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PSP survey hints at game rental service

Click to embiggen A recent survey seeks consumer interest in a PSP game rental service. With the PSP Go all but confirmed a possibility and UMD on its way out, a PSP that takes full advantage of the digital age and the PSN doesn't exactly sound l...

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Blockbuster details new Games By Mail rental system

Yesterday, we heard about beleaguered rental chain Blockbuster's attempt to yoink some of the video game rental market back from the hands of GameFly by implementing a new "Games By Mail" rental service. Today, we received more details: For an extra...

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Redbox expanding game rentals to 'thousands' of its kiosks

Redbox has been playing around with video game rentals from its disc-spitting kiosks for a few years now, but the company has decided the program is ready for the big time, and will reportedly expand the program to "thousands" of its 24,000 machines...

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Direct2Drive bringing game rentals to UK, Europe this year

Direct2Drive's downloadable game rentals kicked off in North America this past January, and the program has been so popular that it's coming to Europe later on this year. That's the word from head of international digital distribution Paul Herron,...

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NumbThumb online game rental service closes its doors

Subscribers of the online video game rental service NumbThumb received an e-mail yesterday with a very misleading subject line: Exciting News from NumbThumb.com. The four-year-old company is closing its doors, killing all accounts as of July 5th and ...

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Redbox to offer Blu-ray rentals later this year

If the convenience of streaming content via Netflix and/or having magical pixies deliver discs to your mailbox (that's how they get there, right?) aren't your thing, then know your insatiable desire to view high-def movies will soon be satiated via ...

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New NPD report to factor in digital, used, mobile and rental sales

Changes to the NPD Group's reporting practices sent a few waves through the game industry earlier this month. Now, NPD's Anita Frazier has explained some of the reasoning behind the change. Frazier notes that NPD has "long acknowledged" that its cove...

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Game rentals bad for the industry?

Gamasutra gives us a thoughtful, but flawed,  take on the game rental business. They argue that the rental business is hurting the game industry. It seems the writer is saying that the revenue enjoyed by the renters is, in essence, lost d...

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Redbox experimenting with video game rentals

Been to the grocery store lately? Ever noticed that giant red box outside the entrance that spits out DVD rentals for cheap? Well, guess what? Those things could be packing video games real soon, too. The company that owns those rental kiosks, the a...

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Redbox reveals top rentals of 2011

Ubiquitous disc kiosk dispensary Redbox has shared its top game rentals of 2011, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox 360 commanding the top spot. It's no surprise that Modern Warfare 3, which earned $775 million at retail in a week, would...

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Redbox officially launching game rentals June 17

Refrigerator-sized movie rental kiosk operator Redbox began testing video game rentals nearly two years ago, but they'll be available at more than 21,000 locations nationwide starting on June 17, 2011. The test market expanded from 5,000 locations...

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Rentrak lists top game rentals of 2009

Fallout 3 on Xbox 360 tops Rentrak's list as the most rented game in 2009. The company's data reveals that the Xbox 360 "dominated" the US rental charts, holding 17 of the top 20 spots. Rentrak states that its tracking system follows "65,000 DVD, Bl...

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Lovefilm discontinues game rentals for new customers

Although Lovefilm hasn't said outright that it's removing game rentals from its list of services, evidence indicates the company looks to be phasing them out. The Amazon subsidiary and UK competitor to Netflix has discontinued offering them to new c...

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Win Gamefly rentals from McDonald's

We know you like heart stopping food and video games so we consider this more of a public service announcement than anything else.  Check in at your local Big Mac vendor for their Monopoly game pieces and enter online to try to get a one year ...

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