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Champagne room: Most rented games of 2008

Rentrak's list of the Top 10 most rented video games of 2008 reveals the titles we spent money on merely for brief companionship. Topping the "why buy the cow when you can get the milk for a nominal fee" list was Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Halo 3, both for...

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Belgium axing game rentals

Here's an interesting tidbit for you to nibble over the weekend: Belgium is about to ban all game rentals, on the grounds that it has always been illegal, but is only just now to be enforced. They're not the only country to say no to rentals, either. NeoGAFfers discussing the shift have compared...

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Konami kicks off Japanese rental program with Pro Evolution Soccer

Being able to rent games is something that most of us take for granted -- in Japan, it doesn't happen because of publisher blackballing. Konami has decided to give the whole rental thing a try, though, starting with the popular soccer game, Winning Eleven: Play Maker 2008 (aka Pro Evolution Soccer...

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Blockbuster expands game focus, takes on retail game, hardware sales

Days after confirming plans to stock Grand Theft Auto IV alongside movies on its outer release wall, Blockbuster today announced that the recently released Wii flavor of Mario Kart will make the leap as well. The move is part of what the rental giant calls a plan to "significantly expand its game...

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Rent a free DS on the bullet train

Want to make sure you don't look like too much of a tourist in Japan? Make sure you bring a DS on the train! However, if you forget yours or need a DS for a family member, JR East is starting a new program that will serve your needs. From February 14th through March 28th, the company will make...

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GameFly testing pre-played trade-in program

GameFly, the by-mail game rental service, is beginning to offer select members the option to trade in their used games for credit toward membership fees. We contacted GameFly and a company representative said, "We've been testing a trade-in program for a few months now. When we are convinced that...

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DS Daily: The burden of releases

Invariably, we want more games than we can actually buy. We have to make some tough decisions at times, and occasionally, games get left behind. What's your strategy for getting your hands on as many games as possible? Do you do trade-ins or sell used games somewhere, like on Amazon? Do you rely on...

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GameFly expanding to Tampa, Florida

It's like the GameFly Austin, Texas post all over again, except now it's Tampa, FL. Heck, we'll just copy the first part of the post from last time with a few small edits: A very observant reader noticed while searching job listing website Monster.com that GameFly, the online game rental service, is...

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Tops on GameFly DS: Brain Age 2

No wonder the Brain Age franchise keeps getting NoA's Reggie Fils-Aime in trouble -- we're all renting it instead of buying it, according to GameFly. We're actually pretty surprised to see Brain Age 2 at the top of the list on the rental service. The other games rounding out the current top five...

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Wii Warm Up: On Metroid

Yesterday, we discussed what other games you might be interested in, but today we thought we'd get back to one of the heavy hitters -- specifically, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. We know a lot of people are disappointed with some of the development decisions (like no online multiplayer), while others...

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