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Blockbuster integrates games into Total Access subscription [update]

Blockbuster announced today that it will begin offering game rentals as part of its Total Access online movie rental service. The company will start a pilot program during its second quarter, with a goal of implementing the integrated system nationally by the second half of the year. Essentially,...

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Wii Warm Up: Renting

Renting at the start of a console's lifespan always made sense to us (and the N64 kid): at a platform launch, all games carry a premium price tag, so borrowing your games is plainly a good idea. However, the Wii is now well past its second birthday, and cheap games are absolutely plentiful....

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Xbox 360 dominates 2008 rental charts, GTAIV leads

Rentrak's list of the Top 10 most rented video games of 2008 reveals the Xbox 360 is a primary source of free-time destruction. According to Rentrack's data, which covers both online and offline rental destinations, Grand Theft Auto IV (X360) was the most popular rental of 2008 followed by Call of...

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Wii Warm Up: Be kind, rewind

You may have noticed in your dealings with retail establishments: things are expensive. This is especially true in the category of things we deal with (video games). Sometimes it is very difficult to get enough cans recycled, change rolled, or lawns mowed to be able to keep up with the latest Wii...

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Wii Warm Up: Basis for buying

Console games, at fifty or even sixty dollars, represent a very significant purchase for many of us. And yet, many if not most gamers seem to have a tendency to pick up games on day one, without so much as a rental or demo to validate their purchase. They read the previews and look at composite...

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Blockbuster: Credit card, 2 IDs and a blood sample

  Ok so it's not quite that bad. But the last time I went to my local Blockbuster to rent an Xbox 360 game, they made me hand over my credit card for a $2 pre-authorization "to make sure I had money on the account," even though they already had a card on file. I'm such...

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