Blockbuster's second Video Game Championship contest, for SNES and Genesis, ran nationwide in 1995. Stores had to destroy the cartridges after the contest. Someone made 100 reproductions to help completionists fill a gap in their collect. About 40 are left.
After testing out the service in several regions over the past year and a half, Blockbuster adds free video game rentals to its Blockbuster By Mail service, giving the specter of death hovering over the company brief pause.
RedBox, the DVD rental kiosk company largely doing business in western U.S. supermarkets and McDonald's locations, has begun offering $2-a-night game rentals at its locations, with Reno, Nevada as a test market.