All the Weird Stuff Blockbuster Stores Are Putting on Craigslist

At Blockbusters across the country, Everything Must Go! Pretty soon, the rental chain's remaining locations will be closed, so last week, workers sifted through the rubble of their once thriving businesses and prepared the stores for the final rite of retail: The liquidation. » 11/19/13 7:30pm 11/19/13 7:30pm

The Sun Sets—For Good—on the Blockbuster Night

The last 300 stores owned by rental chain Blockbuster in the U.S. will be closed by January. If the news was as a surprise, it's only that so many were left. It leaves you with a weird nostalgia—hard to get worked up about a once-monolithic corporation, but still dewy-eyed recalling a trip to bring home GoldenEye. » 11/06/13 4:00pm 11/06/13 4:00pm

A Video Game Manual That Costs Over $1000? Believe It.

It's rare enough that a video game costs over a grand, but a video game manual? As crazy as it sounds, that's exactly what the instructions for this old N64 game are worth. » 5/10/13 12:00am 5/10/13 12:00am

Rare Genesis Cartridge Gets A Private Reproduction Run

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. » 9/24/10 9:30pm 9/24/10 9:30pm

Blockbuster Filing For Bankruptcy

Beleaguered rental chain Blockbuster's financial woes have gone from bad to really bad, with the LA Times reporting that the company will next month file for bankruptcy. » 8/27/10 4:30am 8/27/10 4:30am

Blockbuster Rolls Out Games-By-Mail Nationwide

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. » 8/10/10 11:20am 8/10/10 11:20am

Blockbuster Closing Up To 960 Stores

Hope you don't rely too much on your local Blockbuster for game rentals, because the company have announced plans to close up to 960 stores by the end of next year, Cnet reports. » 9/17/09 12:00pm 9/17/09 12:00pm

Kiosk Chain Offering $2 Game Rentals

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. » 8/16/09 8:00pm 8/16/09 8:00pm

GameFly Pays First Class Postage For Second Class Treatment

GameFly, the enormously successful rent-video-games-by-mail service, filed an official complaint yesterday with the Postal Regulatory Commission over the treatment of the games it ships, saying its costing them a fortune in broken discs. » 4/24/09 8:00pm 4/24/09 8:00pm

Blockbuster May Be Going Bust

The folks at Blockbuster would really appreciate it if you'd pay your overdue late fees, renters. The company has warned it has "substantial doubt" about its ability to continue as a going concern. » 4/07/09 3:40pm 4/07/09 3:40pm

Blockbuster Adding Games To Total Access

Blockbuster Video's rent-by-mail program Total Access is set to become even more total later this year, with the addition of video game rentals to its expansive lineup of rental titles. » 2/11/09 12:20pm 2/11/09 12:20pm

PlayStation Network Pre-paid Cards Hit Blockbuster

Pre-paid PlayStation Network cards have long been the white whale of North American PlayStation 3 owners who find themselves either credit card-less or expatrioted to some foreign land. Sure, retailer Meijer » 9/15/08 9:00pm 9/15/08 9:00pm and the odd have had them for a while, but widespread distribution of the cards have evaded many of us. (And…

Some Politicians Can Have Fun With Video Games

Sometimes it seems the job description of a politician includes not having fun with things the kids like, because, well, think of the dignity of the office or something. P'shaw. Dallas' mayor must have been thinking of the coolness of the office when he kicked off a 24-hour Guitar Hero III fund-raising marathon on… » 5/18/08 3:00pm 5/18/08 3:00pm