How Much It Costs To Mortgage An Xbox One And PS4

Video games are an expensive habit. And few things are pricier than being an early adopter for a next-gen console like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. So if you're really itching to dive into some quality PS4 or Xbox One games, are you better off renting one system or the other and paying it off in installments? » 4/22/14 12:00pm 4/22/14 12:00pm

GameFly Prevails Against Postal Service Once Again, If Anyone's Still…

In court today, GameFly triumphed once more in its seemingly never-ending fight against the U.S. Postal Service, which GameFly alleges has shown favoritism in how it sorts Netflix mail going all the way back a time when people actually rented movies by mail. » 1/11/13 6:00pm 1/11/13 6:00pm

Why You Can't Rent Games in Japan

As I tend to play all the big name Japanese titles months before their western releases, I am often bombarded with questions wanting more specifics about the game itself or it's overall quality. But every once in a while, I will get the question that always throws me for a loop: "Is the game worth a rental?" These… » 6/01/12 8:00am 6/01/12 8:00am

National Rental Service Redbox Adds... Foursquare Support?

Redbox, the in-store movie and game rental kiosk, is adding foursquare support starting next week, the company tells Kotaku. » 8/11/11 11:00am 8/11/11 11:00am

Report Says GameFly Picking Up Digital Distribution Service

Discs-to-your-door rental service Gamefly will buy Direct2Drive from IGN, according to a report by MCV, likely expanding digital rentals' availability over PC down the line. » 5/22/11 1:00pm 5/22/11 1:00pm

GameFly Implies It'd Double Monthly Profits If It Got the Netflix…

GameFly has been at it with the U.S. Postal Service for nearly two years now over what it perceives as preferential treatment to Netflix, whose mailings GameFly alleges are given higher priority by postal sorters, not to mention a better postage rate. So much that savings from the postage rate Netflix enjoys would… » 3/27/11 4:00pm 3/27/11 4:00pm

Redbox Takes Video Game Rentals Nationwide

Redbox, the kiosk rental service offering DVDs at grocery stores, drugstores, convenience stores and store stores, will expand its pilot offering of video game rentals to locations nationwide. » 10/13/10 8:30pm 10/13/10 8:30pm

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

Redbox Kiosks Now Testing Game Rentals in Three States

The kiosk-rental service Redbox began offering $2-a-day game rentals at 150 locations in Nevada, North Carolina and Texas last weekend, but the selection was disappointing to analysts examining the offerings. » 6/30/10 8:30pm 6/30/10 8:30pm

What Sports Gamers Can Expect, If There Are No More Free Passes

Strong users of rental services and resale or trade-in options, sports gamers justifiably feel blindsided by EA Sports' new "Online Pass," which requires a ton of once-standard game content to be activated by a one-use code. » 5/11/10 10:30pm 5/11/10 10:30pm

These Were Some Of 2009's Most Popular Games To Trade [Updated]

Game-trading outlet Goozex have released some charts revealing what their most popular titles of 2009 were on the service, and included are comprehensive charts for each major video game platform. » 1/06/10 9:00am 1/06/10 9:00am

Redbox Closer To Rolling Out $2 Game Rentals

DVD rental firm Redbox are in talks with a number of publishers over the possibility of adding video games to the company's range of DVD dispensing machines. » 12/03/09 4:30am 12/03/09 4:30am

GameFly Filing Shows Netflix-Only Mail Slots

The slapfight between GameFly and the U.S. Postal Service now extends to the question of official-or-unofficial "Netflix Only" mail slots, which the rent-by-mail service contends is another example of the inappropriate preferential treatment its peers and competitors receive. » 10/14/09 9:20pm 10/14/09 9:20pm

Digital Rentals Built in to PSPgo?

Screwing around with the sorting feature on the PSPgo, someone's found there's only one way to arrange games and folders - by their expiration date. Expiration? » 10/03/09 9:30pm 10/03/09 9:30pm

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

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