Blockbuster is aiming to boost its by-mail rental service with the inclusion of gaming titles to the program.
With 3,000 titles available, game rentals will be available for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles. Fortunately, there won't be an extra charge for renting a video game, so everything should operate the same as it would for other titles found in the Blockbuster By Mail program.
Honestly, I'm a bit surprised we haven't seen this development sooner. Video games have always been a big draw within Blockbuster store locations, and this rental offer could have helped them a long time ago. It's only a matter of time before Netflix catches on to this and starts renting games too.
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