Redbox begins to rent games

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The future of movie and game rentals may be found in the form of a little red box, as the Redbox service is now offering game rentals nationwide. The service, which has grown steadily while the rental giants Hollywood and Blockbuster have filed for bankruptcy, has begun to rent games for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, DS, and Wii.

The selection includes most current releases, including EA’s Medal of Honor, which was released just yesterday. A full list of titles can be found at Redbox’s official website.

The move is the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of negotiations with video game publishers. The new video game rentals are still in the testing phase, but if they prove successful, expect the move to become permanent, and the selection to increase.

“The addition of video games to the popular redbox kiosks is part of an ongoing test designed to gauge consumer interest in video game rentals,” a spokesperson for Redbox told IGN.