Starting on Friday, the denizens of grocery stores, Walmarts and petrol stations in the US can quickly rent video games from kiosks at $US2 a day.
Ignoring for a second the option to rent by mail through Gamefly, that means a month's rental will end up running you about the same amount you'd spend on buying the game. Redbox tells Kotaku that after keeping the game for 30 days, gamers would be charged $US60 and may keep the game. That's a total charge, including the rental fees. Not bad.
The service will be available at more than 21,000 redbox locations in the US and includes a selection of titles for the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.