Tomorrow the kiosk-based rental machines of RedBox will start offering videogame rentals at the cost of $2 per day, so now all Wal-Mart shoppers will have a handy rental service to burn their hard earned cash on. How good a deal this is depends on how often you play games and how long you take to finish them. For example, renting a game like Record of Agarest War Zero, which could take you upwards of 60 hours to complete, might not be the brightest idea. However, renting Duke Nukem Forever – aside from making your brain asplode – might be worth it since you can knock that one out in a few short hours.
For those who are serious about game rentals, this might be a pass, deferring their cash to GameFly instead, and being allowed to keep the game out as long as you want. RedBox says if you keep the game out for longer than 30 days, you’ll be charged the full price of the game (which you would have already paid in daily rental fees anyway).