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Redbox Rolls Out Video Games Nationwide

The Oakbrook Terrace-based company will start offering video games in kiosks starting Friday



    Redbox Rolls Out Video Games Nationwide
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    Starting Friday, Oakbrook Terrace-based Redbox will offer video games in its kiosks.

    Testing out a new video game is now as easy as dropping by a Redbox.

    The Oakbrook Terrace-based video rental company added games on Friday to 21,000 of its 27,000-plus kiosks, according to a press release.

    Video game rentals will run you $2 a night, as opposed to DVDs, which cost $1, and Blu-Rays that cost $1.50.

    In 2009, Redbox tested video game rentals in 5,000 of its kiosks. The company's services owner, Coinstar Inc, announced in April it would expand games to more kiosks nationwide.

    Last year, video rental store chain Blockbuster Inc. filed for bankruptcy, which has been credited to low-priced DVD rentals such as Redbox.

    The company's revenue for the first three months of this year was $362 million, up 38 percent from the same time last year.