I totally didn’t see this one coming, but GameFly is trying their hand at kiosk video game rentals by installing touchscreen boxes at select 7-Elevens throughout Southern California. Unlike their core business, which requires a membership, the G-Box kiosk just requires a credit card and a burning desire for a video game at any given moment since rentals cost $2 a day; that’s twice the price of their intro membership. The G-Boxes – don’t even get me started on the name – will contains classics as well as recent releases for the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3.
Right now there are two locations that are ‘near me’, but I’m betting these are the only two in existence since this is probably a test run. If you happen to be near either one and would like to try it out, enter the following promo code for a free one day rental: ‘GBOXSEVEN’.
- 6077 West Third St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Map
- 11656 Wilshire Blvd, W. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Map
Update: It looks like they started rolling these out to college campuses in March.