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GameStop offers used video game rentals with PowerPass program

Rob LeFebvre

If you've rented videos or games from the likes of Redbox or Blockbuster, GameStop's new PowerPass will feel instantly familiar. According to a report at Mashable, the video game retailer is launching a rental service for used titles and sign ups will begin November 19th.

The program, says Mashable's Adam Rosenberg, will run you $60 for six months. You can drop in to your local GameStop to get a different game at any time, but you can only have one title out at a time. At the end of the six months, you can choose one game to keep for no extra cost. You'll need to be a free or paid member of GameStop's Power-Up Rewards program to sign up for the rental program. Whether GameStop wants to monetize its huge stock of used games, as Rosenberg notes, or just wants to get more people into the store, PowerPass could likely be a hit among gamers looking to try their games out before buying them.


  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.