Netflix drops plan to rent video games

Netflix drops plan to rent video games
USA TODAY (blog)
Netflix had originally planned to offer video games as part of a spin-off, DVD-rental website called Qwikster. But less than a month after unveiling the service, Netflix killed off Qwikster to keep both its DVD and streaming rental services together.

USA TODAY (blog)

5 Essential YouTube Channels for Gamers
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Kid video games that parents can get behind …
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Why Video Games Are the New Pulps
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Ventura County Reporter
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8 Best Lego Video Games
Game Guru
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Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)
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Notch Seeking Permission To Track 'Minecraft' Player Data
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Where's My Water? on iOS updated with new acid-filled levels
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Netflix drops plan to offer video games like it was Qwikster | Joystiq
By Jessica Conditt
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who you may remember from his profile video explanation video of Netflix's aborted split into two companies, said Netflix has no plans to offer video games right now, speaking in a Q4 investor meeting ...

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Eye Level

Lana Del Rey Gives Impressive “Video Games” Performance On ...
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Netflix Drops Plans To Rent Video Games | Geeky Gadgets
By Julian Horsey
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made the announcement in an investor earnings meeting call earlier today, explaining that the strategy is no longer one that the company finds viable.

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Netflix DVD Business Falling, No Video Games By Mail | GantDaily ...
By 814Editor
When you last heard from embattled Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, he was licking the deep wounds cut by Qwikster, the ill-fated DVD and video game service Netflix.

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Shadow Planet Productions Blog: The Independent Gamer Issue 2
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Shadow Planet Productions Blog

Netflix Will Not Be Renting Video Games | TechnoBuffalo
By Joey Davidson
When the split was announced, Hastings mentioned that Qwikster would rent console video gamesin addition to movies. Then Qwikster was scrapped. Word came from Netflix that they were still considering adding video game rentals to their ...

Netflix Kills Plan For Video Game Rentals
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Netflix Kills Plan For Video Game Rentals. Netflix Video Games. The Huffington Post Catharine Smith First Posted: 01/25/2012 8:29 pm Updated: 01/25/2012 11:19 pm. React. Inspiring Funny Obsolete Scary Must-Have Amazing Innovative Nerdy. Follow. Netflix , Video , Netflix Dvd , Netflix ....It won't effect me, I'm not gamer, and I'm happy with NF, but that's too bad they made this plan before thinking this the whole way through. I hope they have learned something about PR after all ...
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id Software Updates RAGE HD to Version 2.0 | GGS Gamer
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EGM Feature: Top 5 Comic Book Based Video Games | EGMNOW
By EGM Staff
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