Redbox this week started renting video games for $2 a night out of its DVD kiosks in the Triangle.
The move expands the company's test of video-game rentals to see if there's enough consumer interest.
If there's enough demand, Redbox will expand the video-game rentals to more of its 24,000 of its $1-per-night DVD kiosks nationwide. In this region, Redbox has about 75 kiosks in Lowes Food Stores, Harris Teeter, Walmart and other spots.
The company is racing to install its machines to compete with similar Blockbuster Express kiosks.
The Redbox vending machines have another local tie: Every one is assembled in a huge Creedmoor factory, about 30 miles north of Raleigh, run by contract manufacturer Flextronics.
Kiosks in this market will include games for Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Visit www.redbox.com/games to see a list of games offered by Redbox and to find a kiosk location.