Blockbuster tests online games rental program

Blockbuster next month will start testing an order-by-Internet videogames rental program at some Ohio stores, with plans to roll out the service to the entire chain by the end of the year.

Blockbuster will start letting customers rent videogames online from the company's Cleveland-area stores on June 30, the company said in a statement today. Subscribers to the company's Total Access and Blockbuster by Mail services will be charged an "incremental" fee for each month they order game rentals over the Web, with each game being counted toward the number of monthly rentals allowed under the subscriber's specific plan, according to Blockbuster. The company didn't disclose further pricing details.

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