Redbox Will Be Offering Wii U Games Starting On May 3

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by Transdude1996, May 3, 2013.

  1. Transdude1996
    OP

    Transdude1996 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    209
    62
    Dec 28, 2011
    United States
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I can't provide any links (mainly because the Redbox site doesn't show any Wii U games on the coming soon section), but when I was at Walmart earlier today, I ran over to the Redbox machine. Under the coming soon section, it displayed a few Wii U games that are supposed to be available starting on May 3 (Tomorrow at the time I make this post). A few of the games listed were Black Ops II, Lego City Undercover, ZombiU, and Just Dance 4.

    Response?
     
  2. Warlord698

    Warlord698 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    214
    17
    Oct 9, 2007
    United States
    nifty, i will have to check when i go grocery shopping
     
  3. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

    Member
    1,686
    594
    Nov 26, 2012
    United States
    United States
    are there wii games too?
     
  4. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Banned
    1,518
    386
    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    LOL, funny. If the cost is not bad, THERE I go, simple for copying games.
     
  5. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,497
    16,017
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Yeah, my grocery store's Redbox also had a "coming soon; Wii U" section.
     
  6. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

    Member
    1,686
    594
    Nov 26, 2012
    United States
    United States
    Lol... That's EXACTLY what I was gonna do...
     
  7. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Banned
    1,518
    386
    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    You mocking me? Hard to pick up sarcasm in forums sometimes. Even without the copying stuff, cool to be able to try a full version instead of trial versions. The trial versions are cool though, nice to have that option in the eShop.
     
  8. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Member
    6,192
    2,150
    Jan 2, 2011
    A visit to the Redbox site has surprised me with the fact that apparently they're also trying to get into the business of selling event tickets. This is one hell of an ambitious company.
     
    Ray Lewis likes this.
  9. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Banned
    1,518
    386
    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    Outside of convenience store, I can see the market for that. "Oh, I can get it here for this price, cool." Makes sense to me, agree it is ambitious though.
     
  10. VLinh

    VLinh GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    321
    3
    Oct 4, 2008
    Canada
    It's odd, can't you like rent the game from the RedBox and not return it? A douchebag move yes, but its basically getting like a free game for like rental price? Thought about it when I was waiting outside a store for it to open and I happened to see a RedBox.

    Unless they have it protected in a way that they can find you and such by credit card or whatnot, but people can provide fake info and have a credit gift card lol
     
  11. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Banned
    1,518
    386
    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    Never heard of that. Usually it lets you rent movies for CHEAP and then bring them back like Blockbuster once allowed (or other chain rental stores). So, rent it for $5 or less (not sure about pricing), copy it, play it, return it. Likely 90+% won't be doing this though as they likely won't want a WiikeyU and/or won't have a soft mod IF WE EVER GET ONE, lmfao.

    EDIT; avoids 6 strikes, looks like simply renting games, and you are paying something to use them, lol. Also, the speed likely will destroy the speed of downloading anyway. ONLY key I see to dowloading is "out of region" games like PAL that won't be in Red Box stations in the US (that I know of).

    Edit edit, I will buy games and just back them up. Allowed a legal copy anyway, and so this is MY plan, just to clarify, not advocating piracy.
     
  12. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

    Member
    1,686
    594
    Nov 26, 2012
    United States
    United States
    I rent games, copy them, return them. That's it.
     
  13. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Banned
    1,518
    386
    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    Me too but wanted to seem politically correct and typed that on work PC, lol. Sure, none of us pirate;-)
     
  14. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Member
    4,324
    1,983
    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    RipBox. Ahhh yes. :D

    And you are still supporting the devs since Redbox has to stock the games and pay for them.
    See there, no guilt. :P
     
    EZ-Megaman, julialy and Ray Lewis like this.
  15. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,023
    118
    Dec 6, 2012
    United States
    Checked my local red box the other day. They have a Wii U section but they don't have any Wii U games.....
     
  16. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Banned
    1,518
    386
    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    Thanks for sharing, I looked on the outside but only saw "Wii" stuff.
     
  17. hhs

    hhs You will not like the outcome of this encounter

    Member
    293
    111
    Apr 15, 2011
    "Redbox will be offering WiiU games"
    Oh that's good. When is Nintendo going to start offering games? ;)
     
    air2004 and loco365 like this.
  18. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Member
    1,951
    448
    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    I still have a video store, but I don't know if they have a WiiU section. I would assume so, since they seem to have every other system from 360 to 3DS there.

    I mainly go there for movies, they don't pull that shit that Netflix or Red Box do where they won't rent certain movies until they've already been on sale a few weeks. If it's in stores, it's on their shelves.

    As for renting from RedBox and not returning it, yeah, that's why you have to pay with a CC. Fake CC? Well if you have a fake CC (and shame on you if so) why even bother with RedBox, just go buy whatever you want at the store with your fake CC and get the whole box and everything instead of just the disc.
     
  19. BORTZ

    BORTZ You get a hat, and YOU get a hat!

    Supervisor
    GBAtemp Patron
    BORTZ is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,755
    14,907
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Thats what i did with Wii games, except RedBox never seemed to have anything worth my time.
     
  20. Warlord698

    Warlord698 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    214
    17
    Oct 9, 2007
    United States
    I believe the Fake CC they are talking about is the rechargeable credit cards they sell in the store (basically a Visa/MasterCard that can be charged like a gift card), if you used one of those, you could load up as many movies as it could take and not take back. they when they go to charge the card the full price penalty fee, they would be SOL.