Turtle Beach giving away five nights with Redbox

The holidays are a strenuous time for people, finances take on new light and finding some personal time for hobbies like gaming becomes a challenge. For those on the console front, Turtle Beach is offering a bit of temptation. From November 23, 2018 – January 31, 2019 players that pick up a new headset will also get 5 passes for one-night game rentals from Redbox. It’s a nice little partnership in a way, letting people hop on for a moment of zen or extreme inner rage with a brief 24 hour rental on their Xbox One or Playstation 4 console.

Even if that’s out of personal budget for the season, there’s always a chance to put a new set on the wish list and time to claim those even after the holidays wrap up, with almost an entire month available to redeem those codes afterward. Tired of that OEM setup? It might be time to go up to a Recon, Stealth or even an Elite series for even deeper immersion.

Redbox starts Spring Cleaning with a new sale

Kicking off from today through April 1, Redbox is putting pre-owned movies and games on discount. Movies kick off at $3.99 and games start at $4.99 and shoot up from there.

Highlight titles include the following:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming DVD or Blu-ray $5.99
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • The Hitman’s Body Guard DVD or Blu-ray $5.99
  • Wonder Woman DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • Cars 3 DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • The Boss Baby DVD or Blu-ray $3.99
  • Dishonored 2 PS4/XBO $9.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4/XBO $14.99

The games sale includes PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles, for the most part, there’s some decent variety for titles from 2016-2017 minus the Xbox 360 which is just 3 Call of Duty titles.

Check out Redbox for more and hopefully, the kiosks in your area have the titles you want in stock.

Netflix introduces Qwikster

Netflix managed to enrage quite a few users with their most recent price adjustment, going from 7.99 to 9.99 to 15.98 a month. Today a mass advertisement masked as an apology was sent out to the masses, the point pushed Netflix needed to do such a thing to ensure their success in the market.

With that said, Qwikster plans to offer Blu-Ray discs, DVD’s and also video games in their service. If GameFly users should be concerned is unknown, with the site still under wraps it’s hard to say how solid of an alternative it will be. The plan is to roll out PS3, 360 and Wii games as primary formats. Pricing plans seem unknown at the time, the only notice is that just like Blu-Ray, gaming will have to be added onto the basic service itself. A downer for those who don’t have any desire to use the DVD system and an even bigger hit to PS3 owners who will end up having to pay for both to make the most of their systems.

Why am I critical about the email itself? Companies roll out new services all the time, they do so with detailed intent and plans to earn trust and build hype. Netflix decided to use old techniques often run in newspapers, an apology campaign to get users to tihnk about them in a new light. Instead of just bringing out the change as bluntly as they did the cost changes, they went in circles naming off the now bankrupt Borders and the dead age of AOL dial-up service to reinforce why they did what they did. It’s poor form and they’re pretending like the consumer is too foolish to know otherwise about them.

There are plenty of companies that look down on their consumers, I never thought Netflix would make it so blunt.