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Redbox is offering free video game rentals for a few days

 The movie- and game-rental kiosk service has announced five days of free rentals running Sunday to Thursday. Interested gamers get the first days rental free for a selection of 30 games, which must be reserved in advance online. The games cover the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii systems, and some of the titles include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and Just Dance 3 according to a story at Time

 Redbox typically rents games for $2 a day, so the promotion is actually a $2 discount -- after the first day, the regular fees apply. The games must be reserved online with a credit card to get the discount, and no first-day freebies are allowed using Redbox's smart phone app. Time notes that if reserving games using the app was allowed, customers could used it on the spot and not reserved games ahead of time, which is a habit this promotion is trying to encourage

Stan Miller is a Milwaukee native. He started his career at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1997 -- a professional journey that began on the night copy desk and transitioned over the years to covering personal technology, general assignment city news, real estate, business news and general features as well as technology. Despite those evolving roles, Stan has always held firm to his passion (and near-obsession) with technology and how it is changing our culture and society. Stan is also the defacto geek culture writer, with a keen interest in and appreciation of gaming, comics, fantasy art and science fiction. He has stood in many lines for midnight sales of the latest games and consumer electronics despite the fact he played with them months or years beforehand at trade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show and the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Stan is much more than a game-boy, however and is always evangelizing the good, the bad and theof technology, whether that is through public speaking venues or teaching classes at local institutions of higher education. When he is not teching around, he is most likely either playing fetch with his dog, Sophie, or riding Wisconsin's beautiful trails on his roadbike.