GameStop slams the brakes on its used game rental service

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GameStop PowerPass isn't quite ready for showtime.

The video game retailer's $60 subscription program has been placed on an indefinite hold just a few weeks after it was announced. The reason is unclear, but it sounds like a technical issue.

"We are working through some of the program limitations we have identified to ensure the PowerPass subscription service delivers an exceptional experience for our customers," a spokesperson said in an email.

The program, as it was originally revealed, works like this: For $60 you get a 6-month rental subscription that allows you to visit any GameStop store and "rent" one of the used games in stock. There's no additional charge on each rental, but you can only have one game checked out at a time. At the end of each 6-month subscription, you get to choose one used game to keep as your own. Read more...

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