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Netflix vs. Blockbuster once more

At the same time Blockbuster, on the verge of bankruptcy, has added 3000 video games to its mail service. (Click here for a good, quick rundown of these developments.)

Have you gone totally into streaming or getting movies-by-mail in your home-viewing habits? Blockbuster's streaming-movie options and mail services haven't been enough to turn the company around so far. Will the video games do the trick? And if the whole company goes down, will there be anything lost if video chain stores totally disappear?

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What about the few wonderful full-service-cinema DVD rental shops like Baltimore's two branches of Video Americaine? Don't their browsing capacity and informed helpers give you something that can't be gained through mail service or on-line?

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