Netflix DVD service now called Qwikster, will offer video game rentals

Netflix has come under some serious flak as of late, due largely to the fact that they upped their subscription price by over 60 percent with what many felt was little warning and little added benefit. With that in mind, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings sent an email to Netflix subscribers apologizing for the way that the company handled the situation, as well as making a post on the company’s blog.

Within the email and blog post, it was also revealed that Netflix would be separating their DVD and streaming services, with DVDs falling under a new brand called Qwickster. Streaming will continue under the original Netflix brand name.

More interestingly, however, the company also revealed that their Qwickster service would also rent out video games. Not much is known beyond the fact that PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii games will be offered — no word on any plans for additional systems, a date for the game service to begin, or what subscribers can expect to pay for the additional service has been given just yet.

Source: Netflix