oct 19, 1985 - Blockbuster
-Blockbuster was an American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services through video rental shops, DVD-by-mail, streaming, video on demand, and cinema theatre.
-In 1987, the company won a court case against Nintendo, which paved the way for video game rental.
-Competition from the Netflix mail-order service, Redbox automated kiosks, and video on demand services were the major factors that led to Blockbuster's eventual demise.
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