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How to Save Money on Video Games For Any Console

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Whatever system you play video games they all have one thing in common – the games themselves are far from cheap. The average hot new title for a video game for any of the major systems – PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, costs over $50.00. Even older titles can rarely be found for under about $25. That means that building up a great game collection can be a very expensive process, and in today’s economy who can really afford it?

There are some ways around the dilemma though. The first solution to the problem is to rent games. Some offline video stores offer game rentals. The difficulty there however is that the selection of games available is often very limited, and keeping the title for more than a day or so can prove to be very costly. An alternative is an online game rental site such as Gamefly, which, for a monthly fee, allows you to keep between 1-3 games out at a time and keep them until you have “beaten” the game. This works very well for two main reasons; just because a game review says a certain title is a great game does not necessarily mean it will suit your tastes. Renting means you do not have to lose $50 to find out that a certain title is just not what it was cracked up to be. In addition you have the time to beat the game at your leisure; you do not have to return it half way through a mission or campaign. Gamefly has a massive selection of titles for all systems and you can reserve a copy of a particular game well ahead of its release date.

There are many gamers though who like to own their own collection of video games. Many titles are absorbing enough that you want to keep them around to play them again and again. There are economical ways to make that desire a reality too. Several “game swap” websites have popped too, which provide a forum for gamers to swap titles they are finished with for new games. One does have to make sure that the site they are signing up for is reputable though to ensure that they will be taking in part in fair swaps. Game Swap is probably the most reliable and well managed site on the Internet for game swapping.

You can find great free trial offers for both Gamefly and Gameswap at [http://beemedia.org], a great resource for all kinds of free stuff, with honest reviews of some of the best available on the Internet.

You can find great free trial offers for both Gamefly and Gameswap at [http://beemedia.org], a great resource for all kinds of free stuff, with honest reviews of some of the best available on the Internet.

Submitted On June 28, 2009Console GamesVideo gaming is one of the most popular pastimes in the world these days, with people of all ages. The video games themselves can be very expensive though, especially when a title is new. There are ways however to make gaming a little more affordable.video games, cheap video games, rent video games, video game rental

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