Choices every gamer must make
Gaming can cost a lot of money. Not only do you have to buy expensive consoles, you also need to invest quite a bit in the games themselves. If you want to buy special controllers or large TVs to play your games on, that's also an additional cost that can add hundreds of dollars to the amount you spend on your gaming hobby. When it's all added up, gaming can easily cost a thousand dollars or more, each and every year.
If you are just getting into gaming, here are the main choices you will need to make:
- Which game console to buy.
You have quite a few choices in terms of game consoles, but your main ones will be Playstation, Xbox, and Wii. The cost of each system will be roughly the same, so most of it boils down to personal preference. I myself like Playstation, and it is by far the most popular choice. But other people prefer another game console for a variety of reasons.
Of course, playing games on the PC is also an option. Be aware, however, that playing games on a PC in most cases will not be possible unless you upgrade your graphics card. In addition, your selection of games may be somewhat more limited, depending on the type of games you are interested in playing. If you are mostly interested in MMORPGs or RPGs, however, using the PC may end up being a better choice for you.
- To buy or rent games.
This decision can end up saving you hundreds of dollars. If you are someone who has a lot of money, then buying games is a good choice, even though it will end up costing you more. It's quite nice to have your own video game library, and I do have some friends who are well-off and enjoy having their own collection of games. For the rest of us, however, buying each game we want to play can quickly get very costly. And because of this unfortunate fact, you may find that renting games is ultimately the better choice for you.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can go about renting video games. The best way, in my opinion, is to use a game rental service like Gamefly. This will give you the ability to rent out games using a membership site. The games you choose will be send to you in the mail, and you will be able to enjoy the games for as long as you like. Depending on the Gamefly membership plan you choose, you will be able to rent out either one or two games at a time. To learn more about how this works, and to obtain a Gamefly free trial offer, go to this link.
Another option is to rent games from Red Box. This is definitely convenient, and you can get your game right away, as opposed to having to wait for it, which is what you would have to do with a service like Gamefly. That said, games rented from Red Box usually cost $3 per day (prices may differ depending on where you live). Considering that a Gamefly membership is only $15 a month, renting from Red Box will therefore end up costing you more money in most cases. In addition, the selection of games available to you will be a lot less than what you can rent from Gamefly.