- Patrol your local gaming stores for used games. If you're nervous about the idea of buying used, spend the extra few bucks for the extra warranties. You'll still end up ahead.
- If you can wait a while for a game (usually a year), games will on average drop half their opening price. Also keep an eye out for "greatest hit" games, which usually have a low price, because almost everyone already has a copy.
- Become a friend of Steam. They always have a mid-week madness sale and amazing sales around the holidays. But this will only work for pc games. Sorry consoles.
- Watch for cyber Monday and holiday sales online. You can get games for much cheaper and avoid the crowds!
- Don't be afraid to try out "budget games." Usually not as hyped as the big names, there are still some hidden gems to be found. (Just make sure to try and find a couple of reviews)
- Borrow from friends. There are lots of games that in all honesty you'll only play through once. Swap games with friends to give them a play through and see if they're worth buying your own copy.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
A to Z Challenge: Gamer Girl Tuesday: Value Gaming