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Video games can be used when one is stressed or overworked. Some people use video games as a social tool with family and friends. Others play them to take their minds off their situation. No matter the reason, a video game can boost your mood.

When you go to buy video games, many retailers offer special discounts or credit towards your next purchase when you trade your games in. You can buy the next game for a low price. After all, you don’t need the games once you beat them. Here are things to consider while buying video games:

  • While buying used video games, always check the disc before purchasing the game. Getting back home to find out that the game is damaged and doesn’t work is stressful. Make sure you’re getting a good copy.
  • Set monthly and yearly limits on the money spent on your video games. And try to keep your video games in the budget.
  • Check the reviews before buying and consider after-market accessories for your gaming. Video game accessories can be costly, which can prevent many people from buying them. But there are great third party companies that make quality accessories. Do some research to assure that you are finding the best deal for your money.
  • Rent before you buy! It is not unusual to buy a new game, take it home and then play it only to realize that it is nowhere near the fun you thought it would be. It may not interest you in any number of ways. Rent it first and find out if it offers what you want.
  • Try not to buy newly released video games. Video games are expensive nowadays and waiting for a month or two can help you to save a lot of money on new video games. New video games always cost more for the first few weeks after their release.
  • Online auctions are the added outlet to purchase video games. If you are spending much on games, you can think about looking at online auctions where you will find better prices. Bid persistently until you have the game you want.

So what are the things you consider while buying video games? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us @essjay_ent!



17 thoughts on “Things to Consider While Buying Video Games

  1. retroredress says:

    Try to stick to one game at a time…can be difficult though!

    Also, all gamers have a backlog, so if you’re struggling for money, there should be something in there to keep you entertained!

  2. Chuck says:

    Lotsa people saying there to read the reviews first. Why don’t you go to web forums or chat groups and ask fellow gamers? I think it’s easier that way.

  3. Kokuryu says:

    Great point Antony! What’s the point in buying the latest game release when your Always, always check your PC’s specs before buying/downloading games. This is more important to those who are very lazy to upgrade their hardware.

  4. Kaouru says:

    I play a lot of videogames since highschool but recently I find hard to buy them cuz the price has been increasing so instead I started to rent them and it worked for me!! Maybe I’m checking out the action thing to see what I find

  5. Robert Chu says:

    PES, yes … this is the most exciting game in my opinion. I do not need to consider any case to buy this game. The new game, hmmm .. this should really be considered carefully. Review online is a necessity for a new game before buying it. At least you have to try it first …

  6. Danny Luei says:

    Very interesting article, I will only buy games that I’ve ever played before. If not, at least I have to try it first by borrowing from friends / relatives nearby. And also do not forget to always check online reviews before deciding to buy a new game.

  7. Maury Cheskes says:

    Good rationales before making a game pickup. If you can test the game out at a store that would be an added bonus. Setting monthly and yearly limits is very important because you want to feel rewarded when you buy your game and feel you earned it through all your hard work over the year. Good article. Thanks for the lowdown!

  8. Raphael Fabella says:

    I have no qualms with this article. I understand the pros of all of these but if you’ve been a faithful fan of a gaming company and know that whatever they release will be good and will satisfy your gaming needs, then I also think that buying a game on the release date is worth it. Other than that though, all these other things are stuff you should definitely consider.

  9. Rain Santos-Ocampo says:

    Yeah it’s happened to me once. I bought a brand new game and it had a few scratches.

    It was a hassle to return it to the shop since it was far away. So I always check now before my purchase.

  10. Antony says:

    One more additional thing if you are pc gamers : make sure your pc can handle the requirements of the game. No use buying the game if it turns out your pc cannot play it.

  11. Kyo Kusagi says:

    Obviously budget is a concern. I usually buy games after release dates to have it cheap.

  12. Kadoya Tsukasa says:

    Checking reviews are fine. However I prefer to have some sort of trial fist.

  13. Rebi says:

    Yes review first before considering buying video games or get recommendation from those who already played them.

  14. Killa says:

    Nice tips! Yeah, i think it’s good to consider of the game is worth buying since you really have to pay a lot so it has to be fun and nice to play.

  15. Seymour says:

    Great tips! Before I buy games, I always check online reviews because I don’t want to get duped.

  16. Procopio says:

    My two rules in gaming life: 1.) Rent before buying and 2.) Do not buy on release date. I’ve had a satisfying gamer life. No frustrations, no waiting in line, no regrets due to wrong purchases, etc. What’s yours?

  17. Betchay says:

    To the newbies out there…heads up! This article is for you! I am on the hunt for vintage games. Any suggestions where to find?

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