Not long ago, I read that the new Superman actor Henry Cavill is actually quite a gamer. He is apparently into MMOs, and in a recent talk show he said he was playing World of Warcraft when he got the call that he was given the role of Superman. Who would’ve figured?
In this day and age, quite a few people you’d never suspect are actually avid gamers. I really believe that gaming, one reserved for nerds and unathletic types, has truly become a mainstream activity that just about everyone enjoys. The industry itself has grown by leaps and bounds. It is said that that worldwide, the gaming industry takes in 93 billion dollars a year. Without a doubt, video games have become one of the top forms of entertainment in the modern age.
I can understand why revenues are so huge. Take a game like Grand Theft Auto 5, for example, which was recently released in many platforms including Xbox and Playstation. This one game alone has a retail price of $59.99. If you just buy a half dozen games a year, your gaming hobby has a cost of $300 or more. And that’s not even taking into consideration the cost of the gaming console.
So what are budget minded gamers to do? Renting games seems to be the answer for many people like myself. These days, it’s possible to rent games from Redbox for just $2 a day, and this is definitely relatively cheap. However, I don’t like the fact that this rate stacks up, and you are therefore pressured to return the game quickly. I’d rather keep a game at my leisure and not worry about racking up fees.
The ideal solution for me has therefore been an online service called Gamefly. This online game rental service allows me to take out 2 games at a time, and the great news is that I can keep them for as long as I like. I’ve kept games from Gamefly for as long as 6 months without a problem. When you no longer want a game, you simply send it back and you are immediately sent the next game in your queue. If you don’t have money to burn, and still like to check out all the great new video games that are constantly coming out, I highly encourage you to check out Gamefly. There is a 10-day gamefly free trial available if you go to this link – http://freetrialspot.com/gamefly.php