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Your Options for Renting Video Games

Avid gamers have long known that the best way to play video games is to rent them. The reason for this is obvious. A new game can cost you $60 or $70, and let's be honest -- you won't know whether the game is good or not until you actually play it. So any way you slice it, buying new games can be a bit of a gamble. I used to make the mistake of buying my own games, and would spend close to $1000 per year. Half of the games were quite good, but the other half was not. The end result was that I had shelves of video games with many titles I no longer played. There were sitting there, collecting dust, so to speak.

 

A few years ago, I learned about an online game rental service called Gamefly. At face value, it seemed like a good deal. For around $15 a month, I could rent games on all the major platforms like PS4 and Xbox One. What's more I was allowed to keep playing the games I rented for as long as I wanted. And I never had to pay for postage when the games were sent to me, since that was included in the cost of membership. But I must admit, I was still a bit skeptical. How quickly would they have brand new games in stock? I certainly didn't want to wait months or weeks to play a new release. And how good was their selection? Sure, the website said they have over 8000 titles, but I had no ideas if they were the kind of games I would be interested in.

I decided to take a leap of faith however, since I was tired of spending so much money on purchasing new titles. $15 a month sure sounded like a good deal to me, and would save me hundreds of dollars a month. I figured I could join using the Gamefly free trial. That way, I'd get a month of the Gamefly service for free. Then, I could stay on if I liked the service, and if not, I could simply cancel the service without having lost anything. Go to the following link to get a gamefly free trial so you can play playstation and xbox one games for free.

I'm glad to say that I was quite pleased with the service overall. My main concern was that they would not have the games I wanted to play, but I found out that in the vast majority of cases, this was not a concern at all. In addition, the service did a very good job of stocking brand new games quickly. The only thing I don't like about the service is the fact that you have to wait a couple days between receiving games. But I suppose that's a small gripe, since everything else about the service is top-notch.

One last thing I should mention is that Gamefly allows you to buy a game if you fall in love with it. When you do this, you get a discounted price because the game is essentially used. So even when you decide to buy a game, you benefit by being a Gamefly member. This is a nice bonus to all the other good things this service has to offer.