Pre ordering games (and then getting ridiculously excited about it) is a guilty pleasure known to many. You may want to pre order Dead Space 2 or something coming out in a later quarter, but you tend to get the same sensations: it’s fantastic when your game is finally delivered. Similarly, pre ordering the shiny new Kinect or the Playstation Move and being able to play with them at last is awesome. Here follows some of the best (and worst) aspects of pre ordering games.
The game you’ve been dying for is finally able to be pre ordered. Fantastic! The money hasn’t even left your pocket, but soon you’ll have a new game on its way. Time to invest in strategy guides and any other merchandise you can get your greasy mitts on in to prepare yourself both physically and mentally.
The unbearable bit. The time during the countdown is usually spent reading anything you can find about what you pre ordered. If the release date gets pushed back it’s the worst thing in the world. If enough people pre ordered before you then there’s a chance you’ll be told your game is out of stock (well, if you’re really unlucky).
What you’ve been waiting for all along. If you’re lucky your game may even arrive early. Prepare to hole yourself up with your latest acquisition, forego sleep and play until you pass out (although remember that you have work and/or school at some point… probably).
Come and Get It
Of course, there’s always the old fashioned way of doing it: going and getting your new game in person. Whether it’s queuing up outside your local game store at midnight or rushing in on the day of its release, the moment the game’s safely in your hands you feel on top of the world.
Many people made the decision to purchase some type of new game system for this holiday season. Three companies have come up with gaming systems that allow for people to move around while they play by introducing us to the kinect, Nintendo Wii, and the Sony Playstation Move, and customers have pounced on these games to put more of them into homes than ever before. The cost of these machines is more than some of the families are able to manage.
When purchasing a gaming console a person needs to consider more than the cost of the consoles themselves. The cost of the games can be very prohibitive and can run into more money than most people imagine. There are some things a person can do to make the game systems more affordable. The key is to plan your budget and take the time to research what is available.
The biggest initial cost of video gaming is the system a person chooses. When looking at the xbox 360 kinect, or the cost of the Wii, or Playstation Move a person should consider how the consoles can be used in ways other just playing games as manufacturers have added different features to the game consoles. You are able to play movies with some of the consoles. It is possible to go online with some of the platforms. Rather than buying a bunch of electronics a person can get by with just the gaming console. When this is considered the price of one of these platforms is not too bad.
The cost of the games is something else that must be considered. Software prices vary depending on the popularity of the game. Using a few tricks , a person can get the same titles that others do without spending all of the money. Rather than buying a title a person should try renting it first. Take the time to find out if a game is as good as you think it is. This is a cheap way to try out a lot of different games and to play new ones that you otherwise would not play. Trying the games can help a person avoid spending a lot of money on something that they do not ever play. Friends are another great source of finding out how good games are. Talking to people you know is another way to avoid purchasing a game you do not like. If you can use a friend’s game, you might not have to purchase your own copy.
For some people the answer lies in previously viewed games. Whether through the Internet or in a traditional retail location, the options are widespread. If you have titles from an old system that you no longer use, turn them in to get games for the new system. Not having to pay full price for a game is a good thing.
Once the games and console are purchased a person should consider the add ons. Each console has things that can be bought to help add to the enjoyment of some of the games. For most of the platforms, a person does not have to buy the extras if they do not want to. Look at how you play games and decide if the accessory is the right thing for you to get. If it is worth the money, than they should get it. Do not spend more on an accessory than you can afford to spend.
A gaming platform can be as elaborate or as basic as a person chooses. Take your time to do the homework. And do not be afraid to say no.The xbox 360 kinect price is 159.99 US Dollars