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Online Gaming Stores

01 Jan

Are you an avid gamer who has got bored of most of his games? I remember buying all the latest titles finishing them, and still craving for more. I personally like to keep all my CD’s in top condition. But extensive use of few of my favorites has lead to my cd’s getting scratched. This is a problem a lot of gamers face.

The solution to this problem that most gamers face is to rents ps2 games. Game cd’s are bound give way at some point or the other. This is why it has become very convenient to rent ps2 games online. There are a number of services online stores offer. You could choose from a wide variety of games and titles from the comfort of your home. These stores allow you to rent the game for as long as you want and if you like the game you can keep it. This is a big advantage. As most gamers can now try out a game see if they like it, and then buy it. There are many people who wait for titles to release and go ahead and buy the game after reading reviews. It often happens that people are disappointed because they don’t like they game play. When you rent games you have the benefit of trying the game first, and if you like the game play you could keep the game. This means that you could buy the title at a discounted rate too.

These online stores are great because they have classic old titles too. The service is great as you could choose from over eight thousand titles. You could choose a title and it would be at your doorstep in no time at all. These stores deliver the best games to your door. This is your best option because these stores are far better than your local store where you rent or buy your games from. It often happens that new games are sold out, or classic games are not in production anymore or not available at the store. You also have to deal with long lines which can be quite a headache. Rental stores online have stocked up all the classic games you could think of. They have made sure they have ample stock for their customers. You would never find yourself in a situation where you can’t find a game.

These stores have games for all of the gaming platforms you can think of. They support PS2, PS3, XBOX, XBOX 360, PSP, The Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Gamecube and even gameboy advance. The best part is that they have great customer service. These stores are open 24 hours a day, every single day of the week. They don’t stop there, if you like you would also get game secrets and cheat codes. You could also read reviews and gamer recommendations, all this before even renting the game.

So go ahead and rent a ps2 game today.

 
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Comparing Local Video Games Store To Online Video Games Store

28 Dec

You might have noticed lately that there are many more video games store today compare to twenty years ago. As computer technologies improved over the span of 30 years the game industry has also flourishes and this resulted into superior game consoles and games with higher resolutions. A lot of these stores don’t just sell newly released games but they also sell older and second-hand games which makes it reasonable even for gamers who are on a tight budget.

Since all the major video game companies such as Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo has created some of the most phenomenal game consoles such as the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii respectively, the insatiable demands for newer and improved games has greatly contributed to the multi-billion dollar video games industry. The success of these large corporations has also contributed to the creations of many video games store that popped up throughout the world and helped distribute myriads of games titles and game related accessories.

The advent of high-speed internet connection has also made the online video games store more accessible and efficient at the same time. Avid and seasonal gamers now have the luxury to try out upcoming game titles so they can determine if they want to buy the game in the future. Gamers also no longer obligated to drive to the nearest shopping mall because they can now buy them at the comfort of their home. However, some fear that online stores might affect the sale volume of games in many brick and mortar stores who rely mostly on people who visit their store.

But like the physical brick and mortar stores that are found in many commercial shopping centers, online stores have some reward and drawbacks as well. One of the major advantages of online store is it allow gamers to tryout different games without leaving their home. This method also gives them more free time to play their games instead of driving to the shopping mall just to determine if it is worth buying or not. Another advantage is that once they paid for the games they bought over the internet, the items will be delivered directly to their home address and most of the time it arrives within one week from the day they’ve purchased it.

But the disadvantage of purchasing games online is that the person must wait for at least an entire week before they can actually play it. Another disadvantage is that their purchased game can potentially get lost in the mail or even unintentionally get the wrong order when it finally arrives.

Keep in mind that there are hardcore gamers who still prefer to go to their local video games store to buy new and second-hand games because they don’t want to wait for an entire week just to play it. One of the benefits of purchasing games from many local games store is that the person can return any game right away if it happens to be defective.

But the influence of the internet to many small and large businesses is inevitable. You might have already noticed that many of the local businesses in your own town has already set up their own websites to provide adequate information about their business and to promote their merchandise and services where their consumers can easily access them. And like many retail stores everywhere, local video games store are likely to have their own websites that allow their customers to browse and purchase their products online. These websites generally catalog their online products in a way that will make it easier for their customers to browse through and to help them locate what they are looking for.

In conclusion, the brick and mortar video games store is as important as the online stores. Both types of retailer contribute to the multibillion-dollar industry. The brick and mortar stores allow gamers to buy new and second-hand games and even allow them to play it on the same day they have purchased the game. On the other hand, gamers who prefer to purchase their games online must wait at least an entire week before they can actually play it. But those who buy games over the internet believes that the luxury of shopping online at the comfort of their home is well worth the wait because it saves them gas and time since they are no longer obligated to drive down to their local video games store.

 
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Five Reasons Why You Should Never Trade-in Your Old Xbox 360 Or PS3 Games at Your Local Game Store

02 Dec

Here’s the scenario… The next “hit-game” has just been released but you don’t have the money to buy it. What do you do?

Or, even better…

You have just completed campaign mode on Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare when you hear of the next chapter in the series being released; Modern Warfare 2. As you realise this, you start to feel an over-powering, strange sensation rippling through your body. You soon accept that you have just been possessed by a gaming demon who manages to convince you that you must get this new game!

O.k… maybe that was no possessing demon after all, but an excuse for the desire you feel when wanting something. You know, it’s really the excuse we like to make to justify to ourselves when buying things we absolutely want rather than need! Anyway, continuing on with our scenario. You head on over to your local game store where they accept old games for a trade-in value (or credit), to buy new games in the same store; only to be disappointed when you hear that the trade-in value, given to you for your old game, will not even cover a quarter of the price of the new game. You also discover that you just about have to trade-in all your old games to get any decent credit for purchasing that new game!

There must be a better way… There is!

In this article, I will reveal a great alternative to trading in your old Xbox 360 or PS3 games. I will discuss why the game stores will never give you much for your old games, and why you should avoid these stores when it comes to trading them in anyway.

You see, why trade-in your old Xbox 360 or PS3 games anyway? It’s just not worth it! Why not wait a little longer before getting the game you want in exchange for getting it cheaper or completely free!

When I outplayed my Xbox 360 game titled “Frontlines – Fuel Of War”, I headed down to my local game store to trade it in for another game I wanted; Grand Theft Auto IV. The price of this title was $79 at the time. I was shocked to be told that my old game would only give me a $10 credit towards purchasing the game I really wanted. I thought my old game must be worth more than this as it was still selling for $40. I then tried a competing game store that also accepted trade-ins; I didn’t do any better there either. At this point, I decided not to trade this game and wait a few days before buying the new game I really wanted. It didn’t take me long to realise that the game stores need to make a profit with the old games that are traded in. The older the game, or if it’s a less popular game (or even if the store already has large numbers of the same game for sale), can affect the trade-in value given to you.

I went back home and did a little research online for a better option and found it!

Instead of trading in your old games at any of your local game stores, you should sell all your old games on-line instead. Here are five reasons why:

1. Making more money for your old games – The amount you can get for your game is usually more, much more, than the trade-in value you receive from your local game store.
2. Selling your old games online is easier and hassle free – Why deal with organising a home garage sale or traffic hassles when having to travel to your local game store.
3. Selling online is free – Unless you choose eBay as an outlet to sell your old games, you can offload them without paying any money.
4. Selling online can be quick – It only took me three minutes to create and submit an ad for my old game
5. Selling online can be fun – The idea of creating the for sale ad, taking and posting a few pictures online (only if you want to), then seeing your old games sell in no time at all – some times literally minutes – can be exciting.

I managed to sell my old game “Frontlines – Fuel Of War” by posting a for sale thread at a highly popular game related forum site in my country for $30 plus post. It was super easy. I spent three minutes creating and posting the for sale thread. In the ad, I stated that I was looking to let the game go for $30PP. Only minutes later, I started to receive replies. People were making bids on how much they would pay for the game. As the bids came in, the price was climbing up closer to the price I set. My wanted price for the game was matched in less than twenty minutes. I was a very happy person. The buyer then sent me a private message via the site containing his shipping address. I responded with the postage price (a value I obtained from my local post office website) and my Pay Pal address for the funds to be paid to.

When posting for sale threads via game related online forums, you may come across a few obstacles along the way. Here how to deal with one of the most common ones.

Some forums have rules preventing you from posting in the for sale threads until you meet a certain criteria; i.e. like having a certain amount of general discussion type posts accredited to your name. This is usually to prove-your-worthy (so to speak) to the forum. You can easily achieve this by searching for topics that interest you and then join in on the discussion. Don’t just make any lame type of reply. Make sure you add some value to it. By adding value, you will start to build rapport with others and that builds trust. Before you realise it, you will have made enough posts to qualify posting in the for sale threads.

Once you have successfully sold one or more of your games. Simply make contact with the buyer then mutually agree on the best way for them to make a payment plus where to post the game(s) to.

That’s it. Once you have received the money for your old games, depending on the amount, you can either get your next game purchase cheaply or even FREE!

 
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Discounted Games at Online Video Game Stores

01 Nov

You can browse for the hottest new releases and older titles without having to drive to a brick and mortar store. Often, those stores charge more, while it’s cheaper to go onto a website and purchase the game online, (you might have noticed that many goods are cheaper to purchase online).

In fact, most states don’t charge tax for online purchases, although the recent trend has been to selectively add taxes to some types of purchases. Sometimes, an online video game store will allow you to download directly to your computer while you will need to have the games shipped other times.

Choices and More Choices

There are plenty of online video game stores available to shop from. GameStop has an extensive selection of games, although you’ll need to get those shipped to you. Other sites like Amazon might not include such a large selection, but you might be able to find a better deal on the games.

However, a dedicated gaming store like GameStop might include some special extra bonuses with games. For example, pre-orders of some popular like Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria included some in-game items and other goodies for players.<8217;s venerable Steam service, which includes a decent online video game store. Many gamers absolutely love Steam because it is reputed to be the most stable gaming platform available. Not only can you purchase games on Steam, but you can also play these games online directly through the service.

As such, it takes care of finding game servers for you to play on, as well as providing demos, trailers, and other media for free. The only things that cost money in Steam are the games themselves, and without any doubt, it is the most popular gaming platform available on the PC. Xbox Live users would find many of the features to be similar, except that they are free.

Other online video game stores like Direct2Drive allow gamers to download games directly to their PCs, but they don’t provide the total platform like Steam does. Therefore, players will need to use the integrated multiplayer functionality with the game to find multiplayer matches online, and those stores don’t allow players to have inter-game friends lists, which are integral to keeping in touch on Xbox Live and Steam.

If you’re looking for an economical and stable alternative to driving to the store to pick up the best video games, check out various online gaming stores.

 
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Five Tips When Starting a Video Game Store

01 Sep

Many gamers dream of opening their own video game store someday. What would be better than working around video games and always having a huge selection of games you can play? If you are looking to open your own video game store here are five tips to keep in mind.

1. Location – The location for your video game store is very important. A space in a new strip mall in a nice neighborhood will be very expensive and might be hard to afford when you are first starting out. But opening in a bad section of town with low rent will limit the number of people who will come to your store. Choose a location on a busy road and near some other stores. Many of your customers will be parents who will buy from you when they see you driving by.

2. Online Sales – Even though you have an physical store doesn’t mean you can’t sell online too. There are many sites like Amazon and Half.com that allow you to list your inventory for free and only pay a fee when it actually sells. Plus you can start your own online store using pre-built packages for a very reasonable price. Your online store can be up and running in a number of days.

3. Used Games – The glamorous part of operating your own gaming store is the new games, but they are not going to pay the bills. The money is in the used games. Be sure to buy and sell used games at your store. They have a larger markup than the new games and customers will buy more from you if they can trade in their unwanted games for something else.

4. Pricing for Games – If you are going to sell used games you need to know how much to charge for them. The prices for the games vary widely based upon how old they are, how rare they are, and the condition. Is the game rare and sells for $50 or does it sell for $2? You should subscribe to a video game pricing service to help you determine the value for each game. There are several sites that offer monthly subscriptions to their price guide which save you valuable time and help you price the games correctly.

5. Service and Selection – You probably won’t be able to compete on price against the Gamestop’s and Best Buy’s of the world. Instead focus on a wide selection and knowledgeable staff. Don’t be afraid to carry a few copies of some niche titles so the hardcore games can always find what they are looking for. Used games are a great, low cost way to expand your selection. Make sure you hire people who know video games too so they can answer customers questions and have a decent conversation with someone about a game they liked.

Hopefully these tips will help you when starting your video game store. It can be a hard, demanding experience but very rewarding too if it succeeds.

 
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