Gaming does not have to cost a fortune

Every video gamer knows that the cost of gaming can run up pretty high. Buying consoles, new games, controllers, etc. can easily run you $1000 per year, if not more. But does it have to be this way? Yes and no.

gamefly new releasesOne of the biggest expenses is buying new games. If you like PC games, however, you can all but eliminate this cost by focusing on free to play MMOGs like Star Wars the Old Republic or even, to some extent, games like World of Warcraft. But if online RPGs aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of ways to cut your gaming costs.

Consider renting games from Redbox, or better yet, getting a Gamefly subscription. Gamefly, much like Netflix, allows you to rent games using a web service. Your games will be delivered straight to your address, so you never even have to leave home. What’s the catch? You need to pay a monthly subscription fee, which can be as low as $7.99. Better yet, you can try the service free of charge by using a free trial offer from gamefly, available if you visit

Other ways to reduce your gaming expenses include waiting a bit before buying new releases, then grabbing them at a discount at sites such as Glyde or Ebay. This would be a good option if you have patience, but unfortunately, I have found that most hardcore gamers do not.

In any case, by following some of the suggestions outlined here, you should be able to bring down your gaming costs meaningfully. The best option is probably to get a Gamefly subscription, as this will allow you to indulge in unlimited numbers of games while still limiting the amount you pay. To try out gamefly, go to this url: