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What Is Happening in the Gaming Community?

Within the gaming community, there have been some new consoles released. With the PlayStation 5 being the most popular of them all. Currently, the new Playstation 5 is out of stock everywhere with people selling them for double the retail price on selling sites. This has caused outrage with people desiring to purchase this console for a Christmas gift. It is known that more are due to be released before the Christmas period, to allow you to purchase them in time for Christmas. However, you will need to be fast due to a lot of people wanting to purchase this console.
Similar has happened with the Xbox X series, however, it has not been as popular. The newly released console is not selling out as fast and not being sold on for as much of a profit. But again, you will need to be fast if you are wanting either of these consoles for their Christmas gifts.

How Has Renting DVDs Changed Overtime?

Renting DVDs has been changed massively. We used to head over to a store to rent a DVD. Going back the following week to return the DVD and choose a new one. A lovely tradition for most families across the UK. But now these stores have disappeared. Meaning the way we rent DVDs and films has had to change. It has changed in the way of becoming all online based. Using softwares such as Amazon Prime Video. We can rent films, tv series and more from a click of a button. However, you are only renting these for a one time use. They are only a fraction of the cost to buy new. Meaning you may as well purchase them to watch multiple times. We are no longer saving money by doing this. Renting DVDs has changed in a way which is not always beneficial. Purchasing DVDs will be much more cost effective than renting nowadays.

Renting Video Games

This is not well known however, it is possible to rent video games for your console. This is not as common as what it was before when console games where first released.

One of the main benefits of renting video games is that it gives you the opportunity to try a range of games for a fraction of the cost of buying them. If you are a person who likes to play lots of different games, this will be the best option for you.

However, if you are not this type of person, purchasing the games will be better. Renting games does not allow you to complete the full games. You may not be able to rent them for enough time to complete them. Therefore this may leave you feeling frustrated.

You could however rent the game for the first month to trial it to see if you like it. If you do you can go on to purchase it. This will be more expensive, but you will know that you like it.

Should I Buy a Nintendo Switch for My Pre-Teen for Christmas

With Christmas approaching your child may have asked for a Nintendo Switch.  The Switch is a brilliant system enabling for play as a family when attached to a television or as a handheld device.  Games can be purchased online and stored within the Switches memory or by purchasing cartridges.  The Switch has a responsible battery life enabling it to be used whilst travelling in the car, train or plane.

There are many genres of games available Mario being a firm favourite.  Mario Party The top 100  is a family friendly game along with 1-2-switch which is a game using the controllers  rather than the screen in a two way battle for example quick draw where you and your opponent face each other and pull the trigger at the right moment when prompted to ‘shoot’ the other player.

In short the Nintendo Switch is a great family friendly console which can also be used as a handheld when your preteen wants some alone gaming time.

To Rent or Purchase DVDs

There is always a debate on whether it is best to rent or purchase DVDs. I am going to share with you some of the positives and negatives of renting DVDs.

Some positives of renting DVDs include;
– It is cheaper than purchasing. If you only want to watch the film once, it works out much cheaper to rent a DVD than purchase it.
– You will have a much wider selection to choose from. Some older DVDs which you can no longer purchase can still be available to rent.

Some negatives of renting DVDs include:
– You don’t fully own the DVD. You will only be able to watch the film once before needing to return it. Meaning you will not be able to show family and friends.
– There is the possibility that the DVD you are renting may not work. This can be for many different reasons. You may not be able to watch the movie after all.