How to purchase video games
To purchase video games has, in recent years, become quite mind boggling because of the inexhaustible choice that the market provides us. The fact that new additions are made every few days only adds to our problems. Many issues need to be taken into account before making the purchase. Those issues relate to the graphic and increasingly realistic violence in some games and even gender roles. Here are some helpful hints to make the right choice when buying a video game.
A few suggestions
- First and foremost, do a little research. If you have never bought a game before, buy a magazine or search on the internet for the game that you want for your child.
- There are games for all ages in the market. Every game that comes to the market gets a rating that ranges from EC for Early Childhood to AO for games that are for Adults Only. In between these two extremes are E10+ for children above 10 years of age, M for Mature, E for Everyone and T for Teen. Buy the game according to the age of your child.
- Once you have selected a game you are interested in, visit the game developer's web site to look at trailers. If you are at a store you can ask the assistant to play the game or demonstrate it to you.
- Lastly before finally buying the game check out its reviews from the games review site. It should give you a fairly accurate idea if you should buy the game or not.
Buy the game a week later after it is released and pay over 20 % less than the original price. In fact the more you wait, the less will be the price.
For younger children avoid games that require role playing and that connects to other players online.