- Pre-orders left-overs are a thing
If you are not a video game pre-order fan, you could still pick up a, hot from the oven game, sometime even a week ahead of its release date! Smaller local stores, like Defcon in Berlin, always buy a few extra pre orders. Unlike Game Stop, they buy these for a lucky few that come in and ask around.
- Escaping The Boyfriend Seat
Game stores have designed themselves similar to how record shops, like tower records, or comic book stores used to. You get the feeling that it’s ok to hang out there. When you are on a tedious shopping tag-along, No longer will you sit around bored out of your skull. Being ignored while fantasizing about, how you always told yourself you will never be in this position ever again. Yet here you are. The Covers of new generation video games are not called cover art for nothing! Even if you are not a video game enthusiast, being surrounded by these hyper realistic creations, calms the mind and inspires you to imagine what could be held inside. Just like when you were a kid.
- Getting Yourself Something You Will Actually Enjoy
Having a chat with a fellow video game enthusiast about say: the new Batman Arkham Knight’s features and overall pros and cons, would give you an honest review that is detached from the promotional hype. You could honestly know if Batman Arkham Knight, and its Batmobile is worth your precious free time. Another cool option is to swap games for free with other players.
- Your Old Games Are Worth Something
Even a Massive, Open world, epic game like The Witcher 3 Wild hunt, can run its course. Yeah you can sell it online, or on your local Bodega. But those places don’t always want your game. The stores have a business plan that encourages you to come back to them. Even the newest games can be swapped with 2 older ones, regardless of which console it works on. Check out Game Stop’s 9.99er list, you would be surprised what a little research could save you.
- Downloading Time Is Your Ride Home
When downloading a game from the Playstation Network, or Xbox Live most people leave the console open all night. You only enjoy your shiny new game the next day after work. Yes, some games let you play while they download. But come on! This is cutting your experience to chapters until it finally finishes. Taking a game home, undressing that factory cellophane. Reading the manual and the synopsis, it’s an excitement you don’t get from looking at the download percent bar.