How to Save Money on Your Gaming Hobby
Thursday, 06 May 2021

Whether your savings are going towards something massive, or just more video games, these tips can help you get there.

Video gaming is a favourite pastime for so many of us. It can be the perfect way to unwind in the evening, a great way to catch up with friends who we can't see in person, for some it allows us to unleash our creativity. So popular is this hobby that we even have a museum dedicated to it! As hobbies go, unless you're entering into the realms of competitive headsets and modifications, it isn't too expensive. However, that's not to say that you can't save a little money here and there. If you've noticed your video game spending getting a little costly, then here are some tips to help you tighten those purse strings, without compromising on quality time.

Look Out For Promotions

 
If you enjoy iGaming then you might be surprised to find out that you don't have to spend anything to enjoy casino games online. Many companies offer you the chance to play the games you enjoy for free if you just want to try them out and not risk any money, but the deals to look out for are the best free spins on slot machine games. Free spins can either help your original gaming money to go further, or some are even an incentive to get you to sign up, meaning you don't have to spend anything at all. Set yourself a weekly or monthly spending limit, and use these sorts of bonuses to help that money really stretch out.
 

Become a Beta Tester

 
If you enjoy getting your hands on the newest releases but don't enjoy the price tag that comes with them, then there is a way you can get a taste of the action before anyone else, without paying a penny! Before games are released, in fact before most products are released, they go through a stage called beta testing. This is when potential customers are asked to try the product out, to ensure that it's up to scratch. In the case of games, there'll be little glitches here and there, and you usually won't get let loose with the whole map, or the entire storyline. However, if you want to really get a feel for a game then it's the perfect way to try things out for free and have your opinions heard. You'll either love the game and know for sure that it's worth the investment, or you'll have tried it already and realised it's not really for you, saving yourself a stack of cash!
 

Stalk the Sales

 
So you became a beta tester for that new release, and it turns out, you can't live without it. The problem is that it is way too expensive for you to justify buying it. This next tip does involve a degree of willpower and perseverance, but it will pay off. Instead of buying the game immediately, wait for the next big sale. Providers like EA, Steam, and the Windows Store all have big sales from time to time and once you find one, it's time to pounce! Big titles are often slashed in price by 50% or more, making your big splurge, a whole lot more manageable.
 
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