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Photo: sezer66 (Shutterstock) How often do you buy video games? Are you someone who frequently drops $60 on the latest Nintendo title, or do you wait for only those games you’ve been watching closely? Regardless, no matter your purchasing habits—no matter how sure you are that you want that game—whenever possible, you should always try its demo before you buy it. Game demos help you make smart buying decisions Video games are expensive . AAA titles traditionally run $60, with some in this latest generation asking $70. That said, I always like to point out that many video games cost $60 back in the 90s, which definitely makes games today look a bit more affordable by comparison. But I digress. $60 or $70 in 2021 is still a lot of money. Even indie games and older titles that likely cost much less can still add up if you’re an avid gamer; it can be all too easy to buy a “cheap” game here and there, only to find your credit card statement filled to the brim at the end of the month. Demos can really help here. They satisfy that desire for the “new;” you want to play something fresh and different from what’s in your collection, but instead of getting bored of a $60 game after a few hours, the demo was free. If you really enjoyed the demo, and feel buying the full game is worth the price, good! Do it, and support the game developers along […]