You don’t need to have children to spend money on video games. More and more adults are coming from the computer generation and are bringing their gaming systems with them into adulthood. This makes the video gaming industry a very lucrative business, but unfortunately also drives the price of new games to a much higher level. For people that enjoy playing video games or who have children that enjoy them, buying new games can get quite expensive. To help combat the rising cost of these games there have been some new developments in the field of rental and used game options.The cheapest video games are the ones you can purchase as previously owned items. You will find these available at some online merchant sites as well as specialty stores around the country. The cost of buying a used game in comparison to a new one is unbelievably cheap. The pre-owned games may include the original box and manual, but if these items are missing you will pay even a lower price for the disc alone. In addition to the stores that carry these used products there are also auction sites online where people can offer their used games for sale directly to the public.Another way to get games to play is to rent them. Some video rental stores will also carry games for the current popular systems. These rentals will have a limited amount of time you can use them, but most games today are designed with the save feature on a separate memory card so even if you need to return the game, your save is safe on your memory card. Renting these games can be the cheapest way to go if you are pretty good at completing a game in a week or two. They are also a great way to preview a game before actually buying it, because you get full game play without the out of pocket expense of purchasing it.In addition to the various games you can purchase or rent you can also find entire game consoles and accessories for sale or rent. With all of the add-ons being designed for the new motion detecting game systems renting may be a better option than buying. There is no denying the entertainment value these games have for people of all ages, but it shouldn’t cost a small fortune to have access to this type of media that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family.