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I almost, almost, spent way too much of my money buying the recently released NASCAR 08, from Electronic Arts (EA). It was on my list, I had a deposit down on it, I had been waiting impatiently for it, but... A friend reminded me of just how quickly the values drop in the video gaming world (he had tried to trade in last year's Madden game for this year's NCAA game and was offered a whopping $2 for it at his local EB/Gamestop store) so I decided instead that it would make more sense to just rent the game first and try it before I bought it.
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I've tried a few gaming rental situations in the past, found Gameznflix.com lacking (they are dirt cheap, but their service suffers for it), my local Blockbuster brick & mortar store very much lacking in inventory and choice, and had little or no other local alternatives so I took advise from some friends and gave Gamefly.com a try. Gamefly.com isn't the cheapest out there, but they seem to have the best reputation. An alternative is Gamerang.com, but they are priced in line with Gamefly.com and aren't as well known/advertised. I digress though, as this article isn't about rental companies, it's about NASCAR 08.
NASCAR 08 is the latest in the NASCAR gaming series from EA Sports. The EA Sports that has the exclusive license to NASCAR (as well as the NFL), therefore the only gaming company that will be making available any NASCAR game will be, well, EA. I wouldn't necessarily say that is a bad thing, but as in the football gaming world, I do still strongly believe that competition is a good thing and that we get better products when there is competition.
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