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Video game players take a shot at being frugal

LA Times: "To video game publishers, Mark Weiner is both a dream come true and a nightmare. The 23-year-old San Francisco Bay Area operations analyst likes to pounce on the latest blockbuster releases. He spends dozens of hours a week playing a wide range of titles.

"I am passionate about games," he said. This should be good for game companies such as Activision Blizzard Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. and Ubisoft Entertainment, which publish many of the titles Weiner likes to play.

But it's not welcome news. By buying used games and renting new releases from GameFly Inc. in Los Angeles, Weiner has cut the amount he spends by nearly half."

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