Based on the results of last week's poll, most of you out there prefer to rent new video games or play demo versions of them in addition to consulting reviews before forking over your hard-earned cash for your own copy. I prefer rentals and demos, as I've found lately that sometimes all I want from a game is just a small taste. I rented the recently released Kirby's Dream Collection for the Nintendo Wii just to see how well the classic Kirby titles ported over to Wii and to try the new challenge levels. I have no need to actually purchase a copy when I already own the original games. On the other hand, a solid demo such as the one for Capcom's recent Marvel vs Capcom: Origins can persuade me to spend some money. It's been years since I played the original games in that compilation, but it was the demo's use of the experience point system (something that could easily have been locked up behind the paywall) that sold me on wanting to play them all over again. Then there's rentals like Borderlands that convinced me to acquire a copy of my own to keep and play at my own pace. Basically, putting a controller in my hand is the best way to convince me to buy a game. My own impressions guide me more than any review or preview ever could.
Speaking of impressions, Nintendo has released the first round of downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. 2's Coin Rush mode. The three packs are available for $2.50 each. Did you buy any of the new levels? Did you buy all of them? Or are you passing on this new way to pay Nintendo more money for a few minutes of new content? Let's hear your thoughts.