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its cuz ill be playing one and get frusterated that i cant get past a part, so ill shut it off and buy a new one [that just came out] and play that until the same thing. lmao its an endless circle gamer shame!
Well these days, at least you can go to GameFAQs and get the solution to whatever you're stuck on in pretty much any game.

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For me I didn't finish the main bioware games except for Mass effect. I got very tired of Dragon Age and left it. Also I never finished Fallout NV.
Hmm, Dragon Age was pretty great though. Mass Effect is the only BioWare game I ever played that actually lost me...it's still sitting upstairs only 25% complete. I enjoyed the RPG part tremendously, buy the FPS-ish combat does not mesh well IMHO. I still intend to finish, will probably pick it up again soon and try to crank it out before I tackle Fallout 3.

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I've finished every game I have, except Deus Ex and maybe another I don't remember.
Um...go finish that. Excellent game.

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They fail to take into account that there are varying degrees of gamers.

It's like saying, "90% of car drivers don't completely run down their cars", there are people who rent, there are casual gamers, most people who are dedicated into gaming as a hobby complete every level and get every pickup. Those are true gamers.
Renters are a good point, but I would hope that they screen that out of the statistic. Even by the title, it's not "their" game if they're only renting it.

The car analogy needs work though. Cars don't have a story to tell, games do. The car analogy might work if you're limiting it to multiplayer, where you're just playing for the fun of it and there is no "end" per se...but then the analogy totally breaks down because there is no "end"!
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the only games i've never finished were the Grand Thief Auto games & Stalker.

oh and amnesia....too scary to finish.
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The car analogy needs work though. Cars don't have a story to tell, games do.
I disagree. I have many stories to share with my ole beloved truck
229,000 Miles and still climbing

I see your point though
     
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I don't get it...
Games are a hell of a lot easier and oftentimes shorter because of that today too. I mean maybe a few when you get a game on sale and don't like it but rlynao.
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I don't get it...
Games are a hell of a lot easier and oftentimes shorter because of that today too. I mean maybe a few when you get a game on sale and don't like it but rlynao.
Gamers not finishing games are part of why games are shorter now...it makes more sense to spend the big budgets on shorter, but "bigger", games. I used to expect 40 hours out of an FPS...but that was before they needed to be the digital equivalent of a blockbuster movie to get any attention.
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Gamers not finishing games are part of why games are shorter now...it makes more sense to spend the big budgets on shorter, but "bigger", games. I used to expect 40 hours out of an FPS...but that was before they needed to be the digital equivalent of a blockbuster movie to get any attention.
I understand what you are saying there but that's the main reason why I don't really play FPS any more. I finished BFBC on all difficulty settings with a combined time of 25h 19m it seemed like a waste of money.
    
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If I really like a game I will finish it, take dragon age origins for example, everyone says itS great, i didn't like it, but on the other hand I thought duke nukem forever was really funny and kept my interest long enough for a finish.
    
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Guilty, but not for lack of trying. I'll buy a game and give it my attention, but most of them just bore me to death. It's really hard to find a game that is intriguing enough these days to actually keep me pasted to the screen.
    
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OK, so gamers suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder, what's new?

I have finished every game I have played, with the exception of 1, which I haven't really played more than 1 hour so far, so I guess I'm in the top 10% of gamers then.

I "get into" my games, sorry, If I'm going to buy it, I'm going to play it, and a lot too!

Of course I'm referring to PC, now when you start talking about console games, yeah, boring!
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Completely believable. I rarely play singleplayer nowadays, I buy games for multiplayer.
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