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I don't listen to the escapist ever since they screwed over one of my favourite shows.

EDIT: If you never heard about it, escapist took a big scoop out of charity.
post #12 of 144
LOL @ games being "expensive"

In 1990, I was paying $90 for Sega Genesis games. Tommy Lasorda baseball comes to mind as one.

For what we get today, $60 is dirt cheap.
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Who woulda thought parents have more than one kid or people go to friends houses. I know I had xbox and Id go play PS2 at friends houses or w/e and you dont buy games your friends have cuz u can just trade them or let them borrow ur system. Only multi games for online you need your own copy.

Also free games. A ton of games are free and not just pirating like legit stuff. If I could go back in time and stop myself from buying garbage games and stuff I could have saved so much money... oh well you live you learn.
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Ya aside from PC games which are tied to steam or origin or something I can see console games being shared more often then not amongst the household.

Companies like EA know this which is why they are getting greedy making games like BF3 have CD Keys even on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions that are one use and get tied to your account for life for multiplayer.
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The 2011 Newzoo MMO Games Market Report
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'nuff said?
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Who wants to buy another new military fps clone every few months?

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doesnt really make sense to me. how do these gamers circulate games if no1 is buying them? i really dont see a group of friends only have 1 kid buying all the games and then passing it around like a drunk girl on halloween. i see it as each kid is buying 1 or 2 games and then passing them around, or is it just me?
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i love arbitrary stats like these.
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Originally Posted by lifes_good View Post
This isn't suprising, but I don't see how people can stand buying pre-owned games most of the time.
Funny thing about digital content...it doesn't degrade in the slightest just because it's "used".

I haven't bought an new game in years. Either a used disc bought on OCN or Ebay, or a Steam Summer Sale type discount for a 1-2 year old game for 50%-75% off...that's the way to go, my friends. Especially with the way they do DLC these days; wait 12-18 months and you can probably get a "Game of the Year Edition" with all of the DLC for half-off of the original retail price.

If you're an addict that thinks they must have a new game on day one to stay cool...get help. The game is exactly the same a year later. Save yourself some serious money and learn to delay gratification.
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doesnt really make sense to me. how do these gamers circulate games if no1 is buying them? i really dont see a group of friends only have 1 kid buying all the games and then passing it around like a drunk girl on halloween. i see it as each kid is buying 1 or 2 games and then passing them around, or is it just me?
I see it as a rigorous strict scientific method of accounting and statistical correlation. Something like this.

Would you believe 145 million active gamers. Oh I see your laughing in my face. Would you believe 82 million active gamers. Bet those 990 euro reports are selling like hotcakes.

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