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the only games i bought/going to to buy at release

MW3
BF3
Skyrim
The online multiplayer games I can see buying at or near launch. The community is fickle and tends to move on, so getting in early is the only way to get in on a "hugeness" of the game. I love playing BioShock 2 multiplayer, but since I got in a year after launch the community is very small.

But Skyrim, on the other hand, is a poster child for the "delayed gratification" concept. If Oblivion is any guide, there will be many DLCs coming. At least waiting until the Game of the Year edition comes out and get all of that DLC bundled in for $60. Me, I'll be waiting another year to get GOTY for less than $30. Who cares if it is two years old by then? It will still be the exact same awesome game. (Or, if it turns out to suck, I will have learned that long before!)
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87.3% of statistics are made up.
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These figures are perfectly believable.

No one in my girlfriends family buys games, they pirate them (mostly DS and Wii games). My brother doesn't buy games, he pirates them (and will probably never play 95% of them).
The only people who I now who pirate a lot are just crazy collectors. They'll literally download a 1000 movies so they can "have" them.They don't actually watch them or do anyting with them they just "collect".
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I think the title is a bit misleading. From what I can tell the article is putting a spotlight on the fact that people buy games used, not that they don't buy at all. Some games I feel is worth the full sticker price for what I'll use it for. Example is MW3, I play SP far more than MP because I suck at MP. So for me a game with a better SP experience, and not just FPS, like Portal 2 is well worth buying full price vs something that is geared towards MP. That's why I havent bought Bops, when it's $20 or less I'll jump but not before.
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The online multiplayer games I can see buying at or near launch. The community is fickle and tends to move on, so getting in early is the only way to get in on a "hugeness" of the game. I love playing BioShock 2 multiplayer, but since I got in a year after launch the community is very small.

But Skyrim, on the other hand, is a poster child for the "delayed gratification" concept. If Oblivion is any guide, there will be many DLCs coming. At least waiting until the Game of the Year edition comes out and get all of that DLC bundled in for $60. Me, I'll be waiting another year to get GOTY for less than $30. Who cares if it is two years old by then? It will still be the exact same awesome game. (Or, if it turns out to suck, I will have learned that long before!)
i have to agree here, but i just can't wait anymore, just as i cant wait when fallout 4(i know it's going to be a while) comes out
   
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Who wants to buy another new military fps clone every few months?

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I love the ignorance of these posts... Military FPS games are not clones of each other. You failing to see any difference in the games does not mean they are all clones of each other. The only possible way you can say this and be right is if you're talking about the basic purpose of the games; shoot and kill you're enemy.
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If publishers want to make more money, they will cut prices by 60% and make DRM less annoying, or drop it entirely.
We do live on the same planet, right?
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post #128 of 144
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My brother doesn't buy games, he pirates them (and will probably never play 95% of them).
I do the same thing except for the pirate thing lol. I bought 10 games from Steam and I have only played one
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You say "all the hoops" like it takes more work than finding a server for any other game. The entire system works for 99% of people, if not 100% by now, and it isn't like Origin is in the way. It launches automatically when you choose to launch the game from browser, so it's pretty much like the client isn't even there.

It doesn't take any additional work, and it actually consolidates pretty much all aspects of the game like stats, communications, and "platoon" management to a single page. I would say the system makes things easier if anything.

People just need to always have something to complain about. I could see if it was actually a pain in the buttocks to use, but it frankly isn't.
Right, I apologize. I think we all should just lay back and continue to allow these game companies to shove extra DRM and BS down our throats and we should just take it. I mean jeez, what was I thinking when I boycotted UBIsoft for using starforce. I was obviously dumb for refusing to buy games using full on securom.

Hey while your at it, why don't you just write every single publisher and tell them each one of them should run their own digital distribution software so we can have 15 different clients running just to play 2 games each on them.

It's thinking like yours that has brought this kind of crap to PC gaming. We never had to deal with this stuff before and I personally won't be putting up with it now because some people like to bend over and take it.

P.S. these aren't fighting words, just sayin.
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that website maybe crap but they're right.
50% of gamers in the world dont buy games, they just play the free mmorpgs
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