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Huh? What? I don't buy games? Well just you watch, I'm going to the store right now to buy 5 games like a good "American".
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post #82 of 144
90% of publishers don't sell games (possibly more) so what? Where is the problem?
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post #83 of 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
$60 a whack really adds up. I usually only buy when Steam is having a sale or giveaway (well the latter isn't really 'buying' but you know what I mean )
I wait for when the games I want are $20 or less (even if it takes an entire year). That's why my hardware is normally a generation behind and upgrading isn't as much of a priority for me.

$50 can get me 2 or 3 games versus just one (sometimes even more if I get them off of ebay). The only game I didn't wait for a price drop was GTA IV & NBA 2k10 (both on PC).
     
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post #84 of 144
This is so stupid and misleading. Basically they look at used numbers, loan numbers, (oh, all self reported btw) and see how many titles a person plays with out paying. But everyone on this forum knows that is an incorrect number and lie to say that over half of gamers never buy a game. They also count buying used and "not buying". Rubbish.

Most gamers buy some small number of games on launch, their most favorite games or the games they are most excited about. They then buy a larger number of titles used or when they go on sale, like Steam sales. They also play on their friends devices and their friends and family's games.

Should we make it illegal to play your brother's copy of Xenogears? Should you not be able to resell your copy of Dark Souls? This is kind of what this article implies.

I know OCN is too smart to buy into this though.
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post #85 of 144
The true reason I even came from console to PC is because I simply cannot afford the $60 on every single game that's released. Steam is much more convenient with sales and such.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
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.
Id argue that some of today's games have less content that some Genesis games
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Isn't it the other way around? Wasn't $40 was worth more in the '80s than it is worth today?
Yes, I didn't phrase that well. Obviously what I meant to say is that a game that cost $40 in 1980 would cost waaaaaay more in 2011 due to inflation. $110 to be precise, according to this inflation calculator anyway.

So everyone who ever whines about the price increase to $60 for most games...shaddup already. You should be paying over $100 for games based solely on inflation...and that completely ignores how much more you get in a game today than you did in the old days!!!
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I use to not buy games and i can tell you those that pirate are not gamers. Now i buys as many games as i can.
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I only pre-order games and usually collectors or other special editions. Bought 5 games in the last 2-3 months and another 5 until next spring for sure. MW3 soon, NFS The Run, Diablo III. All pre-ordered.

Its my passion to collect boxes and stuff ya know. Also wish i wasnt a student and could buy the game myself xD Lovely parents, arent they...
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post #90 of 144
I buy everything almost everything I play, I guess that makes me part of the 44%, sometimes, I even buy games I never play, like when steam has a sale, I play 5 minuets of a game and am done, just wanted to see what it was like on the other side of the digital fence I guess. Like others have said, I too usually wait until a game is <$15, except bf3 and skyrim, both pre-ordered. Now I just need some new hardwares.
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