If I really want a game, I will buy it full price. If I kind of want the game, I might wait for it to be cheaper.
it depends on the product and the necessity but i usually prefer a specials sale
You can usually find a 40% or 50% off sale on just about any game just 2-3 months after release. Any time I have paid full price it has come back to bite me with buyers remorse, bugs, and bad game design.
I buy games most of the time when they are on special.
You know that piracy part is total nonsense.
People don't pirate games because they can't afford to buy, they do it because they can.
It doesn't matter if the game costs 10 or 50 there are still people who will pirate.
Did you know even free to play games have been downloaded thru pirating sites...
I think that says it all.
To the topic at hand, i don't care how much games costs, if i wanted it i buy it no matter what the price tag is.
I like to have box version, not digital (plus my slow and limited 20GB/montch internet). So when "SuperDuper Sale Must Have Go And Buy!!" comes, I'm usually not interested. I'l browse, look, maybe pick something up, but not if it's digital.
I actually have quite an expansive library of retail games since I buy most of them with cash. I need to get more prepaid credit cards if I do decide to get games on Steam. So most of the time I have to buy games at regular price unfortunately since retail outlets rarely do specials.
The Binding of Isaac Collection $2.23 :D
Thinking about getting Portal 2
I don't think games cost that much at all...some games i play for more then a 100 hours, i feel those games are not at all expensive for 50-60 euros. That comes down to 50/60 cents in hour and a 90 min movie cost 15-20 euros. So really games are cheap already, but cheaper! i am all for it.
Things like Onlive and Gaikai maybe the future. Rent a game for a dollar per hour stuff like that.
with the prices of games now, its the only way I can and or willing to buy a game.
40, 50, $60 is just way to much for ANY game, if you ask me, its not realistic and is the main reason for those that just go download them at some p2p site or how ever that works, if it was my choice, games would never go past the $30 price tag and most would stay around $25 or less. I mean with things Like steam that don't require physical copies to be made, it should be costing them less to make and or sell a game, the prices should be going down, not up.
They may argue that they've had to raise the price because of those that steal the game but I have no doubt that they do it because you raised the price and it'll only cause more people to do the same if you raise the price, they can't understand this so they just lobby the gov to further strict freedom on the internet like their doing now as we speak, sadly, they might get some where with it now at the TPP meeting...
Note that you can edit your posts, but I edited the TPP for you are removed other post.
I agree... never go over $30... I know in some countries though games are over $100 :(
gotta love steam :)
True enough, Steam has some excellent specials and it's so damn easy to buy and download. Buying games in-store is dieing.
Buying games at stores really is dieing because less people are buying new games at places like Best Buy and Walmart. Instead they are buying their games used at gamestop and gamestop makes all the profit from those sales and not the developers.
To be honest I rarely buy games new anymore. I'd rather wait 6 months or so until the game has a lot of user reviews online and videos of gameplay on youtube. Way too many games come onto the market today at the 60 dollar price point that are barely worth 30 bucks let alone 60. I'm starting to feel pc is where it's at for gaming because it takes too long for a game to drop in price for consoles. Where as on steam the price of games drop much faster.
If a game has NO BUGS whatsoever at release date then yes...so the answer to the question is always buy games on sale. ;)
Bugs.... good point. It's amazing how they get aware with it. They can because we don't say jack and still buy the games! Lets see if this makes sense... Release a game that's $60+ that's hardly playable on release, weeks/months later patches are released. many people spends hundreds and thousands of dollars in preparation for some games only to be disappointed. Easy solution to this is to test the game more before release, but there's money to be made and deadlines to be meet :/
Now hear is what is confused about games, most of the time before any games is released to the public,there are beta testers that trys out the games, now when these testers trys out the product, if there any bugs fix them now so the consumer wont have to experience any glitches or bugs
Good comment ..when new games is released 9/10 that their will be alot of bugs that will come up speicaly if it is a massive multiplayer , therefore they have to to do a update/patch
Swear all you want, I know I do. The way they treat us (gamers) is outrageous. I don't know why people put up with it.
I'm with you though, I typically only get games when they're at a reasonable price-point. Piracy isn't really going to help anything. Gotta do that thing... it's like democracy... oh yeah.... "Vote with your wallet." If they want your money bad enough, they'll play ball. People need to stop being so forgiving. Most of the games that come out aren't worth $20, let alone $60.
True enough, there are very few worth $60+ dollars IMO.
Did you know that Piracy has been going on since the early 80's like ex sample back then a person can take a blank cassette record songs an such off the radio ..as simple as that was known as Piracy ..
I normally only buy games when they are on sale,but some times if there is a game i REALLY want and don't want to wait,i will buy it at full price,but only if i can afford it.
I don't buy games :D
I hear ya, but if they were reasonably priced I believe it would discourage piracy.
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