The Big Pixels examines why the days of paying full price for a game are long gone.
I wish I could use Gamefly... I just can't stand waiting 4 months for a game I really want.
Meh, there aren't many games I need to play RIGHT NOW so I don't mind waiting.
If I don't play them immediately, I will physically collapse and die.
Agreed. I can often get them for much cheaper on release anyway and I get to play the games I love.
I find myself more geared towards PSN titles as opposed to Retail. PSN titles I feel give you more bang for your buck. PSN titles are cheap yet offer you same amount if not more content for what Retail $60. offers. DeathSpank 1,2 are perfect examples. at least 8 hrs of gameplay for $15 where as you get 6-8 for $60.....
I have a Gamefly account and it's nice, but it does suck when you want to play a specific game and they don't send it to you. However, it's perfect for playing 1-2 year old games en masse, as long as you aren't too hung up on owning them.
He makes some great points and even fails to mention yet another upside to his strategy. Avoiding the DLC nonsense/raping. By lagging release dates on stuff you DO decide to buy by a long period, you can get the "GotY" edition with all of that DLC everyone paid ten bucks a pop for usually at a total package price lower than the original game by itself. As long as it isn't a multiplayer game where it has a "hot" window where you can easily get online matchups, I'm going this route. So, this year, I'm looking at Borderlands and Fallout 3 GotY editions instead of New Vegas and Lord of Shadows.
Probably a good idea.
some times and "I" article is aproved, and 99% not?
I think you're talking about the fact it's a blog article, which are normally not allowed on n4g. but hey, it's n4g.
"I" = Opinion Piece. This "I" "Article" got approved. Get it?
i loved the gamestop idea might try it
I stopped buying full price games even tho I want to play some of them like (Mafia 2, Dantes Inferno etc) playing WoW keeps me happy whhilst i wait for prices to go down. I bought my God of War 3 for 19.99 an my uncharted 2 for the same price. Only certain games get day one purchase from me like Halo reach did. An next force unleashed 2
thats what i do too, except games like BFBC2 or games that will have a big online component. any single player game will be bought @ $15-$30. im still waiting for GoW3 to hit $20 in my area.
I aslo bought bad company 2 day one for my Pc 24.99 limited eition too. I only shop online either Game or Play.com. Best prices you can find. An i absolutely agree online multiplayers Could get day one purchases but sinle player games can wait lol.
@maxcer: I'm with you, man. But FYI in reference to your GoW3 comment. That's one of the awesome things about Gamefly, they discount their prices on used stuff MUCH faster than Gamestop. I picked up GoW3 from them for $23 delivered. Their Gamefly rewards dollars loyalty program is great, too, because it translates into serious discounts on an already low price.
Wow its amazing that game companies even send this guy games...
If the game is SP only, I rent most of the time using a BB monthly rental pass, except for a AAA titles like GodofWar. At 60 bucks, I just dont buy that many games. Buying games like Madden and COD every year gets old, so little changes. but I do buy madden since its the most played game in the house
....gives you a discount on the next game you purchase,so start giving amazon a try.remember that in order for the gaming industry thrive we must buy games.i understand that we are in a recession and must find other means to buy games.thats why i choose amazon.
"remember that in order for the gaming industry thrive we must buy games.i understand that we are in a recession and must find other means to buy games." NO. What you mean is that: for the games industry to thrive the developer's and publisher's must deliver $60 or more worth of value to the consumers when they are asking for $60 for a product, right? The video games BUSINESS is a $25 BILLION dollar industry in the US as of 2009 not some kind of hopeless charity we have to support. It is their JOB to provide us with products and services that are worth our $$. I think publishers are gouging prices to be honest, and I have no qualms with getting myself the best deal possible. Consumers must stand up for themselves if they don't want to be fleeced like sheep.
I totally agree about the 3 month thing. For me 3 weeks is usually the limit. I seldom find myself playing anything past that unless its really good, but thats why i have gameflys 2 disks at a time plan. One slot can always be used to get the quicker games and play em while the other is used for games that take up a lot of time or are really good.
There are some games that are day 1 buys for me, and some that I can wait on. But I do buy all my games, I don't like renting or borrowing of any kind. The reason is because I feel rushed and obligated to play a game if its not mine, and that's no fun. My mood for certain games can change quickly so I like to own the games on my shelf and grab whatever I feel like playing whenever I feel like playing it.
Agreed. That's how my 200+ game collection came to be.
I don't think games offer too little content. Look at movies; blu-rays, as far as I know, are never cheaper than $20, and they last what, two hours? so for a ten hour game (even if you don't play multiplayer, like Brad) a little over three times that amount seems almost reasonable. Besides, Brad, it almost sounds in the paragraph like you're taunting companies to go all "online pass" on our asses. Not that I'm any better, I buy, like, four games a year. Now, someone should write an article about how to shoplift games.. <_< >_>
Take Lord of the rings which is at most 60$ (for all three movies) and lasts close to 12 hours (without bonus content) which is more than most SP games...I've watched those movies like 10 times each...the only games that I feel give me as much in return are Civilization games, RPGs and games with a strong multiplayer component like BFBC2. In anycase movies and games are totally diffrent, movies are like riding in the backseat enjoying the scenery, gaming is like driving the car...sometimes I like to relax, sometimes I like to drive.
"I don't think games offer too little content. Look at movies; blu-rays, as far as I know, are never cheaper than $20," You pay $20 for BD movies? LOL... What are you retarded? Unless you're buying DVDs/Blu-rays day one there's no need to pay more than $9 for a movie in any format. Seriously, consumers need to stand up for themselves. It's $60 games today, it'll be $60 game + $15 DLC + $5/mo subscription tomorrow. Just say "no", man.
It's a case of replay value. If a game is so story driven that you're only going to have reason to play it all the way through once, why buy it? That's why I tend to drift towards actual "games" that I'll be compelled to play through multiple times. At $60 a pop, I expect more than 5 hours of gameplay.
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