" Yes, and no. I rarely will buy a game at full price, unless I really want it. But when the price becomes $30 or below... I tend to do bad things with my money. I bought Jagged Alliance 2 because it was on sale, and I hate that game. "Hahahahaha. I'm not talking new games specifically here so it all counts. I just mean gaming in general, new or used. I rarely buy new games either. Though i did spend $80 last month on the Alan Wake special edition.
" I bought F1 2010 because the box looked cool "LOL. Wow.
I used to be when I was younger, but when I realized I had way too many games that I almost never played, I started thinking more about what I was going to buy.
Other reasons was that I got older and also had to pay for clothes and stuff myself, which meant less games.
Cheap games, hell yes, I'm a impulse buyer on those - I buy almost anything that cost less than $3 that looks even remotely interesting.
I almost never buy any games that cost more than $20 though, not even those that feed the hungry and cure cancer.
Oh god yes. I had two fairly solid impulse purchases in the past 2 months. The first was when I broke my Dualshock controller, so I went into Best Buy looking to buy another one. Deterred by the $54.99 price tag, I complained and started to walk out until I saw DJ Hero & the turntable for $50. Bought it immediately.
Second was when I went to Target to buy some Mac & Cheese, ended up walking out with the Bioshock 2 Collector's Edition with the Vinyl soundtrack, artbook, posters & game for $35. I already own the game on the PC, mind you.
For the most part no, but there have been a few times that I did. For example, I bought Viewtiful Joe based solely on my playing it a few minutes before on a GameCube at a Toys'R'Us. And there were a few other times when something was marked down a lot in price and I picked it up.
What should I vote for if I never pay MSRP for a retail game out of pocket without the help of gift cards and/or credit but I am willing to pay for games on sale I'll probably never play but want to play? I really have no idea why I walk into video game stores anymore because I never buy anything.
yes some times
clash of the titans
secret service ultimate sacrifice
call of juarez bound in blood
evil dead a fistful of boomstick
state of emergency 2
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
Frontlines: Fuel of War
When it comes to the bargain bin/budget games in the local game store I can sometimes buy a few at the same time, but I have a very strict list of oldies I want to collect and games I just want to give a try.
So overal no, since I'm pretty broke most of the time thanks to monthly payments and the like.
" Yes, and no. I rarely will buy a game at full price, unless I really want it. But when the price becomes $30 or below... I tend to do bad things with my money. I bought Jagged Alliance 2 because it was on sale, and I hate that game. "This exactly.
On occasion I take a gamble with games I'm not sure on or plain don't know, but typically I get recommendations from friends/co-workers and I check Metacritic/Gamerankings to see if the reviewers who enjoy similar things as I have reviewed particular titles of interest.
Yes with iPod Touch games. With PS3/ PC games no I am not. Let see... in March I bought Just Cause 2, then I bought Shank during the summer, and now I bought Dead Rising 2. So the only full price game there was Just Cause 2. As for iPod Touch games though, I buy like one two every week, but I'm slowing down now that I have like a full page of folders all full of games.
A lot of the games I own were impulse purchases. I walk into a store and if the box art looks dumb, I buy it. That's how I end up with such masterpieces as Cocoto Fishing Master and Heavenly Guardian. Just the other day I came across APB and some game that had a quote from Norman Chan on the box. I managed to come to my senses though, and left with neither game. I need to come to my senses more often.