I just paid nearly full price ($60) for a game. The last time I did that was for Killzone 2 last year, and I regret that decision.
I just pre-ordered Heavy Rain. Instead of my typical save-a-buck waiting for a few months, I feel like rewarding Quantic Dream's massive risks, especially since I don't foresee very high sales for this game.
Has anybody else made special exceptions like this for a game when they don;t normally pay full price?
I read a post on Joystiq about Assassin's Creed II. I then looked it up on Amazon. It was $44, and I have Prime so I could have had it by Monday.
I realized that I have a big pile of Steam games, as well as the first, as well as the back half of Batman to play through, and I only have maybe 4 hours a week to game with right now, so I navigated away from the page so I could think about it. Now the game's back up to $56.
There's no real point to this other than to vent about being indecisive.
I stole this concept from a few people, so don't think it's original by any means. I just think that it's a good way to summarize what has been a very busy year in gaming for me. An apparently not a busy night because this list is super long and detailed. The list of hours is all approximate from memory because I'm not near the PS3 right now.
1 PS3 purchased. A big deal, obviously.
9 Retail PS3 games acquired. 7 purchased, 2 gifted.
8 PSN games downloaded.
1 PSP Game downloaded (Patapon 2)
11 Steam game purchased.
2 Steam games that I can't actually run on my hardware.
3 Games purchased from GOG (including one 4 pack).
1 game downloaded directly from the manufacturer (World of Goo)
29 games total.
312 Trophies on PSN
87 Trophies in Burnout Paradise alone.
41 Steam Achievements
1 glitched steam achievement
354 achievements total
250 Hours in Burnout Paradise
8000 Miles in the Dust Storm Superturbo.
60 hours in inFamous (or so)
2 Playthroughs of inFamous
25 hours in Fallout 3
25 hours in God of War Collection
15 hours in Uncharted 2
15 hours in Killzone 2
2 hours in Resistance 2
392 hours total on retail PS3 games (approximate)
20 hours in Wipeout HD
5 hours in Flower
5 hours in Flow
5 hours in Pixeljunk Shooter
5 hours in Pixeljunk Eden
3 hours in Shatter
2 hours in Zen Pinball
2 hours in Noby Noby Boy
48 hours total on PSN games (approximate)
9 hours in Patapon 2 (approximate)
19.1 hours in Torchlight
6.9 hours in Altitude
1.9 hours in Osmos
0.9 hours in Grid (barely runs)
0.8 hours in Mass Effect (doesn't run)
0.7 hours in Crash Time 2
0.3 hours in Serious Sam HD
30.6 hours on Steam Games
10 hours in The Incredible Machine Games
1 hour in Pro Pinball: Timeshock
27 hours in Pokemon Blue. Nostalgia > all
510 hours spent on gaming in total (approximately).