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18-12-2012, 02:22 PM #61
18-12-2012, 02:27 PM #62
I am totally broke but my steam sales rules are gonna save me :
- Only games that are in my wishlist (or should be).
- One game a day
- nothing below a 75% deal.
Games I am looking forward to:
Dishonored, FTL, XCOM, Borderlands 2, Torchlight 2, Sleeping dogs, Far Cry 3, Assassin's creed 3. All are pretty new, so I am not sure I'll even buy one game this Xmas...
18-12-2012, 02:36 PM #63
18-12-2012, 02:36 PM #64
- Join Date
- Oct 2012
18-12-2012, 02:40 PM #65
I usually wait for sales for all my games, but I do buy new/preorder... I preordered Torchlight II because it was so cheap and I bought Dark Souls on release because I wanted to support From Software's decision to bring it to PC. Now I feel irrationally happy for singlehandedly ensuring Dark Souls II's PC version at release.
18-12-2012, 02:48 PM #66
18-12-2012, 02:50 PM #67
18-12-2012, 03:45 PM #68
18-12-2012, 03:46 PM #69
For what it's worth, though, you've hit on something that occurred to me about a year and a half ago. Why am I spending so little on games I enjoy so much, and at the same time spending so much buying games in general? It's part and parcel with the whole hording thing, so little money to the truly great games and so much (in $5 increments) to developers of crap and fluff.
I've been conscientiously trying to alter my game buying behavior for the last while, and a bit part of that has been a drive to buy far fewer games at significantly higher prices. That's anathema to a lot of folks around here, I know, but I've come to believe that if a game is really worth playing than it's worth paying real money for, and if it's not worth paying real money for then it's probably not worth playing.
In general, I've been much happier with my purchases, the developers have gotten the money they actually deserve, and I haven't found myself constantly regretting idiotic sale purchases. I don't expect this to be everyone's cup of tea, of course, but it's certainly worked better for me.
18-12-2012, 03:54 PM #70
The only relevance it really has to anyone else is to encourage people to experiment with it, on the grounds that they might not have done and might find it beneficial. But you can’t legislate a blanket subscription of “Buying games x way is right/wrong” when the criteria is personal satisfaction.
18-12-2012, 03:55 PM #71
18-12-2012, 03:59 PM #72
18-12-2012, 04:00 PM #73
18-12-2012, 04:37 PM #74
So, I delay whole months for games, no reason not to pay RRP, but once hype has collapsed and the sales happen, I could ignore the sales. Hell I could ignore the game altogether.
Mostly that is what happens, heck of RPS's calender games incite a "meh" from me, just as most regular media charts will.
But occasionally something short or flawed but still with merit comes out,or maybe it's drm or distribution brings the life span of the game into question, maybe public opinion is vastly split and the game lacks a demo.
That's sale fodder.I am once again writing a blog, vaguely about playing games the wrong way
18-12-2012, 05:16 PM #75"He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to
the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free". ~ Luke 4:18
18-12-2012, 05:22 PM #76
18-12-2012, 05:22 PM #77
I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my candidate for the sale thread name: "The inevitable actual sale thread, with some focus on highlighting the games that are seriously discounted but unlikely to appear as flashes or dailies." That's pure marketing brilliance, if I ever saw it.
18-12-2012, 05:24 PM #78
Also, to clarify, I'm mostly talking indie games/smaller publishers here. Things the size of Paradox and below, if you like, where I feel like my money actually meaningfully helps out. I'm not tremendously concerned about buying EA or Ubi games at full price.
18-12-2012, 05:28 PM #79
18-12-2012, 05:33 PM #80
Of course you could make an argument that if you spend $5 on a game and spend 400 hours on it, you've probably reached the point of investment that you'd follow the developer's next creation and invest in that, likely at launch. Like a lot of fiscal matters, it's short-sighted to only recognise the initial payment. For instance, I bought Super Meat Boy on release on the 360 (when during its initial release, it was reduced for early buyers). After liking it so much, I bought it again on the PC in the Steam summer sale last year. I then bought Binding of Isaac at full price and then its expansion, Wrath of Lamb, at full price too. In all likelihood, I'll buy the new version of it when it comes out and I'm already looking forward to whatever the hell Mew-genics is. And on top of that, I'll be getting The Basement Collection at some point (again, probably on sale).
This is me not getting involved with this part of the discussion. Ha.