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What's it called when a great game bundle is on sale and somebody...

#1AsucaHayashiPosted 11/28/2013 1:51:16 PM(edited)
argues the hypothetical "point" that not everybody will be interested in all the games in the bundle in an attempt to downplay the overall value altogether?

he might even go as far as saying that if only 1/10 games interest him, then he might as well buy that one game separately for the exact same price and therefore get the same value out of his purchase.

(seeing as game bundles on console are nearly non-existant then yes, this argument usually comes from the console gamer).
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#2ClouddxPosted 11/28/2013 1:47:29 PM
I believe it's called stupidity.
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#3Love_Me_SexyPosted 11/28/2013 1:52:53 PM
Clouddx posted...
I believe it's called stupidity.

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#4calcyclePosted 11/28/2013 1:54:33 PM
yeah, That's pretty much stubborn stupidity. Sometime people don't want to take advantage of beneficial opportunities and you just can't change their mind no matter how much you press the issue.

Live and let live, they say.
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#5AsucaHayashi(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 2:06:17 PM
alright, just checking XD.
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#6arleasPosted 11/28/2013 2:14:56 PM(edited)
From: AsucaHayashi | #001
he might even go as far as saying that if only 1/10 games interest him, then he might as well buy that one game separately for the exact same price and therefore get the same value out of his purchase.


It really depends on the nature of the bundle... If it's one key that activates 10 games on steam and I know I'm only ever going to play one of them, I have no interest in the rest and don't want them on my account, then yeah, I may wind up buying that one game by itself rather than get those 9 other games.

If it's one of those humble bundle type deals, then I'd do it anyway because part of it goes to charity (or all of it if I decide to donate that way). If (again) I'm only going to ever play 1 of those games and don't want the rest, I may go buy that game alone just to ensure that those developers get all the money rather than splitting it with 9 other game devs...

If it's one of those bundles where every key is separate, well then I buy the bundle and give away the games I don't want.

Really though it sounds to me like you're trying to get your friend to buy something he doesn't want to buy and he's just making excuses so he can say no.
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#7electroflamePosted 11/28/2013 2:11:19 PM
From: Clouddx | #002
I believe it's called stupidity.

This. Also:

From: arleas | #006
Really though it sounds to me like you're trying to get your friend to buy something he doesn't want to buy and he's just making excuses so he can say no.

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#8AsucaHayashi(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 2:24:12 PM
Really though it sounds to me like you're trying to get your friend to buy something he doesn't want to buy and he's just making excuses so he can say no.

not trying to convince anyone.

this is something that comes up in the usual PC/console argument where this is somehow supposed to be a point against PC gaming paying for itself in the end.

it's pretty much the same as saying "i prefer to receive less for my money when i buy games" and it even makes less sense in situations where you can actually choose the games you buy(like the getgames deals every once in a while).
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#9arleasPosted 11/28/2013 3:52:18 PM(edited)
From: AsucaHayashi | #008
this is something that comes up in the usual PC/console argument where this is somehow supposed to be a point against PC gaming paying for itself in the end.


So basically, they're determined to stay a console gamer and so are looking for reasons to make your "bundle full of cool games" sound like a bad thing. That's what I was talking about... Maybe you're not really trying to convince them, but maybe they feel like you're trying to convince them.

So...
From: calcycle | #004
you just can't change their mind no matter how much you press the issue.

^^ That.

Whenever you feel a conversation like that coming up with this person (if you like and respect that person anyway) just stifle the urge to brag about how cool PC gaming is (even if you don't think of it as bragging) and if that person ever decides to give it a try, he (or she) will ask YOU about it.

Also for the topic title: Technically that could be "Sour grapes"
sour grapes
pl.n.
Denial of the desirability of something after one has found out that it cannot be reached or acquired


Though it's probably not unreachable for them... just more effort than they're willing to expend on it.
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#10AsucaHayashi(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 8:15:39 PM
Maybe you're not really trying to convince them, but maybe they feel like you're trying to convince them.

which is still pretty asinine.

if somebody showed me 10-game bundles of varying quality, variety and pricing on par with the average bundle on PC, i would either jump on them or applaud the offer regardless of which console they were on.
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/