If I'm interested in a game, I'd rather spend the extra 20 bucks to support the developer and play my game than wait 2-4 weeks in the hope that I can get $10-20 off.
By the way, I love the post above me that indicates that money saved is money earned. We have such strange sentiments when it comes to money here. --- 84% of people make up their statistics. If you are one of the 16% that don't, put this in your signature.
Not always, some games take forever to drop in price and/or rarely go on sale. But if it's a game I really want from a developer I really like, I'd be glad to pay full price to support them.
Same here. If it's a game I really, really want and/or want to support one of my favorite developers (we need to do this now more than ever) I'll gladly pay $60 on day one, maybe even more for the limited edition. If it's a game I want but can wait til a price drop I will. If it's a game I want now but do not want to support the developer because of their business practices, I'll just buy it used when it's around $40 or so.
Bethesda has forever lost me as buying there "special editions" withthat crap they pulled with the crappy alduin statue that came with Skyrim.... poc was plastic not ceramic... --- **Self Proclaimed Official Bro-Hugger of the Xbox Boards, Total Bro Hugs given: 5**
I only buy brand new and day one every so often these days, so it's not a huge deal to me. Back when I bought a game or two a week, I'd look for deals, but I tend to buy a new release maybe once every two months now. And that's more because there's not much out I want anymore; growing older, interest waning, I couldn't tell you.
More than happy to throw $100 at Tomb Raider and $60 at Bioshock next spring. --- I don't take the orders from the war room anymore This is one recruit who surrenders
Some games I can justify spending £40 or more on. I actually bought a lot of games this year on release day for full price which I wished I hadn't. It didn't occur to me how much I actually spent this year on game related items.
Next year will be different though. I plan on buying brand new game on release day each month, even though there are several games being released on certain months that I would of bought before I knew how much I spent this year. This will give me a chance to play these new games properly and when I am finished with them, I can get those other games at a reduced price plus use ShopTo points to lower the price a bit more. --- Intel i7 930 @ 3.2GHz, Zalman CNPS10X Extreme, EVGA x58 FTW Motherboard, Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3, EVGA GTX 570, Corsair HX 650W Modular PSU. GT: Zichu
Is it even possible to buy a full priced game for less than $60? --- Mods thinking: "Alright, well I'm going to delete this topic, but first let me delete as many of these posts as I can! HohoMwahahhaha!!"
When I was younger, I "had" to have certain games the day they came out. Considering the amount of entertainment and joy I got out of playing them, it was often worth it to me to pay the full price and get it on or soon after release.
Now, I don't have quite as much time to play and the backlog's been accumulating for a while. It's easier on my wallet to buy a game for $20 or $30 that I missed out on in the past than it is to buy a new one for full price.
If I pay $60 for a game these days, it REALLY interests and, or, I really want to support the developer and pay the full price.
I'll also buy some games that I primarily play for multiplayer when they're still full price because I like to be on when the community is most active. Games don't seem to stay populated the way they used to... --- "How come when it's us, it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelet?" - George Carlin