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Why do gamers with a huge blacklog buy games when they have unplayed ones?

#1HaloODSTDPosted 12/30/2012 5:18:29 PM
It's not like those new games are going anywhere in the next few months or appreciate in value (for most cases). I mean, think of where that money can go to.
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#2izza20Posted 12/30/2012 5:20:56 PM
1. Limited editions.
2. Niche-ey games that may only have a limited production run.
3. Anticipation for a game beyond anything in their backlog.

If none of those three are satisfied, sure, I'll wait until it's cheaper.
#3AltariotPosted 12/30/2012 5:20:58 PM
Because you touch yourself at night.
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#4BurgerTime79Posted 12/30/2012 5:21:24 PM
Many of us with backlogs will buy the games when they're cheaper anyways, or buy them used for under $20. Plus around this time of year you see some huge deals with prices that you won't see on most games for months down the line. It's as if you think that everyone with a backlog is slapping $60 each time.
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#5jammiesPosted 12/30/2012 5:22:27 PM
Altariot posted...
Because you touch yourself at night.


Doubtful. He's so repellant, even he won't touch himself.
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#6ManuKesnaPosted 12/30/2012 5:22:40 PM
because i have issues
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#7ps3_gamer_norgePosted 12/30/2012 5:23:17 PM
2 reasons:

I'm not poor and I have more money than time. ATM I have about 80 games something as a backlog.

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Chipping my way through them though
#8servb0tsPosted 12/30/2012 5:24:49 PM
izza20 posted...
1. Limited editions.
2. Niche-ey games that may only have a limited production run.
3. Anticipation for a game beyond anything in their backlog.

If none of those three are satisfied, sure, I'll wait until it's cheaper.


^^Bingo, and some are really limited, than get sold 10Xoriginal price.
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#9userfrigginamePosted 12/30/2012 5:26:54 PM
One reason could be from single or few-day sales.
#10HaloODSTD(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2012 5:29:26 PM
but you guys are just adding to a collection that will most likely be never played entirely.....seems like a waste too be honest, like a girl that keeps buying shoes even though she has a collection.
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