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

#101ChargrilledPosted 12/31/2012 1:22:01 AM
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.

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#102comingbackdownPosted 12/31/2012 1:26:35 AM
I have a backlog of 20+ games. Why did I just buy another 20ish? Sale. Incredible freaking sale. I may forget the games in my backlog and run with these, or I may wait two years to play them. Either way, they're all games I've been wanting to play for ages, and I got them dirt freakin' cheap even compared to current retail prices. Can't argue with that one. But I'm done buying games for now. TIME TO FREAKIN' PLAY THEM!
#103SomnusNemorisPosted 12/31/2012 1:33:22 AM
I'm with TC. I was going to buy Hitman: Absolution the other day because it was on Amazon's lightning deals for a ridiculously cheap 14 (games here are 40) brand new, but I thought "Why?", I already have so many games in my collection unfinished. If I eventually clear them I can then pick it up, and for probably cheaper again.
#104boofiePosted 12/31/2012 1:36:43 AM
To support the industry.
#105Vidius101Posted 12/31/2012 1:58:16 AM
Just to have the newest. Just a little thing called keeping up with the jones.
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#106Marley237Posted 12/31/2012 2:35:51 AM
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#107Lightning_fanPosted 12/31/2012 2:43:05 AM
boofie posted...
To support the industry.


Seriously its better than pirating a ton of games.

I think TC is maybe envious (which is fine) and then maybe mad that the people in question do not play all the games.

Different people have different gaming styles.

Many of us like to finish games but some people love experiencing a ton of games at once.
#108ps3_gamer_norgePosted 12/31/2012 4:50:47 AM
rschrake86 posted...
ps3_gamer_norge posted...
2 reasons:

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

psnprofiles.com/hfred123

Chipping my way through them though


LoL. He's also a cheater. Some of his games are locked out. PSNProfiles ONLY do that under suspicion of modding/hacking/cheating.


Locked out? I'm gonna assume you mean the platted games that does not have 100%. That is because there have been dlc trophies I havent acquired. If that's not what you mean then I really have no idea.

Either way, you're wrong.
#109XplodnPnguins92Posted 12/31/2012 5:45:56 AM
i buy when they go on sale.
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#110oo7demonkillerPosted 12/31/2012 7:54:36 AM
because i always like to have something to play next.
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