How many games do you buy in a year?

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#1

Lets see… I am courious. With DOOM3 here already I was wondering in how many games do the cdfreakers invest their hard earned every year?`

I usually buy 1 game a year (max. 2), and usually receive arround 2 as gift in different ocasions. This year I have already used my quota with DOOM3 :slight_smile: and will probably receive HL2 as birthday gift from somebody.

How many games pass your buying exam per year?


#2

I’ve just bought 10+ in the past week.


#3

wow, this thread made me realize i havent bought a game since mario kart for the gamecube came out.


#4

and me realize that i get more than 5 a year…


#5

Like 2-3. I spend most of my money on music CDs and movie DVDs.


#6

I usually spend my money on crack… just kidding.

On average, I buy half a game per year.


#7

Not sure if ps2 games apply but i usually buy 3 or 4
Not really a big pc gamer i find more fun beating the protections…
I am expecting HL2 for the pc free with a 9600 graphics card purchase i made a while back…


#8

I voted 2-3. I am not getting Doom3 when it comes out…too expensive. No game is worth that much money. Maybe I’ll wait until the price is knocked down or borrow it from somebody.


#9

Most new games are FPS(which I hate) and the rest simply don’t appeal to me.

I own only 3 games and their expansions, 6 games total, and thats all I like and have, I have’t bought a game in years.

Although I often experiemnt with friends new games to see how to cope with new copy protection for kicks.


#10

My GF is expecting me to get her The Sims 2 when it comes out. Personally, I like puzzle games coz they appeal to my intellectual side. :wink:


#11

My mum doesn’t let me game on my computer… it ‘Stuffs up the computer’ :frowning: But I still do anyways :p. I am only playing Conquer at the moment (www.conqueronline.com), which is a MMORPG (like Diablo II), and is F2P (Free2Play). So I don’t buy games. I have been playing Heroes IV though…


#12

Me just the other way round - maybe 1 game in 5 years! The demos usually are just sufficient for me.

:smiley:


#13

I’m gonna get Hot Shots Golf 4, Gran Turismo 4, and GTA LA this fall. HL2 and Doom 3 are not on my list.


#14

“None (I don’t game!)”

Well lets say I rarely game, not enough that I will ever pay for anything. I always find free alternatives such as demo’s, freeware, beta’s etc.


#15

Depends. I usually do not purchase games upon their release date. Doom 3 should cost about 62 euro’s when new, but i rather buy it 2nd hand or just wait for next year.

This also servers another purpose ; Not wanting to purchase a new motherboard and vga card every year.

I have just bought and recieved 2nd hand versions of Midnight Club 2 , Burnout 2 and Wolfenstein for my Xbox , each game costed me just 20 euro’s instead of 59,59 a piece new. Last year i bought the complete works of Half Life (Half Life , Counterstrike , Opposing Force and Blue Shift) for a total of 15 euro’s.

One exception last year was Broken Sword III , i just had to get that game (45 euro’s !).

This year i have bought about 15 games for my xbox , about 1 for the pc.
Last year i didn’t own a xbox yet , so i just bought about 4 or so games.

Being a game reviewer is also quite beneficial ; I never have to buy the games i review and with luck i’m usually one of the first people to get the game (or preview code) . For instance : I already have Colin McRae 2005 :slight_smile:


#16

^^ the games i buy a year (more than 5) are not first release, i get them after they have beem released for long time.

for ex, the latest game i got (last month) was Sim City 4 deluxe, it was released long tim ago (a year or 2?).

an exception was Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, as i had Prince 1 and 2 and where the best games i played, and i wanted to continue the legacy…

i will never ever get HL2 nor doom 3, i don’t like FPS games…


#17

I buy about 5 games a year, but I only buy them for their protection! :stuck_out_tongue:

Just bought XIII, because it’s protected with Tagès.

Gonna look if I can make a working copy (already thanks to Spath for this).


#18

doom3 gives me the willies already. if you have the hardware, buy it.


#19

/me wonders if Doom3 will also have an linux installer as Unreal Tournament 2004


#20

Now that I’ll get to university, the first thing I’ll ask from my parents is a new pc and DSL (along with the drivers license).

Haven’t bought a game for 3 years. I think with Doom3 I’ll make an exception. :slight_smile: