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I'm NOT paying full retail price for games ever again.

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Initial post: Nov 24, 2012 11:24:24 AM PST
Picked up these last couple of days:

Dishonored $25
Borderlands 2 $25
Skyrim $25
Sleeping Dogs $25
Sports Champions 2 $10
LBP Karting $25
GoW Saga $15

These will keep me somehow busy until next black friday, where I will pick up next year's releases at similar prices.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:25:56 AM PST
Good deal. Very smart also, but me...I just cant wait for some games :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 11:27:48 AM PST
El Tron says:
I grabbed that Sports Champions 2 deal as well. I can't way to play it. I loved the first one.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:28:06 AM PST
The God of War Saga at that price is just downright robbery. Haha.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 11:40:41 AM PST
I know, haha. Next year I'll only pick up The Last of Us at launch.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:43:22 AM PST
I'm sad I missed the Sports Champions 2 deal :(

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:44:18 AM PST
I won't be able to wait on Farcry III. That game came out of nowhere for me, but it looks amazing. I'll get that and then Bioshock Infinite at launch.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 11:48:54 AM PST
agreed. Full price is a joke

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:52:25 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
I agree also, I rarely pay full price for a game. There are some franchises I will purchase day 1 though such as the Assassin's Creed.

I usually rent the games first to see if I like them then they go on my wishlist and wait for a sale or price reduction.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 11:55:24 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
I liked the first one as well - Bocci ball was so much fun. Played it at my bro-in-laws. Don't have Move yet or I would have grabbed this as well.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:57:41 AM PST
There is generally no reason to pay full price for a game unless you must play it on day one or want to support the studio/IP. Other than those reasons it is almost always advisable to wait for a better deal and in this generation it doesn't take long to get a lower price.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 11:59:34 AM PST
Ultimo_G says:
I have to agree with this. I have a few games I purchased at launch a few months ago and even as recently as a month ago. Those games are now $20-$30 on sale and I could have easily purchased them (I actually did purchase a few for gifts for friends and family) as they were in stock when I viewed them. I may consider buying full price only when I know I will love the game and it is a very good but small developer that gets little recognition outside of the core gaming group.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:02:08 PM PST
You say this but just wait till The Last of Us.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:02:42 PM PST
"support the studio/IP"

Yep, this is the reason for most of my day one purchases.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 12:06:02 PM PST
DVvM says:
I pretty much only buy games first day when:
1) Due to a failure of willpower I buy into the hype and feel I "need" to play the game right away.
2) I suspect the game will become scarce and thus more expensive, rather than less.
3) There's some sort of impressive preorder incentive.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:10:36 PM PST
Most my day one purchases max out at $15.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 12:10:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2012 12:11:14 PM PST
I buy Day One because:

1) I'm weak-willed
2) I wants it, Precious
3) Just look at it....shiny

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:13:07 PM PST toy...shiny!

Okay, yeah, that happens to me too, lol. :)

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 12:17:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2012 12:19:00 PM PST
quinten488 says:
No game is worth $60 thats why I never pay, eventually they will be down to $20.

I got Borderlands 2 for $25.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:22:54 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
I'm in the same boat, though I also can replace hype with "series I LOVE".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:41:15 PM PST
DVvM says:
Well, the series I love are the ones to whose hype I am susceptible.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 12:46:21 PM PST
That's a hell of a price on the God of War Saga, about $25 too much for LBP Karting since it will be on PS+ for free by next week. But nice finds Flores!

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 12:50:24 PM PST
Prankster says:
I have about 40-45 PS3 games now and I think I've paid full price only on 2 of those games. One of them even had a $20 credit. It pays to be patient sometimes. Even if I want to play a game day one, I just remind myself how much I already have left to play and eventually forget about that game.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:51:07 PM PST
I'm going to be very disappointed in you if you're not in here discussing DA: Inquistion when it comes out. Speaking of which, did you get to play through the story mode of the Old Republic yet? I heartily recommend Imperial Agent.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:55:46 PM PST
DVvM says:
I'm preordering Dragon Age 3 as soon as they say I can play it on the 360 and someone gives me a link, don't worry.

I haven't played TOR yet due to lack of qualified PC.
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