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Pajderman said:

I don't buy multiple copies of the same game. But I often buy games that I will never take time to play.
Interesting concepts and series that I have liked in the past. I like games and wish for the gaming industry to thrive. My sad truth is rather that I enjoy playing older games that I already finished a couple of times more than the new ones.
i could stop spending money on games tomorrow and still have enough to play for a lifetime.

You're like me in the bolded I did that for a decade since I owned a PS3.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life. The reason I'm chaotic to few 3rd party developers is because I'm protecting Sega and also I lack skill to get really hot girl I really want. also few devs deserve it for making bad game's personal experiences, looking at Ghost Blade HD the shmup or Fighting EX Layer. My standards are too high for genres I play. KOF 13 > Fighting EX layer gameplay.

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What's the point in buying the exact same game for multiple consoles?



GoOnKid said:

What's the point in buying the exact same game for multiple consoles?

I played ESO with my Xbox peeps on Xbox.

I played ESO with my Playstation peeps on Playstation.



...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

I've also done the same for many other games, Minecraft, Diablo, COD's, mostly multi-players. But there have been instances where I purchased a game at launch on one system and played it through, then have purchased the same game on another console that is the GOTY edition years later with all the extras, and I play it again and also get to re-earn all the trophies or achievements.



...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

I double dipped huge on the WiiU with Virtual console games but have really tapered off on game spending this gen even before the economic downturn. Since the PS3 era I have bought many games that I have never played. I still have a bunch of unopened games for the WiiU that I will likely never get around to playing. So I have stopped double dipping but not really because of the economy.



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Why would you buy more than one copy of a game you already have?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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IcaroRibeiro said:

I generally double dip when I lost access for a game, either because the physical media degraded or because the hardware is no longer able to play them but this take a while to happen, something like once in 10 years or even more. I've bought many PS/PS2 titles on Switch/PS4 because of that

Other than that I can double dip when definitive editions came out. Something like Pokemon Platinum vs Pokemon D/P.


With that in in mind prices are scaling up fast in Brazil. Food is costing around 40% more a month than 3 years ago. Gas is up over 60%, paid services are all increasing as well, electricity, water. Eletronic prices went crazy, laptops that used to be 3000 BRL are now costing over 5000. Seems like we've regressed to the 90s levels of purchasing power in just 4 years. Taxes still crazy high, next year people who have 1.5x times minimum wages will start to have their paychecks taxed

I've been more conscious with my gaming purchases because I'm feeling every month I'm having less and less money left to spend

I'm from Portugal, things are also tough there, but gaming will always be affordable, no one needs to buy the next gen consoles or even current games, people could buy a wii and a ps4 and have more than plenty great games are very cheap prices, especially if you wait for sales. I have ps4 games that cost me like 5 euros or less. In my case I can easily afford games, doesn't mean I will pay 80-90 euros per game, that's just not very smart money management. No one needs to play the games right now, there's always older cheaper games that people haven't played, there is no way of playing all games ever released especially as games have become much bigger in length and content. Also we don't need many games at all, a game like assassins creed will last me a month to finish, and the last ones cost from 5-20euros only. And even after I finish such game I'll take a break and focus on movies and series.

In fact gaming is way more affordable and much better value than going out to party, you might spend way more just to go out to dinner and it lasts you like a couple hours of fun.



JackHandy said:

I don't think I've ever double-dipped. To me, it never made much sense because I'm a collector. Why do I need another copy? I already own a copy. And plus, I'm the type of person that wants to play games the way they were when they launched. I don't want to play a modern re-visioning of them. So there was just never a need for me.

There's always a need, example I could not stand the bad aliasing up to the ps4 era, therefore I will quickly update or repurchase games on the newer consoles just to have a sharper cleaner picture, why wouldn't I? That's like someone having an iphone 4 and never ever upgrading it. Why would I limit myself. Some repurchases are actually very cheap, GTA5 was like 10 dollars for the full game and looks miles better than on the ps3. Another example, shadow of colossus, just try playing it now on a 75inch screen on a ps2, it will look totally horrible compared to the ps4 remake. I would never even think twice about getting the upgraded version. Games are not movies or music, video game graphics actually improve very quickly in just a few years. I cant even manage to play ps3 let alone going even further back. I tried the first infamous on ps3 recently and I just couldn't do it, and even tough all ps3 games are free, I still don't want it.



Financially inflation hasn't hit my pockets yet, but I am a higher income earner.
I can still rush out and buy whatever I want.

But on the flipside there hasn't been any recent game releases that have interested me.



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victor83fernandes said:
JackHandy said:

I don't think I've ever double-dipped. To me, it never made much sense because I'm a collector. Why do I need another copy? I already own a copy. And plus, I'm the type of person that wants to play games the way they were when they launched. I don't want to play a modern re-visioning of them. So there was just never a need for me.

There's always a need, example I could not stand the bad aliasing up to the ps4 era, therefore I will quickly update or repurchase games on the newer consoles just to have a sharper cleaner picture, why wouldn't I? That's like someone having an iphone 4 and never ever upgrading it. Why would I limit myself. Some repurchases are actually very cheap, GTA5 was like 10 dollars for the full game and looks miles better than on the ps3. Another example, shadow of colossus, just try playing it now on a 75inch screen on a ps2, it will look totally horrible compared to the ps4 remake. I would never even think twice about getting the upgraded version. Games are not movies or music, video game graphics actually improve very quickly in just a few years. I cant even manage to play ps3 let alone going even further back. I tried the first infamous on ps3 recently and I just couldn't do it, and even tough all ps3 games are free, I still don't want it.

As I said, I'm one of those people who like to play games the way they were originally released. I own a CRT, so all the pre-HD games look really nice and sharp (as well as suffering from no input-lag), which takes care of the issues you're describing having to do with playing old games on new TVs. And then there's things like aesthetics, nostalgia and sensory etc. There's nothing quite like playing an NES game on an actual NES--especially if you're from that era, like me. Same with all the old consoles. If you really want to time travel for a few hours, there's no better way than turning off the lights, sitting down by yourself late at night and popping Silent Hill into your actual Playstation on a CRT while holding a real Dual Shock 1 in your hands. Takes you right back.