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Do you primarily buy your "modern" games new or used?

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Poll: Do you primarily buy your "modern" games new or used? (192 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you primarily buy your "modern" games new or used?

  1. Mostly new (48 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. Mostly used (78 votes [40.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.62%

  3. About the same (34 votes [17.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.71%

  4. I don't really buy "modern" games (32 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#26 vdub_bobby OFFLINE  



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Posted Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:05 AM

I don't buy any modern games...last current-gen system I had was the N64 in 2000. I bought a bunch of games new at the time for it, but I haven't had the $ since then to keep up.

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Posted Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:30 PM

I generally buy used unless the price difference is $5 or less. If said store doesn't have any used copies that are worth my time, I just go somewhere else.

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:45 AM

I normally go right for the used games (I'm an all-around gamer, though I prefer retro). I'm not the richest man on the block, so if it'll save some money and get the same result (i.e. allow me to play the games I want), I'm all for it. Don't forget, you can always ask to see the condition of the discs before you actually pay. Though I will admit, all of my Guitar Hero/Rock Band gear was bought brand new!

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:27 PM

I try to buy used, but a lot of the times, on new titles, there is just a few bucks that separate them between new and used. So, I buy new.

But, if it's an older title, I'll buy used if I can find a sweet deal.

#30 PingvinBlueJeans OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:00 PM

New. I'm not into the abused used copy for $4 less scene. I'm looking in your direction Gamestop! :P


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Posted Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:45 AM

For the Wii I usually only buy new, I hate the crappy finger smudged/sticky used Gamestop boxes. I do wait for price drops though, I am currently waiting for the following....
Dragonquest Swords
Big Brain Wii Degree

#32 tisaperfectdayelise OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:35 AM

Because I, obviously, have to buy classic games used, I find it thrilling to walk into a normal store and purchase a current-system's game. PLUS, I like the idea of having something that nobody else has played before....silly, I know....

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Posted Sun Feb 8, 2009 2:22 AM

I like getting new games for my most current system. It's generally not a big enough savings for me to validate things like scuffed disks and missing instructions or cases.

#34 HammR25 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:49 PM

I don't buy used games at all. I just wait for the new games to come down in price. I don't have to have them when they're first released.

#35 Noelio OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:46 PM

I buy used on not so new and new "filler" titles but when something massive like Fallout 3, GTA4 comes out, I try to buy the collectors editions new.

#36 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:58 PM

Mostly new, but that's only because I don't buy all that many "modern" games to begin with.

When the present generation becomes the previous, that's usually when the good buzz finally trickles into my retro-encrusted brain, and I'll pick up a bunch of used games for the other systems. The challenge then becomes finding the time to play them.

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Posted Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:54 AM

mostly used.i usually only buy new is when there marked down in price.

#38 AussieAtari OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:13 PM

I buy most of my PS2 and Xbox 360 games used, but most of my Wii games new as the used prices are too high and often I can get new for the same price or even less than used.

Is the original Xbox "modern", or now you cannot buy new games for it, is it becoming "retro"?

#39 Linkz1 OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:46 AM

I try to get the games new. Optical disks are too tempermental to not buy one that has yet to have been played.

#40 otaku OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu May 21, 2009 1:28 AM

Probably about even. If its cheap new I get it. If I really need it asap or know I will keep it I buy new. But I always try to buy used or trade what I don't play so as to keep my hobby a little more affordable

#41 Berzerk_2652 OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Jun 6, 2009 7:31 PM

I typically will buy used games, obviously for older systems, but also for my gaming rig and Wii. The only new games I have bought lately are Sonic Unleashed (which I love and hate, you Sonic lovers know what I mean), and the Conduit for the Wii, which is a pre-order.

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Posted Sat Jun 6, 2009 10:20 PM

Since my entire collection almost consists of classic games, the only modern game system I have is the PS2, and I always buy them used. You can get yesterday's killer apps for today's low low prices.



If only I can figure out how to post youtube videos here...... :(

Edited by brandondwright, Sat Jun 6, 2009 10:22 PM.

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Posted Sat Jun 6, 2009 11:03 PM

If only I can figure out how to post youtube videos here...... :(

Embed them like so (remove the underscores, video ID in the middle) [_youtube]0WM3xu2hUiY[_/youtube]

And heres Kato to play you off. :D


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Posted Sat Jun 6, 2009 11:26 PM

Mostly used.

I don't do a lot of modern gaming. Once in a while a great title, with a large explorable game world hits and I get sucked in.

There are just too many 4 hour movie / franchise deals priced at 60 bucks to get me excited.

Sacred 2 on the 360 is a lot of fun. It's got huge replay value with several very differentiated characters, 100 plus quests, tons of items, and a great big game map with so much detail it's funny. And the developers have a great sense of humor too. I laugh often at this game.

Anyway, getting back to the thread, something like this used is the way to go. I did what I almost never do and bought this one new because I could see the play value in advance from the PC version. (I do NO PC gaming anymore)

I'll chip away at this one, character by character with my wife, and maybe go 6 months on it. In that time, I'll either see a used title to try, or just retro game, or work on programming / hardware hobby things.



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Posted Sun Jun 7, 2009 11:29 AM

If only I can figure out how to post youtube videos here...... :(

Embed them like so (remove the underscores, video ID in the middle) [_youtube]0WM3xu2hUiY[_/youtube]

And heres Kato to play you off. :D




#46 Segataritensoftii OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jun 7, 2009 2:18 PM

Hardly ever have the money for games in general, so not many "modern" titles for me. :(

#47 carmel_andrews OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Jun 9, 2009 4:46 AM

the only modern thing i have is this PC (AMD x2 3800+) I own probably 5 games for the pc, newst one was bought last year from a S/H games and tech shop

come to think of it i think all my games were bought from the same S/H shop, less one which i bought from a sunday market for about 10GBP

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Posted Tue Jun 9, 2009 2:26 PM

Mostly used, because they are so expensive, and I'm pretty broke. :)

#49 Omegamatrix OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:25 PM

Used. I've gotten bit by the hype before and bought a few games that suck. If I'm buying a classic game I first try it out in emulation, and a modern game I'll rent before I buy.

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:13 PM

Seems like new games lose value like a new car.
I'm old enough to wait a couple few years for a good price.
There's nothing so excitingly awesome that I must have it immediately.

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