From where do you get your games?:

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I'm a PC gamer.

And it depends on the game. I buy physical copies of World of Warcraft expansions, games that I think I'll really like, and games which I want the feelies for. So basically any game that I want to put on a shelf. Digital for the rest (or if I don't have the option).

I apply this to books as well, actually.

Oh, and I don't care where I get the physical version from, if I do get one. I'm not beholden to a local retailer unless they're actually competitively priced.
27 TracerBullet20th Nov 2012 12:55:18 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
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I generally prefer physical copies, though dabble a bit with PSN. As such, I kinda get stuff from a little bit of everywhere.

Some of the more repeatedly visited places:

  • Gamestop: Good selection and convenient, though some used game prices are borderline extortion or otherwise terrible deals. This is where most of my "Day 1" games wind up coming from.
  • Amazon: Consistently beats B&M prices in non-sale seasons, the retailer to beat for new product selection. Is the reason why I have Radiant Historia in my backlog. Unfortunately, I kinda prefer paying in cash, so... Yeah. Doesn't always fit me well.
  • I have the good fortune to go to school a block away from one of these. Their prices are kinda volatile on the sliding scale of "good deal" to "lol wut", but their stock (when they actually have anything) is almost always in good condition, and the good deals are REALLY good. Stopped selling Gamecube and OG Xbox games in the aforementioned store earlier this year, which made me sadface. But hey, at least they had them on shelves longer than GS!

Other Places I've Dabbled In Over the Last Year:

  • JJGames: Got Panzer Dragoon Orta this way. And thanks to pretty much every B&M pulling Gamecube and OG Xbox games off the shelves, will probably hit them up again sometime in the next 2 months. Prices generally trend on the higher side, but there's some stuff here that you simply can't get otherwise without skulking Craigslist or the like, and they're pretty detailed about the condition of the game that you're buying from them.
  • YesAsia: Got a copy of Tales of Hearts (CG Movie Edition, sadly) from them. Haven't used them since because import games rarely fall into the realm of "priced for less than an arm and a leg".
  • Best Buy: KIU for $15? Yes, please.
  • Rasputin Music: Quite frankly, I hate this shop. Horrible atmosphere and selection is downright pitiful in size, and usually underbid either by GS or CEX above. That said, if you get lucky, you can occasionally find something really good here. I owe my PS3 copy of Portal 2 (with working Steam Code!) to this dive.
  • Convenience Stores: Surprisingly enough, this is usually where I wind up getting PSN cards instead of GS.

As you may have gathered, I'm more of a console gamer.

edited 20th Nov '12 12:58:28 AM by TracerBullet

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28 SgtRicko20th Nov 2012 06:43:12 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
It's either Gamestop or Steam. And these days, I've mostly been sticking to Steam since the PC has been getting so many good exclusives lately.
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29 TamH7020th Nov 2012 07:02:10 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Cex, or Computer Exchange as they used to call themselves before they went all extreme cool letters on us operate over here as well.

Their profit ratio on gear is amazing. Buy something for about five pounds, sell it for up to twenty. Then again, some of their deals are really good if you disregard their profits and look at it in terms of what you actually pay.
30 Cassie20th Nov 2012 07:09:54 AM from Malaysia, but where?
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Where do I get my games? Hmmm.

For doujin games or any-ware less than a few hundred Megabytes large, I DL them. Anything larger than that, I buy them from stores that sell them cheap
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