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Buying the Same Games Over and Over

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Looking through my collection of games, I noticed a startling trend. It was something that had crept into the back of my mind when I went out looking for games for purchase, and it was something that set off a light bulb when I would drop the sixty plus dollars for a new game. This trend? DOUBLES of games. Specifically, its what I call "games repurchasing". Even more specifically, the repurchasing of the exact same game title- whether for a new generation of systems or the virtual console.

Having played games for over twenty five years, I have absolutely no problem supporting companies that make great products by purchasing their products without batting an eyelash. Oh, Nintendo is coming out with a new Mario game? Sign me up. A cell-shaded Zelda game? Fuck yeah, here's my pre-order as a sign of good faith that the game is going to be kickass.



(As a sports fan, don't get me started on the yearly iterations of Madden, Tiger Woods, Baseball, Boxing, and Hockey. That's its very own subtopic about wasteful spending on slightly up to date roster tweaks.)
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About norm9one of us since 5:41 PM on 12.02.2007

Here's my quick list of favorites:

NES- Legend of Zelda, Gumshoe, Pro Wrestling, Tetris
SNES- Final Fantasy III, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Gradius III
Nintendo 64- Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Harvest Moon 64
Gamecube- Ikaruga, Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime
Wii- Metal Slug Anthology, No More Heroes, Wii Sports

Genesis- Columns, Golden Axe
Dreamcast- Shenmue, NBA 2K1

XBox- Ninja Gaiden, Stubbs the Zombie, Fatal Frame
XBox360- Dead Rising, Earth Defense Force

PS2- GTA:San Andreas, Metal Gear Solid 2, Shadow of the Colossus, FirePro Wrestling
PS3- Uncharted, Warhawk, NBA 2k8

Here's a quick blurb about myself-

I am a children's librarian living in Los Angeles.

I like reading, writing, and watching tv.

I hate people who talk down to others. I like talking down to people who talk down to others to prove a point.

I spend way too much on video games, action figures, comics, and beer.

I plan on writing blog entries as soon as I am done with this whole lazy thing, which I enjoy.

Xbox LIVE:norm9
Mii code:PSN- jaykayone


 

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