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.)