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Question: This Holiday Season, are there games you didn't purchase because too many games were released (Sep -> Dec)?  (Voting closed: December 11, 2004, 01:31:25 AM)
YES, sadly I've been forceed to "thin the herd". - 49 (79%)
NO, I bought every game I wanted. - 13 (21%)
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« on: December 11, 2004, 01:31:25 AM »

What I'm curious to see, is the number of people who have games they woudl have liiked t buy, but could not because there were too many games released in this 3 1/2 -month Holiday Season (September-> December).

This is the first time in a while I've had to neglect buying games I want because of too many choices all at once. Unless you're quite ealthy and can afford everyone thrown out, I think most people are like me and have had to "thin the herd". Normally I can afford about 1-2 games per month.

I'm also concerned that it's economic suicide for smaller developers and publishers to release their games amoungst such a heavy load of big hitters.

WARNING, I'm replicating this on my 3 homes (Qt3, here, and Octopus Overlords), so please don't yell at me if you've seen this already.
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004, 02:41:20 AM »

Games I didn't buy but wanted to:

Gamecube

Alien Hominid
Viewtiful Joe 2

PS2

Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Taiko Drum Master

PC

Rome: Total War
LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth
Evil Genius
Pirates!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2004, 04:02:12 AM »

I pretty much cut out console games. I so wanted to get Xmen Legends, Spiderman 2, Halo 2, Fable, GTA SA but I just had to control myself.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2004, 05:27:32 AM »

Games out there I want to buy but not enough cash:

Dead or Alive Ultimate
Pirates!
Sims 2
Bloodlines
World of Warcraft
GTA: SA
Spiderman 2
X-Men Legends
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2004, 07:27:02 AM »

I should of added the list of games I want but cannot afford to buy right now as well.  Here they are:

* Everquest 2.
* DaoC Catacombs.
* Vampire Bloodlines.
* Chronicles of Riddick.
* Knights of Honor (import).
* CodeName Panzers: Phase One.
* Battles in Normandy.
* Hearts of Iron Platinum.
* Call of Duty United Offensive.
* Star Wars Battlefront.

When June-July rolls around and we have NOTHING new to pick from, then I might get caught up, but these companies will not get retail price as they will have hit bargain bin prices - or worse yet for them, used copies will be sold instead.

Adding the following because now that they're patched I'd like to try em out, but not enough time/money right now:

* Silent Storm.
* Heroes of WWII.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2004, 10:37:30 AM »

I skipped at least a couple(Pirates, Vamp:Blood) so far due to there being too many out about the same time.
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2004, 03:58:43 PM »

I always curtail my game purchasing the last two months of the year because I know I will get a few games for Christmas and I will also get a few Best Buy gift cards. I plan on going to Best Buy on Sunday to purchase an Xbox. This is my first console purchase since I bought a Nintendo 64 a few years back.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2004, 04:35:00 PM »

That is a wise choice Tim, wise indeed.  Everyone should have known that with Microsoft's power. the Xbox would become an amazing system, well supported and also well stocked with gaming goodness.

I usually have the cashflow to buy what I want, though I put many games on the purchase backburner until I have time to get to them.  I get many of my games here through trades or deals, and they sit on my shelf until the time comes to whip 'em out.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2004, 04:42:24 PM »

The two that really spring to mind that I want, but haven't been able to pick up, are Rome: Total War, and LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth.

I also wanted to pick up the Escalation expansion to Joint Operations.

All of them skipped because I have to finish Christmas shopping.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2004, 08:57:14 PM »

have to skip these:

PC
lotr: bfme
eq2/wow (just one of these, but i have no time to play on-line now anyways.)

PS2
r&c 3
jak 3
star ocean 3
mgs 3 (got kind of a pattern here Tongue )
sly 2
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2004, 09:07:37 PM »

I've had to skip these even though i want them badly still:

Rome: Total War
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War
Flight Simulator 2004
Vampire: Bloodlines
Ghost Recon 2
Flat Out
Pirates!

Games i HAVE bought recently:
Everquest 2
World of Warcraft
KOTOR 2
Battle for Middle Earth (EA)
Half Life 2
UT2004DVD

Games i have plans to buy in the next few months:
Forza Motorsport
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2004, 09:57:28 PM »

Games I have skipped but am seriously considering getting:
KOTOR2
Dawn of War
Ground Control 2
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2004, 11:28:46 PM »

pirates, prince of persia 2, sims 2, riddick, call of duty and medal of honor pacific are my awol games. Happily I know that I'll get them eventually and they'll be cheaper!  biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2004, 02:34:58 PM »

Here are the ones I had to skip this holiday.  I will buy all of these as time and money allows.

GameCube
X-Men Legends
Metroid Prime 2
Intellivison Lives
Mario Tennis

PC
Pirates!
Warhammer Dawn of War
Riddick
Vampire: Bloodlines
Battle for Middle Earth
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2004, 05:19:36 PM »

The only games I've passed on this year were Vampire: Bloodlines, Battle for Middle Earth and Rome Total War.  I was on the fence for all three.
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