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Topic # 93998 3-Dec-2011 17:51 Send private message

I find this quite an interesting topic. I currently bought Skyrim, my previous purchase was Dragon Age: Origins in 2009 (and played for about 4 hours). I play mainly RPGs with some FPS, and probably clock around 30+ hours a week.


Alternately, I have a friend who buys almost any game on Steam, but mainly puts in around 8 hours a week gaming.


I tend to keep to the older games as I find myself increasingly not in the demographic (I guess) for current titles. Firstly the only game I play on my PS3 is GT5, everything else is on PC because I hate controllers. Secondly, I like difficult games, not generally fast paced (more thought than trigger).


So how do you stack up? How many games do you complete/buy a year? (I will complete Morrwind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Titan Quest a million times (550 hours this year), maybe Sacred 2 again).

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  Reply # 553169 3-Dec-2011 18:02 Send private message

I own around about 70 games in my Steam account, mainly get them on sale. Some weeks like the past week or two I've easily clocked up around 20-30Hrs but I've been playing a bit of MW3 & BF3 etc. Too many good games out at once.

I'd hate to think how many hours I clocked up as a kid with the good old PS1.




 



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  Reply # 553181 3-Dec-2011 18:30 Send private message

Haha, I only got into gaming around 2003 (age 17), so I'm still experiencing them now.

Diablo II and Titan Quest have been such a time sink. It's amazing what good multiplayer company can do.

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  Reply # 553499 4-Dec-2011 14:34 Send private message

I usually game for 1-3 hours most days after work, I tend to buy games every time there is a new Steam sale!

Didn't get anything in the last sale, have quite a backlog already and as I'm waiting for Skyrim, Batman Arkham City and Rage to come down in price a bit and most of the release bugs to be patched.

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  Reply # 554659 6-Dec-2011 19:49 Send private message

DAILY! have over almost over 200 steam games. Probably actually over 200 now..
today bought brink for $5 US :) left the expansions behind though, not my type. The retail games, personally i would only buy Mw3, BF3 and skyrim. skyrim is the only one i have not bought yet sadly. next paycheck !




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  Reply # 554776 7-Dec-2011 00:49 Send private message

I prolly buy them more often than what I should Foot in Mouth and when I do I generally "try" to bulk buy to cater for all in the family... 

Last game purchased - batman:arkham city. 

In regards to how often I get to play my games depends on who is hogging the console lol  as for how many hours /day ...more like a few hours over a couple of days. 
 

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  Reply # 554781 7-Dec-2011 01:30 Send private message

I play in fits and starts. Christmas/New Year is always a good gaming time for me and I can clock up an embarrassing number of hours through this period. As to buying games, that's slowed down in recent years. I own a lot of titles, almost all in retail boxes. I'm an RPG on PC gamer and have no intention of changing to console. Call me old-fashioned, but I like a sense of ownership about the games I buy and loathe DRM with a passion. My game buying slowed corresponding to games moving more towards digital distribution and activation. 

My last purchases were The Witcher and The Witcher 2, and Dragon Age: Origins Collectors Edition. I've had about 400 hours out of DAO through extensive modding. 

I've played all the Elder Scrolls but although I wanted to get Skyrim I don't want to install Steam on my machine so will forget it. 

If games studios keep going the DRM & always online route they seem fixed on then I doubt I'll be buying any more games outside of gog.com. 

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  Reply # 554792 7-Dec-2011 05:56 Send private message

steam wont hurt your computer..




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  Reply # 554859 7-Dec-2011 09:48 Send private message

b0untypure1: steam wont hurt your computer..


Maybe not, but using it would hurt my peace of mind. Each to their own - I just don't want Steam anywhere near my PC. 

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  Reply # 554861 7-Dec-2011 09:54 Send private message

Bought bf3 on release day and so far have put in 26hrs 35mins according to battlelog, if i play it, i will play it for an hour or less a night, usually till i start raging and want to break something :).
I bought bad company 2 on release as well and put in 160hours over its life and that was with a 6 month hiatus without playing.
I bought Gta4 a few months back when it was $5 on steam, i think ive played 2 hours tops and i probably wont go back.

In conclusion i don't play a heck of a lot anymore, i used to spend hours and hours, but i just end up angry or bored now within an hour. :D



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  Reply # 554898 7-Dec-2011 10:54 Send private message

What do you guys reckon the slowdown is because of?

I used to play an insane amount when I was at Uni, but that was because we would all get together in a small dorm room and play Dungeon Siege or Age of Empires II. Nowadays, my friends that I used to LAN with have moved abroad (pretty much all of them in Aus) so my gaming has been a single player affair. It's not as fun when you don't have anyone to enjoy your hobby with.

I haven't really reaplced with anything useful, though; drinking/gambling :/

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  Reply # 554915 7-Dec-2011 11:36 Send private message

I typically buy games more frequently than I should, so a couple of months ago I made myself a rule: Work through some of my backlog before I pick up any more games. I have about 20 that I haven't finished so I should really get around to that :)

However, I broke my rule 15 minutes ago and picked up Deus Ex from Mighty Ape for $40 >.>

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  Reply # 554941 7-Dec-2011 12:20 Send private message

Buy the occasional game, game an hour here and there. Less now that I've have a little one :-)

Use to play almost 24/7 when I was a kid.

Try most games, currently loving Saints Row the third :-) Can just jump in and have fun.

Have a WinUAE box setup with two USB competition pro's for retro gaming, although still have an expanded A500+ with loads of goodies if I feel the need.

Tend to collect and mod consoles more than play on them, have a sega master system2, PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, PSP etc...

Guess I prefer hacking or modding something more than gaming. Next project will be a MAME box :-)

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  Reply # 554943 7-Dec-2011 12:24 Send private message

Elpie: I've played all the Elder Scrolls but although I wanted to get Skyrim I don't want to install Steam on my machine so will forget it. 


There are ways to play Skyrim without Steam even being on the machine (the same with most games that need steam) ;-)

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  Reply # 554977 7-Dec-2011 13:29 Send private message

Lurch:
Elpie: I've played all the Elder Scrolls but although I wanted to get Skyrim I don't want to install Steam on my machine so will forget it. 


There are ways to play Skyrim without Steam even being on the machine (the same with most games that need steam) ;-)


No doubt. Don't know whether patching is available outside of Steam though and I understand the latest patch killed mods & locked the .ini so the game is not even able to start without Steam. Not that this is a discussion for here, but from everything I've seen the barriers to playing it are just too high. 



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  Reply # 554978 7-Dec-2011 13:30 Send private message

Yeah, I gave up on resisting Steam and everything. It's too much work and very frustrating when it breaks. You either get onboard or feign ignorance at those games. No BF3 for me.

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